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Rain has finally arrived in the Bay, which is alright with me; just as long as it clears up for next week.It is, of course, nearly Easter, and the only religious festival to feature both bunny rabbits and chocolate eggs (yes, could someone please explain...

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It's all on next week – gigs, gigs, gigs. I've got four of them here, see what pops your musical cork...First up, on Thursday (April 10) there's another show at the Art Gallery, which is doing a fine line in interesting acts and,...

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A lot of people play music for a while then give it away when the demands of the “real world” intrude.And there's nothing wrong with that. To embrace music in the long-term requires more than just being able to play. Like any long-term...

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We continue the occasional series wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. Stranded at the intersection of Boresville and Snorefest? Get cheerful with Winston.The Sonic Delusion trio will play in Tauranga next Saturday, March...

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I know it's been a few days, but I'm still recovering from last weekend with Bruce.Yes, he was as good as everyone says and, yes it was worth going to both shows. Each night was completely different, both were brilliant. Over three hours on...

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There are amazing things happening in the CD world – the album may be dead but the wake is getting increasingly wild.Perhaps it's always like this when a societal shift occurs: before the new can take over, the old has one huge blow-out. And...

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BRUUUUUCE!It's getting to that time: March is nearly here and Bruce is on his way. Bruce Springsteen is coming to New Zealand in March.He's got a few more shows to play in Australia first but in just over one short week the massive operation...

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Perhaps it's because February is a short month; perhaps it's because everybody thinks the weather will be good.Whatever the reason, February just seems crammed with events, every weekend throwing up a pile of interesting-looking musical acts...

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Every week brings word of new events – there is a pile of stuff on and a pile of stuff coming up. I'll try to run down a bit of it this week, and you could check out last week's column on SunLive for more things happening this weekend. American...

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We continue the occasional series, wherein Winston expounds on things that currently make him happy. This time it's events during the next week. We all need a reason to leave the house: here are some of Winston's..  106) Saturday, February...

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