Heavyweight Roots – Fri 26 Apr

When: Friday 26 April Where: Thirsty Dog Tavern - 469 K-Road Featuring: The General (Black Giant Sound System) and Nealske (Revolution Sound) $10 door sales More info: Black Giant Sound System…

Jungle Clash – Sat 27 Apr

When: Saturday 27 April Where: Darkroom (outdoors in the alley) - 336 St Asaph Street, Christchurch Chief Remedy Sound System meets Bass Factory Sound System Featuring: Fat Controller | Goobz |…

Dance Inna Newtown – Sat 11 May

When: Sat 11 May Where: Moon Bar - 167 Riddiford Street, Newtown, Wellington Sounds Almighty Sound System with special guest Mikey 'Red Robin' 6pm - 12am, $10 on the door More info: Sounds Almighty…

The Mighty Herbsmen – Fri 25 May

When: Friday 3 May Where: Horse & Trap - 25 Enfield Street, Mount Eden, Auckland 8pm, live beats inspired by ska, rocksteady and roots reggae

Afro Delight – Fri 21 Jun

When: Friday 21 June Where: Laundry - 240 Cuba Street Featuring: DJ Astro, Mr Phonix, Ras Stone, Antsman Soca, Reggae, Afropop, Afrobeat, Jungle 9pm - 3am

Stinky Jim Mix for NiceUp

England is a divided and deluded Babylonian mess right now but I choose to take the glass half full approach and celebrate a heap of UK reggaematical tackle from back in the days of the Miner’s…

Crucial Selection with Sista Cini

Big up NiceUp whanau for the opportunity to pick my Crucial Selection. It’s a tough call to select just one but I’m finally committing to Zen Bow - Impressions. “An obscure singer, whose entire…

Serocee – You’ll Never Find 7″

(Jambrum Records, 2008) I had my tunes on shuffle the other day and this wee gem popped up. I'd forgotten how much I like this tune, which made me realise I'd never picked up the 7". This was…

The Auckland Ska Festival – Sat 1 Dec

When: Saturday 1 December Where: Galatos - 17 Galatos Street, Auckland Two stages of live ska and reggae! 3pm till late, tickets from Undertheradar, $35 on the door

Auckland Ska Festival Mix for NiceUp

Rossco, co-founder of The Auckland Ska Festival, in the mix with a Ska Fest special. Check all these bands at the Festival, Saturday 1 December at Galatos! More info: Auckland Ska Festival AceTones…

Auckland Ska Festival 2018

NiceUp talks to Rossco, co-founder of the Auckland Ska Festival and guitarist in The AceTones, ahead of this year's event, Saturday 1 December. Can you tell us a bit about the history behind the…

Hidden Riddim – Fri 23 Nov

When: Friday 23 November Where: R Bar - 49 Cuba Street, Wellington Check the next Hidden Riddim, Wellington's monthly heavy reggae session. With very special guest from Sydney, Señor Bambu. And…