Gardens Magic – Eb & Sparrow

Last week we had a rare night out thanks to a recent reciprocal babysitting arrangement implemented within our antenatal group. While Alayna was looked after at home we headed into Wellington and enjoyed the Gardens Magic concert featuring folky/Americana outfit Eb & Sparrow. We’d just arrived at the botanical gardens and were approaching the sound […]

Amanda Palmer Wellington Ninja Parade

Amanda Palmer is back in Wellington as part of a world tour and she decided to lead a parade around various Wellington locations, stopping here and there to entertain the following. The initial list of locations expanded as some of the more clued by places in Wellington invited her to bring her rag-tag army along […]

Wednesday is for drinking with the seldom seen kid

Elbow is a band that only had a limited awareness of when we were in the UK. This was an oversight on my part, they’re now one of my favourite bands and now that we’ve seen them live they’re also one of my favourite live bands. We drove up to Auckland for a Wednesday night […]

Rugby World Cup adventures (no rugby involved)

While we haven’t been going to any of the games in the Rugby World Cup taking place in New Zealand at the moment we have been out and about in Wellington during a couple of the big weekends for games. The All Blacks versus Canada pool match was played on the same day as the […]

Thirty Six

My birth day was an event filled day. After opening a few presents we drove to Petone and spent a short time wandering the Petone Fair stalls we caught up with Sam and Jules and their friend Emma over a drink. From Petone it was north to Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt to watch some […]

AFP Ninja Gig

There is a conference underway in Wellington that goes by the name of Webstock, I did not attend. Two of the guest speakers were musicians that I like, Amanda Palmer and Jason Webley. This evening just gone Amanda played a ninja gig* at the Wellington Civic Square and invited Jason along for the party, and […]

April Maze

The April Maze are an Australian band who will be in Wellington next February, apparently they’ve been here before and played some songs in a cable car. I hope they do it again ;) For tour dates and info on tour mate Faye Blais click the link.

An Aside: What I’m Listening Too

I am not a music critic, not even close. I generally either like what I’m hearing or don’t. I don’t listen to the radio, and it’s fair to say I’m influenced nearly 100% by a combination of music I’ve liked in the past and the websites I regularly visit. Taking a nod from the New […]

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