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A Star Is Born Again: Lady Gaga’s Vegas Residency Dazzles
She was born to perform at this scale.
Drake’s New Tour Is Worth Seeing for the Stage Alone
It carries on the creative innovation set forth by Kanye’s Saint Pablo tour.
Beyoncé and Jay-Z’s On the Run Tour II Makes Marriage Look Like Performance Art
Pop’s First Family want you to believe their love is real, but what’s real anyway?
Don’t Underestimate G-Eazy
G-Eazy shows off his strengths, while embracing his limits, at Radio City Music Hall.
Kendrick Lamar Earns His Black Belt in Rap on the DAMN. Tour
The DAMN. tour is a career highlight reel, but Kendrick doesn’t seem content stopping now.
U2’s Two-Hour Pep Talk Is Exactly What We Need Right Now
To 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.
Vince Staples Finds Power in Isolation
The impressive power of a solo stage performance.
PJ Harvey Went Big, in Both Sound and Message, at NYC’s Terminal 5
The 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.
The Cure Finish Their MSG Residency With a 3-Hour Set and 4 Encores
Over 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.
The Formation Tour Is Beyoncé at Her Most Humanly Infallible
Attending a Beyoncé concert puts you front row to a series of spectacles.
LCD Soundsystem’s Reunion Show Proves It Hasn’t Lost Its Edge
When 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.
on Display: Rihanna Brings Full Defiance to Barclays Concert
RiRi’s victory lap begins.
Iggy Pop & Josh Homme Thrill With
Post Pop Depression
Cuts at SXSW
If Iggy Pop is truly retiring, this is a helluva send-off.
Teen Rapper Kitty Pryde Hits New York City and Channels Her Internet Magic
Her appearance at Brooklyn’s Knitting Factory was the next step in her ascent as an Internet rapper.
Bruce Springsteen Was the Past and the Present at the Apollo Friday Night
He’s still the hardest working white man in show business at 62.
Lady Gaga, Jay-Z, Coldplay, and Many More Are Paid to Remind Kids That Radio Lives
Attending the two-day iHeartRadio festival in Las Vegas was like scanning through old-time Top 40 radio.