Category: Live music

Support NZ Musicians: The Lockdown Live Sessions

Lockdown Live

‘Lockdown Live’ – a new weekly live streaming initiative to support emerging New Zealand musicians – will be launched next Wednesday, April 8. The ‘Lockdown Live’ line-up will be curated by NicNaK Media and each Wednesday night, three local acts will perform live via Instagram from 8pm to 8:30pm. The…

Crave! episode 95: Alien Weaponry, The Book of Mormon, Bombshell, The Personal History Of David Copperfield, Emma, and a few thoughts about what’s next.

In what could be the last episode of Crave! to fully feature live entertainment for quite some time, Simon and Steve share a few thoughts about what lies ahead. But in more positive thoughts, Steve has a lot of good…

Aotearoa Rock: Alien Weaponry at the Auckland Town Hall, Saturday 29th February 2020

REVIEW BY SIMON MERCEP PHOTOS BY LEAH VICTORIA Alien Weaponry assail your ears and rattle your bones. The heavy metal three piece from Waipu in Northland returned to Auckland at the weekend, and in front of a joyous stomping crowd…

Crave! episode 94: Elton John, Parasite, Queen, La Belle Epoque, Birds Of Prey

Simon and Steve were very fortunate to be at the first scheduled Elton John concert in Auckland this weekend, because it turned out to be his last at Mount Smart Stadium, Elton having abandoned the show almost two hours in.…

ROCK TIL YOU DROP: Elton John at Mt Smart Stadium, Auckland, Sunday February 16, 2020

“I can’t sing. I just completely lost my voice. I gotta go. I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry” With those words Sir Elton John rose to his feet, about two thirds of the way through his first of three planned…

Queen + Adam Lambert at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland: the music keeps itself alive

He’s a lucky man, is Adam Lambert. A runner-up in a telly talent show, he’s now fronting one of the biggest stadium shows in the world. And that quite astonishing climb is, well, somewhat deserved, and last night’s Queen +…

Crave! episode 93: Laneway 2020, Bastille, Richard Jewell, Like A Boss, Underwater

Music leads this week. Steve’s been busy at Laneway 2020 enjoying most, but not all, of the music on offer, while Debbie, our Intrepid Guest Reviewer, has a lot of positive things to say about Bastille. In movie news, the…

Win two free tickets to see Whitesnake and Scorpions in Auckland!

German icons SCORPIONS return to New Zealand in 2020 with WHITESNAKE, the legendary rock’n’roll band founded and formed by former Deep Purple singer and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer David Coverdale, for a double headline show at Spark Arena on Thursday, February 27,…

Crave! episode 91: Knives Out, The Irishman, Carly Rae Jepsen, Lauv, and Khalid

Knives Out is the new Daniel Craig black comedy-thriller, and it’s delighted both Steve and Simon, who also have a few thoughts about where the first official trailer for what’s likely to be Craig’s last Bond outing, No Time To…