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.
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Crazed fan HELEN COLLETT meets up with The Fall’s Mark Smith for a long grilling in a Wellington pub. Photos: Charles Jameson.
The rules are explicit: if travelling on public transport we must wear masks to protect against the spread of Covid-19. PAT PILCHER is aghast that so many are flouting government instructions.
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?
Auckland is the setting for the latest high-speed, comic book-style caper. PAUL ROSE assesses this madcap action flick and pronounces it a winner.
On his first album since 2014 David Kilgour floats in haunted suspension. GARY STEEL soaks up the grief
RICHARD VAREY discovers a very fine valve amplifier that’s made in Porirua. Yes, you heard right! Read on for his full review.
In this 1980 piece, GARY STEEL gets an unexpected interview with Elton ‘Rocketman’ John, and attends the formal press conference.