As the APO prepares to play a New Zealand premiere by the world’s leading composer, RICHARD BETTS looks at the many lives of Scheherazade, the teller of tall tales.
News, reviews and gig information on local and international concerts
In 1987 Shriekback toured NZ in support of their fourth and biggest album. GARY STEEL reviewed their show in Christchurch.
The Whizz Kids/The Steroids, Last Resort, Wellington, New Zealand
In Touch, March 1980
GARY STEEL was a complete novice when he reviewed Brubeck way back in 1980. He apologises profusely.
In one of his first live reviewing assignments, in 1980 GARY STEEL was sent to check out the triumphant return of “the Enz”.
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.