Category: Live music

Crave! episode 48: Star Trek Discovery, Westworld, Blade Runner 2049, Adam Ant, The Girl Who Takes An Eye For An Eye, Skyscraper Stan

Simon and Steve are back from a couple of weeks away, but they’ve been busy catching up on TV, books and music. Star Trek: Discovery, the latest chapter in the astonishingly long-running Star Trek universe, is proving to be popular,…

Adam Ant: still the King of the Wild Frontier

Stuart Goddard has no intention of going old gracefully. At 62, Goddard, better known to the world as Adam Ant, has had to decide if he’s going to plough the easy, but boring, legacy-act furrow, and smartly, he’s chosen not…

The Vamps at the Powerstation, Auckland — a sweet but very, very short show

Brad Simpson can’t help being pretty. But pretty he clearly is, and as a result he and The Vamps, the band he’s been fronting since their formation in 2011, have struggled to escape the label of “boy band” for much…

Sia announces talent-packed line-up for her Mt Smart Stadium show

She needs no introduction – and nor do the acts that Sia has revealed she will be sharing the stage with when she plays her first-ever New Zealand concert. In her only live dates for 2017, Sia is bringing her…

Crave! episode 047: Midnight Oil, IT, Victoria & Abdul

The highlight of Steve and Simon’s week has definitely been the return, after more than ten years, of Midnight Oil to New Zealand; it certainly wasn’t the rather disappointing return to the screen, after a quarter-century, of Pennywise the Clown…

Midnight Oil: Still Burning Bright

The Oils still have plenty of fire in their bellies. The veteran Aussie band brought their passion, musicianship, stagecraft and energy to Auckland’s Spark Arena last night, producing a powerhouse show in front of a packed audience. The band swept…

Crave! episode 46: American Made, The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Ariana Grande, The Defenders (again)

Tom Cruise’s latest vehicle is an aeroplane in American Made, a film that’s entertained both Steve and Simon this week, but while they’ve been entertained by The Hitman’s Bodyguard, Samuel L Jackson and Ryan Reynolds’ new buddy-movie, road-movie, bang-smash-shoot-splat-fest, it’s…