Photos - en-us Copyright (c) 2017 Gigwise. All rights reserved. <![CDATA[ Rag'n'Bone Man's stunning Shepherd's Bush performance - in photos ]]> Brit Award winner Rag'n'Bone Man played the first of two sold out shows at Shepherd's Bush Empire last night (19/04) with an impressive full band show.

It seems years of playing low-key gigs before him being blasted into orbit by his massive single 'Human' pays off - he's more than ready for stages even bigger than the iconic Shepherd's Bush Empire.

Check out these amazing photos to get a feel of what went down, or revisit some fond moments.

Gigwise Thu, 20 Apr 2017 10:02:35 GMT 109776
<![CDATA[ Figures in music for Donald Trump and for Hillary Clinton ]]> As the election result is finally looming over us, you can't help but look back at what musicians have joined the campaign trail. It has been and enthralling battle between Trump and Clinton. 

Everyone who is anyone has had something to say about either party. Some have just lambasted Trump on behalf of Clinton, others have just supported Trump. It's been filled with awkward moments, even one where Trump failed to pronounce Beyoncé's name. 

Here is a look at the big names in music who are supporting Clinton, and the not so big (almost forgotten in fact) names who are supporting Trump. 



Gigwise Tue, 08 Nov 2016 11:59:53 GMT 108546
<![CDATA[ Bastille at Manchester Arena ]]> Photos of Bastille at Manchester Arena 06/11/16

Gigwise Mon, 07 Nov 2016 09:59:39 GMT 108530
<![CDATA[ 10 haunting reworks that have featured on Westworld ]]> It would appear that the new theme of American TV shows is ensuring that the soundtrack is just as good as the show itself. 

With the latest HBO offering in, Westworld, this theme has continued. The haunting reworks that feature throughout the show offer new spins on classics by noneother than The Rolling Stones, Radiohead, and Johnny Cash, to name a few. 

Not only that, but with the official release of the soundtrack, comes much reinvigorated excitement about the work that composer, Ramin Djawadi has accomplished. 

Here they are for you to enjoy...

Gigwise Wed, 02 Nov 2016 13:10:27 GMT 108508
<![CDATA[ 13 of the craziest things Lady Gaga has ever done ]]> She has had her moments has Lady Gaga. Forgetting any of those moments is something that is almost impossible. 

After wearing a meat dress to an awards ceremony, bleeding on stage during her performance at an awards ceremoney, and showing up in an egg at... An awards ceremony, it's no surprise that these moments have made their own space in pop culture history. 

But this is all intentional. It is her "art". It is the lifeblood of her music. Whilst her albums have lacked somewhat after Born This Way, it is safe to say that she has always managed to keep us all entertained in one way or another. 

Here are 13 of her best "art" exhibitions... 

Gigwise Wed, 26 Oct 2016 13:08:08 GMT 108462
<![CDATA[ 9 pop punk bands that are making a comeback, sadly ]]> Those difficult second albums seem to only exist in the realms of the questionable world of pop-punk. It's not really a surprise that pop punk bands excel at the first hurdle, but fall at the second. The good ones, at least, make such a great first album that the idea of a second never really comes to mind. 

So when that album comes, it always does however long the wait, bands often go their separate ways. But with every genre, a rebirth is happening in 2016, the ability to write whiny narcissistic songs about your ex seems to have been passed down from one generation to another, so now seems to be the time for bands to cash in on those debut albums. 

Some bands are still going, others have been on hiatus, whilst some of them have been forgotten about entirely. Here are 9 pop punk bands making the comebacks nobody asked for. 

Gigwise Tue, 11 Oct 2016 12:10:29 GMT 108322
<![CDATA[ Years & Years at Bestival 2016 in awesome photos ]]>  Check out these awesome photos of Years & Years at this year's Bestival. Olly Alexander and co light up the stage with a stunning performance at Bestival 2016.

