The Beths, Auckland Town Hall: concert review and photo gallery

“We’re The Beths, from Auckland, New Zealand,” announced Liz Stokes at least twice at last night’s Town Hall concert. It wasn’t entirely clear why she had to specify where her band are from; we’re not letting any foreigners into Aotearoa…

Dave Dobbyn at The Cauldron, Spark Arena—it’s good to be back.

When the audience at a concert are having fun, it’s a good sign. When the musicians on stage are having fun, that’s an even better one. Last night’s show at Spark Arena, then, was a very good night out. Opening…

Still With Plenty to Say – Letter To You, from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band

The message you get from Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s Letter To You is that these guys want you to know they’re still very good at what they do, they still like doing it, and, you can’t help…

Crave! talks to Emma Newborn and Mel Parsons about The Woolshed Tour.

The Woolshed Tour gets underway in October, with Mel Parsons, and Emma Newborn and Amelia Dunbar of The Bitches’ Box, playing actual woolsheds across New Zealand’s South Island. Steve caught up with Emma and Mel to talk about woolsheds, sheep,…

Win two free passes for Double from Darkfield Radio

DOUBLE is an immersive audio experience that takes place in your own home – all you need is a mobile device, headphones – and a friend. It’s online from September 1st to September 29th, and tickets are $10 from http://www.darkfield.nz/ Or…

Bill And Ted Face The Music: an appropriately long-overdue conclusion to the trilogy

Bill And Ted Face The Music opens in New Zealand later this week. But Crave!, ever at the cutting edge of film reviews, has secured an exclusive guest review from our USA corrrespondent, Kate Whitcomb. Three decades after the story…

Double, by Darkfield Radio – Fantastic sound. The story? Not so much.

This week New Zealanders get the opportunity to try a new web based entertainment experiences called Darkfield Radio.This audio only entertainment is the first to gain entry for the Venice International Film Festival. Its creators, David Rosenberg and Glen Neath,…