Tag: Steve Braunias

Graeme Downes of The Verlaines
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The Dunedin Sound – Some Disenchanted Evening, Ian Chapman (Bateman) The Shops, Steve Braunias & Peter Black (Luncheon Sausage Books) PICTURE BOOKS ARE not much use to me, really. I’ll walk through an art gallery with eyes bulging, but put the same art in a book, and all I want […]

Void pictured on the front cover of TOM magazine.
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Every Day In May – Day 17: Steve Braunias On Gerald Dwyer

The idea? Every day in May, to mark NZ Music Month and 38 years of his own rancid opining and reportage, Gary Steel will present something from his considerable behind. Personal archive, that is. Between 1983 and 1985, I ran an independent Wellington ‘arts and entertainment’ magazine, TOM. One of my favourite contributors and dear friend, Steve Braunias, has kindly consented to have the following re-published. It’s a fabulous insight on a scene in Wellington that’s long forgotten. Make sure you read his postscript at the bottom.

Flesh D-Vice in concert the same year, different gig.
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Braunias On Punk’s Finest Hour

Gary Steel intended to climb into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinter a different story Every Day In May (EDIM), but he got the flu. So he’s extending the concept until he makes up the full 31 days. Today’s piece is by the legendary Steve Braunias, and appeared in TOM magazine on October 28, 1983.

Braunias On The Stones
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Braunias On The Stones

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece was penned by Steve Braunias, then a diligent arts writer for TOM magazine.

No Pop Idles
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No Pop Idles

In honour of NZ Music Month, Gary Steel climbs into the crumbling catacombs of his back catalogue, and disinters a different story Every Day In May (EDIM). Today’s piece isn’t penned by Steel at all, but a young chap by the name of Steve Braunias, one of the contributors to the magazine IT, published late 1982. And it’s about The Mockers.