Category Archives: Live Shows

Review: Global Citizens Festival

What do you get when you invite thousands of people from around the world and a handful of passionate celebrities to Central Park for a free, televised concert in support of a massive effort to end global poverty (among other policy objectives)? A mess. For as exciting a prospect as GCF presented, it was executed…
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HAYLEY KIYOKO: QUEEN OF THE GAYS AND MY HEART

When Hayley Kiyoko emerged onstage in her oversized, wacky t-shirt and neon green tennis shoes, the sound of hundreds of girls screaming reverberated across the room. And why not? Onstage was an artist many young women see as a gay idol. Even before the concert started, the passion and devotion among fans was electric and infectious.…
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Kanye West Saint Pablo Tour: A Spiritual Experience

Flashing. Lights. Whether directly looking at Kanye West floating on a platform stage right above you or watching his glowing silhouette floating across the floor from afar, fans are left in another atmosphere after the concert experience that is the Saint Pablo Tour. To me, seeing Kanye in concert has always seemed like an almost…
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Concert Review: Sunstock Solar Festival

Usually, it doesn’t take more than the promise of a cold Swamp Head Big Nose and the Cilantro Taco food truck to get me out on a Friday night, but this past weekend I was especially motivated—Swamp Head Brewery hosted a mini music festival powered entirely by solar energy harvested right on their front lawn. If…
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Concert Review: Waka Flocka Flame @ High Dive (February 16th, Gainesville)

First and foremost, I feel obligated to tell you, dear reader, that I am not really a Waka Flocka Flame enthusiast. I live in a brick house, my housemates self-identify as the “Bricksquad,” and as a result his music is often blasted ad nasueam before we go out. Consequentially, I’ve become an extremely unceremonious fan…
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