Imagine 90,000 raucous seven-year-old fans, except they're adults now and can drink wine and stay up late.
The Swedish pop star's Alexandra Palace shows were near-perfect, the peak of what pop can do outside of an arena.
The Toronto musician played his first sold-out London show this week, showing how outsider status can lead to beautiful art.
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.
The controversial rapper blew London's KOKO away last weekend, deepening her 'can you separate the art from the artist?' conundrum.
Even when she's covering U2, as she did at a London gig over the weekend.
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.
For fans of the Korean boyband, like myself, their "love yourself" mantra swells in size in a live setting like London's O2 Arena.
Øya in Oslo was the antidote to a summer of messy live experiences, and a perfect place to stumble across Norwegian acts.
At Visa For Music in Rabat, Morocco, it's best not to get caught up in phrasing. The music is too good.
Alejandro Ghersi's headline London was a vivid realisation of his intimate new album.
They decapitated a giant robotic Barack Obama, made Hillary and The Donald fight to the death, and covered the crowd in pink fluids. Just another live set from the Virginian metal band.