In 1993, GARY STEEL was the editor of teen pop magazine RTR Countdown, which dared to suggest that Michael Jackson was guilty of deviant sexual behaviour just months before the first scandal broke.
Reviews and general editorial content about music including CD, DVD, Bluray, digital media and vinyl formats
Reactivated semi-mythical Wellington post-punk band Beat Rhythm Fashion return to their homeland for the first time in nearly 40 years this month for a precious few live appearances on the back of their highly praised album, Tenterhook. GARY STEEL, who was there the first time round, conducts a poignant Q&A with the trio’s main writer/singer/player, Nino Birch.
PAT PILCHER gets riled over Spotify’s threats to terminate accounts using ad blockers.
RENEE JONES catches the Auckland Fringe performance of Pussy Riot’s show, Riot Days, and comes away richer for the experience.
In 40 YEARS IN 52 WEEKS, GARY STEEL trawls through his archives and selective memory banks to celebrate a lifetime of writing about modern music, and pens some new perspectives to mark the occasion. The subject of today’s piece: aural agony.
In 40 YEARS IN 52 WEEKS, GARY STEEL trawls through his archives to celebrate a lifetime of writing about modern music, and pens some new perspectives to mark the occasion. The subject of today’s piece: 1979.
Hamilton’s Tron Records’ store manager Grant Petersen and owner Kerry (Rocky) O’Rourke sat down to discuss the store’s beginnings, future, customers and plenty more for RICHARD VAREY.
GARY STEEL stole a dead man’s job and kept doing it for 19 long years.