A regular column in which the Witchdoctor team sifts through the mountain of available streaming TV and brings your attention to great new shows as well as those to avoid. Amber (Acorn) 5/10 This 2014 police procedural-cum-mystery series was a ‘staff pick’ at Acorn, so thought I’d heed their […]
Author: Gary Steel
From In Touch, April 1982: Most Australian rock wouldn’t win any awards for originality, but several recent releases indicate an improvement in these traditionally stagnant waters. The Models’ uneven Local And/Or General (Mushroom) packs a wallop of sound and many a good idea, and even includes NZer Buster Stiggs […]
Gary Steel is slowly compiling all his album reviews in one place. This is a work in progress, or what we call a “live document”. Today is the letter ‘Y’. Y Neil Young & Crazy Horse – Reactor (Reprise) Dec 1981/In Touch Reactor is the best […]
In March 1994 GARY STEEL wrote an epic feature in which he tracked down Kiwi notables whose celebrity star had faded or been truncated. Here’s the unexpurgated version.
Veteran Kiwi drummer Bruce Aitken has a storied career and an avalanche of incredible new music released this month. We subject him to the great Witchdoctor Q&A.
Grant Gillanders deserves a medal for his services to New Zealand music. The archivist/label owner submits to the great Witchdoctor Q&A.
Still a cult act when they toured NZ in 1981, The Cure were down-to-earth enough to “hang” with their Wellington fans and even jam with a local group, writes GARY STEEL.
Forty years ago the Screaming Meemees were a genuine pop sensation in NZ. GARY STEEL marks the occasion with two stories from 1981.