Live Reviews

London W1 Criterion Theatre

Will the real Astrid please make herself known? For most of this gig, the ex-Goya Dress singer seems to be suffering from a personality...

London South Bank Royal Festival Hall

Take heart, victims of corporate cutbacks: don't apply for that cleaning job at the Record & Tape Exchange just yet. For here are Rialto...

London King’s Cross Water Rats

AT LEAST THEY'VE ADMITTED WHO they are this time. For their debut album, 'Down By The Old Mainstream', American power-pop all-stars Golden Smog were...

Bristol Colston Hall

THAT SQUAREPUSHER, HE'S crazy. Mates with Aphex Twin, big bushy beard, splenetic bass guitar workouts - he's got a screw loose, right? Right? Poor...

Edinburgh La Belle Angele

Enter bretheren of the night. Close the door behind you tight while Belial's hellhounds, with cruel might, eviscerate pure virgins white. Tch, just another...

London Camden Jazz Cafe

CONTRARY TO POPULAR OPINION, not every version of the American Dream revolves around attaining planet-flattening power, huge embezzled wealth and a line of willing...

Wolverhampton Wulfrun Hall

Funny. No-one onstage throws gang signs. Nobody yells "Weeesssstside" or talks about their hellish life with a liberal use of swearwords and racial epithets....

London Camden Palace

Well, he hasn't dressed down for the occasion. Such has been Neil Hannon's recent desire to distance himself from his overweening fop persona, you...

Aberdeen Works

As XFM falls, record sales slump and tumbleweed skitters through the offices of A&ampM, somewhere, a wee girl dressed in tight lime-green Lycra is...

New York Beacon Theatre

It's only a temporary glitch, but the shields are down for just long enough. Long enough for us to witness a different, altogether more...
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