To celebrate New Zealand Music Month, GARY STEEL dredges up a bunch of old stories and never-before-published interview Q&A’s. Today, it’s Dave Dobbyn’s turn, a real epic from way back in 1998.
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GARY STEEL auditions two superb new audio products in the perfect venue. He’s so damn lucky.
GARY STEEL had the misfortune to grow up in Hamilton during the ’60s and ’70s. Both brutal and boring, the city left a lingering scar on his emotional psyche.
Twenty years ago GARY STEEL interviewed German electronic legend Burnt Friedman.
There’s a lot of controversy around Tidal’s premium, ‘better than CD’ MQA formula. GARY STEEL has a good hard listen through an award-winning streamer.
Sometimes it takes that old fart GARY STEEL weeks, months or even years to get around to reviewing albums. From the sublime to the frankly ridiculous, here’s another selection to dip into.
Twenty years ago GARY STEEL interviewed Jeff Parker of so-called post-rock band Tortoise. There’s something wrong with this picture: One of the most anonymous-looking bands on the planet has just landed a sizable editorial feature in the jaded pages of London-style bible, The Face. Tortoise are amused as much as […]
If you’re bored with rock music tropes, then GARY STEEL beckons you to have a go at something a little out there: a progressive rock album from Norway!
In March 1998 GARY STEEL met up with Michael Caton, otherwise known as Darryl, star of the breakout Aussie romp The Castle.
There’s one place in Auckland where you can check out a selection of esoteric, and mostly stylishly European, sound gear: Audio Reference. GARY STEEL visits its new Devonport showroom and auditions the magical Magico S3 MkII speakers.
In 1988 Witchdoctor’s GARY STEEL was editing teen pop magazine RTR Countdown and in February of that year he jetted off to New York with five competition winners to catch Michael Jackson at Madison Square Garden.
Gary Steel is in a state of mourning over a great brand biting the dust.