Steve Newall

Steve Newall is the editor of Flicks.co.nz and wrote for Rip It Up in the olden days.

Music
Feb 28, 2018

A history of the Kings Arms via the pages of gig guide The Fix

If the Kings Arms, which closes today, was the physical epicentre of Auckland's 90s/2000s alternative music scene, The Fix was its pre-Facebook-invite guide.

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Music
Jun 23, 2017

We found New Zealand's greatest sports song (and it's not the one you're thinking of)

In part two of The Spinoff Music's two-is-not-a-thing sports series, Steve Newall goes in search of that most elusive beast: the great sports song.

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Music
May 6, 2016

Q&A: Simon Grigg on his purchase of the RipItUp archives – and what he plans to do with them

A few weeks ago a mysterious TradeMe listing revealed that the iconic New Zealand music magazine RipItUp was for sale. Yesterday there was happier news, when the redoubtable industry legend Simon Grigg …

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Music
Apr 21, 2016

Which iconic New Zealand magazine is mysteriously being sold on TradeMe?

A mysterious TradeMe listing offering a GOLD MINE of a magazine for potential investors piques Steve Newall's interest – but why won't they tell us its name?

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