A big week for Dunedin – for various reasons happy and sad. Shayne Carter’s excellent memoir is on the shelves. The Martin Phillipps and The Chills doco is out and about and worth seeing – but sadly it’s R.I.P Malcolm Black. So some tribute posts to some of my favourite Dunedin songs – or at least songs from artists connected to that city.
Shayne P. Carter and Band Bodega, Wellington Friday, August 19 Shayne Carter is now recording and touring under his own name – specifically Shayne P. Carter. He has his first solo album out early next month and so first a nervous four-date tour to showcase a small handful of songs from the keyboard-based album and […]
When the second wave of Flying Nun bands (Straitjacket Fits, Snapper, JPS Experience…) hit in the latter half of the eighties, I would often do solo support when they passed through Wellington. It made sense; I was on the label with the Spines and could offer up a strong set on my own with no […]
Audio Foundation presents Carter/Morley/Yeats in Wellington and Auckland – late April, 2016. The incendiary trio of Shayne Carter, Michael Morley and Robbie Yeats has been blowing minds over the last two years with their rare performances. First formed to play an impromptu set at a friend’s wedding, the band has recently played a bunch of […]
Shayne Carter – you know him from Straitjacket Fits and Dimmer, from his time as part of The Adults and of course the early days, DoubleHappys, Bored Games – he’s one of New Zealand’s greats, that sneer, the brood, a guitar hero too. And all of the songs he’s had a hand in. Remarkable career. […]
The Velvet Underground, The Velvet Underground & Nico (1967) I’ve told you already that my favourite VU album is Loaded; it was the first VU album I heard in its entirety – but my introduction to The Velvet Underground was still the debut album – because I first heard songs from the debut album. So […]