Prompted by his son's recent fourth birthday, Gareth Shute look backs and decides which of the preceding “terrible” years did the most to fray his nerves.
‘Dunedin is the reason I will never touch tequila again’: an oral history of the Boost Mobile Hookup Tour
Thirteen years ago, New Zealand hip hop's king-hitters joined forces for one of the biggest tours this country has ever seen. Gareth Shute talked to many of those involved to get the inside story of what went down.
What will popular music sound and look like in 10 or 20 years time? Gareth Shute looks to Japan, where the era of the ‘authentic’ rock musician has already come to an end.
Before there was Flying Nun, there was the NZ punk scene. For the start of NZ Music Month, Gareth Shute looks back at an unintentional snapshot of the birth of our local indie scene.
Inspired by more recent NZ On Air funding controversies, Gareth Shute revisits 1977's historical epic The Governor, and argues why it remains our finest example of funding furore.