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Shihad

Sam Wicks talks to Jon Toogood and Karl Kippenberger about how much the band are sounding like Black Sabbath these days. The pair also mention a few of the inauspicious aspects of winning a legacy award while the band are still a living breathing concern. But the story wouldn't be complete without a comprehensive discussion about the evolution of a crunchier sound on their eighth album Ignite.

New Zealand Music Awards

Commercialised beyond belief this elaborate production is still one of the biggest nights on the music industry calender. Nick Atkinson is behind the scenes competing with almost 150 other media personal for comments from the winners. But knowing Atkinson he'll probably skive off outside where the true musicians will be smoking furiously. Once there he'll get the real oil from embittered performers cursing the success of the pretty boy popsters and the over-hyped divas parading inside. It promises to be a fun filled evening with performances form Gin Wigmore and Luga Boa.

Stan Walker

Stan Walker with his four Tuis. Photo: Nick Atkinson

Peter Hook

Rescheduled from the show last week so The Music Mix could cover the demise of Real Groove magazine, Trevor Reekie has an engaging and illuminating conversation with the bass player of Joy Division.