Live Reviews

Shame live in Brighton: commanding chaos, and a huge dollop of hope

June 12, Chalk: Cutting through the strangeness of a distanced room, the band give 'Drunk Tank Pink' the raucous live outing it deserves

Marina live in California: idiosyncratic pop gets lost in the desert

June 13, California desert: In a show that sometimes lacks direction, the pop icon shares little of her outsized personality

Yard Act live in Leeds: Sharp sociopolitics delivered with warm camaraderie

June 5, Brudenell Social Club: Leeds newcomers Yard Act deliver sneak peeks of their future album debut at an intimate socially-distanced show

Squid live in London: looking to the weird and wonderful future

June 5, Silver Building: In stunning and dystopian surroundings, the band road-test new music that pushes their unique sound forwards even further

Daniel Avery live in Hackney: the glorious return of clubbing… in a church

May 29, Hackney Church: Across two specifically designed shows, the techno wizard proves the transportative nature of dance music can thrive even in socially distanced environments

Goat Girl live in London: a forward-looking punk rock matinée

May 22, The Dome: Well-ironed tablecloths meet spiny post-punk as the south Londoners – with added flute, bugle, violin and keyboards – bring live music back to Tufnell Park

Twenty One Pilots live in Ohio: arena-ready spectacle on a virtual stage

May 21, Schottenstein Center: the band promise a ridiculously ambitious livestream, and deliver

Glastonbury – ‘Live At Worthy Farm’ review: a triumph despite the setbacks

Much like a night at the actual festival, this eclectic, gorgeously shot five-hour event leaves you exhausted and elated

Fat White Family live in London: long-awaited return of gigs finds the band on reflective form

May 17, The Lexington: as the beloved Islington venue reopens after fourteen difficult months, Fat White Family do the honours
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