Review round-up #2

Each week, we highlight the best reviews and live Tweets that have been added to the site – think of it as a little snap-shot of live music around the globe. Here’s this weeks offering (we aren’t biased to genre/location/size – it’s a random selection!)…

Live Tweets during concerts*:


Jimmy Eat World, Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver, Canada, 21 May 2011

Beatsteaks, King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, Glasgow, UK, 21 may 2011

Gary Numan, ASB Theatre, Aukland, New Zealand, 21 May 2011

Fucked Up, Village Underground, London, UK, 20 May 2011

Explosions in the Sky, Roundhouse, London, UK, 19 May 2011

Fleet Foxes, United Palace Theatre, New York, US, 18 May 2011

Sleigh Bells, Sound Academy, Toronto, Canada, 17 May 2011

The National, Cincinnati Music Hall, Cincinnati, US, 15 May 2011

Post-concert reviews:


Saint Etienne, Strand, Stockholm, Sweden 20 May 2011

Better than expected. Haven’t seen them before and I wanted to tick that box, but I wasn’t expecting much. I don’t think the band had counted on the reception they got. I think they were expecting to play a nice and quiet club gig but then people went crazy. We were discussing just before the show if there was anyone anywhere who counted St Etienne as their number one band of all times; apparently there are, and they were all there. Good fun! Also the hottest concert I have ever been to. Easily 35 – 40 degrees (celsius).

Rating: ★★★


White Lies, Terminal 5, New York, US, 19 May 2011

Absolutely amazing. Will definitely be going to see them again!

Rating: ★★★★★


Wiz Khalifa, O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, UK, 17 May 2011

the concert was amazing. wiz put in everything he had and the atmosphere was live plus almost everyone there had swag. best concert I’ve been to, taylor gang or die!

Rating: ★★★★★


Mogwai, Stubb’s Waller Creek Outdoor Amphitheater, Austin, US, 16 May 2011

Tremendous concert. Ears are still ringing.

Rating: ★★★★★


You can check out last weeks round-up here.

* Wait, what, how does Songkick know what people were tweeting at concerts, are you stalkers?! Not quite – if you connect your Twitter account to Songkick we’ll post your 140 characters (or less…) on the concert page by using your upcoming events calendar to search your tweets for mentions of the artists, venue, or the hashtag #songkick on the day of the concert. Try it out next time you’re at a show!


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