British musicians are urged to follow in Adele's conquering footsteps and look to Australia
Is this electro-pop's newest star? Or just Christina Aguilera for hipsters?
Named after the inscription “dramma per musica” to be found on 18th-century opera librettos, Dramma offers a remarkable collection of arias mostly drawn from longforgotten works by (now) unperformed composers.
Few musicians ever achieve such complete dominance and superiority on their instrument as Jerry Douglas: not a single voice is raised in challenge to Douglas’s mastery of the dobro.
One of the commonest of all critical vices is reviewing the work you wish you'd experienced instead of the one you actually did. But it struck me this week that there are actually two versions of this vice – opposed to each other by almost 180 degrees.
Exactly 50 years after Bob Dylan's debut album hit record stores the American folk rock legend is to release his 35th studio album.
The follow-up to Mumford & Son's hugely successful debut album will hit record stores on 25 September.
“If they'd have called me, my answer would have been for them to jam in the name of the Lord!” says London Mayor
The band – and 70,000 fans – look a little wrinklier, but the spirit of the 1990s still rocks
He has been termed music's greatest iconoclast. But in his centenary year, is John Cage going mainstream?
Radio 1 and Bafta back month-long training programme for London borough's young people
When the French folk-pop singer Mina Tindle supported fellow Gallic artist Camille at the Barbican recently, you could tell the lesser known musician had fairly slayed the audience, when before her final song, someone shouted out for Tindle to introduce herself (it may have been a savvy employee of her record label, mind you, but still...).
David Cameron claims that Dark Side of the Moon is his favourite album. Yeah, right says John Rentoul – these days, politicians' pop picks come direct from the focus group
A muffled blast from the past
A couple of years ago, on an evening from which I was regrettably absent, a few friends of mine ended up partying with Andrew W.K.. If you're familiar with the 32-year-old American rock star/celebrated hedonist/motivational speaker, you'll know that this is a big deal. The man has made it his mission to party; it's his religion.