The most beautiful music in town—Cowboy Junkies delight Auckland

“Well, she’s got range,” I heard a woman in the row behind me at last night’s Cowboy Junkies concert remark about singer Margo Timmins as the band finished My Little Basquiat. Thing is, if you’ve only heard Sweet Jane, the…

Red Hot Chili Peppers with Post Malone at Mount Smart Stadium, Auckland—photo gallery

So good to see the big shows from the world’s best acts coming back to Aotearoa. Last night saw the return of Red Hot Chili Peppers, with Post Malone opening up for them, and Crave! was, of course, there to…

Pixies and Die! Die! Die! at Town Hall, Auckland—picture gallery

As Auckland’s live music scene comes back to life, so does Crave!’s coverage of the very best shows. And last night, it was the turn of Pixies, at Auckland’s Town Hall, with Auckland’s own Die! Die! Die! opening up the…

The Art Of Black Grace 1/5: dance, but not as we know it

The Art Of Black Grace 1/5 is a curious, creative, ingenious thing. A six-meter-high cylinder of screens fifteen meters across, it’s an art installation in itself, but also a way of showcasing Black Grace, Neil Ieremia’s acclaimed contemporary dance company.…

George Thorogood and The Destroyers: photo gallery

After a very long, very strange couple of years, live music is finally coming back, and Crave! is going to be there as your favourite artists return to the stage. Last night saw George Thorogood and The Destroyers play Auckland’s…

Don’t Look Up: so very nearly a very good film

Don’t Look Up is a very, very curious film. It’s many things, but I’m still not entirely convinced that it’s actually a good film. Adam McKay, directing a screenplay he wrote with David Sirota, has assembled a quite outstanding cast…

Money Heist, series 5 part 2: it’s over. But what a ride it was.

Less really is more, isn’t it? La Casa de Papel came out of nowhere a couple of years ago, one of the trailblazers that paved the way for growing number of non-English-language offerings on Netflix. Under the deeply uninspiring English…