Gigwise Fri, 09 Sep 2016 22:20:56 GMT 108098
<![CDATA[ Reading Day 2 - RHCP, Nas, Logic, Eagles of Death Metal and more ]]> We saw some bands - Red Hot Chili Peppers, Nas, Logic, VANT, Eagles of Death Metal, Cameron AG, Slaves, Blossoms, Ran 'N' Bone Man, The Japanese House - and we saw some bits in between.

Gigwise Sat, 27 Aug 2016 23:05:43 GMT 107980
<![CDATA[ 9 beautiful photos of Foals headlining Reading Festival ]]> Foals brought Reading Festival's opening day to a triumphant close last night with the biggest show of their career.  

Headlining Reading Festival is a feat only very few will manage in their careers and it has bestowed them as a legendary British band that will be referred as one of the best live bands in rock music history for years to come.

They went out with a bang as Disclosure's Guy Lawrence joined them to help drummer Jack Bevan out with percussion on stage for their final song.

Foals played:
Snake Oil
Olympic Airways
My Number
Spanish Sahara
Red Socks Pugie
Late Night
A Knife In the Ocean
Mountain at My Gates

What Went Down
Two Steps, Twice (feat. Disclosure)

Gigwise Sat, 27 Aug 2016 16:10:12 GMT 107979
<![CDATA[ Billy Joel Returns to Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois, 8/26/16 ]]> The "piano man" is making what appears to be an annual pilgrimage to Chicago. Last night, he performed at Wrigley Field for the third time in three years and has filled the Cubs' baseball stadium to capacity each time. Always up for audience banter, Joel solicited the crowd's response to his playlist, asking at times what songs fans wanted to hear.

Gigwise Mon, 29 Aug 2016 09:51:24 GMT 107978
<![CDATA[ The bands on day one of Reading Festival 2016 - in photos ]]> When the sun is shining, Reading Festival is one of the best places in the world to be on August bank holiday weekend.

Fortunately for the thousands of attendees who've made it to rock music's mecca it couldn't have had it better. It's been a rough few months politically so it's a well deserved break from reality.

Here are shots of just some of the acts that have made it such a great opening day including, Chvrches, Crystal Castles and Pulled Apart by Horses. 

Gigwise Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:57:34 GMT 107975
<![CDATA[ The crowd atmosphere of Reading Festival 2016 day one - in photos ]]> Reading festival kicked off under a sweltering sun with all the usual shenanigans: men in chicken costumes, lovers getting luvvy-duvvy and lots of kids giving victory signs on their friends shoulders.

The atmosphere reached such a peak that Hunter S Thompson's quite about San Francisco in the middle 60s seems an appropriate: "There was madness in any direction, at any hour. You could strike sparks anywhere. There was a fantastic universal sense that whatever we were doing was right, that we were winning." It's one of the only places in Britain this weekend getting close to that at least. Hats off to everyone giving it their all.


Gigwise Fri, 26 Aug 2016 21:45:25 GMT 107974
<![CDATA[ Sia to Bieber: The best photos from V Festival 2016 ]]> V Festival took place over the weekend, with performances from the likes of Sia, Justin Bieber, Little Mix, Rihanna, Kaiser Chiefs and more.

See the best photos here.

Gigwise Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT 107936
<![CDATA[ The best film + TV soundtracks of 2016 ]]> You might have read the hideous reviews for Suicide Squad recently. You might also be one of the many, many people who has ignored the critics, paid to see the film and bought the soundtrack. Because no amount of critical shaming dilutes the brilliance of Grimes and Kehlani.

It's been a pretty good year for soundtracks - both on the big and small screen. Here are some of the best. 

Gigwise Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 GMT 107934
<![CDATA[ The Mercury Prize winners - where are they now? ]]> In a few minutes' time, Lauren Laverne is set to announce the nominess for this year's Mercury Prize. Whoever goes on to win will receive a week or two of intense media speculation - the rest is up to them.

