Matthew E. White’s music is a home-brewed synthesis of the most comforting music of the early 1970s: gospel, symphonic soul, rock, country and jazz taken at the comfortable lope the second song tonight calls “Steady Pace”.
B-b-b-b-baconface. It's hard not to think of Lady Gaga when you're watching someone perform with raw meat draped over their head, albeit with a Mexican wrestling helmet as a protective layer in between.
From New Zealand by app to making momos in mountains
'We'd get Bootsy Collins to dress the band...'
Sir Paul McCartney paid tribute to the other "three boys" in the Beatles as he unveiled his own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Former Manchester City forward Neil Young has died, aged 66, the club confirmed today.
Acoustic experimentalists The Decemberists have opted for a simpler formula on their latest album. They tell Gillian Orr why
Edin Dzeko may make his Manchester City debut against Wolverhampton Wanderers on Saturday, according to his new manager, Roberto Mancini. Dzeko's signing was confirmed on Friday night but it was too late for him to participate in City's 2-2 FA Cup draw with Leicester City on Sunday, which he watched from the stands.
When Midlake last played London, back in January, the venue for their songs of bucolic yearning was Wilton's Music Hall in the East End, an apt alliance of architectural and musical renovation. Tonight, it's the refurbished engine-shed of the Roundhouse, equally apt in the sense of providing a post-industrial setting for their pre-industrial tales, as if two clocks were ticking in opposite directions, their hands fortuitously coincident only in this exact point at this exact time.
Daniel Lanois is a producer who makes every record he works on sound like a Daniel Lanois album.
If ever an album begged not to be judged by its opening track, this is it.
The Harvest Moon album done solo and acoustically (guitar and piano) in front of an attentively reverent audience.
I went to the Comedy Carnival in Dublin. It's a fantastic experience and really well programmed, with lots of interesting acts.
Said it before but it's worth repeating: Jason Molina is one of the great unsung heroes of authentic American music.
This week's contender for the "this year's Bon Iver" award is a mixed-race singer-songwriter from Brooklyn whose self-titled debut album shuffles from dark Neil Young-ish rock-outs to strung-out Bright Eyes-like campfire singalongs. Robinson has already attracted praise from Kyp (TV on the Radio) Malone while a couple of Grizzly Bears help out musically. There are tunes here catchier than his name and this fine, if at times disturbing record singles Robinson out as one to watch.