GARY STEEL attends a Blam Blam Blam reunion gig and finds the power of their songs and performance is undiminished 37 years later.
Was Michael Hutchence’s life ruled by excess or simply touched by bad luck? PAUL ROSE reviews a film made by a friend of the late INXS singer.
With its blackballing by our government and the GCSB and the lack of transparency over why they’re doing so, PAT PILCHER raises serious concerns.
While many have fond memories of Sony Walkman’s in the 1980s, PAT PILCHER finds that the revived brand is a very different beast, and its hi-res promise a real ear-pleaser.
PAT PILCHER stuffs his ear holes with Sony’s newest ear gear and falls head over heels with the all-round innovation and sonic smarts.
TOBY WOOLLASTON focuses his senses on Parasite, a darkly funny and fiercely intelligent masterpiece from Korea that really gets under your skin.
The two living members of The Monkees play their last ever dates this week in NZ. Ahead of this three-date tour of the so-called Mike & Micky show, Mike ‘the Nes’ Nesmith talks to GARY STEEL, who also explains just why The Monkees are so great.
In Witchdoctor’s famous BLINDFOLD TEST, we invite a musician into an audiophile sound lounge and play them a provocative record selection. This time, revered Auckland-based singer-songwriter SJD visited GARY STEEL’s humble abode where he scoffed cream scones while passing comment on the mystery selection.