For some acts, winning a Mercury provides the boost their debut album needed to hit the big time. Other, already-established, acts have capitalised on their win so successfully it's given their career a new lease of life. Some, however, have all but disappeared from the music scene, their win a brief flash in the pan of success. 

Here's what happened next, good and bad, to every single Mercury Prize winner since the competition began in 1992. 

Gigwise Thu, 04 Aug 2016 09:57:53 GMT 107816
<![CDATA[ The beautiful people of Lovebox Festival 2016 in photos ]]> With incredible performances from LCD Soundsystem, Jungle, Major Lazer, MO, Formation, Run The Jewels and many more, all ingredients were already in place for one hell of a good time at Lovebox 2016. Add in the unexpected bonus of beautiful London summer sunshine, and it every came together to really bring out the best in everyone. 

Arguably the best party you can have in London all summer, we already aching for Lovebox 2017. But for now, let's just celebrate what a weekend that was, and what an awesome bunch of people we shared it with. 

Check out our photos of the beautiful people of Lovebox 2016 here. 

- Check out our review of Lovebox day one here

- Check out our review of Lovebox day two here


Gigwise Wed, 20 Jul 2016 10:34:33 GMT 107726
<![CDATA[ Happy Birthday, Brian May - 10 facts about the blokes in Queen who aren't Freddie Mercury ]]> 19 July, 2016: Arguably the most iconic lead guitarist that the UK has produced, from one of our most seminal, essential and game-changing bands, curly-haired axe-master Dr Brian May turns 69 today. Happy Birthday, Brian. 

Having one of the most ambhitious and flambouyant singers at the helm would overshadow the rest of most bands. While there's no denying that Freddie Mercury was one of the greatest frontmen of all time, Queen arguably are a supergroup of the best guitarist, bassist and drummer that you could come to imagine. 

Mercury will never be forgotten and rightly so, so we've investigated the weird and wonderful facts about Brian May, Roger Taylor and John Deacon to broaden your repertoire of Queen-related knowledge.

Gigwise Tue, 19 Jul 2016 10:36:14 GMT 107712
<![CDATA[ The Last Shadow Puppets' epic Alexandra Palace show in photos ]]> Alexandra Palace was 'Bleu Blanc Rouge' as a sign of respect for the victims of Nice attacks. After the minute of silence, Last Shadow Puppets brought solidarity, generosity and music to the stage. Fans from all over Europe in front row came with banners, flags and messages for Alex and Miles and made this night even more special - and with a little help from Johnny Marr, no less.

Last Shadow Puppets played:
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me (The Smiths cover) (with Johnny Marr)
Standing Next To Me
Separate And Ever Deadly
Dracula Teeth
Used to Be My Girl
Bad Habits
My Mistakes Were Made For You
The Element of Surprise (with Johnny Marr)
Totally Wired (The Fall cover) (with Johnny Marr)
The Age Of The Understatement
Miracle Aligner
The Dream Synopsis
In My Room
Everything You've Come to Expect
Sweet Dreams, TN
Meeting Place
Moonage Daydream (David Bowie cover)

Gigwise Sat, 16 Jul 2016 21:41:45 GMT 107693
<![CDATA[ Courtney Barnett's Somerset House show in awesome photos ]]> 13 July, 2016: The incredible Courtney Barnett's seemingly never-ending tour for Sometimes I Sit Here And Think And Sometimes I Just Sit rolls into London once more for a stellar show at the iconic Somerset House. Check out our awesome photos from the gig here. 

Gigwise Thu, 14 Jul 2016 11:27:23 GMT 107675
<![CDATA[ FIDLAR’s riotous Electric Brixton show in stunning photos ]]> FIDLAR don’t do anything by halves and last-night the Californian hellraisers returned to the capital to administer another dose of chaos. See our photos from their epic show here.

Gigwise Wed, 13 Jul 2016 01:03:28 GMT 107658