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Snow Patrol & The Saturday Songwriters - The Fireside Sessions EP

Take one social media platform, a few thousand fans, and one songwriter - and voilà, eleven weeks later, you have an album. Such was the case with Snow Patrol.

Editors in Zurich and Fribourg - 14 and 15 February 2020

People ask me: "So, does it ever get boring seeing a band more times than you can count?". If the band is as great as Editors, the answer is: no. Well, yes and no. Some concerts are of course more memorable than others when you go and see the same band every other Tuesday.

But there are always those moments of elation when Editors launch into "Papillon", or when they play "Frankenstein" live for the first time, or when the whole room sings along to "Sugar".

Keane in Zurich - 31 January 2020

When bands take a seven-year hiatus, you might be forgiven for thinking that they'll never get back together again. It's all the more pleasing, then, when they release a new album, go on tour, and prove that they're still tremendous in a live setting.

Rival Sons at the Z7 Konzertfabrik - 14 November 2019

There are rock stars, and then there are Rock Stars - capital R, capital S. Rival Sons singer Jay Buchanan is a Rock Star. Blessed with powerful vocals and oodles of charisma, he brings to mind the strutting frontmen of yore.

Snow Patrol and Tom Walker at the Baloise Session - 30 October 2019

What do you get when two masters of between-song banter share the Baloise Session stage? A highly entertaining evening and music to die for. Both Tom Walker and Snow Patrol frontman Gary Lightbody have a knack for telling stories, taking the mick, and just generally spreading cheer.

Michael Kiwanuka and Brittany Howard at the Baloise Session - 29 October 2019

Two vocal powerhouses dominated the Baloise Session stage on October 29th, 2019, one each from either side of the pond: Brittany Howard from Athens, Alabama, and Michael Kiwanuka from Muswell Hill, London.

Brittany Howard

Basel's venues for art, theatre and more!

In addition to music and clubbing, we've also come up with a list of venues that feature art, theatre and more - all of them mentioned regularly in our Cultural Events calendar.

Basel's venues for music and clubbing!

New to Basel? Wondering where to go and what to do? The English Show has had the (not very) arduous task of scoping out Basel's cultural life - and we've come up with a list of venues which feature live music (from classical to jazz to pop/rock) and club sounds - they're mentioned regularly in our Cultural Events calendar. We've also added some venues further afield - in Zurich, for example.