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Bands often make the mistake – particularly after a long, slow album recording process – of thinking they've done all the hard work when the album is released. But, realistically, this is only the beginning.Anthony Coutler.You arrange...

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It's official. Nothing's happening this week. If you want to know more, go elsewhere. Okay, there are a few gigs. Look on Eventfinda. I'm taking the week off local content to write about one of my favourite English singer-songwriters,...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. And this week, once again, it's gigs. Two weekends; four gigs. A light dusting of blues, a smattering of choral jazz, and a dose of Klezmer. No white...

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Well, I'm not what anyone would call a monarchist, but just once a year I'm happy to raise a glass to the old dear to whom we are apparently all subjects. Alice Sea. Holidays, even if for only a single day, are a wonderful thing – and...

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I want to write a little something this week about Guy Clark. Many people here haven't heard of Guy Clark; he died last week just after the deadline for my column had passed. Photo: Guy Clark. So this is old news really, and I wasn't going...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. Once upon a time some old dude said: “The times they are a-changing” and nagdarnit if it doesn't look like the fellah might have been...

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As always, there's a lot going on; but I want to start this week where I finished three weeks ago.Yes, I realise it's possible a few of you are getting tired of reading about Graham Clark, frontman of rhythm and blues purveyors Brilleaux and,...

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Turn your back for a second and it sneaks up on you – yes, it's time again for New Zealand Music Month.Of course, every month is New Zealand Music Month here at the Watusi Country Club, though we do occasionally take time out for Bob Dylan...

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This year has been rough on musicians; every week seems to come with sad unexpected news of someone we've lost.And last week was much the same. We lost a giant in his field, someone who left an indelible mark on his chosen style of music, someone...

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‘The Right Note' is the massive new book about the last 50 years of the Tauranga music scene; I talked about it last week. Written by Brilleaux frontman Graham Clark, it is now available in all its coffee table-filling glory from Books A Plenty.And...

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