Music
Lorde’s Solar Power Tour Will Kick Off Across Australia And New Zealand In 2022

If just like us, your bodies are still recovering since Lorde dropped her brand new 2021 banger Solar Power, then the next piece of…

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Breaks N Brass Will Be Serving Up The Sickest Old School Hip Hop Beats At This Legendary Gig

Just imagine the scene if Snoop Dogg or Dr. Dre picked up a trumpet and smashed out some ol’ skool bangers. Well, New…

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Show Off Your Slick Moves At New Zealand’s Highest And Most Epic Silent Disco

There’s always that one friend that doesn’t vibe with your choice in music, isn’t there? Well, now you can dance to the…

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Jameson House of Rounds Is The Free Hip Hop Event You Won’t Want To Miss This Weekend

*Just in: this event has been postponed. Stay tuned for the new date.* Forget whatever you had planned for this Saturday night, Studio The…

News
Cross Street Music Festival Is The Autumn Bloc Party You Don’t Want To Miss

Cross St. Music Festival is back, baby. After the March lockdown rained on its parade, a new date has been released, and it’s…

News
Make A Beeline, Auckland’s Huge Plant Market Has Been Shifted To March

What better way to spend a beautiful summer’s day? Load up your boot on covetable botanical goodies at Auckland Plant Market happening…

Music
All The Best New Albums To Watch Out For In 2021

Nothing hits like brand-spankin' new music does and 2021 is proving to be a mammoth year for new bangers. While a year of cancelled…

Music
8 Romantic Spotify Playlists To Sweep You Off Your Feet This Valentine’s Day

Romance—it’s more than just godforsaken teddies, chocolate, flowers, cologne and jewelry, people. It’s “good morning…

Music
Bless Your Ears With Netflix’s Best TV Series Soundtracks

Bridgerton was undoubtedly one of the most binge-worthy shows on Netflix. And aside from the genetically blessed cast, epic costumes and…

Music
Fire Up Your New Year’s Eve Party With These Vibing Spotify Playlists

A successful New Year’s Eve party—the kind people talk about for years to come—always has a few key ingredients; a rad…

Music
Bless Your Ears With Taylor Swift’s Surprise Album Dropping Today

This is not a drill! Despite blessing our ears back in July—AKA the epicentre of lockdown life—with her surprise album Folklore,…

Music
11 Christmas Playlists To Rock Around The Christmas Tree To

Not all Christmas playlists are born equal. Some are born great, some achieve greatness and some have greatness (especially if they include…

Music
On The Record | Six60 On Surviving Lockdown And Going Deep In Their New Documentary

I was first introduced to the sweet beats of Six60 back in 2013 when a mate bought me a ticket for their gig at a small underground bar in…

News
Turn Up The Heat At Auckland’s First-Ever Smoke And Spice Festival

Can’t wait for the hot and heady days of summer? Culley’s Hot Sauce is bringing the heat and the beats to you. Satisfy your…

Music
Let The Good Vibes Roll With Boo Seeka’s Personalised Playlist Just For You

With grim lockdown and border restriction news dropping on the daily, sometimes you just need to turn the telly off and plug into a good…

News
Prepare For Festy Vibes, R&V Have Just Announced Their Stellar 2020 Lineup

Festival lovers, listen up! Much-loved Kiwi festival, Rhythm and Vines have just dropped their stellar lineup and boy, are we in for a…

Music
Be Inspired By The Creative Genius Behind Beyonce’s Black Is King

When Beyonce casually revealed she was dropping a surprise visual album last month, it finally felt like 2020 was giving us the break we all…

Music
Bless Your Ears With Taylor Swift’s Goosebump-Inducing New Album

Look, 2020 has served up a shedload of crappy news. From COVID to border closures, we’re in serious need of some good news and…

News
Get Booking, NZ’s First Post-Lockdown Winter Festival Is Just Around The Corner

If you’ve spent lockdown mourning the loss of live music and having a damn good boogie fear not. The Good Vibes winter tour is locked…

Things To Do
Eat, Watch, Listen, Read | Here’s What Hamilton Business Owners Are Getting Up To During Lockdown

Lockdown is in full swing and we're missing our favourite Hamilton haunts more than ever. Anyone else desperate for a burger and/or a…

Things To Do
Eat, Watch, Listen, Read | Here’s What Local Business Owners Are Getting Up To During Lockdown

