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…

Grace Kelly, Auckland’s newest rising star

With no concerts, no shows, no films to see in the foreseeable future, Crave! will be featuring artists from around New Zealand and around the world, and we’re starting with Simon’s chat with Grace Kelly, Auckland’s rising country-music star, about…

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…