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Music, film and entertainment reviews from Simon Mercep and Steve McCabe — your weekly update from Auckland.
||CleanCrave! episode 59: Melissa Etheridge & Sheryl Crow, Rag n Bone Man, Early Man, A Quiet Place, The Guernsey Literary And Potato Peel Pie Society, and an interview with Penny Ashton||It’s been a busy week for Steve and Simon. Monday evening saw them both at Auckland’s Trusts Arena, where they were very impressed with Melissa Etheridge and Sheryl Crow. Steve has also seen English soul singer Rag n Bone Man,…Read more →||4/11/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 58: Ed Sheeran, Ready Player One, Mary Magdalene, Pacific Rim: Uprising, Blockers, The Death Of Stalin||Like most of the population of New Zealand, Simon’s been to see Ed Sheeran recently, as has Crave!’s regular guest reviewer Debbie, and while Debbie’s unqualified in her praise of both of the shows she went to, Simon’s only reasonably…Read mor||4/1/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 57: Lauv, Tomb Raider, Annihilation, Melissa Etheridge, Death Wish||In the latest instalment of Crave!, Steve and Simon share their thoughts on a concert that they were probably a little too old for, Lauv’s recent show at Auckland’s Powerstation. But, age notwithstanding, they were both impressed by the American…R||3/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 56: Auckland City Limits, Bruno Mars, Red Sparrow, Marlon Williams||Music to the fore this week, with Simon’s coverage of Grace Jones, Beck, and the rest of the Auckland City Limits festival, as well as our regular guest reviewer Debbie’s thoughts on the first of Bruno Mars’ four dates at…Read more →||3/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 55: Queen + Adam Lambert, Robbie Williams, Black Panther, Fifty Shades Freed, Hibiscus and Ruthless, Lady Bird||Simon and Steve have been busy this week. Following their recent meeting with Robbie Williams, Simon’s been to see him perform at Spark Arena, where just a few days later Steve caught up with Queen + Adam Lambert, and it’s…Read more →||2/18/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 54: Foo Fighters; The Stranglers; Laneway 2018; Darkest Hour; I, Tonya||Steve and Simon both find themselves slight disappointed with largely impressive musical events this week, for very different reasons. Steve just couldn’t quite engage with Dave Grohl and Foo Fighters at Mount Smart Stadium,||2/5/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 53: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri; The Post; The Shape Of Water; The Greatest Showman||Simon and Steve are back for another year of entertainment reviews and comment, starting off 2018 with a few words about the utterly superb Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri, the excellent The Post, the very good The Shape Of Water,…Read more||1/21/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 52: Paul McCartney, Cat Stevens, Sia, Star Wars: The Last Jedi, Paddington 2||Steve has had the great good fortune to be at Paul McCartney’s recent Auckland concert, while Simon enjoyed Cat Stevens’ show at Spark Arena a couple of nights earlier. Both were outstanding shows, but Steve’s a little less convinced about…Read||12/20/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 51: Harry Styles, Stevie Nicks and The Pretenders, Ocean Colour Scene, Miller, Wonder||Music is to the fore again in the latest episode of Crave!, with a review of Harry Styles’ first solo concert in Auckland from our guest reviewer Debbie, and Simon and Steve’s thoughts on the recent double-bill of The Pretenders…Read more →||12/3/2017||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanCrave! episode 50: Lorde, Justice League, Murder On The Orient Express, Bad Moms 2, Mindhunter, Marlon Williams||Simon and Steve celebrate the 50th episode of Crave! by giving Justice League the kicking they both believe it deserves. Debbie The Guest Reviewer gives a very favourable review to Lorde’s first concert at Auckland’s Powerstation,||11/19/2017||Free||View in iTunes|