concert

Upcoming concerts, reviews, or iconic concert moments in music.

  • Sandy Lo
    Published 4 days ago
    Future Thieves Kills It at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall

    Future Thieves Kills It at NYC’s Rockwood Music Hall

    The Nashville-based alt-rock trio Future Thieves hit the tiny stage two at the Rockwood Music Hall under horrible red lighting, but the band still came out looking like bright, shiny pennies that make musical wishes come true.
  • Marcia Frost
    Published 8 days ago
    AJ Croce at City Winery

    AJ Croce at City Winery

    AJ Croce may not get as much publicity as his legend father, Jim, did, but he’s certainly deserving. The singer, songwriter, and pianist extraordinaire took his talents to City Winery in Chicago. It was a chance to not only see his show, but to check out this most unusual Windy City spot.
  • Joanna Brook
    Published 28 days ago
    Review: Ariana Grande at the O2 Arena, London

    Review: Ariana Grande at the O2 Arena, London

    I’m a massive Ariana Grande latecomer. For a while I was quite a pop culture snob, slating most of the top 40, reality TV, and the crappier talent shows. For context, I just started watching Keeping Up with the Kardashians two weeks ago (from the very beginning, and yes I love it), and when watching Gemma Collins: Diva Forever I have to ask my housemates for context about every 30 seconds.
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published about a month ago
    Tori Kelly—‘The Acoustic Sessions’ Tour—A Review

    Tori Kelly—‘The Acoustic Sessions’ Tour—A Review

    In my opinion, Tori Kelly is one of the most underrated artists in the music industry today. With an unmistakable voice that hits you right through the heart, she is one of the most talented artists I have ever seen. In an exclusive London show at the end of July, 890 fans filled the beautiful Islington Assembly Hall on a rainy Tuesday night. A small stage made up of mainly guitars, and an old school sofa placed at the rear, made the perfect setting for "The Acoustic Sessions." Entering the stage first, Mateus Asato, Kelly’s long-time guitarist, who picked up his Suhr and got the crowd going instantly. And then, with no introduction needed, Tori Kelly steps out with her long, blonde curls, iconic as ever, and a pale pink jumpsuit that suits her personality perfectly. Picking up her guitar, she starts the show with “Language,” a song from her new album, Inspired by True Events before slipping straight into “Nobody Love” from her debut album Unbreakable Smile—which instantly makes you realise how packed the hall is, when a sea of voices sing their hearts out alongside her.
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published 2 months ago
    Lauren Alaina - UK Tour 2019 - A Review

    Lauren Alaina - UK Tour 2019 - A Review

    Many people ask me where my love of Country music comes from. Born and bred in England, with no Country influences in my life, how did I get into it? The answer is Lauren Alaina. Back in 2011, I watched the tenth season of American Idol, purely because Jennifer Lopez joined as a judge. The final of that series included Lauren duetting with Carrie Underwood, and the series winner Scotty McCreery performing with Tim McGraw. Those two duets were the first Country songs I ever downloaded, and the rest, as they say is history.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 2 months ago
    HYUKOH at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds—Live Review

    HYUKOH at Brudenell Social Club, Leeds—Live Review

    It’s been a rapid-yet-deserved ascent to the top for the South-Korean Indie band HYUKOH. Since their debut in 2014 as part of a Hongdae music scene famous for underground, grassroots indie rock, the four-piece—Oh Hyuk (Vocal, Guitar), Im Dong-geon (Bass), Lee Inwoo (Drums), Lim Hyunjae (Guitar)—have honed and developed themselves as a band that has the potential to define a generation, and one that provides the youth of today with a voice, as well as with an outlet for their feelings to be understood. The relatability and candidness of the music is something that connects with many; a point proved firmly by the audience at the Brudenell Social Club, Leeds, this past Thursday (July 18).
  • Paul Levinson
    Published 2 months ago
    Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Prudential Center

    Jeff Lynne's ELO at the Prudential Center

    There are few groups who are almost as good as The Beatles (none are as good as them). Jeff Lynne's ELO (Electric Light Orchestra) is one of those few. Their string of hits through the 1970s into 1981—"Can't Get It Out of My Head", "Evil Woman", "Strange Magic", "Livin' Thing", "Telephone Line", "Turn to Stone", "Sweet Talkin' Woman", "Don't Bring Me Down," and "Hold On Tight" are my favorites—are every bit as a good as part of the Beatles output (e.g., "Golden Slumbers", "You Never Give Your Money," etc), and this puts ELO in the rarefied company of the Beach Boys and the Rolling Stones.
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published 2 months ago
    Ed Sheeran - Live at The Haymarket - A Review

    Ed Sheeran - Live at The Haymarket - A Review

    It's not everyday you get to see a worldwide superstar play an intimate show at one of London's oldest and most treasured theatres. Used to playing stadiums with audiences of 90,000 plus, tonight Ed Sheeran played to 850 people at Theatre Royal Haymarket. 20,000 people entered in to a lottery to win tickets for the exclusive event, all to raise money for the theatres charity 'Masterclass.' Luckily, I got one of these sought after tickets, and got to enjoy a short, but super sweet evening with Mr. Sheeran, and many excitable fans.
  • Lindsay Longacre
    Published 2 months ago
    Fallin' All in Shawn Mendes

    Fallin' All in Shawn Mendes

    There is something extremely special about seeing an artist live in concert for the first time—especially when you've been wanting to see them for a while. This was the case for me on Monday, July 8th, 2019. I saw Shawn Mendes in concert that night, and it was incredible. He was incredible.
  • Nathan Sartain
    Published 2 months ago
    NCT 127 - ‘Neo City: London - The Origin’ Live Review

    NCT 127 - ‘Neo City: London - The Origin’ Live Review

    On Sunday July 7, it had been exactly three years since NCT 127 promised to “wake up this world.” And, after a concert packed full of energy, raw talent and uncompromising craftsmanship at London’s SSE Arena, Wembley, any suggestions of delusions of grandeur have truly been cast aside. It was a night to remember and an evening that proved that the nine active members didn’t just wake the world up, but put it on notice.
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published 3 months ago
    Carrie Underwood - 'Cry Pretty' UK Tour - A Review

    Carrie Underwood - 'Cry Pretty' UK Tour - A Review

    As an English person who loves America, there is no better way to spend Independence Day than attending a Country concert. The modern day Queen of Country Music, Carrie Underwood, finished off her UK tour this week with a show at Wembley arena, an honour for many artists. The tour took has taken her all across the country, including a set on the main stage, at one of the world's most famous festivals, Glastonbury. UK Country act The Shires opened for Carrie; many were disappointed that she didn't bring over her US opening acts, girl bands Maddie & Tae, and Runaway June, but The Shires have a large following in the UK and had a good turnout despite this.
  • Leah Sherlock
    Published 3 months ago
    P!NK—'Beautiful Trauma' World Tour—A Review

    P!NK—'Beautiful Trauma' World Tour—A Review

    There are many people on my concert bucket list, and P!NK has always been right at the top. Never have I heard better things about an artists live performances, and to witness it firsthand was better than I could have ever imagined.