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Live Review: Kanye West Wireless 2009

Just days after Blur’s triumphant Hyde Park comeback shows and you might have expected an air of hungover contemplation to settle over central London’s...

Live Review:Crystal Castles

In the wet and heavy early morning Barcelona air, a humid mist of fresh sweat and skunk smog drifts across the assembled congregation of...

Live Review:Kings Of Leon

It’s a cliché to talk about bands making arena gigs seem intimate and certainly you’d be hard-pressed to convince the people 100ft up at...

Live Review: Download Festival

Ever since the dawn of time (well, the '80's) Donington has been the spiritual home for boozed-up denim-and-leather clad clans who yearn for nothing...

Live Review:Jay Reatard

Jay Reatard must be thinking just one thing when he takes the stage in front of a sweaty, packed house this Friday night: 'It's...

Live Review: The Big Pink

We’ve had Jimi on speed-dial the whole time,” Milo Cordell confides, permanently scrawling ‘The Big Pink’ in 5-foot high letters on to the dressing...

Live Review: Jack Penate

ack Peñate looks nervous, as well he might. Having watched his first album – a cheery, chirpy, Mockney affair – arrive to somewhat less...

Live Review: Lady Sovereign

What’s up with Sov these days? After establishing herself as one of London’s premier purveyors of acerbic wit, there was a sudden series of...

Live Review: Glasvegas

Five American tours in, it’s hard to believe Glasvegas have waited this long to finally visit their half-namesake city. The black-clad Scottish foursome –...

Live Review: Gossip

"If the kids wanna come over the barrier,” a Lycra-clad Beth Ditto informs a worried-looking security guard from the stage, “Just let ’em!” To be...
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