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The Hedonist: what to see and where to be seen

Fashion: The latest in hobo chic

Anyone who has ever chuckled at the scene in Ben Stiller's fashion-world spoof Zoolander in which a designer unveils a clothing collection inspired by "the vagrants that make this wonderful city" will no doubt be aware of the industry's occasional ability to transform the most inappropriate subject matter into a sartorial statement. In the case of this season's "luxe grunge" trend, designers have fortunately stopped short of channelling actual vagrants and opted for the nearest acceptable alternative, the proponents of the early 90s grunge scene.

Album: Eliza Carthy, Dreams of Breathing Underwater (Topic)

She's on the front in bright blue eye-shadow and lippy, lying down, her hair curling round her jaw like Rita Hayworth's. There's a clue. Not your regular folk album. It does with the elements of the English folk tradition what Tom Waits does with the elements of tradtional American music: screws them back together all wonky, as frames for wonky songs. In 'Dreams', Eliza sings about boys and that. They're odd but good songs, and the arrangements are occasionally thrillingly imaginative. She even has a lash on grunge tenor guitar. One of the albums of the year, you'll find.

Philharmonia / Ashkenazy / Osborne / Isserlis, Queen Elizabeth Hall, London

Enclosing two of Shostakovich's concertos between two symphonic scores of Sibelius may not seem the most obvious programming, so different are the sound-worlds of the composers. Yet Schoenberg, who liked neither, was prepared to concede: "I feel they have the breath of symphonists" - meaning the stamina to sustain long, complex structures. And, in the event, this concert under the volatile baton of Vladimir Ashkenazy balanced up well.

Big Star In Space

Big Star In Space

Big Star In Space

Album: Feeder

Pushing the Senses, ECHO

Album: Low

The Great Destroyer, ROUGH TRADE

The Vines: Under the influence

The Vines made their mark with a heady brew of fiery music and wild antics. Their singer, Craig Nicholls, tells Alexia Loundras about the 'rush' of the new album

Courtney Love

America's Sweetheart, Virgin America

The Rolling Stones, London Astoria, London

Nice one, bruv - a bit loud, though. Christopher Jagger gives his verdict on his brother Mick's band

Album: Ben Kweller

Sha Sha, 679

It was five years ago today: Got a grunge problem? Try 'Bleach' by Nirvana

On 15 June 1989, the Seattle indie label Sub Pop released 300 white vinyl and 2,000 green vinyl copies of a debut album by a young rock band. The sleeve-notes boasted that it had been "recorded in Seattle at Reciprocal Recording by Jack Endino for $600". Sub Pop said it was "hypnotic and righteous heaviness ... They're young, they own their own van and they're going to make us rich".
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