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THE JUJU JUKEBOX – In Spite Of All The Danger

Does The Beatles’ “lost” material point a way forward for 21st century groups whose each and every fart and chunder ends up polluting the worldwide web? Despite it all, PK finds some gems to plunder asunder.

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From The Archives: Smith’s Dream

In his ongoing series of stories rescued from the dumpster of time, Gary Steel gifts us his August 1998 interview with Patti Smith, who had just returned after her retirement 16 years before. 

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Poor Sound Forever

So THAT’s Why Young People Don’t Care About Good Sound… It’s not because they’ve grown up listening to shitty quality downloads, writes Gary Steel. So why don’t young people give a stuff about good sound? Read on to find out…

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From The Archives: MUSE In 2004

In the flush of first success and on their first trip to New Zealand in January 2004, Gary Steel met up with two thirds of MUSE in a bar in Beresford St, just of Karangahape Rd. Below, the original story from Metro magazine, and the full transcript of the encounter.

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Audiofly AF160 In-Ear Monitor REVIEW

Audiofly is relativley new to the headphone and earphone game but the company is on the right track according to Ash Kramer in this review of the AF160 in-ear monitors.


Hi-Fi/Home Theatre

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Devialet Phantom Demos Coming Up

Deviatet’s new Phantom music system and SAM (Speaker Active Matching) technology will be on demo in NZ in the very near future.

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Headphones/Earphones

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Audiofly AF160 In-Ear Monitor REVIEW

Audiofly is relativley new to the headphone and earphone game but the company is on the right track according to Ash Kramer in this review of the AF160 in-ear monitors.

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Photo/Gadgets/Computers

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The Broken Mac Saga aka Format Your Damn Computer

Ash Kramer’s been having issues. With his Mac that is. Is he still an Apple fanboy? No way.

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Music/Movies

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THE JUJU JUKEBOX – In Spite Of All The Danger

Does The Beatles’ “lost” material point a way forward for 21st century groups whose each and every fart and chunder ends up polluting the worldwide web? Despite it all, PK finds some gems to plunder asunder.

continue reading

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THE JUJU JUKEBOX – In Spite Of All The Danger

Does The Beatles’ “lost” material point a way forward for 21st century groups whose each and every fart and chunder ends up polluting the worldwide web? Despite it all, PK finds some gems to plunder asunder.

read more

From The Archives: Smith’s Dream

In his ongoing series of stories rescued from the dumpster of time, Gary Steel gifts us his August 1998 interview with Patti Smith, who had just returned after her retirement 16 years before. 

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Poor Sound Forever

So THAT’s Why Young People Don’t Care About Good Sound… It’s not because they’ve grown up listening to shitty quality downloads, writes Gary Steel. So why don’t young people give a stuff about good sound? Read on to find out…

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From The Archives: MUSE In 2004

In the flush of first success and on their first trip to New Zealand in January 2004, Gary Steel met up with two thirds of MUSE in a bar in Beresford St, just of Karangahape Rd. Below, the original story from Metro magazine, and the full transcript of the encounter.

read more

Audiofly AF160 In-Ear Monitor REVIEW

Audiofly is relativley new to the headphone and earphone game but the company is on the right track according to Ash Kramer in this review of the AF160 in-ear monitors.

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THE JUJU JUKEBOX – The Invention of Underwear

Enough with you and your puny opinions about the death or dearth of music, writes Peter Kearns, he knows that It Came From Beneath, where it all happens.

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The HillBenders – Tommy (Compass/Southbound) ALBUM REVIEW

A bluegrass version of The Who’s rock opera Tommy? What will Gary Steel make of that?

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Mbongwana Star – From Kinshasa (World Circuit/Ode) ALBUM REVIEW

At last, a space-age African hybrid that rivals or even supercedes Adrian Sherwood’s 1980s productions.

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THE JUJU JUKEBOX – The 95/5 Proposition

Peter Kearns introduces the newly refabricated Juju Jukebox, in which he laments the tiny percentage of good stuff on the current scene, and gives his surprise endorsement to some classic Aussie rockers.

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Daby Touré – Amonafi (Cumbancha/Ode) ALBUM REVIEW

Gary Steel reviews a sophisticated slice of well-marketed world music product that will probably background many barbecues this summer.

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