In one of his first live reviewing assignments, in 1980 GARY STEEL was sent to check out the triumphant return of “the Enz”.
News, reviews and gig information on local and international concerts
Before he got tinnitus from attending too many concerts without earplugs, GARY STEEL wrote a lot of live reviews. Here are links to some of them.
The Residents, Electric Ballroom, Wellington, New Zealand. Evening Post, 26/8/86 In 1986, GARY STEEL sat on a cold floor with a few hundred lucky punters and was blown away by The Residents. The Residents, they call themselves. These alien invaders, who, determined to demonstrate their comprehensive briefing on human culture […]
The popular chamber group has been forced into the cloud for their planned Cumulus show, writes Richard Betts.
He’s our best classical artist and concertmaster of the Auckland Philharmonia. RICHARD BETTS has a wide-ranging conversation with Andrew Beer.
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.
Auckland Chamber Orchestra presents its usual array of interesting music. And it’ll cost you nothing to attend, writes RICHARD BETTS.
Prompted by its 20th anniversary and an upcoming tour to mark the occasion, GARY STEEL reassesses Shayne Carter’s greatest album. IMPORTANT NOTE: This tour has been postponed due to the Level 4 lockdown until December. See all dates and venues below. For fans of New Zealand alt-rock group Straitjacket […]