Tag Archives: Silvia Rucchin

Arctic Monkeys, O2 Arena, 29 October 2011

Five years ago, Arctic Monkeys live at the O2 Arena would have sounded bonkers to these four mates from Sheffield who were working on what is arguably the most important British debut of the last decade. Six years later, Whatever People Say I am, That’s What I’m Not is probably still the best, most-beloved and […]

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Glasvegas, Koko, 24 October 2011

You know you are part of a Glasvegas live show if you cry all your tears on over-epic rock tunes and if you manage to understand James Allan’s Scottish sense of humour. More than just a Euphoric/// Heartbreak \\\ tour, the Glaswegian quartet left plenty of space for all those old beloved tunes. But what […]

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Sharks, The Social, 31 August 2011

We still wonder whether the phrase ‘punk is not dead’ makes any sense. Who is a punk today? Supposedly a person with attitude and charisma, who breaks the rules and still listens to The Sex Pistols dreaming of an anarchist society. So Frank Turner is a punk. Green Day are punk and Lady Gaga is […]

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Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, Beirut, The Vaccines & Owen Pallett, Hyde Park, 30 June 2011

There’s a constant sense of magic surrounding Arcade Fire, as if they came from another world. A better one, where each member is capable of playing any possible instrument, where epic and dramatic songs make your blood speed through your veins and pure talent overcomes glossy appearance. A band whose musical quality is beyond comparison, […]

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Hard Rock Calling: The Killers, Kaiser Chiefs, James, Wolf Gang & Michael Kiwanuka, Hyde Park, 24 June 2011

Predictably, it started to rain in Hyde Park after six o’clock, which meant the long-awaited performances of Kaiser Chiefs and The Killers were wet through, but by no means ruined. Not even the rain refrained the two bands from delivering two memorable performances. You can always read something critical and sarcastic about The Killers. For […]

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James Blake, KOKO, 14 June 2011

When Klavierwerke was released in September 2010 the critics were anticipating a successful debut album from James Blake, and he didn’t disappoint. James is shy, cute, elegant, humble and sophisticated – just like his music. His mix of dubstep, drum and bass and R&B is probably the most original thing to have come out of […]

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Glasvegas & Kyla La Grange, Kentish Town Forum, 10 May 2011

Concern and frustration are the first words that describe Glasvegas’ poor performance at the Kentish Town Forum. Concern because of James Allan’s physical and psychological state, frustration because everyone knows how great the four-piece can be. Glasvegas was the best British debut of 2008, and was robbed of its Mercury Prize by Speech Debelle in […]

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