The NZSO announces the four winners of the Alex Lindsay Trust prizes.
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To mark the passing of Toots Hibbert (of Toots & The Maytals) GARY STEEL whips out his 2004 interview with the reggae icon. “I get annoyed when people talk about reggae,” says Toots Hibbert, of Toots & The Maytals. “They just talk about Bob Marley. People should know that […]
RICHARD BETTS chats with award-winning NZ composer Michael Norris whose work uses electronics along with the sound of a whale vertebra.
GARY STEEL makes his reacquaintance with a 2001 favourite that soothed his savage beast while getting roundly ignored by the rest of the world. RANDOM PLAY IS A REGULAR COLUMN IN WHICH GARY STEEL RANDOMLY SELECTS AND DISSECTS AN ALBUM FROM HIS COLLECTION. Sometimes an album just fails […]
Brave or foolhardy? Either way, the organisers of this October’s Hawke’s Bay Arts Festival are showing true mettle, reports RICHARD BETTS.
A brand spanking new collection of John Lennon’s work gets released in surround sound and in many formats on what would have been his 80th birthday. On October 9th, John Lennon’s 80th birthday, a collection of some of the most vital and best-loved songs from his solo career – Gimme […]
The top 5 finalists have been announced for the award that recognises excellence in NZ songwriting. These following songs were chosen as finalists for the 2020 APRA Silver Scroll Award by New Zealand APRA members. The award recognises excellence in songwriting and has been presented for 55 years. ‘Don’t […]
GARY STEEL reads an anthology of short stories by the guy who sang ‘Damn The Damn.’ And it’s damn good.