So lockdown is in full swing and we’re not going to lie, we’ve already binged Netflix’s Tiger King and eaten all of our…

Music
Take A Trip Down Memory Lane, A Coachella Doco Is Here For Your Quarantined Soul

You may have already binged your way through every movie and every TV show on every streaming service possible but word on the street is…

Music
Jam Out At Home Thanks To The Online Music Festival Happening This Weekend

Unless you're Jared Leto, you’re probably well aware of the difficulties that live musicians and artists have been facing since…

Music
Bless Your Ears With 7 Of The Coolest Work From Home Playlists

If you’re one of the many people who have started working from home, then welcome to our rad crew. By now there’s a chance the…

Music
Cancel Your Plans, Harry Styles Is Touring Australia And New Zealand This Year

While we don’t like to play favourites here at Urban List, we can’t deny that when it comes to One Direction, Harry Styles…

Getting The Gig
How This Kiwi Musician Is Putting Women Front And Centre This International Women’s Day

Milk & Honey Festival is back for 2020, bringing a massive female line-up showcasing women in music whilst celebrating International…

A Day In The Life
Go Behind The Mic With A Day In The Life Of Musician Jack River

We’re just a little bit obsessed with Aussie songbird Jack River. The ARIA-nominated artist, aka Holly Rankin, has been tearing up the…

Getting The Gig
Why This Kiwi Singer/Songwriter Is Set On Making Music With Meaning

New Zealand-born artist Ant Utama did what many people only ever dream of doing—quitting his day job and moving overseas (to Germany,…

Music
Mark Your Diary, Tame Impala To Kick Off Huge Down Under Tour In New Zealand

We’ve got some seriously epic news that's going to make your Monday. Following legendary performances at Coachella, Glastonbury,…

Music
Tune Into The 10 Artists That Defined The Last Decade Of Music

It’s an unholy burden deciding which artists were impactful enough that they helped shape the musical footprint of the last decade.…

Music
Prepare For Peak Nostalgia, So Pop Festival Just Dropped Its Epic 00s Line-Up

Fact: the noughties served up some of the best damn music of all time. Don’t fight us on it.  If you too share our undying love…

TV & Movies
Here’s Why You Need To Jump On The Disney+ Bandwagon Now

Until now, your Friday nights and long-haul flights have most definitely been loaded with all the Netflix, Stan and Neon content. Now, brace…

Music
Get Pumped, Queen Lizzo Is Coming To New Zealand

Fire up, guys. The FOMO Festival 2020 is around the corner, and freaking Lizzo is headlining.    There’s no denying it,…

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Brace Yourself, Hamilton And Wellington Are Getting An Orchestral Dance Concert

Ever wanted to hear Darude’s Sandstorm in G Minor with the Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra? Yeah, us neither, come to think of it. But…

Music
We’ve Found The Perfect Playlist According To Your Star Sign

If there’s one thing we can’t get enough of right now, it’s all things horoscope related. We’re more than happy to…

Music
Every Influential 90s Artist That Helped Shape Music Culture Today

In 2019, hip hop continues to top charts, streaming platforms like Spotify have made a plethora of genres more accessible than ever, EDM DJs…

Music
Get Amped, Post Malone Is Dropping A New Album Next Month

If you ask us, Post Malone can do no wrong, except when he makes us wait for his new album to drop. Well praise the hip hop lords because…

Entertainment
Hype Up, Kid Cudi Is Kicking Off A New Album And Netflix Series

It’s been three long years since Kid Cudi graced our playlists with a fresh album and thankfully the wait is now over… sort…

Music
11 Under The Radar Artists You Need To Know About Now

As part of Urban List Music Month we're bringing light on the artists that are shaping the music industry from the ground up. Brace…

Getting The Gig
Inside The Creative Mind Of DJ Arii Jade

If you hit up Auckland's nightlife or events, chances are you've seen DJ Arii Jade. With her distinctive long purple hair, the…

Music
Get Around The Gender-Equal Lineup At Primavera Sound

Primavera Sound 2019 is hailing “The New Normal” this year announcing an equal split of male and female talent locked in for its…

Fitness
Dig Deep With These 9 Spotify Workout Playlists

As part of Urban List Music Month we're focussing on the incredible influence music has in our day-to-day. Aside from…

