Th’Dudes at Auckland Town Hall: Kiwi rock just when we needed it most

There was a certain inevitable familiarity about last night’s show at Auckland’s Town Hall. It was less than three weeks ago that Dave Dobbyn was on stage just down the road at Spark Arena for a solo show; last night…

Th’Dudes announce their last show ever, joining Hammond Gamble, Hello Sailor, Citizen Band and Jordan Luck at Spark Arena for The Biggest Pub Gig In the World.

From the desk of Brent Eccles…blow me down! It’s really happening! Believe me, this is going to be shit hot.  For what will be their FINAL SHOW EVER, New Zealand’s favourite pub rockers Th’ Dudes are jumping on stage for one last…

Crave! episode 98: Black Hands, Des, Borat: Subsequent Moviefilm, Bruce Springsteen, Dave Dobbyn, The Beths.

It’s been a while, but Crave! is back, and better than ever. In a heavily Kiwi-centric comeback episode, Steve and Simon talk about Black Hands, the new dramatisation of the Bain family killings, and about local acts Dave Dobbyn at…

The Beths, Auckland Town Hall: concert review and photo gallery

“We’re The Beths, from Auckland, New Zealand,” announced Liz Stokes at least twice at last night’s Town Hall concert. It wasn’t entirely clear why she had to specify where her band are from; we’re not letting any foreigners into Aotearoa…

Dave Dobbyn at The Cauldron, Spark Arena—it’s good to be back.

When the audience at a concert are having fun, it’s a good sign. When the musicians on stage are having fun, that’s an even better one. Last night’s show at Spark Arena, then, was a very good night out. Opening…

Still With Plenty to Say – Letter To You, from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

The message you get from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Letter To You is that these guys want you to know they’re still very good at what they do, they still like doing it, and, you can’t help…

Crave! talks to Emma Newborn and Mel Parsons about The Woolshed Tour.

The Woolshed Tour gets underway in October, with Mel Parsons, and Emma Newborn and Amelia Dunbar of The Bitches’ Box, playing actual woolsheds across New Zealand’s South Island. Steve caught up with Emma and Mel to talk about woolsheds, sheep,…