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Shayne Carter’s incredible memoir gives GARY STEEL a complex.
GARY STEEL reviews ace albums by Myele Manzanza, Faye Webster and Aldous Harding along with a few real turds. Despite its sometimes-arch over-intellectualism, Holly Herndon’s last album – 2015’s Platform – worked on its own terms as a very clever form of sliced and diced electronic pop. Sure, you […]
In this 1980 piece, GARY STEEL gets an unexpected interview with Elton ‘Rocketman’ John, and attends the formal press conference.
PAT PILCHER takes a backward glance at the demise of iTunes and buy-to-own vs streaming models like Spotify.
GARY STEEL made his pilgrimage to see the Mike & Micky show based on a lifelong fandom, but left with a sour taste in his mouth
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.