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Tuesday 28 January 2014
Without him... folk music would not have flourished as it did
Sunday 26 January 2014
It came as a shock last weekend to discover that among my fellow punters at a folk concert back in November 2012 was David Cameron. Speaking to the Mail on Sunday, the Prime Minister slyly hinted at the hipness of his musical tastes by revealing how he and Samantha snuck into a First Aid Kit gig as the Shepherd Bush Empire. Until then, I had flattered myself that I had a cool and recherché appreciation of music, and that hopefully I had avoided the pretentious music so often accompanied by the word “recherché”.
Inside the Dream Palace: The life and times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel by Sherill Tippins, book review
Friday 24 January 2014
Everything was permitted at the Chelsea, apart from attachment parenting
Wednesday 22 January 2014
Soho Theatre, London
Saturday 04 January 2014
Everly died in California following complications from lung disease
Tuesday 31 December 2013
10 songs that you can get down to in socially conscious fashion
Sunday 29 December 2013
The actor has just completed filming Game of Thrones series four and recently starred in The Tunnel on Sky Atlantic, which is released on DVD on 13 January. He tells Charlotte Cripps about his current reading, watching and listening ....
Sunday 15 December 2013
A sideways look at the world of music
Thursday 12 December 2013
The album features 59 previously unissued recordings including outakes
Tuesday 10 December 2013
Rudimental, The 1975, Passenger and The Waterboys will also play in June
Saturday 07 December 2013
For Bob Dylan fans, the moment he plugged in his electric guitar at the 1965 Newport Folk Festival, signalling a departure from his folk roots, has gone down in history. Yesterday, the Fender Stratocaster on which he plucked and strummed his first electrified notes to a live audience sold for $965,000 (£590,000) — the highest price ever paid for a guitar at auction.
Wednesday 04 December 2013
Bob Dylan, I can take him or leave him. Sorry, but it's true. Oh I get that Bob is a big deal. You can bang on all you like about how he's a peerless songwriter and poet and maverick who changed popular culture for ever, and I will nod sagely in agreement.
Monday 02 December 2013
The musician likened Croatians to Nazis and slave owners
Monday 02 December 2013
Shepherds Bush Empire, London
Sunday 01 December 2013
Watch the videos below to take in tracks from this week's Playlist.
Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish Independence Referendum: Salmond described as 'arrogant, ambitious and dishonest' by Scottish women
- 1 Jeremy Clarkson 'does not see a problem' with his racist language on Top Gear, says BBC
- 2 Richard Dawkins on babies with Down Syndrome: 'Abort it and try again – it would be immoral to bring it into the world'
- 3 ALS ice bucket challenge co-founder Corey Griffin drowns, aged 27
- 4 A third of employers never check job applicants' qualifications, survey finds
- 5 James Foley beheading: Fox news presenter Megyn Kelly annoyed by Ferguson update during broadcast about murdered journalist