Author: Steve McCabe

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…

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.…

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…

SIX60 Saturdays just got bigger: Drax Project, Troy Kingi and the Clutch, JessB, Maimoa and Dave Dobbyn join the bill!

DRAX PROJECT, SIR DAVE DOBBYN, TROY KINGI AND THE CLUTCH, JESSB AND MAIMOA JOIN THE BILL.  SIX60 will be the first band ever to grace the stage at New Zealand’s national stadium Eden Park on Saturday 24th April 2021.  Just announced!…

Shtisel is back fo another series–unorthodox television that’s utterly compelling.

Trying to convince my friends to watch שטיסל‎ (Shtisel) in was always going to be a bit of a tough sell—”So it’s a soap opera, but not really, and it’s set in an ultra-orthodox Haredi Jewish community in Jerusalem, and…