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.
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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.
GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of music journalism by disintering and re-animating interviews and reviews from his fat archive. In this piece, he meets NATHAN HAINES to talk up his 2003 release, Squire For Hire.
Jan Hellriegel has just released the best album of her storied career, and it’s a book, too. GARY STEEL blathers about it.
GARY STEEL is celebrating 40 years of music journalism by disintering and re-animating interviews and reviews from his fat archive. To honour the publication of Shayne Carter’s memoir, Dead People I Have Known, here’s Gazza’s 2001 profile on one of NZ’s greatest rock gods.
GARY STEEL tries hard to find promise in expat Kiwi Plum Green’s dark Melbourne post-grunge.
RICHARD VAREY has been radicalised. Rejecting the fake floss of current pop recording methods, he discovers a sound recording genius whose work brings music alive.
GARY STEEL meets Steven Dourmashkin, the young inventor behind the just-launched Specdrums children’s instrument.