Amanda J. Window chats to American hip-hop/soul duo Oshun after their performance at Bluedot Festival.
Anthony Dhanendran attends a press conference with Grinderman, the new band of Nick Cave and Dirty Three and Bads Seeds violinist Warren Ellis, at which they talk about their self-titled debut album and their first ever live performance at the All Tomorrow's Parties festival
Avant-Garde in the Meadows/Live at Klangbad Festival
Dominic Simpson finds much to recommend on a new double DVD which features two films, one about the pop avant-garde music festival Klangbad curated by the German experimental group Faust and the other which captures a rare live performance by them
American folk singer-songwriter Janis Ian has just been the subject across two new reissues of three of her albums and a concert performance on 'The Old Grey Whistle Test' from the mid 1970's. Lisa Torem assesses her career at the time and both reissues
Live at the Olympic Auditorium
American punk band Suicidal Tendencies' new DVD is a concert film shot at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles shortly before the venue's closure. r. fisher discovers that, while having much to recommend it, it has many of the flaws of other live performance films
Live at Reading
Kelly Smith is impressed by the energy and force of Nirvana's new DVD, 'Live at Reading', which was filmed in 1992 at their headlining performance at the Reading Festival
Live from Austin, Texas, 10/8/2005
Malcolm Carter finds low-key singer-songwriter Amos Lee's performance totally captivating in the latest in 'Live from Austin Texas' series, which was filmed in August 2005
DVD-Dudley Moore Trio
Jazz in Oz
As well as being a comedian and actor, the late Dudley Moore was also a trained pianist and serious jazz artist. Jamie Rowland finds much to admire in a 1971 performance of his jazz trio released on DVD and filmed during their fist Australian tour
DVD : Les Claypool
The founder and lead singer/bassist of funk metal loons Primus, Les Claypool has recently released his first solo DVD which charts various shows from his recent US tour. Adrian Huggins is impressed by his incredibly diverse and unique sound and adventurous performance
With Visions of Albion and Evie Moran, Thornton Hough Social Club, Thornton Hough
Steve Kinrade at the Thornton Hough Social Club enjoys a charismatic, unforgettable performance from grassroots singer-songwriter Cal Ruddy with excellent support from Visions of Albion and Evie Moran.
Yardbirds, Grimsby, 29/9/2021
Denzil Watson at Yardbirds in Grimsby watches an emotive performance from Spear of Destiny to celebrate the 35th anniversary of their third album, 'World Service'.
Leaf, Liverpool, 5/3/2020
Richard Lewis watches Gomez lead singer Ben Ottewell turn in an excellent solo performance at Leaf in Liverpool.
Jodrell Bank, Cheshire, 18/7/2019...19/7/2019
During the first two days of the Bluedot Festival Shirley Procter attends a performance by the Halle Orchestra of classic sci-fi soundtracks and also several of its science-oriented events.
Le Vent du Nord
Cropredy, Oxfordshire, 11/8/2018
Nick Dent-Robinson enjoys French Canadian folk band Le Vent du Nord's recent performance at Fairport's Cropredy Convention.
Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival
At the third day of the Okeechobee Music and Arts Festival L.Paul Mann sees sets from among others young New Jersey singer Donna Missal, the Revivalists, Sleigh Bells and a combined performance between Usher and The Roots
Royal Concert Hall, Nottingham, 6/12/2016
Dave Goodwin enjoys a mesmerising performance at the Nottingham Royal Concert Hall from James as they tour their latest album, 'Girl at the End of the World'
Greystones, Sheffield, 30/10/2016
Nicky Crewe enjoys a fascinating evening with former Soft Boys frontman Robyn Hitchcock at a TalkingGigs show at the Greystones in Sheffield which combined conversation and performance
All Will Be Well Records
Jericho Tavern, Oxford, 13/11/2015
Owen Peters enjoys a showcase gig from new label All Will Be Well Records at the Jericho Tavern in Oxford, which featured six of their acts and included a remarkable performance from singer-songwriter Louise Petit
Cornbury Music Festival
Great Tew Park, Oxfordshire, 10/7/2015...12/7/2015
Nick Dent-Robinson is impressed by the Cornbury Festival which saw sets this year from Martha Reeves, Lulu and Tom Jones and a fantastic greatest hits performance from the Trevor Horn Band, whose members also include Lol Crème from 10CC and Stewart Copeland from the Police
Orchestra Hall, Chicago, 16/62015
Lisa Torem attends the 26th Annual Corporate Night Benefit of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra to review a special performance by Sarah McLachlan.
The Image That Made Me Weep
In 'The Image That Made Me Weep' John Clarkson reflects on a photograph of The Who taken backstage after their performance at Live Aid.
There are only a few people out there with “it” — that mystical connection to the heart and soul of music that elevates their performance to the incandescent. These select few may not be the best technicians around — they may be downright sloppy — but wha