Live Reviews

1.30.19

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.

1.28.19

Patti Smith Is Still an Untouchable Icon

Even when she's covering U2, as she did at a London gig over the weekend.

11.12.18

H.E.R. Wants to Be Both Successful and an Enigma

At a recent Apple Music 'Up Next' show, the 21-year-old R&B artist toed the line between her near-anonymity and snippets of her 'true' identity.

10.11.18

BTS’ Live Show Is a Glowing, Self-Affirming Safe Haven

For fans of the Korean boyband, like myself, their "love yourself" mantra swells in size in a live setting like London's O2 Arena.

5.3.17

Arca's Roundhouse Show Was a Victory for Fearless Self-Expression

Alejandro Ghersi's headline London was a vivid realisation of his intimate new album.

6.10.16

I Sent My Girlfriend's Mother to Review a Canadian EDM Festival

Spoiler alert: her recap includes inflatable dolphins, security selfies, and Top 40 DJ slander.

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6.8.16

I Sent My Girlfriend's Mother to Review a Canadian EDM Festival

Spoiler alert: her recap includes inflatable dolphins, security selfies, and Top 40 DJ slander.

5.7.16

Skepta Brought the UK Underground to Toronto

The ambassador of grime returned to the 6 along with friends and mosh pits.

5.5.16

Mothers Took Us to Noise Nirvana For Their Toronto Show

The Georgia four-piece dropped the equivalent of proggy-math mic drop for their CMW set.

10.25.15

Not Dead Yet Night 3 Was All Kills, No Fills

Day 3 of the Toronto punk and hardcore festival got intense fast and never let up.

10.24.15

Not Dead Yet Night 2 Brought More Bands and More Intensity

Texas and Pittsburgh bands showed out at the Toronto punk rock festival.

10.23.15

Not Dead Yet Served Unrestrained Joy On Its First Night

The Toronto punk festival's 2015 edition has begun and we were there to cover it.

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