The Hold Steady // Live Review

the best part of a decade I abstained from seeing the Hold Steady felt worth the wait for this drunken one night stand.

Joanna Gruesome // Live Review

Having rip-roaring bands like those at Power Lunches in the world seems more important than ever.

Godspeed You! Black Emperor // Live Review

Drums hammer, violins sear and guitars melt and forge riffs akin to molten steel.

Sunflower Bean // Live Review

By the opening strains of ‘The Stalker’ it’s pretty evident that the hype for their live show doesn’t need any justification.

Bachar Mar-Khalifé // Live Review

A night whose rousing musical rendering of identity, anger, passion and lust, of what it is to be human, had seldom felt more necessary.

Dream Wife // Live Review

It's their strong DIY ethos and killer pop hooks that really hit the sweet spot.
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Car Seat Headrest // Live

There's a breadth and depth to what Car Seat Headrest do that's head and shoulders above anyone else doing "emo" in 2016

The Bronx // Live Review

The Bronx don’t do off-nights, but right now they’re on blistering form.

Husky Loops – Husky Loops // EP Review

It’s a tricky task to pin Husky Loops down. One thing’s for sure: they’re not going to be shining any light into their darkness anytime soon.

Girlpool // Live Review

The LA-based DIY punk duo have brought their acclaimed sophomore album Powerplant to the Village Underground, and seem louder than ever.

Ben UFO // Live Review

XOYO continues its tradition of vital residencies.

Plastic Mermaids // Live Review

Plastic Mermaids, from the Isle of Wight, have steadily built a rare and glittering world that stretches far beyond their island vistas, one that's gravitational pull is irresistible. We went to see them live at The Lexington last week. 

Mac DeMarco… Will See You Now // Live Review

Mac DeMarco and Bird On The Wire curated a day of music, rides and festivities in Margate. We headed down to the seaside-town to join the fun.

DjRUM // Live Review

For his live performance at Queen Elizabeth Hall last Sunday, Djrum leant into the blissful and delicate sides to his greatly expansive sound.  As last...

Zola Jesus // Live Review

Taking her through this journey, JG Thirlwell and a string quartet, playing on a bare stage, making the most of the cosy and intimate setting.

Stephen Malkmus // Live Review

You’ve got to feel for Malkmus a bit; he knows what we want, we want the songs that rhyme “venison” and “Tennyson”

Paloma Faith // Live Review

At her powerful Roundhouse performance, Paloma Faith looks despair in the 
face, yet survives by throwing optimistic pleasure at it

Fang Island // Live Review

while neither Fang Island nor Adebisi Shank really go off this evening, that doesn’t stop them threatening greatness.

Ben Frost // Live Review

More than just a gig, Ben Frost’s set tonight is an auditory, physical experience; uncompromising and unforgettable.

Interpol // Live Review

Over-all this evening I experienced all the emotions you do when seeing a great band live; joy, excitement, melancholy and sadness.

Rolo Tomassi // Live Review

It is the sound of Rolo Tomassi’s evolving sound, and a declaration that the band’s best material may still be yet to come.

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