live music

Essays

I'm a 26-Year-Old Black Woman and I Love Dave Matthews Band

I'm not what people think of when they envision a typical fan of the band that could be considered the epitome of "white people music," and this is my story.
Char Adams
1.28.19
Pity Party

I'm Getting Old, so I Loved Robert Smith's Introspective Meltdown Festival

My inner Music Dad was delighted.
Lauren O'Neill
6.27.18
coachella 2018

The Worst People at Coachella, According to People at Coachella

We ventured into the scantily-clad wilderness to hear from festgoers themselves about whom is the one to harsh their mellow.
Andrea Domanick
4.16.18
Op-Eds

Live Shows Were Killing My Love for Music

How taking a year off from late nights, loud bands, spilled beer, and forced conversations made me a better music fan.
Chris Krovatin
1.12.18
LAS VEGAS

Concert Security Will Get Way More Intense After Vegas

The historic mass shooting is set to inspire drastic new safety measures at future concerts and festivals, security experts specializing in large-scale events told us.
Francisco Alvarado
10.3.17
Noisey News

The Day the Music Died: Chuck E. Cheese Plans to Phase out Animatronic Band

#TheChuckStopsHere
Kyle Kramer
8.18.17
we saw this

Joey Bada$$ Celebrated the Anniversary of '1999' with Shows in Three Cities

The rapper looks back on the mixtape that jumpstarted his career with a mini-tour that stopped in London, New York, and LA.
Noisey Staff
6.28.17
Internet Videos Of Particular Importance

Has FKA twigs Created the Boldest Live Show in the World Right Now?

Seriously, watch this from beginning to end.
Daisy Jones
8.31.16
Photo

Photos That Prove Punk Didn't Die in the 80s

'Still Screaming' is a traveling photography exhibition showing rare and unseen images of seminal punk bands from the late 80s onward.
Mark Beemer
8.25.16
we saw this

We Saw Bon Iver Debut the New Record '22, A Million' with a Bunch of Wet Wisconsinites

Justin Vernon and company played the new record at his music festival Eaux Claires in the north woods. Mother Nature was even in attendance.
Katie Bain
8.13.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Finally You Can Listen to the 'Game of Thrones' Music Without Watching the Show

The global fantasy phenomenon isn't satisfied with conquering cable TV—it's coming for your concert halls, too.
Larry Fitzmaurice
8.9.16
sxsw 2016

The Best Shit We Saw at SXSW 2016

A week in Texas that featured tacos and margs and hoverboards and networking and, most importantly, music.
Noisey Staff
3.21.16
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