Live Reviews

Eraserheads’ ‘Huling El Bimbo’ reunion: Pinoy rock vets play up punk spirit and wistful aches in epic set

The famed Filipino four-piece stuff their last reunion show in the Philippines with an 18-piece orchestra, a 31-track setlist and fireworks

Head in the Clouds Jakarta 2022 review: Asian pride shines and sizzles

Most stars stuck the landing at 88rising’s Head In The Clouds debut in Southeast Asia, though a few got torched by the sun

Maho Rasop 2022 review: Bangkok’s premier indie music festival returns in all its eclectic glory

Boasting a diverse and adventurous lineup, the Thai festival’s triumphant return daringly showcased both the brightest and underrated corners of Asian and international indie

BTS live in Busan: a dizzying celebration of a once-in-a-lifetime act

Back on stage for a dazzling one-off concert in aid of Busan’s bid for the World Expo 2030, the seven members look towards the future

(G)I-DLE live in Singapore: K-pop quintet close the curtains on a tumultuous yet triumphant era

The Star Theatre, October 1: At the final show of their ‘Just Me ( )I-DLE’ world tour, the girl group remind us of their status as one of K-pop’s greatest self-producing acts

We The Fest 2022 review: the Jakarta festival makes a safe, solid return

Predictable setlists and stellar headlining sets turn the festival's post-pandemic return into a well-balanced weekend

KCON LA 2022 review: K-pop’s powerful fourth generation carries the torch forward

The festival and convention celebrate 10 years of history by looking ahead to the future of K-pop with Stray Kids, Ateez, NCT Dream, STAYC and more

THE BOYZ live in Paris: a charming display of the boyband’s growth

In the third European stop of their world tour, they showcase all the hits from their thriving past two years

Rising in Melbourne review: artists of all stripes craft their own alluring worlds at the city’s new winter festival

The sprawling arts festival three years in the making debuts with must-see shows by Sampa the Great, Kelly Lee Owens and many more

KCON 2022 Premiere In Chicago review: a reminder of the euphoric joy song and dance can spread

A warm-up to the main KCON festival’s return this summer, rising and established acts make strong impressions on the Windy City