Bon Iver review – gadget show becomes political and personal

Bon Iver review – gadget show becomes political and personal

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Opera House, BlackpoolPlaying to a crowd of out-of-towners, Justin Vernon’s stripped-back band mixes martial Aphex Twin electronics with their traditional melancholy It’s a decade since... Read More

LCD Soundsystem review – euphoric dancefloor pop reignited

LCD Soundsystem review – euphoric dancefloor pop reignited

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The Warehouse Project, ManchesterSix years after a farewell tour, frontman James Murphy gets back under the glitterball to revive his special brand of thunderous, emotional... Read More

Jessie Ware review – safe soul caught between candour and blandness

Jessie Ware review – safe soul caught between candour and blandness

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Islington Assembly Hall, LondonShowcasing ballads from her third album Glasshouse, the singer keeps things cool – but with a sensationally emotional closing number It’s hard... Read More

End of the Road review – irony versus revolution in majestic musical battle

End of the Road review – irony versus revolution in majestic musical battle

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Larmer Tree Gardens, DorsetFather John Misty’s show-stealing stagecraft crowned a brilliantly curated weekend of rock-adjacent acts – from Parquet Courts’ prickly postpunk to Slowdive’s shoegaze... Read More

LCD Soundsystem: American Dream review – sombre but satisfying

LCD Soundsystem: American Dream review – sombre but satisfying

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] (DFA/Columbia) The spectre of mortality stalks LCD’s comeback album but mainman James Murphy seizes the day in style LCD Soundsystem had rarely put a foot... Read More