All posts tagged live music

  • Live music
    Bon Jovi at British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park

    Yesterday, the first day of Brit...

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    Waxahatchee at Rough Trade East

    Waxahatchee appeared at Rough Trade East on 2nd July to play a free gig that was good overall but ultimately highlighted problems with the band’s music, which lacks impact when performed live. A fairly standard alternative rock act, Waxahatchee’s sound has a very certain kind of tone that seems to have its...

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    Hard Rock Calling Festival: Zac Brown Band wows the crowd at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

    Main stage acts apart from the headliner had the likes of The Alabama Shakes and Black Crowes perform throu...

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    Bruce Springsteen sizzles at Hard Rock Calling Festival in Queen Elizabeth Park

    Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band took to the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Sunday evening with a vigour that defied London’s lethargy-inducing temperatures. Springsteen was faced with an army of eager, sunburnt faces, resolute in their determination to vanquish the memory of last year’s washed-out headline set at...

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    Springsteen, Alabama Shakes and Black Crowes rock day two at Hard Rock Calling Festival

    As the gates open promptly for day two of Hard Rock Calling at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, West London winners of 2013 Hard Rock Rising Global, The Carnabys open to a mild audience for a short half-hour set to get the festivities started. Followed up by alternative rock band, Deaf Havana, the...

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    Hard Rock Calling Festival: Klaxons bring nu-rave to Queen Elizabeth Park

    Nu-Rave. Neon, glow-sticks, lycra fashion. Remember it? The music press championed the Klaxons as one of the biggest purveyors of the genre. Fast-forward a few years and the Klaxons still know how to throw a party. Slightly oddball to the day’s listings, the Klaxons play to a rammed tent at Hard Rock...

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    Hard Rock Calling Festival: Kasabian rock day one debut at Queen Elizabeth Park

    Rewind a year and Hyde Park hosted this festival, Springsteen broke the curfew and the plug was pulled on the sound. To avoid any more moments like this in 2013, Hard Rock Calling comes to east London to mark the first live music event at Queen Elizabeth Park since the 2012 Olympic...

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    Lloyd Cole at Rough Trade East

    Having released his latest album Standards on 24th June, singer-songwriter Lloyd Cole appeared at Rough Trade East to play an easygoing half-hour set.  Entering with an electric acoustic guitar, he opened up with Don’t Look Back, a song about getting older. From that point on you knew what to expect: old school...

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    Local Natives at the Roundhouse

    Two albums into their career, Local Natives prove themselves to be a band with a lot more to give. In the midst of playing a mini European tour supporting The National, the band kick-started the evening with a bang at London’s Roundhouse. Local Natives are a four-piece from Los Angeles who play...

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    Matthew Morrison at Bush Hall

    Self-proclaimed “song and dance man” Matthew Morrison paid a visit to West London’s Bush Hall to share some tunes from his recently released new record Where It All Began. As the title suggests, his second album is a celebration of this Tony award-nominated star’s affection for Broadway musicals.  From the moment he...