Big Crowds In The Bay

“At the close of 2010, members of Auckland rock combo The Naked and Famous were innocents abroad, wide-eyed New Zealanders who — thanks to sudden international interest in their debut Passive Me, Aggressive You — finally were being invited to tour the world,” Tom Lanham writes for the San Francisco Examiner. “They come back to San Francisco for two sold-out concerts as seasoned vets, underscored by a recent triumphant return to their homeland, where they won five New Zealand Music Awards. “There’s not one day that we ever take for granted,” Laotian-descended vocalist Alisa Xayalith says of their hectic 2011 schedule.


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Ruined Christchurch Houses Released with Light

Ruined Christchurch Houses Released with Light

“For centuries, crosses and circles have been used to mark houses either visited by disease or targeted for burglary. This act of externalising the interior life of a home is something…