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The Cribs

For a few minutes, as the intro tape of Joe Esposito’s ‘You’re The Best’ fades out and the crowd surges, it looks as though...

Parquet Courts

By the time Parquet Courts come onstage for their fourth-ever UK gig, the crowd have been sinking pints in The Old Blue Last for...

V Festival 2013

1. James Skelly saves the Seventies Staffordshire, Futures Stage, 4.10pm On the main stage, pop muppet Olly Murs is doing an agonising medley of ’70s funk...

Flow Festival 2013

Most festivals these days - apart from those catering for a specific audience - attempt to cover three bases. First, the heritage headliners who've...

The Horrors

An hour before The Horrors are due to headline the Y Not Festival, their show is in jeopardy. Things start looking pretty bad when...

Sziget Festival 2013

Imagine an island where anything goes. Not in a terrifying, Lord Of The Flies meets Lost way, but in a rock’n’roll, sunbathe-all-day and party-all...

Atoms For Peace

Beneath neon strip-lights set in uneven zigzags across the back of the stage, Flea, bassist from the Red Hot Chili Peppers, stalks like an...

Primal Scream

Earlier this year, Primal Scream released the most righteous sign-of-the-times album since PJ Harvey’s ‘Let England Shake’ in 2011. And even though ‘More Light’...

The Amazing Snakeheads

As Iggy Pop’s ‘Nightclubbing’ cuts out Arcade Fire on the PA, three sharply dressed men emerge from a side door and lope onto the...

Wu-Tang Clan

Last time Wu-Tang Clan played London, in June 2011, it was a cock-up. Not only did founding members Raekwon, Inspectah Deck and RZA not...
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