ATRAD’s Adam Rosner is passionate about creating bespoke hand-built stereo vacuum-tube amplifiers and related devices. He explains all to RICHARD VAREY.
Hamilton’s Tron Records’ store manager Grant Petersen and owner Kerry (Rocky) O’Rourke sat down to discuss the store’s beginnings, future, customers and plenty more for RICHARD VAREY.
In Witchdoctor’s famous BLINDFOLD TEST, we invite a musician into an audiophile sound lounge and play them a provocative record selection. This week, former Thompson Twins and sometime International Observer TOM BAILEY is put to the test at Auckland’s Audio Reference showroom. GARY STEEL is the DJ selector.
So says GARY STEEL, who interviewed Hans Joachim Irmler of the Krautrock legends in 2006. Presented as part of an ongoing series, Flashes From The Archives Of Oblivion, in which Steel dredges up key moments from his considerable archive. When Real Groove’s esteemed editor gave me the rare opportunity to […]
From the archives of oblivion: Every week GARY STEEL rescues a story from his bulging back pages. This week it’s the turn of the King of doom, Peter Hammill, one of the most fascinating figures of ’70s rock and leader of Van Der Graaf Generator. Rock history is littered […]
In his ongoing series From The Archives Of Oblivion, GARY STEEL digs up old stuff and reanimates it just because he can. Here’s the story Steel wrote after having a nice long chat with the genuinely legendary Robert Wyatt.
Twenty years ago GARY STEEL interviewed Warren Ellis of so-called post-rock trio Dirty Three.
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.
Twenty years ago GARY STEEL interviewed German electronic legend Burnt Friedman.
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 […]
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!’]
Peter Garrett gave GARY STEEL a piece of his voluminous mind as the revived Midnight Oil prepared for the world tour that brings the group to NZ for two dates this weekend. Peter Garrett – How are you mate? Gary – I’m good. The cicadas are screeching so loudly […]