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Live Review: Johnny Foreigner at The...

Review by Nick Tompkins It’s Friday night in Canterbury, and tonight Birmingham indie rock quartet Johnny Foreigner will...

Live Review: Clean Bandit at The Laundry

Review by Tom Wood The London Olympics, a royal wedding, and another Sean Bean divorce; it’s been a long five years of...

Live Review: Royal Blood - The Forum,...

Review by Daniel Phillip Neale.                          ...

Live Review: The Wytches at Tunbridge...

Written by Nick Tompkins. Tonight, Tunbridge Wells Forum plays host to The Wytches, still celebrating their signing to Heavenly...

Live Review: The Strypes live at Brighton...

The Strypes at Brighton’s Concorde 2 12th February 2014 Cavan, Ireland’s garage rock foursome The Strypes perform...

Live Review: Anna Calvi at Troxy

Even more striking than the candle-lit smokey imagery of the Anna Calvi stage set-up is the sound that erupts from both her...

Live Review: Nordicana festival

It was a chilly Saturday morning in February, but the queue of people snaking around from the entrance of the Old Truman...

Live Review: Slaves at The Forum,...

Slaves live at The Forum, Tunbridge Wells: Friday, January 31st 2014 We headed down to The Forum, Tunbridge Wells to see what...

Live Review: The 1975 at Brixton Academy,...

If we said that "2013 was a good year for The 1975" we'd be telling the truth in the most understated manner...

Live Review: Unlabel Christmas Party...

Review by James Beeson Since being named NME’s Best Small Venue of 2012, The Tunbridge Wells Forum has been able to...

Live Review: Arcade Fire Blackpool -...

When Arcade Fire (maskerading as tribute band The Reflektors) anounced the last date in their album warm up tour I think even...

Live Review: Brother and Bones at The...

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Live Review: Banks at Shoreditch Town...

Banks' first show in London sold out in minutes. There's a list of people as long as Ron Jeremy's beef who have...

Live Review: Arctic Monkeys at Earls Court

So, who's that band there? It’s a question that surely needs no answering in the Autumn of 2013, as Arctic...

Live Review: The Fresh Dixie Project and...

Photos by Simon Rose This one could go either way. It's a free gig organised by Eagle Radio, a Surrey+Hampshire based...

Live Review: Tribes and New City Kings

Tribes pared down for an acoustic set whilst New City Kings rolled into town for the latest gig in Durex’s...

Live Review: 1975 in Brighton

The 1975 – Concorde 2 by Jake Sayer   Whether being called Talkhouse, The Slowdown, Bigsleep or Drive Like I Do,...

Live Review: Tinie Tempah at the iTunes...

Many struggle to embrace the circular nature of The Roundhouse. Whether you’ve leant back in the comfort of your own home...

Live Review: Katy Perry at iTunes Festival

A jam-packed month of giant stars playing relatively intimate gigs in Camden's Roundhouse is coming to a close. Confetti of...

Live Review: Justin Timberlake iTunes...

Despite shimmying our way around some dance floors in the mid-noughties, we’d hardly describe ourselves as huge Justin...

Live Review: Pixies at the iTunes...

Pixies - Live at the iTunes Festival review ‘Debaser’ wasn’t played. ‘Gigantic’, fittingly,...

Live Review: Festival Number 6 2013

Festival Number 6 2013 - Live Review Photos by TUSK JOURNAL. You can’t help but feel a hedonistic guilt after traipsing...

Live Review: Dexys at Bestival 2013

Dexys review - Bestival 2013 Kevin Rowland brought his Dexys troupe to Bestival for an unusual type of festival appearance on...

Live Review: Franz Ferdinand At Bestival

Franz Ferdinand are back. They have a new record and they have their dancing shoes on. Saturday night was their opportunity to...

Live Review: The Knife at Bestival 2013

The Knife at Bestival 2013: Review   With Shaking The Habitual, The Knife created a subterranean record with a...

Live Review: Johnny Marr at Bestival 2013

Johnny Marr at Bestival 2013 Johnny Marr review - Bestival 2013 It is easy to run out of superlatives for Johnny Marr. For all...

Live Review: Fatboy Slim at Bestival 2013

  Fatboy Slim review - Bestival 2013 Blowing out candles and metaphorically blowing a fond kiss to the festival he helped...

Live Review: Drenge at Bestival 2013

Drenge review - Bestival 2013 For a relatively short set, this is a performance besieged by problems. For those expecting...

Live Review: Wu Tang Clan at Bestival 2013

Bestival 2013 review Wu Tang Clan Photo by Victor Frankowski “How many of you have been with the Wu Tang clan since...

