Meet the ‘Gig Slut’, a 74-Year-Old Who Just Loves Live Music
Roger Mairlot spends his retirement zig-zagging across London for shows. In the process, he's become the stuff of music legend.
Why Do Live Music Audiences Suck Right Now?
Unhinged behaviour is everywhere, and that includes screaming “mommy” mid-song and demanding musicians take a BeReal.
Photos of the Best Fits at Yung Lean’s London Show
The Stockholm rapper played a sold-out show in Brixton on Tuesday night. Here's what everyone was wearing in the queue.
We Asked PC Music Fans: Is Hyperpop Dead?
“It better not be dead. I took a 12-hour flight to be here right now.”
Here’s Why No One Can Afford Concert Tickets Right Now
Inflation and COVID-19 are teaming up to give companies like Live Nation and Ticketmaster free rein to hike prices, while small venues continue to struggle.
Musicians Are Begging You to Keep Wearing Masks at Shows
Cassandra Jenkins, Ivy Sole, and other artists told VICE that COVID-19 risks are threatening their livelihood, safety, and mental health.
COVID-19 Will Definitely Be at Music Festivals This Year
This is the reality of live music in a pandemic. Full vaccination is the best way to protect yourself and others.
Did the Download Festival Pilot Actually Work?
The test event has to potential to decide the fate of the live music industry.
Will You Need to Prove You’re Vaccinated to Go to Shows This Year?
Despite rampant misinformation, there’s not going to be a federal vaccine passport. But you should still get your shot.
Independent Venues Can’t Hold On Much Longer For Federal Relief
On the day businesses could apply for $16.25 billion in Save Our Stages Act grants, the system glitched. They're still waiting for aid.
Live Music Should Be More Accessible For Disabled Fans
Disabled and high-risk people want transparency, safety, and an option for livestreams when concerts come back.
So You've Moved in Next to a Noisy Venue. What Now?
Here are some practical solutions that don’t involve grassing to the council and enabling the destruction of the UK’s vulnerable nightlife industry.