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Monday 08 April 2013
The Other Voices festival has been bringing big and new names to the tiny St. James church in Dingle, County Kerry for a decade. For this franchising expedition to London, Dexys, Laura Marling, John Grant, Villagers, Imelda May and Matthew E. White are amongst those playing short sets in the similarly old, intimate, lovely Wilton’s Music Hall. Subsidised by TV coverage hosted by Aidan Gillen, over three nights, rare, close-up snapshots of the varied musicians take shape.
Thursday 28 March 2013
It's not about the destination, it's about the journey. Three student travellers recount their favourite stories from the long way round
Friday 08 March 2013
Running from poverty or chasing their dreams, these drifters find a kind of freedom on America's freight trains – and Mike Brodie has gone along for the ride, creating these haunting photographs.
Friday 01 March 2013
The surfer won two Brits for his affable folk. But, he tells Elisa Bray, he's sensitive to the idea that he's too safe
Thursday 28 February 2013
'I betcha going to miss me when I'm gone' – we sure will
Sunday 24 February 2013
'She told me she had an extra ticket; I went the next day and stayed for seven years'
Friday 22 February 2013
The Academy Awards, the Grammys, the Brits, the Baftas (film), the Baftas (TV), the Emmys, the MTV VMAs, the MTV EMAs, the Booker, the Turner...I've seen them all
Wednesday 20 February 2013
Ben Howard, an artist who found little mainstream success until his inclusion on the Mercury Music Prize shortlist last year,has landed two Brit Awards.
Wednesday 30 January 2013
After a head-on road crash, Nic Jones never thought he would sing again - but now he's back with a top award
Thursday 17 January 2013
Outlook Is it time to stock up on shotguns, baked beans and bottled water, and prepare to ride out the coming apocalypse? Efforts to salvage growth by printing hundreds of billions of pounds have raised hackles among plenty of experts worried about rampant inflation. But comparatively few are saying we need to hunker down and prepare for a Mad Max-style future.
Tuesday 08 January 2013
Saturday 05 January 2013
This double-CD draws together some of the songs which comprised such early Dylan bootlegs as Great White Wonder and Stealin'.
Sunday 25 November 2012
Well this is most unexpected: a stands-up-in-its-own-right solo album from an affiliate of Canadian collective Broken Social Scene who isn’t Feist.
Monday 12 November 2012
London Jazz Festival
Wednesday 31 October 2012
"The JK Rowling of jazz" was how the deliriously successful chanteuse was once memorably described, and occasionally the demure Diana Krall's brand of dinner jazz is almost offensively inoffensive, music to grace shopping mall lifts and smooth radio stations.
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