Kasabian review—raucous electro bounce fills an incredibly huge concert

‘The coat comes off after three songs’ … Pizzorno on stage in Manchester. Photograph: Myles Wright/Zuma Press Wire/Rex/Shutterstock   AO Arena, Manchester As the band’s terrifying live performance’s new leader, Serge Pizzorno adds fresh funk and soft rock to the group’s signature guitar anthems   The day before Tom Meighan was found guilty of abusing his […]

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The Beatles: Revolver Special Edition (Super Deluxe) review—real-time experimental brilliance

The Beatles in Abbey Road Studios during filming of the Paperback Writer and Rain promo films. Photograph: Apple Corps   (Apple Corps Ltd/Capitol/UMe) This enlarged, remixed, and remastered CD reveals songs’ deeper meanings and transformations   It may seem as if there aren’t many more surprises to learn about The Beatles given how thoroughly their career […]

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Bon Iver review: exciting, amazing communal experience

Otherworldly electric storm …Bon Iver at Leeds First Direct Arena. Photograph: Claire Powell   First Direct Arena, Leeds Screams of joy are heard throughout Justin Vernon’s exquisite falsetto and powerful renditions of songs from “i,i” during an extremely close-knit stadium performance   Since moving to a Wisconsin log cabin to record his profoundly contemplative alt-folk debut […]

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Sugababes reunion celebrates British pop period

Originals … Mutya Buena, Siobhán Donaghy and Keisha Buchanan of Sugababes performing earlier this summer. Photograph: Ben Birchall/PA   Bristol, SWX The original three, a success at Glasto this year, performs a laser-focused set that never fails to be entertaining as they recover their close-harmonied 90s supercool reputation.   Sugababes beg the fans to chant the […]

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Robbie Williams: A survivor and national treasure

‘Now scream!’ … Robbie Williams performing at the O2, London, 9 October 2022. Photograph: David Fisher/REX/Shutterstock   London’s O2 Arena He may be approaching 50 and a family guy, but a glitter-clad woman Robbie Williams is learning that he can achieve all of his goals   You would assume Robbie Williams had something to prove based […]

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