Anthony Dhanendran - Live Reviews

Del Amitri

Del Amitri - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 26/7/2018

At the Hammersmith Apollo in London Anthony Dhanendran is impressed by Del Amitri's perfectly performed 90's pop.

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite

Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite - Shepherd's Bush Empire, London, 7/4/2018

Anthony Dhanendran watches a mixed bag of a show from intriguing blues-rock duo Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite.

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry

Billy Bragg and Joe Henry - Union Chapel, London, 8/11/2016

Anthony Dhanendran watches Billy Bragg and Joe Henry play both solo and joint sets at a gig at the Union Chapel in London

Coal Porters

Coal Porters - Union Chapel, London, 16/2/2014

Anthony Dhanendran watches bluegrass outfit the Coal Porters play a gripping set at an afternoon gig at The Union Chapel in London

Glass Spider

Glass Spider - Under the Bridge, London, 17/12/2013

Anthony Dhanendran finds the reunion of the Glass Spider Band, Davie Bowie's 1987 world tour backing band, crowd-pleasing but best left in the past at a show in the strange circumstances of Under the Bridge in London

Glenn Tilbrook

Glenn Tilbrook - Blackheath Halls, London, 14/12/2013

Anthony Dhanendran watches Squeeze front man Glenn Tilbrook play an excellent set in front of a group of dedicated fans at Blackheath Halls in london

Luke Sital-Singh

Luke Sital-Singh - Tabernacle, London, 5/11/2013

Anthony Dhanendran finds much hyped New Malden-born singer-songwriter play a surprisingly unsure and disappointingly safe set at the Tabernacle in London

Rod Stewart

Rod Stewart - 02, London, 21/9/2013

Anthony Dhanendran sees Rod Stewart play an enormously entertaining and crowd-pleasing set at the O2 in London

Rolling Stones

Rolling Stones - Hyde Park, London, 6/7/2013

Despite excessive ticket and food prices, Anthony Dhanendran finds much still to admire in the Rolling Stones in the first of two shows at Hyde Park in London to conclude their 50th anniversary tour

Butcher Boy

Butcher Boy - Cecil Sharp House, London, 1/1/2012

Anthony Dhanendran sees unlikely eight-piece indie pop band Butcher Boy perform an excellent show at the Cecil Sharp House in London

Willie Nelson

Willie Nelson - Hammersmith Apollo, London, 11/6/2010

Anthony Dhanendran watches Willie Nelson play an evocative and often remarkable set in front of an exuberant audience at the Hammersmith Apollo in London

Twenty Twenty

Twenty Twenty - ULU, London, 24/2/2010

Anthony Dhanendran watches Danny and the Champions of the World, the new band of former Grand Drive front man Danny George Wilson, put on an exuberant set of alt. country at the ULU in London

Radio Dept.

Radio Dept. - Union Chapel, London, 25/1/2010

Touring for the first time under his own name and how having abanadoned his Final Fantasy moniker, Anthony Dhanendran sees violinist and keyboard player Owen Pallett play a hugely entertaiting gig at the Union Chapel in London

Darren Hayman

Darren Hayman - Lexington, London, 5/3/2009

Anthony Dhanendran watches former Hefner singer Darren Hayman, at the London Lexington to promote his new album with his current band the Secondary Modern, play a set of witty, but memorable kitchen sink pop

People in Planes

People in Planes - Water Rats, London, 5/2/2009

Despite being placed fourth on a bill and having recently lost their EMI deal , Anthony Dhanendran finds that Welsh electro rockers People in Planes still have much to shout about in a set at the Water Rat's in London


Miscellaneous - New York, 20/10/2008...25/10/2008

Over six days at New York's city-based CMJ festival, Anthony Dhanendran watches performances from acts including Jens Lekman, Dan Deacon, Emmy the Great, Jay Reatard and Litle Boots

Mj Hibbett

Mj Hibbett - Cross Kings Pub, London, 14/7/2008

MJ Hibbett's new show is an examination of rock from the point of view of a not-quite-insider. At ashow at the Cross King's pub in London, Anthony Dhanendran finds Hibbett's blend of part-comedy and part-song to be probably the best-value musical in town


Adem - Union Chapel, London, 25/8/2008

In the splendid atmosphere of London's Union Chapel Anthony Dhanedran watches former Fridge member Adem play a stunning set of both original material and also eccentric covers

Fight Like Apes

Fight Like Apes - Proud Galleries, London, 22/5/2008

At the Proud Galleries in London, Anthony Dhanendran watches Dublin indie-punks Fight Like Apes play an incoherent, but catchy and ultimately genre-defying set

Billy Bragg

Billy Bragg - Roundhouse, London, 4/3/2008

At the Roundhouse in London, Anthony Dhanendran finds that Billy Bragg has lost none of his youthful vigour or anger in an extensive set that finds him playing both recent material and looking deep back to his early roots