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Dave Grohl: The Storyteller review – rock’n’roll raconteur riffs with profanity and positivity
Nirvana and Foo Fighters man’s memoir inspires a sparkling monologue on success, suicide and scrambled-egg sarnies

Ian Gittins

28, Sep, 2021 @10:33 AM

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis review – showman regains strut in his step
Cave and Ellis’s serenely beautiful music may lack the melodrama of Bad Seeds shows but there was wit, rawness and love

Ian Gittins

05, Sep, 2021 @2:34 PM

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Tom Jones review – still displaying stunning prowess at 81
Rejecting the hits to perform recent No 1 album Surrounded by Time in full, Jones explores its cover versions with bombast, heart and wisdom

Ian Gittins

28, Jul, 2021 @10:25 AM

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UK pop pilgrimages: from Paul McCartney’s Kintyre to Giggs’s Peckham
With festivals looking thin on the ground, why not visit the places that have inspired some of our best songs and greatest bands, including Pulp, the Undertones and … Cliff Richard

Malcolm Jack, Eamonn Forde, Sam Davies, Laura Snapes, Ian Gittins, Daniel Dylan Wray

25, Jun, 2021 @9:30 AM

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Amy Winehouse, Glastonbury 2004: coaxing rainbows from the clouds
Singing the witty songs from her first album in her wildly idiosyncratic voice, Winehouse had the crowd – and the elements – utterly in thrall to her

Ian Gittins

10, Jul, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Rufus and Martha Wainwright review – quirky, magnificent festive blowout
Chrissie Hynde, Neil Tennant and Sophie Ellis-Bextor joyously topped up the Wainwright siblings’ big-hearted Christmas fundraiser, A Not So Silent Night

Ian Gittins

08, Dec, 2019 @11:36 AM

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Ronnie Wood review – Chuck Berry tribute show neither rocks nor rolls
Lulu and Imelda May bring powerhouse guest vocals but the Rolling Stone can’t match up in this mediocre homage

Ian Gittins

22, Nov, 2019 @11:12 AM

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Tricky review – a bizarre but brilliant enigma
After a year of tragedy, the spotlight-shy producer stays in the shadows during this erratic yet utterly mesmerising set

Ian Gittins

27, Oct, 2019 @12:07 PM

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Africa Express: The Circus review – Albarn's multi-artist Brexit show has stop-start feel
Some great performances - including a surprise appearance by Blur - are marred by too long watching roadies milling around

Ian Gittins

30, Mar, 2019 @11:56 AM

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Snow Patrol review – drifting along in a clinical quest for love
The band’s popularity is undiminished but listening to their precision-engineered arena rock is like drowning in candyfloss

Ian Gittins

27, Jan, 2019 @12:26 PM

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Ennio Morricone review – a rapturous farewell to the maestro
At 90, the film composer is finally retiring from live performance – but his capacity for evoking emotion with devastating simplicity endures

Ian Gittins

27, Nov, 2018 @10:45 AM

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Suede review – more stellar than ever in a tremendous primal celebration
Brooding menace and quasi-paganism replace urban sleaze as a feral Brett Anderson gives it his all in a staggering performance

Ian Gittins

14, Oct, 2018 @10:51 AM

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