Live Review

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Robyn’s Big Fat Club of Palatial Tears at the Top of North London

The Swedish pop star's Alexandra Palace shows were near-perfect, the peak of what pop can do outside of an arena.
Ryan Bassil
4.17.19
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MorMor’s Psychedelic Indie-Pop Deserves Your Attention

The Toronto musician played his first sold-out London show this week, showing how outsider status can lead to beautiful art.
Tshepo Mokoena
4.5.19
Reviews

Look: I Know Nothing About Yo La Tengo But You Probably Should

Their discography is daunting, they’re for nerds, they’re for you when you’re in your late twenties, and probably will be for years in the future.
Ryan Bassil
2.20.19
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Ghetts’ Live Show Proves Why He’ll Always Be a Grime OG

He blends both parts of his legacy – from his younger days as Ghetto, to last year's 'Ghetto Gospel: The New Testament' album – with total ease.
Chanté Joseph
2.4.19
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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
1.29.19
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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
1.28.19
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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
11.23.18
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I Went on a Quest to Find the Friendliest Fans at Pitchfork Paris

I recently moved to Paris, from Dublin, and already my social circle is closing in on itself. Time to fix that, by talking to strangers at a festival.
Brian O'Flynn
11.7.18
Music

Dark Mofo’s Hymns to the Dead Was Life-Affirming

Portal, Batushka, Numenorean, Blasphemy and Spire came to Hobart for one night of crushing, life-affirming metal.
Sam West
6.22.18
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St. Vincent's Lonely Karaoke

St. Vincent’s Dark Mofo show cast ‘Masseduction’ in a new light, bringing clarity to themes she’s been exploring for her entire career.
Shaad D’Souza
6.21.18
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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
1.23.18
Fresh Island Festival 2017

Giggs’ Fresh Island Set Cemented Him As the UK’s Most Important Rap Export

Name another rapper with so many bangers that span so many years. I'll wait.
Daisy Jones
7.14.17
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