Tag: Kanye West

KANYE WEST, Hammersmith Apollo – Evening Standard, 25 Feb 2013

Playing short-notice gigs in London and Paris as he tours the Fashion Weeks, Kanye West’s personal catwalk was wider and sloped at a precarious angle. His look? Angelic white straitjacket, straps flapping, with occasional feather and diamond facemask accessories. On his second of three nights in London he wasn’t quite so unhinged, expunging the previous show’s rant against Justin Timberlake… Read more →

STAR SPOTTED: BAND ON BAND TIPS – Evening Standard, 5 Oct 2012

At the risk of putting myself out of a job, it occurs to me that while we music critics perch on our gilded thrones passing lofty judgement on every new download flung our way, other musicians have been doing a decent job of recommending fresh talent the whole time. Every successful act brings along a selection of potential stars in… Read more →

JAY-Z AND KANYE WEST: WATCH THE THRONE, O2 ARENA – Evening Standard, 21 May 2012

Music’s equivalent of a blockbuster movie crash-landed at the O2 this weekend,as rap kingpins Jay-Z and Kanye West performed their first European shows as a duo. This battleship pairing offered an epic, 150-minute experience, with no support acts, and two greatest hits sets for the price of one. It was a coupling so powerful they could wheel fellow A-lister Rihanna… Read more →