Entertainment News

David Duchovny from the X-Files at San Fran in February

Press Release – Live Nation
DAVID DUCHOVNY is an award-winning actor, filmmaker, director, New York Times best selling author and a singer songwriter. Read more »

Sol3 Mio in Waitangi Park in December

Press Release – Noise PR
Sol3 Mio are extending their traditional end of year concert season, with an eight-date tour in December 2017 and January 2018, celebrating Christmas and the kiwi summer. Read more »

Devilskin announce Sumo Cyco as support act at San Fran

Press Release – Trigger Marketing
Canadian hard rock band Sumo Cyco have been invited out to NZ to support DEVILSKIN on their October tour. Read more »

Estère joins global Give A Home series for gig in Wellington

Press Release – Joint Press Release
Amnesty International and Sofar Sounds are delighted to announce that Estère is to play a Wellington show as part of the refugee concert series Give a Home. They will join a global line-up that includes Ed Sheeran, Hot Chip, Ani Difranco, Moby, Tom Odell, Hozier, refugee musicians from Syria, Palestine, Sudan and many more. Read more »

Menagerie Variety Show at the Opera House

Press Release – The Menagerie
At a time when most entertainment seems the same and people consume it through a screen, The Menagerie Deluxe brings 16 unique, live acts to the Opera House on Saturday 2 September. This never-to-be-repeated show is variety entertainment at its finest. Read more »

World première will honour cellist, luthier and postie Ian Lyons

Press Release – St Andrew’s on The Terrace
A new work by one of New Zealand’s leading composers will have its world premier this Sunday in a memorial concert for cellist, luthier and postie Ian Lyons. Read more »

Marky Ramone at SanFran in November

Press Release – NicNak Media
This November will herald the visit of true punk rock royalty to Wellington – Marky Ramone. Read more »

1500 attend first Hutt Winter Festival

Press Release – Barbarian Productions
The first Hutt Winter Festival ignited creativity and collaboration between over 35 cultural and community groups, 502 participants and over 1,500 attendees, in this first 10-day winter celebration of the Hutt, presented by Hutt City Council in creative partnership with Barbarian Productions. Read more »

Alien Weaponry teenagers to make earth tremble at Valhalla

Press Release – Hammerhead
The earth will tremble next week when thrash metal band Alien Weaponry perform in Wellington (Aug 19). The show is part of the band’s Trembling Earth tour to promote their new single, Rū Ana Te Whenua, which was released a month ago. Read more »

Wellington quartet wins national chamber music contest

News from Chamber Music New Zealand
Wellington ensemble Druz’ya Quartet has won the NZCT Chamber Music Contest for 2017 – only the second time in the contest’s history that the contest has been won by a Wellington group. Read more »

Porirua teenager qualifies for finals of Auckland Darts Masters

Press Release – Auckland Darts Masters
Porirua teenager Darren Herewine is one of three qualifiers for the finals of the 2017 Auckland Darts Masters. Read more »

Film festival diary: Agnes Varda at 88


by Lindsay Shelton
“I’m still fighting. I don’t know how much longer, but I’m still fighting a struggle, which is to make cinema alive and not just make another film.” Read more »

Ibsen’s A Doll’s House at Circa

Review by Howard Davis

Henrik Ibsen (1828-1906) is considered to be one of the founders of theatrical Modernism and is often referred to as “the father of realism” in the European tradition. Read more »

Takács Quartet play Haydn, Ritchie, Webern, and Dvorak.

Review by Howard Davis

With a repertoire that spans three centuries of classical masterpieces and contemporary compositions, the Takács Quartet has an international reputation for its delicate artistry and technical virtuosity. Read more »

Glenn Hughes with Deep Purple songs, at MFC in September

Press Release – Sandra Roberts
Glenn Hughes, the Voice of Rock, played his last concert with Deep Purple on March 15, 1976, at Liverpool’s Empire Theatre. On that night, the UK bassist and vocalist walked away from one of history’s truly game-changing rock revelation and never looked back — until now. Read more »

Wellington Mermaidens trio release their ‘Perfect Body’ for streaming

Press Release – Flying Nun
Wellington trio Mermaidens today share their breathtaking new album Perfect Body. The album is available to stream over at The Beat. The album “flips between queasy and dreamy and all out noise and it’s all captured with a live feeling raw edge.” Read more »

The best in the world … peerless


by Lindsay Shelton
New Zealanders are too often prone to claim achievements that are said to be “world-class.” This claim, however, is undeniable when it is applied to the work of Weta Digital in Miramar. Read more »

Film festival diary: realities on screen


by Lindsay Shelton
Film Festival movies this week have been succeeding in persuading us to believe in alternative realities created by the film-makers. Read more »

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