Shepherds Bush Empire, London
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Tuesday 08 October 2013
Well, it’s about time. The good people at the Wellcome Trust charity have given £60,000 to the Clerks choral ensemble to explore the science of misheard song lyrics. The initiative hopes that the research into mistaken song words – otherwise known as mondegreens – will give a clearer understanding of how we perceive music.
Friday 02 August 2013
'Billie Holiday just glides and floats over the chaos'
Saturday 29 June 2013
Norwegian guitarist Rypdal favours a rocky axe-attack that can sometimes nag, but the two superb orchestral pieces here suggest that he really needs to be seen as a composer.
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.
Friday 31 May 2013
Nearly 1,500 yachts have entered the race around the Isle of Wight
Monday 01 April 2013
A new portrait of guitar legend Jimi Hendrix - made from 4,000 Fender plectrums - will go on public display for the first time tomorrow.
People, Hell and Angels: New album of unreleased Jimi Hendrix recordings reveal the guitar god's 'artistry'
Monday 04 March 2013
If there were any doubts about the lingering force of fabled rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix more than four decades after his death, his latest release should put them to rest.
Friday 01 March 2013
The 2010 outtake collection Valleys of Neptune covered the final recordings of the Jimi Hendrix Experience.
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Playful as ever, Richard Thompson has described his latest project as a “weedy power trio” that plays “folk-funk”. Fact is, tonight offers precious little folk, not much funk and his current, highly economical line-up sounds anything but puny.
Monday 25 February 2013
Tumblr blog of the day (if not the year so far): Jim’ll Paint It. A man, presumably Jim, possibly with a lot of time on his hands, takes commissions for original artworks and posts several a day created using Microsoft Paint.Jim has an eye for the bizarre – and more detail than Paint should allow.
Saturday 16 February 2013
The former Chicago congressman son of civil rights leader the Rev Jesse Jackson has been charged with spending $750,000 (£483,000) in political campaign funds on personal expenses.
Sunday 03 February 2013
Amy Winehouse will be one of the first names to be immortalised in a monument inspired by Hollywood
Monday 21 January 2013
Beyoncé’s second inaugural performance didn’t have the impact of her version of Etta James’s “At Last” in 2009. Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” this time, she still inevitably stopped the show.
Monday 07 January 2013
As budget cuts look set to bring an end to London’s Blue Plaques, Jerome Taylor laments the demise of a cultural landmark
Wednesday 19 December 2012
New research reveals what followers of the notorious '27 club' have known for years - that a fast-living rock 'n' roll lifestyle results in premature death
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