Reviews > Events
Mike Gordon Band Gets Weird and Funky in Hollywood

The Fonda Theater has become one of LA’s top spots for national touring bands, but few acts bring in a crowd that feels like a genuine community like a Phish member can.

READ more
Jenny Lewis and the Watson Twins Honor ‘Rabbit Fur Coat’ LP with Reverent Show in LA

Jenny Lewis has come to occupy a relatively unique space bridging melodic indie rock with atmospheric psych rock.

READ more
Transatlantic Sessions 2016, Royal Festival Hall, London

A wonderfully diverse set of artists and material, including surprise appearances of Bowie and Pink Floyd songs, made this year's Transatlantic Session a joy.

READ more
The Red Hot Chili Peppers Stoke the Fire for Bernie Sanders’ Political Revolution

The band’s short but sweet 12-song set reverberated with an electrifying vibe, charged by the sense of supporting Sanders’ political revolution.

READ more
Muse Commandeer Barclays Center for Drones World Tour (Photos)

Resistance is futile. Muse's walloping Drones World Tour forces the audience to confront Big Brother.

READ more
Tradition Meets Innovation at the Fifth Annual Maqam Fest

In a city with an abundance of smartly conceived and adventurous music events, Maqam Fest stands out for its unique vision and its broad and expanding constituency.

READ more
August Wilson’s ‘Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom’ Gets a Vibrant National Theatre Revival

Charismatic performances from O-T Fagbenle and Sharon D Clarke ignite Dominic Cooke’s major revival of August Wilson’s play at the National Theatre.

READ more
Last Call at Folk City with Dominic Chianese

As the MC at New York's leading folk music venue, Chianese introduced many of the era's best-known and most influential figures.

READ more
Armed With a Slew of Hits, Billy Joel Welcomes the New Year in South Florida

Billy Joel unlocked the door to his hit factory in South Florida. His songs tonight happened to be as classic as they were dated; that is, they were both timeless and historical.

READ more
Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real + Insects vs Robots

What really puts Lukas Nelson at a higher level is how he’s just as good a soulful songwriter as he is a guitar player, a rare and special combination.

READ more
Lewis Carroll’s Alice Goes Digital in the Ambitious New Musical ‘wonder.land’

Damon Albarn and Moira Buffini’s musical is set in the contemporary world of social media, RPGs, and mean-girls, with results that veer from ingenious to awkward.

READ more
Garbage Thrills the London Crowd on Their ‘20 Years Queer Tour’

Fiery Scot Shirley Manson is still the original British grunge girl.

READ more
Dark Siren Amy Lee Electrifies the Faithful in Overdue Return to the Stage

Great rock 'n' roll never goes out of style and Amy Lee has been one of the genre’s most uniquely dynamic performers of the 21st century.

READ more
A HEALTH-y Weekend: Two Nights with the Electro-Industrial Powerhouse

HEALTH slayed their NYC audiences with massive industrial-electro bangers.

READ more
New Americana Supergroup Cooder-White-Skaggs Thrills at Carnegie Hall

The music of the newly minted supergroup often was beautiful, and always beautifully played. But it rarely broke a sweat.

READ more
The Hellcat Saints Rock the City of Angels to Benefit Cancer Fighting Charity

The members of the Hellcat Saints may be known more for their adventures on Hollywood’s dark side, but they channeled those energies in service of the forces of Light on this night.

READ more
Come Together: Barb Jungr and John McDaniel Perform the Beatles

With their beautiful and thrilling new show, Barb Jungr and John McDaniel bring fresh insights, great humour and searing passion to familiar Beatles compositions.

READ more
The Airborne Toxic Event Wrap Fall Tour with Triumphant Homecoming Show

“We’re just gonna sing songs about drugs and death,” vocalist/guitarist Mikel Jollett said with tongue only half in cheek.

READ more
A$AP Rocky + Wiz Khalifa: The O2, London

What happens when two of the most relevant hip-hop artists launch a co-headlining UK arena tour? London turns the f**k up, that’s what.

READ more
Thievery Corporation Throws Down a Global Gauntlet at the LA Greek

Thievery Corporation's ultra-eclectic mix of rock, reggae, acid jazz, dub, electronic, trip-hop, bossa nova and Indian music with frequently socio-political lyrics defies categorization and makes them one of the most original and subversive acts in music history.

READ more
More Recent Reviews
//Mixed media
//Blogs

In Defense of the Infinite Universe in 'No Man's Sky'

// Moving Pixels

"The common cries of disappointment that surround No Man’s Sky stem from the exciting idea of an infinite universe clashing with the harsh reality of an infinite universe.

READ the article