Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Amplifier Newsletter #171 - 1 June 2005

Amplifier Newsletter #171 - 1 June 2005

Kia ora , A very successful NZ Music Month has come to end but here at amplifier every month is about NZ music so we keep trucking on pushing great local acts. In the news this week, sadly both eight and Sommerset have confirmed they are to split, Shihad are on tour and are dusting off the Powerstation for a classic gig, Auckland DJs are givin' up food for funk and finally the bNet awards night was held last Friday, check out the winners here.,

Ka kite ano.


Latest Goodies

DVD Salmonella Dub

The Salmonella Dub DVD features 8 videos compiled from the albums Killervision, Inside the Dubplates and Outside the Dubplates all available from Salmonella Dub, NZ's longtime premier live Dub/D'n'B dance act.

Competition NZ Musician

New Zealand Musician Magazine recently celebrated its 100th issue and to keep the celebration going we're going to give away a 1 year subscription (that's 6 issues) to one lucky Amplfiier user. New Zealand Musician contains reviews, news, articles about the current hot bands and up and coming acts, advice for musicians, classifieds and various other views of the local music industry. ENTER HERE usician_magazine.html

Classic Album Bressa Creeting Cake

Joel Bressa, Geoff Creeting and Edmund Cake were Bressa Creeting Cake, they released one self titled album in 1996. Playful pop inventiveness are the descriptors for the album's major style. Since the album was released, the spawning of great musical careers for Edmund Cake and Geoff Maddock in Goldenhorse, has made this album a defining point in NZ music history.

Video Come Around Again - Aerial

Come Around Again from Aerial was produced by Foundation Ltd and Directed by friend and visionary, Hugo Tichborne. Post-production by Guy Tichborne.

Tracks Aron Cabernet Ottignon - ARONAS

Aron started his career as a Jazz pianist in NZ at a young age. He won the award for New Zealand's most outstanding Jazz Musician under the age of 25. Aronas is the project of the New Zealand born, award-winning musician Aron Ottignon. Dubbed as 'punk jazz' Aronas is an explosive combination of live dance, jazz and South Pacific-influenced grooves. l

Artist R.E.S - Red Eye Society

Hailing from South Central, Onehunga, R.E.S (Red Eye Society) are the three man crew consisting of J-One, Venomous & Tech Swift. It's no secret that R.E.S are at the forefront of the local underground hip hop movement with their vibrantly aggressive lyrical skill. Check out the self titled album Red Eye Society available now!

Staff Selecta

Tammy What You Heard The Checks #item15030

Mark Black Balloons Jeremy Taylor

Stephen Do it like this Upper Hutt Posse


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

Legendary Bassist David Friesen Plays Wellington’s Newest Jazz Venue

Friesen is touring New Zealand to promote his latest album Another Time, Another Place, recorded live at Auckland's Creative Jazz Club in 2015. More>>

Howard Davis Review: The Father - Descending Into The Depths of Dementia

Florian Zeller's dazzling drama The Father explores the effects of a deeply unsettling illness that affects 62,000 Kiwis, a number expected to grow to 102,000 by 2030. More>>

Howard Davis Review: Blade Runner Redivivus

When Ridley Scott's innovative, neo-noir, sci-fi flick Blade Runner was originally released in 1982, at a cost of over $45 million, it was a commercial bomb. More>>

14-21 October: New Zealand Improv Festival In Wellington

Imagined curses, Shibuya’s traffic, the apocalypse, and motherhood have little in common, but all these and more serve as inspiration for the eclectic improvised offerings coming to BATS Theatre this October for the annual New Zealand Improv Festival. More>>


Bird Of The Year Off To A Flying Start

The competition asks New Zealanders to vote for their favourite bird in the hopes of raising awareness of the threats they face. More>>

Scoop Review Of Books:
Jenny Abrahamson's John & Charles Enys: Castle Hill Runholders, 1864-1891

This volume will be of interest to a range of readers interested in the South Island high country, New Zealand’s natural environment, and the history of science. More>>