Weyes Blood aka Natalie Laura Mering returns to New Zealand for three shows in March of next year. Her first appearance here in a couple of years, her first appearances out of Wellington and her first since the stunning 2019 album Titanic Rising (easily one of my picks for record of the year). Not only Weyes […]
Welcome to episode 91 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This conversation is me chatting once again with the Artistic Director of the NZ Festival and Wellington Jazz Festival, Shelagh Magadza.
Wellington’s New Zealand Festival saw the launch of its 2016 line-up earlier tonight. Plenty of highlights, so be sure to check the link there for the details – Miranda July will perform a keynote that’s part-lecture/part-performance and will take the audience through her artist-career from struggling enthusiast to short-story writer, filmmaker and novelist. There’s events […]
He’s chuckling down the phone straight away. I tell James McNew of Yo La Tengo that he’s still the new guy in a 30 year old band, despite being part of the group for over 20 years. “Totally”, he says with a laugh. “I’m the Ronnie Wood of Yo La Tengo, have no doubt”. The […]
I’ve never interviewed Jon Toogood before – but I’m greeted like an old friend; the last in a line of interviews for the night. He’s upbeat, that trademark energizer-bunny vibe from him. Okay, so we had met one time, maybe shared a couple of ‘likes’ on Facebook too – but I don’t know Jon, I […]