Music
Get Your Psychedelic Playlists Ready Because Grimes Is About To Drop A New Album

It’s almost been a whopping four years since her last album, but we now have word Grimes is coming out with a new LP, so drop…

Music
Tune In, Avicii’s Team Is Dropping A Posthumous Track This Week

It’s been almost a year since the music world was rocked by the news of Tim Bergling’s death. The Swedish DJ and record…

Music
Watch History Being Made In The Trailer For Beyonce’s New Documentary

It’s no doubt a busy time for the actual Queen of everything. Just last week, news dropped that adidas and Beyonce were teaming up for…

Entertainment
How To Unveil The Cryptic Clues For Donald Glover’s Guava Island

No doubt the internet went haywire at the end of last year when it was revealed that Donald Glover and Rihanna would be dropping an actual…

Music
The Best Spots For Live Music In Auckland

While your Spotify may be overflowing with a cracking collection of music, nothing beats the sweet, sweet sound of live music. On any given…

Music
Here’s What You Need To Know About The Role Of Cancel Culture In Music Right Now

We’ve seen it with Gwen Stefani, Ja Rule, Iggy Azalea, Taylor Swift, R. Kelly and more recently, Michael Jackson. It’s the year…

Entertainment
Troye Sivan And Lauv Talk Break Ups, Tour Essentials And What Music Really Looks Like In 2019

We couldn’t kick off the first week of music month at Urban List without chatting to pop music’s most coveted duo right now. In…

Music
Gear Up, Childish Gambino Is Headlining Splendour In The Grass

Start rounding up the crew, Splendour In The Grass just dropped its 2019 line-up and here’s what’s going down.   He may…

Music
Ariana Grande Just Surprised The World With A New Power Track

Ariana Grande has pulled in with music gold this morning, surprising the world with a brand new track. The pop singer stated last year she…

Fashion
The Sacai X Beats By Dre Collab Is Here To Elevate Your Headphone Game

Debuted at sacai’s Fall/Winter 2019 runway show in Paris, we now have a release date for the Japanese brand's collaboration…

Music
On The Record | Touring, Tea And Tamagotchis With Mallrat

Most days you’ll find Grace Sanders (also – Mallrat), sipping herbal tea and eating some damn delicious vegan pizza. She’s…

Asia
A Mobile Disco Is Coming To This Stunning Bali Beach Club

Cliff top oasis and Bali beach club Ulu Ciffhouse has been redefining beachside nightlife since it opened its doors in 2017. With direct…

Music
On The Record | From Kings Cross Clubs To Millions Of Streams, This Is Set Mo

“You, sir, have a set mo,” is the inscrutable comment behind the name of Sydney DJ duo, Set Mo. It was about a moustache, and…

Music
Everything To Know About The Biggest Wins At The 2019 Grammys

The 61st Annual GRAMMYS brought about many major antics. Not only did we score our first look into Disney’s latest Aladdin trailer but…

Music
Channel Your Inner Freak, Billie Eilish Is Touring Australia And NZ

We all lost our shit when we found out that Billie Eilish was heading to Groovin the Moo 2019, so naturally we’re freaking out because…

Entertainment
Everything Right With Ariana Grande’s New Neon-Soaked Music Video

We haven’t even settled into 2019 for a hot minute and Ariana Grande is already kicking the year off with a bang. A bang in the shape…

Entertainment
These Headphones Actually Adjust To Your Hearing And Welcome To The Future

Magical may be the unofficial word to coin this headphone (it’s all innovative tech and music-loving scientists, engineers and…

Music
On The Record | We Chat Festivals And Going Genre-Free With DJ Dena Amy

Dena Kaplan, or Dena Amy as she’s professionally known, is an actress, dancer and DJ. She’s effortlessly cool, confident and…

Entertainment
The Ultimate Entertainment Gift Guide

Got an entertainment buff you need to please? From retro arcade games to stylish sound systems, we’ve got something that will have…

Music
Ariana Grande’s ‘Thank U, Next’ Video Is Here And Our Eyes Will Never Be The Same

It’s possibly the most anticipated music video of the year and Ariana Grande did a ‘grande’ job of building up the…

Music
Here’s What Went Down At Childish Gambino’s Secret PHAROS Gig

Over the weekend musician slash actor slash creative genius Childish Gambino graced the southern hemisphere with his presence, bringing his…

