Category: Live music

Bruce Springsteen — a first-timer’s thoughts

Bruce Springsteen live in Auckland

I’m not entirely sure why it’s taken me this long to see Bruce Springsteen play live. He’s 67; I’m 49 — there must have been opportunities that I’ve missed somewhere in there. But no matter — last night, at Simon‘s…

The Long Trek to Bruce: Simon interviews Bruce Springsteen fans from Luxembourg at the Christchurch concert!

Bruce Springsteen live in Christchurch

Rubbing shoulders with fellow Springsteen fans near the front of stage produces plenty of banter and comparing of Bruce stories. In 2014 at Auckland’s Mount Smart stadium I met a woman from Springsteen’s home state of New Jersey who’d seen him…

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, Christchurch, February 21

  On the day of this concert, Bruce told us, he spent some time looking around the centre of Christchurch. It was the eve of the sixth anniversary of the deadliest of Canterbury’s earthquakes, which claimed 185 lives. As he…

Crave! episode 34: The Great Wall, T2 Trainspotting, Silence, Pork Pie, Split, Fifty Shades Darker, Simple Minds & The B-52s

In a very film-heavy edition of Crave!, Simon and Steve are a little puzzled by what to make of The Great Wall, the new Matt Damon vehicle set in mediaeval China. Steve is utterly blown away by T2 Trainspotting, the sequel…

Crave! episode 33: La La Land, Hidden Figures, Manchester By The Sea, Gold, Guns N’ Roses

In the thirty-third episode of Crave!, Simon and Steve are divided in their opinions of La La Land, with Simon being rather more impressed than Steve is. But Steve’s very impressed with Hidden Figures, while Simon has a few more reservations.…

Guns N’ Roses at Western Springs Stadium, Auckland — photo gallery

Guns N’ Roses played at Auckland’s Western Springs Stadium last night, and Steve was there to shoot this rather remarkable show. And don’t miss Steve’s review of Guns N’ Roses’ first Auckland show in many years in episode 33 of…

Crave! episode 30: Ben Harper, Coldplay, The Monkees, Fantastic Beasts, The Founder

Music to the fore this week, with Steve and Simon having a thing or two to say about Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals‘ recent show at the Vector Arena here in Auckland. Steve also had the good fortune to…