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It must be time for a catch-up. It's been a while.This week we've got a whole bunch of stuff: people coming back from overseas, people leaving for overseas, injuries and illnesses and – of course – some upcoming gigs.First up,...

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Occasionally, Winston's brain is so mouldered from over-indulgence that he can't string together a coherent column. So just picks stuff he likes. He hopes you like it too.    Gig of the Week: Next Tuesday, June 30, at 7.30pm,...

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Frost is crackling underfoot on the lawns of the Watusi Country Club – time to throw another banjo on the fire.Gee. Banjo jokes just aren't the same without Doctor Jazz around. These days the only people using them play in folk bands where...

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Damn you Rogers Rabbits for writing the catchiest column in the world.And after all the help I got from transcendental meditation and industrial quantities of counselling that would have rendered the Energizer bunny calm and mellow. Brilleaux has one...

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Still the most pleasure I get from this column is writing about people making original music.A song can change your life; a song can change the world. A song can make you smile in the car; a song can inspire a nation.Tuner playing at Rosie O'Gradys...

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It's hard to believe we're already stumbling into June.And it's yet another long weekend, though as long weekends go it seems pretty laidback. Long weekends tend to mess things about as far as music, events and gigs go. Bands learn pretty...

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Ever find yourself at a loose end? Not sure what's what or who's who or where's where? Let Winston be your guide. In the start of what may become an occasional series, Winston picks stuff that's floating his boat this week, in...

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We're very nearly a sixth of the way through the new millennium, and it's starting to feel awfully familiar. I guess I was hoping for something a bit more science fictiony. When I was growing up 2015 always seemed like a date from science...

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There're always a few weeks when you can hold out against it, grab those last fine days and pretend it isn't really autumn – despite the leaves on the lawn and a subtle chill every time you leave direct sunlight.Wakakura will be playing...

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King Canute didn't have much luck holding back the tide, and the rise of Spotify is making King Canutes out of many musicians. It's somewhat ironic that as television screens increasingly fill with musical wannabes chasing promises of instant...

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