Fane Flaws on Screen

As Ian Pryor writes on AudioCulture's sister site NZ On Screen, "When Fane Flaws fills out an airport arrivals card, it must be hard to pick a prof...

Songwriter's Choice: Jeremy Taylor

Of all the aspects of music, the one thing I am always most drawn to is the songwriting process. While I am also fascinated by record production, a...

Fane Flaws’ Underwatermelon Man

At age four Fane Flaws was given an illustrated storybook about a magic carpet that took its owner on fantastical journeys. The book vanished years...

Fane Flaws, the Wicked Conjuror

Over five decades Fane Flaws has been one of the most prolific creative forces in New Zealand music. Perhaps best known as the founder of 1980s pop...

The Crocodiles

Rock & Roll Rendezvous: Connan Mockasin

Connan Mockasin & Charlotte Gainsbourg Looking like Brian Jones' love child, Connan Mockasin is a musical imp from Te Awanga, coastal Hawke'...

Richard Nunns

Flying Nun's Early Years in Christchurch

This map shows some of the locations that were important in the creation and growth of Flying Nun Records in Christchurch up until it left the city...

Fane Flaws on Screen

As Ian Pryor writes on AudioCulture's sister site NZ On Screen, "When Fane Flaws fills out an airport arrivals card, it must be hard to pick a prof...

Rock & Roll Rendezvous: Sam Hunt

Sam Hunt and Johnny Cash Johnny Cash was dressed in black, while Sam Hunt drank Lion Brown. It showed. March 1973: Sam Hunt drives a '59 Ford t...

The Book of BiFiM

By the early-1980s Auckland student station Radio B(osom) had transformed itself into bFM, become a legal FM outlet, and a potent force in the city...

Mahia Blackmore

Ten onstage at an early age

Musical talent can sometimes arrive when an artist is very young. The acts below managed to get in front of sizable audiences by the time they were...

Dylan Down Under Revisited

New Zealand musicians have recorded over 100 songs written by Bob Dylan, so many excellent versions missed out in the AudioCulture column "Dylan Do...

Ten high school hitmakers

Many people spend their high school years trying to keep up with their social life and struggling with school work, rather than achieving anything ...

Ebony Lamb – a musician's eye

Ebony Lamb – having experimented with and expressed herself through a variety of disciplines – might be described simply as an "artist”. She is bes...

Rock & Roll Rendezvous: Lorde

Eleanor Catton and Lorde For a brief moment, New Zealand was on top of the world thanks to a 16 year-old musician and a 28 year-old writer, rath...

So You Wanna Be A Music Photographer?

A step-by-step guide to making a prize-winning music photograph. Grab your camera Cameras aren't hard to come by these days, but there was a time...

Ronnie Sundin

Rock & Roll Rendezvous: Kevin Borich

Kevin Borich and Bo Diddley Jamming with Bo Diddley could have been death in Brunswick.  West Auckland, late 1950s: a young Kevin Borich is int...

Harry Harrison

The Chills in Europe part 1: Dutch Courage and Dan Destiny

First published in Rip It Up, April 1987 I have a theory. It's been my belief for a while that reverie of a certain kind is a significant part of ...

Pixie Williams

New Zealand Rare Record Prices: digging for gold

Long before New Zealand had record fairs and online auction houses, we had hundreds of cluttered, dark and dusty opportunity shops, affectionately ...

The Chills in Europe part 2: Frostbite and Cold Sweat

First published in Rip It Up, May 1987 Having battled Goths, the Damned, and a rampant flying nun at the Milky Way (see part 1, 'Dutch Courage and...

Rock & Roll Rendezvous: Johnny Devlin

Johnny Devlin and Billy Graham When US evangelist Reverend Billy Graham visited New Zealand in April 1959 for an 11-day crusade, he was the bigg...

HMV in the 1960s: the Barry Clothier collection

Many of the best-known images of New Zealand pop bands and solo acts from the 1960s emerged from the camera of a Lower Hutt photographer and jazz b...

Dylan Down Under

Few songwriters have heard their music covered as widely as Bob Dylan, who turns 80 on 24 May 2021. When local Dylanologist Bill Hester set out to ...

The Plague (1970s)

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