Live Review: In The Woods Festival

IN THE WOODS FESTIVAL 2013 By Kate Prendergast In the Woods Festival 2013 lived up to its name as it took place at a secret...

Live Review: Bush and McCluskey at Galtres

Two guys, two guitars, and two stories of the ups of downs of love lives. Sounds like it could be cheesy right? Not one bit!...

Live Review: Miss 600 at Galtres Festival

These guys were so catchy! We made our way across the whole festival site because we could hear the uber attention grabbing...

Live Review: The Black Delta Movement at...

We were intrigued by these guys the moment we saw comparisons to the likes of Tame Impala and BRMC. The Black Delta Movement...

Live Review: Gilmore and Roberts at...

We'd heard some good vibes about these two on the folk circuit and to be honest we had high expectations. Recently...

Live Review: Maximo Park at Galtres Festival

Having waited through the down pours of the day tit's more than fair to say we were looking forward to Maximo Park's...

Live Review: Honeytone Cody at Galtres

Hearing these guys soundcheck made us instantly sit up and take notice – and we were not disappointed by the set....

Live Review: Fast Track to Galtres Winners

Our Fast track competition saw some amazing talent this year and we were really excited to see our winners perform at Galtres...

Live Review: Fantasy Weekender

Words by Bethany Roberts Craig Charles and the mighty Soultrain gang rolled into legendary Bristol venue Motion on the Bank...

Live Review: Joel Baker at Reading Festival

Young man walking out onto the Introducing stage with an acoustic guitar and a slight scowl, after we are told he's from...

Live Review: Drenge at Reading Festival

It's raining outside, and a packed tent of people would rather be in here getting Drenge-d than outside getting drenched....

Live Review: Ghostpoet at Reading Festival

After impressing us on his tour a few months back we were keen to see Mercury nominated Ghostpoet once again to see how his...

Live Review: Action Bronson at Reading...

A great chunky presence is stood to the side of the stage. Broad chested, generously bearded, and nodding his head along to...

Live Review: Tribes at Reading Festival

There are moments when bits of Tribes' sound feels as if you're watching The Cure after injecting some hard ice-cream...

Live Review: AlunaGeorge at Reading Festival

It's a first trip to the festival for George Reid and Aluna Francis. Anticipation is high to see what one of the most hotly...

Live Review: Eminem at Reading Festival

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Live Review: The 1975 at Reading Festival...

Because once isn't enough, Reading Festival got a double helping of The 1975 on Saturday. First they were on the BBC...

Live Review: System of a Down at Reading...

Out they stroll, glorious comic book rock figures with beards and wide eyes. They gently strum into the giant 'Aerials'...

Live Review: Benin City at Reading Festival

Well, the prize for 'Best Dressed' has been settled. The three of them have these matching spotted suits, with the...

Live Review: Palm Reader at Reading Festival

Relatively local boys Palm Reader were second on the bill in the Lock Up tent. If hungover campers wanted to be soothed into...

Live Review: Dry The River at Reading...

Dry The River stride out onto the stage dressed all in black, like Marcus Mumford's edgier brothers.  A half-full tent...

Live Review: Strawberry Fields Festival

Strawberry fields, what a great little festival you are! After battling with the wind to put up the tent and realising we'd...

Live Review: One Love Festival 2013

One Love Festival 2013 Review Written by Sally Bevers and Sam Bradley For a festival with just two fields – one for...

Live Review: Beacons Festival - Sunday

As we wake up on Sunday, the sun is beaming down and gives everyone a welcome break from the rain, not that it was dampening...

Live Review: Review: Beacons Festival -...

You could be forgiven for thinking that the excursions of the previous night and the fact that we wake up to the sound of...

Live Review: Beacons Festival - Friday

After battling dreaded Friday evening traffic, I fall in love with Beacons festival before I’m even on site.  Set in...

Live Review: Green Man Festival - Sunday:...

Green Man is a festival built on a foundation of folk music, innovation, independence and holistic weirdness; Sunday felt very...

Live Review: Just James - Interview from...

Just James - Review and Interview by Selina Clark Right from the moment these guys stepped onto the stage you could tell they...

Live Review: Green Man Festival -...

A flurry of spits to the shell of our tent, absent-minded conversations through a dry mouth; Saturday Morning felt like the...

Live Review: Green Man Festival - Friday:...

Like a buxom broad, it's hard to look past Green Man Festival's striking beauty. An ivy-strained Walled Garden, the...

Live Review: The 1975 - New Slang

Last night we travelled to McCluskey's nightclub, Kingston for it's fast becoming famous Thursday night 'New...

Live Review: Benicassim main stage review...

Reviewed by the intrepid explorer, David Court   The funny thing about Day 1 of Benicassim is that there is so much built...

