Live Review

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Azealia Banks Is Still Really Good Live, Sorry

The controversial rapper blew London's KOKO away last weekend, deepening her 'can you separate the art from the artist?' conundrum.
Tshepo Mokoena
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Patti Smith Is Still an Untouchable Icon

Even when she's covering U2, as she did at a London gig over the weekend.
Hannah Ewens
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Florence Welch Casts Spells on Thousands of Us at a Time

Florence and the Machine's euphoric London O2 Arena show converted the energy of 12,000 people into one cathartic (and phone-less) release.
Ryan Bassil
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The ‘Joanne’ Album Has Forever Changed Lady Gaga’s Live Show

As she kicks off her rescheduled European tour, it's clear that Gaga 1.0 is gone for good.
Hannah Ewens
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How Liam Gallagher’s Manchester Gig Cemented the City’s Solidarity

We spoke to punters in the queue before watching the show in aid of the families affected by last week's bombing.
Daniel Dylan Wray
Coachella 2017

Future and Gucci Mane Conquered Coachella Just Like They Conquered the World

The Saturday night sets from the two Atlanta legends featured special guest appearances from Drake, Diddy, Lil Yachty, and Rae Sremmurd. It looked a lot like success.
Jeff Weiss
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Maybe Lil Peep Really Is The Future of Emo

We went to his first-ever UK show on Friday and the fandom is real.
Emma Garland

Is Moodymann Dance Music's Last True Mystery?

We went to Liverpool to spend some time in the company of Detroit's prodigal son.
Angus Harrison
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Searching for Purpose: Has Justin Bieber Outgrown Himself?

Last night in London, the pop star seemed lost in a realm where it doesn't really matter what he does, because everyone will love him for it regardless.
Emma Garland

Anohni’s New Live Show Makes a Case for Hope in the Midst of ‘HOPELESSNESS’

The songwriter’s communitarian set suggests a way to carry on through the desolation of modern life.
Colin Joyce
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Justin Bieber, Jesus Christ, and the Journey: The Purpose World Tour, One Belieber at a Time

With the help of Skrillex, Diplo, and an umlaut, we've all become Beliebers. So we went to mingle and ask fans life's big questions.
Eve Barlow
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Janet Jackson’s Live Show Will Thrill Your Pants Off

Over the weekend Miss Jackson played to 17,500 adoring fans, but unlike other pop stars her show was parsed back—no costume changes, no A-list cameos, just Janet.