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Concert Review

  1. baby shark
    What Do They Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do-Do at Baby Shark Live?On tour, two minutes of song become 80 minutes of kid bliss.
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    The Rolling Stones Live: So Much More Than the Greatest HitsInside the stadium, concerns about Jagger’s health quickly evaporated. The 76-year-old never missed a step, a hop, or a shake.
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    Björk’s Cornucopia Concert Is the Wildest Visual Display That I’ve Ever SeenIt’s fitting for a catalogue that doesn’t much sound like anything else to generate a live show that doesn’t look like anything else.
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    Jay-Z Continues to Lay Out the Blueprint for How to Age in Rap With B-Sides 2As Jay told the crowd, he can’t help it if his B sides are A sides.
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    Ariana Grande’s Coachella Set Made It Even Harder to Come for Her CrownGrande needn’t be framed as Beychella’s successor. That’s impossible. Instead, Arichella was a force in its own right.
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    A Star Is Born Again: Lady Gaga’s Vegas Residency DazzlesShe was born to perform at this scale.
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    Drake’s New Tour Is Worth Seeing for the Stage AloneIt carries on the creative innovation set forth by Kanye’s Saint Pablo tour.
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    Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run Tour II Makes Marriage Look Like Performance ArtPop’s First Family want you to believe their love is real, but what’s real anyway?
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    Don’t Underestimate G-EazyG-Eazy shows off his strengths, while embracing his limits, at Radio City Music Hall.
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    Kendrick Lamar Earns His Black Belt in Rap on the DAMN. TourThe DAMN. tour is a career highlight reel, but Kendrick doesn’t seem content stopping now.
  11. U2’s Two-Hour Pep Talk Is Exactly What We Need Right NowTo celebrate the 30th anniversary of U2’s seminal The Joshua Tree, the band is playing what basically amounts to a very expensive two-hour pep talk.
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    Vince Staples Finds Power in IsolationThe impressive power of a solo stage performance.
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    PJ Harvey Went Big, in Both Sound and Message, at NYC’s Terminal 5The record, and by extension the show, speaks to all of the tiny ways that America hides the truth that it’s a territory that subsists on a dream of prosperity many never live to experience.
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    The Cure Finish Their MSG Residency With a 3-Hour Set and 4 EncoresOver three hours, the Cure charted a voyage through the vast waters of a nearly 40-year recording career, maneuvering through hits, deep cuts, and new material with masterful poise.
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    The Formation Tour Is Beyoncé at Her Most Humanly InfallibleAttending a Beyoncé concert puts you front row to a series of spectacles.
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    A Blow-by-Blow of a Secret Prince Concert: Dancing Until Dawn“We ain’t got no curfew tonight!” Amen.
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    LCD Soundsystem’s Reunion Show Proves It Hasn’t Lost Its EdgeWhen Murphy sang the opening line of “Tribulations” — “Everybody makes mistakes” — it sounded like an admission that perhaps he had stepped away from the spotlight much earlier than he should have.
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    Anti on Display: Rihanna Brings Full Defiance to Barclays ConcertRiRi’s victory lap begins.
  19. sxsw 2016
    Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Thrill With Post Pop Depression Cuts at SXSWIf Iggy Pop is truly retiring, this is a helluva send-off.
  20. sinatra's centennial
    Lady Gaga Stole the Show at CBS Sinatra ConcertUsher’s middle finger was also a standout. Adam Levine, not so much.
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    Kendrick Lamar’s Kunta’s Groove Sessions Just May Be the Best Rap Tour of 2015Lamar deftly leads both his choir and his congregation.
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    Kacey Musgraves Played the Apollo and Killed ItThe midlevel star ain’t pageant material, but she sure nails the talent portion of the night.
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    Live Review: Jay Z Brings Tidal to BrooklynBeyoncé and Nicki Minaj gave the night its most-talked-about moment.
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    Live Review: Carnegie Hall’s Bill Withers SaluteThe reclusive singer-songwriter abruptly exited the spotlight in the 1980s, but his legacy continues to flourish, particularly this year.
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    Concert Review: Madonna’s Rebel Heart Takes MSGBitch, she’s Madonna. 
  26. Live Review: U2 Embrace the Underdog Role at Madison Square GardenBono is bleach-blond now, by the way. 
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    Live Review: Taylor Swift Is the Cheer Captain of the UniverseThe Jumbotron was made for her. 
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    Concert Review: Diana Ross Reopens Kings TheatreExcess and uplift at the refurbished Brooklyn venue.
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    The National at Barclays Center: Middle-Aged and Loving ItHow parenthood and success helped the National find contentment.
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    Teen Rapper Kitty Pryde Hits New York City and Channels Her Internet MagicHer appearance at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory was the next step in her ascent as an Internet rapper.
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    Bruce Springsteen Was the Past and the Present at the Apollo Friday NightHe’s still the hardest working white man in show business at 62.
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    Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay, and Many More Are Paid to Remind Kids That Radio LivesAttending the two-day iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas was like scanning through old-time Top 40 radio.