Loads of laughs from near and far WHAT I’M HEARING
New Zealand International Comedy Festival, Thu 27 Apr–sun 21 May It’s been a while since we laughed for three weeks straight. One year, in fact. So thank goodness the annual New Zealand International Comedy Festival is just around the bend. The line-up h
Fave new artist... Kehlani – her album Sweetsexysavage just came out at the end of January and it is so good. She’s one of those people that can mesmerise you from the opening track to the end, and you have no idea that you have just listened to the entire album. The mood is varied and different, and her voice is insane. ——— Up-and- coming local voice... Theia – she is amazing. Such a huge voice with so much power and experience behind it that you would have no idea she’s only new on the scene. Her two singles ‘Roam’ and ‘Champagne Supernova’ have both done so well already, and I think that’s because she’s really invested in the art behind her music; she involves dancers, fashion and amazing choreography to really tell the song’s story. She is going to be big. ———
Auckland musician to keep on the radar...
Luke Thompson – he’s technically a Tauranga musician at heart (and I may have gone to school with him), but he has become a household New Zealand name with an incredible following and a mesmerising voice. He is folk music at its best with just enough hipster street cred to pull it off.
The big blue, coming to you
Antarctica – while you were sleeping, Fri 24–Sun 26 Mar
Two years ago, visual artist Joseph Michael travelled to Antarctica as part of an expedition to photograph and film icebergs. He’s now using the beautiful imagery as part of the Auckland Arts Festival, projecting it onto the entire exterior of Auckland Museum. The imagery, complemented by the sound of crashing icebergs and an immersive score, communicate Michael’s passion for challenging climate issues through art. Auckland Museum, The Auckland Domain, Parnell