Music
All The Best Albums From 2018 You Should Have Listened To By Now

We know, the year isn’t over yet. And while it’s possible Michael Bublé might blow us all away with another Christmas…

Music
Rising Artist Mojo Juju Talks Touring, Race And Mental Health Awareness

Mojo Juju is a musical revelation. A true national treasure, if you will. When you hear a Mojo song, you know it, because you feel it.…

Music
On The Record | We Chat LA And Studio Vibes With RÜFÜS DU SOL

We’re prouder than spiked punch to say RÜFÜS DU SOL is headed to Australia and New Zealand - just in time for festival…

Music
Inside The Creative Mind Of Stan Walker

His music and loveable smile has won the hearts of those around Aotearoa and beyond and, after an incredible and heartbreaking health…

Music
Ziggy Alberts Dropped A New Album Just In Time For Your Summer Road Trip

The surfy singer-songwriter teased us with new tunes like Stronger and Love Me Now but now, Ziggy Alberts has finally dropped his entire new…

Music
Where To Get All Of The Best Looks From Spotify’s Front Left Live Gig For Yourself

If you’ve ever felt personally victimized by your wardrobe cause you didn’t have anything to wear (especially to a music…

Music
Watch Cardi B And Selena Gomez Tear It Up In DJ Snake’s Latest Music Video

Cardi B dropped countless hints during the lead up to the release of Taki Taki, her latest music collaboration headed by DJ Snake, featuring…

Music
Aqua Is Touring So You Can Embrace The 90s Revival At Full Volume

From neon bikinis to chunky sneakers, track pants, sports jackets and scrunchies, 90s revival is big right now. In honour of the legendary…

Music
Get Grimy At Music Festival Eskimo Dance

UPDATE: 10 October 2018 The Eskimo Dance concert has been cancelled and will no longer be touring in Australia and New Zealand. …

Music
Childish Gambino Is Coming To Auckland And Here’s What To Expect

Childish Gambino is a man who thinks breakfast, lunch and dinner’s for beginners so it only makes sense that his live shows will be…

Music
The Laneway 2019 Festival Line-Up Just Dropped And Here We Go

The Laneway bad boy just dropped this morn and to be fair, we’re still hyping ourselves up over it. If you’re in the know,…

Entertainment
The Binge | BEST OF THE WEEK

Welcome back to the weekend legends and congrats for surviving the nine to five hustle. For the weekend, here’s everything you need to…

Music
Where To Buy Vinyl In Auckland

Forget about tape players and CD’s, today’s music is all about streaming—or is it? There’s one form of music…

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Ditch The Bach Because Auckland’s NYE Festival Is Back!

Auckland’s favourite New Year’s Eve festival, Wondergarden is back for round three and better than ever! With world-class…

Entertainment
Every Reason You Should Be Obsessed With Opera

Opera. It’s stuffy. It’s boring. It’s expensive. I don’t have a tuxedo to wear. TBH, if you think these things, you…

Bars & Pubs
Auckland’s Getting A Rockin’ New Music Venue Unlike Anything We’ve Seen Before

We’ve caught wind of a rockin' new space opening next week that’s unlike anything Auckland has seen before.  Set to…

Fashion
Posh Spice Just Released A Limited Edition Spice Girls Tee

Stop right now—Victoria Beckham has just dropped a new Spice Girls t-shirt for Red Nose Day USA. The exclusive tee, designed by Ms.…

Entertainment
7 Reasons Drake’s ‘Nice For What’ Music Vid Will Rock Your Damn World

In a move so refreshing Aperol Spritz will surely jump on board as a sponsor, Drake has a released a music vid with nary a mention of…

Music
The Best Sunday Sessions In Auckland

There is, quite frankly, no better way to end one’s weekend than with a cheeky Sunday sesh. Because let’s be real……

Music
6 Under-The-Radar Live Music Venues You Need To Visit In Auckland

When it comes to live music, we like our venues sneaky. We’re talking basement bars tucked away in hidden laneways that house bands…

Music
The Only Workout Playlist You Need In Your Life

In need of some gym-spiration? You’ve come to the right place! Straight from our aptly named “let’s get sweaty”…

Music
50 Songs For The Office (That Won’t Piss People Off)

Here at The Urban List, we love an upbeat playlist to keep us pepped up during a day at the office. But, we’re well aware it only…