Frank Zappa is dead! Long live Frank Zappa! GARY STEEL witnesses the great man’s resurrection through the musical reinvention of son Dweezil Zappa and his ‘crack’ band.
Author: Gary Steel
Dweezil Zappa’s Auckland gig has remained steadfastly under the radar, but GARY STEEL gives it his heartiest endorsement.
Next month Dweezil Zappa brings his father Frank’s music to New Zealand for the first time since 1976. LYNN ANSELL talked to the virtuosic guitarist/bandleader about what we can expect from ‘Dweezil Zappa Plays Whatever The F@%k He Wants’, a title that reflects the huge spat currently playing out between the Zappa siblings in Hollywood. [Note: Lynn consciously chose not to talk about that, because as Frank Zappa used to say, ‘Music is the best!’]
GARY STEEL loves headphones but hates cords. So he set out to seduce his ears with Sony’s premium wireless 1000X.
The last few years have seen a seismic shift in listening habits, and it’s all due to wireless speakers and streaming services. GARY STEEL declares his admiration for the non-audiophile option.
Ron Kane was an American who loved NZ music at a time we barely acknowledged it, a record collector supreme, and part of a very strange musical group himself. GARY STEEL pays tribute to a good friend who died earlier today.
The Eloquence 250i is dead. A moment’s silence, please. And now… here’s its successor, the 255i.
An occasional column in which GARY STEEL reviews a bunch of recordings that escaped his attention at the time of release, and finds them to be of merit.
In the second of an occasional series, GARY STEEL gives the hard word to some aspiring musical artistes.
In the first of our Great Gifts series, here’s a gorgeous wireless radio/streamer/speaker perfect for small rooms. The limited edition Sea Green R1 radio and music streamer has been unleashed in New Zealand just in time for Christmas. The iconic R1 radio boasts a sophisticated new finish that adds a […]
PQ Imports has announced that they have become the sole agents for the very hot hi-fi brand MoFi.
Original Kiwi punk legends Proud Scum and many others to appear in February death knell for Auckland’s iconic Kings Arms venue. Witchdoctor readers are more known for their sophisticated high def ears than their punk credentials, but some of us know when to leave our ‘hi-fi’ at the door for […]