If you are curious to see who is out on the road these days, check out these reviews we have compiled of Pixies in Israel; The xx in Singapore; Howard Jones in Salt Lake City; Spoon in Toronto; Bonobo in Australia; and Sam Hunt in West Palm Beach.
AP Photo / Ariel Schalit – Black Francis of Pixies
Bloomfield Stadium, Tel Aviv, Israel
Pixies @ Caesarea Amphitheatre in Caesarea, Israel, Jul 25 – “The band crammed some 30 songs into the set, ranging from more conventional radio mainstays like ‘Where is My Mind’ and ‘Here Comes Your Man’ to their way-out-there mixes of stop/ start flashes of songs that incorporate bizarre lyrics (some of them in Spanish), blues, punk and country – sometimes all at once.” – David Brinn / The Jerusalem Post
The xx @ Singapore Indoor Stadium in Singapore, Singapore, July 25 – “[T]his is The xx in 2017 — they can transfigure a Hall & Oates sample into a joyous chorus, and they’re no longer stoic and impassive on stage when performing. Whoever thought we’d see a version of The xx where they have coordinated moves?” – Daniel Peters / Bandwagon
Andy Argyrakis / ConcertLivewire.com – Howard Jones
Arcada Theatre, Saint Charles, Ill.
Howard Jones @ Red Butte Garden in Salt Lake City, Utah, July 23 – “Thanks to the pounding beats provided by two drummers and an electric guitar, Jones’ tunes did not sound like relics from a time gone by. Instead they were powerful and fresh. Also noteworthy was his willingness to play with arrangements on his biggest hits. Not a single four-minute radio-friendly version was to be found.” – Scott Tittrington / The Daily Herald
Spoon @ Massey Hall in Toronto, Ontario, July 25 – “Twenty-four years in and Daniel and Eno are still digging this thing they’ve created. So was the sold-out crowd, whose standing ovation brought Daniel back for a solo performance of ‘I Summon You,’ and the rest of the band for a tambourine-heavy, moody rendition of ‘Pink Up,’ plus ‘Rent I Pay’ and ‘Got Nuffin.’” – Carla Gillis / Now Toronto
AP Photo / MTI, Balazs Mohai – Bonobo
Sziget Festival, Obudai Island, Budapest, Hungary
Bonobo @ Metro City in Northbridge, Australia, July 25 – “Bonobo’s rise to the top of the electronic music sphere is all about sophistication. The LA-based British musician’s innovative instrumentals and savvy collaborations on record are matched live by the seven-piece band and state-of-the-art visuals that ensure his concerts are memorable.” – Harvey Rae / The West Australian
Sam Hunt @ Perfect Vodka Amphitheatre in West Palm Beach, Fla., July 15 – “The mostly female crowd screamed when the opening beat of ‘Body Like a Back Road’ began. … Several people around me confirmed that this ‘was the best concert I’ve ever seen.’” – Allison Lewis / Boca Mag