Category: Live music

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…

Post Modern Jukebox at the Auckland Town Hall, October 12th: Great show, not great sound

(With thanks to Chris Zwaagdyk for the concert photos) You have to say two things in the same breath about this show from Post Modern Jukebox (PMJ): first, that it was a barnstorming concert, full of energy, humour, and good…