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Arcade Fire

“For all those people who felt uncomfortable dressing up,” says Win Butler in his fancy trousers and jazzy jacket, “I’m not sorry.” Arcade Fire...

Mac DeMarco

Absence makes the heart grow fonder. We haven’t seen Mac DeMarco on these shores since he played The Garage back in May, and he...

MIA

On the same day that MIA's rabidly anticipated new album ‘Matangi’ is released, the rapper chooses an unusual act to introduce her Terminal 5...

The Orwells

“Where are your fucking parents?” yells a strip-club bouncer in the direction of an oblivious Mario Cuomo as The Orwells’ frontman staggers down New...

City Of Stars

At a time when Britain and America's major festivals are becoming ever more homogenised, corporatised and sanitised, it's good to know that there's still...

Manic Street Preachers

That James Dean Bradfield used to holiday as a kid in the Welsh village of Portmeirion adds to the sentimentality of Manic Street Preachers...

Anna Calvi

As the rumbles of set opener 'Suzanne & I' boom around the walls of Wilton's, the coloured stage lights flash onto a backdrop showing...

Arctic Monkeys

Standing tall onstage at the Roundhouse, Alex Turner pauses during second track 'Brianstorm', clasps his hand to his ear and bellows: "We are Arctic...

Wretch 32

What makes a small show great? It's not just about seeing the sweat dripping from whoever's onstage, it's about closeness, too. Those moments where...

Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe's got her work cut out tonight. Half the crowd's only coming for Nile Rodgers & Chic's headline set, and those who have...
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