Live Review: The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park

The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park, show number 2, and last show of the 50 and Counting Tour - wow. We sent our reviewer Tom Court...

Live Review: Iggy Azalea HP Connected...

HP Connected Music continued their series of exclusive concerts last Tuesday with the bubbling ambitions of...

Live Review: Ben Caplan at Kew Gardens

With the sun beaming down on Kew Gardens, Ben Caplan confidently strides onto the stage just a couple of days after his success...

Live Review: Fast Track to Benicassim...

*This was selected as one of Supajam's best bits of 2013, either by being the most read, specially chosen by our staff, or...

Live Review: Ghostpoet at The Boileroom,...

If someone isn't into Ghostpoet, they may be confused as to why someone would choose to listen to him. It's a dark,...

Live Review: Kingsfoil at 3Sixty, Reading

Kingsfoil's UK tour swings into 3Sixty at Reading's students union. Apparently, Friday night isn't one of the...

Live Review: Mallory Knox at Takedown...

Sleeveless member count: 0/5 The main stage at Takedown is stupidly hot. A giant fan at the back of the room makes little...

Live Review: Subsource at Takedown Festival

Sleeveless member count: 2/4 A dedicated few have packed onto the barrier and are already throwing out shapes before all of...

Live Review: We Butter The Bread With...

Sleeveless member count: 0/4 Stop. Admire that name. Now continue. A circle pit has begun in the bowels of the Monster Stage...

Live Review: The Hype Theory at Takedown...

Sleeveless member count: 2.5/5 We have a code here. When writing about female musicians, or bands with females in, you try not...

Live Review: We Are Fiction at Takedown...

Sleeveless member count: 0.5/5 (One of them had a sleeveless top, but was wearing a shirt over it. So half a point.) Firstly, I...

Live Review: Hey Vanity at Takedown Festival

Sleeveless member count: 0/4 A poor turn-out on the sleeveless member front is made up by the fact that one of Hey Vanity has...

Live Review: A Tale of Two Cities at...

First band on any of the stages are Bristol's A Tale of Two Cities. Two of them have sleeveless tops, and this makes us...

Live Review: Meat Loaf at The O2, London

In Meat Loaf's second song 'Life Is A Lemon And I Want My Money Back' he is already keeling over and struggling to...

Live Review: Ellie Goulding, Bush Hall

  On a damp spring evening, I took to the concealed four walls of Bush Hall to discover HP Connected’s secret show...

Live Review: Berlin Unhinged Festival in...

Unhinged is an independent institution from Berlin that has tirelessly worked on the principle of binding late-night clubbing...

Live Review: Modestep Thekla Bristol -...

Modestep @ Thekla, Bristol 7th Feb   Jesus Christ. I am deep in the belly of an old boat, And I want to cut my fucking...

Live Review: The Pictish Trail feat....

South Street in Reading is an arts centre that I really hope is frequented often by the locals. It's the sort of small...

Live Review: Trojan Sound System

Jungle versus Reggae was brought to Blue Mountain Club on Stokes Croft by Trojan Sounds and stellar ethical clothing company...

Live Review: Temples at Shacklewell Arms

Friday night in the Shacklewell Arms is usually busy but tonight it is rammed. Getting into the evenings free Temples show is a...

Live Review: Skip and Die at Cargo

The lone sitar and precussive onslaught of ‘Jungle Riot’ opens up Dutch / South African band Skip & Die’s...

Live Review: Crystal Castles Brixton...

Tonight’s Crystal Castles show ends with Alice Glass sobbing into the microphone. It’s a weird end to an intense...

Live Review: Liars live at The Rainbow...

The Rainbow Warehouse has an extraordinary, degenerative disposition. A gargantuan pitch-black space, divided by temporary...

Live Review: The Dollyrots at Mandela...

It’s been just under two years since the three piece 'post-pop punk' band The Dollyrots smashed a Northern Irish...

Live Review: Family Of The Year at Hoxton...

Family Of The Year embody California. They possess a sweet harmonious core that is lavished in twee decoration, yet their songs...

Live Review: Labrinth at G-Fest

Songwriter, Producer, Performer. Labrinth seems to have many labels to his name and we were intrigued to know what his live...

Live Review: Skittles at G-Fest

  When someone mentions the word Skittles we automatically think of brightly coloured scrummy sweeties or bowling! We...

Live Review: The Charlatans Live at...

Though the curtain had been called on Strawberry Fields Festival 2012, everybody knew that The Charlatans were ready to give it...

Live Review: Kyla La Grange And Young...

I’m sat in the press office, backstage, at Strawberry Fields Festival 2012. Harrowed by a hangover, I took to watching...