Live Review

6.17.19

This Is Not a Spice Girls 2019 Tour Thinkpiece

Imagine 90,000 raucous seven-year-old fans, except they're adults now and can drink wine and stay up late.

4.17.19

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.

4.5.19

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.

2.20.19

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.

2.4.19

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.

1.29.19

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.

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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.

11.23.18

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.

11.7.18

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.

6.22.18

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.

6.21.18

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.

1.23.18

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.

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