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Thursday 13 June 2013
The artist will play dates in Glasgow, Blackpool and London
Friday 07 June 2013
Ahead of a new compilation of James Brown shows, Robert Webb lists the best live records
Monday 03 June 2013
Sir Mervyn King yesterday became the first Bank of England Governor to appear on Desert Island Discs.
Saturday 01 June 2013
This month, the Isle of Wight festival and Glastonbury launch that British summer season of traipsing around fields to hear live music.
Tuesday 28 May 2013
After seven years, east London’s trendiest music event appears to have finally got to grips with festival site logistics. There are significantly more bars, toilets and refreshment stands, and the stages seem to be located according to genre; meaning fewer cross-site dashes to catch complementary acts.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Marling's fourth album is tall galoshes against the rising tide of the most irritating industry norm going, the one that requires female singer-songwriters to ingratiate themselves with the attractiveness of their personality.
Thursday 23 May 2013
Mack Emerman, who has died at the age of 89, was the founder of Criteria Recording Studios, where acts such as Eric Clapton, James Brown and the Bee Gees made some of their most famous records.
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Music-lovers need not fear bad weather at this year's Isle of Wight Festival following major improvements to the access routes to the site, according to the promoter.
Wednesday 08 May 2013
Is Bob Dylan “unworthy” of the Légion d’honneur, France’s highest civilian award? The head of the institution which decides on the recipients appears to think so.
Thursday 02 May 2013
A never-before-released Bob Dylan song lyrics are to go to auction in London next month, after being discovered in a drawer in Sweden.
Saturday 27 April 2013
'I am the finest swordsman in England'
Friday 26 April 2013
Brighton comedy troupe The Noise Next Door aren't just five handsome dudes in smart ties - they're also improv comedians par excellence. We asked them a few questions ahead of their appearance at this year's Latitude festival.
Wednesday 24 April 2013
Andy Gill recalls how Richie Havens, who died this week, was a supremely talented musician who put his mark on an entire era
Thursday 18 April 2013
"When you shop with us, you can pay how you want, when you want, where you want," says the PayPal website. Oh no you can't - not if you are trying to buy coffee from the York Coffee Emporium, a small family business run by Laurence and Philippa Beardmore, in a village called Nether Poppleton, near York.
Friday 12 April 2013
One of my favourite bands of the last five years or so Deerhunter (pictured) return with their first album since 2010's fine effort Halcyon Digest. The new one from the US art-rocking five piece is called Monomania and is due in early May. They recently shared the title track from the album – it can be heard at youtu.be/bYUENZQ84-E. Whereas Halcyon Digest was a relatively controlled, polished affair, here they sound a bit more unhinged and jagged, particularly in final movements as the song spins off into some wild noise. I'm pretty much happy to stick with them whatever move they make, so I'm excited to see how this record turns out.
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