What will music sound like in 50 years’ time? GARY STEEL has been thinking.
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Just what is music anyway, and what is it for? GARY STEEL certainly has an opinon or two about these cosmic vibrations that decorate our lives. For many years there was an annual Australian festival called What Is Music? Its performers set about answering that question in their own […]
To mark New Zealand Music Month GARY STEEL regurgitates a piece he wrote on the subject long ago.
To honour Shona Laing winning the IMNZ Classic Record award for her album South, GARY STEEL digs up his complete and unexpurgated 1987 interview with the NZ singer-songwriter.
Berliners were busy tearing their wall down when musician Roger Waters arrived and built an even bigger one. His massive rock extravaganza The Wall hit Berlin on July 21, 1990. Gary Steel was there.
Some gadgets save us time and cash and offer genuine solutions. Others are a complete waste of plastic. GARY STEEL assesses on a case-by-case basis. This time round he’s got a popular vinyl record washer in his sights.
Sometime in the early 1990s GARY STEEL picked up the phone expecting to chat to Ministry’s Paul Barker, and found himself talking to drummer Bill Rieflin instead. As a tribute to Rieflin, who died this week, for the first time we print the transcript of that conversation.
Pat Metheny’s career retrospective delights with dazzling displays and solo finesse, but definition is lacking for DAN SPERBER. Have we heard this quartet at its best?