Thurston Moore and Kim Gordon's marriage ended two years ago, taking Sonic Youth with it. Larry Ryan hears them and other members strike out on their own
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Who will be No 12? Matt Smith saddens Dr Who fans with news he's set to hang up his sonic screwdriver and leave show after Christmas special
Sunday 02 June 2013
The search for a new Doctor Who is on after the BBC announced that Matt Smith is to leave the show at the end of the year. The 30-year-old, who stepped into the role as a relative unknown in 2009, said playing the 11th Doctor had been "the most brilliant experience". The corporation said he would see the show through until the Christmas special.
Friday 03 May 2013
Back in 2010, Janelle Monáe (pictured) went big with the futuristic pop, R&B, funk and much else of her highly praised album The ArchAndroid. Now the multi-talented performer from Atlanta returns with a single from her upcoming LP, The Electric Lady. The song “Q.U.E.E.N”, featuring a guest vocal Erykah Badu is a sleek and confident mélange of R&B, rap and pop with a lovely gentle bassline floating along near the end. It’s already been released digitally and is streaming at janellemonae.com.
Wednesday 18 July 2012
How does it feel to be playing Field Day again?
Saturday 30 June 2012
The latest Sonic adventures...
Sunday 08 April 2012
This Oregonian 38-year-old, perhaps best known as the "Him" to Zooey Deschanel's "She" (who guests here), hasn't reinvented any wheels with his seventh album.
Friday 03 February 2012
Mike Kelley, who died on or around 31 January, was an artist and musician who became a major figure in the US art world. His work involved found objects, textile banners, drawings, assemblage, collage, performance and video. He was found dead at his home in South Pasadena, near Los Angeles, and appeared to have taken his own life. A friend told investigators that Kelley had been depressed because he had recently broken up with his girlfriend, but no note was found.
The Barometer: Lee Ranaldo; Lapalux; Azealia Banks; Fort Romeau; Sleigh Bells; Wavves; Dirty Three; A$AP Rocky; Cloud Nothings
Friday 20 January 2012
What's hot on our playlist
Friday 08 July 2011
Almost nine years ago the Belgian brothers David and Stephen Dewaele, using the monikers Soulwax and 2ManyDJs, helped bring the then nascent craze for "mash ups" to wider attention with their As Heard on Radio Soulwax Vol 2 mix album.
Friday 24 June 2011
When it comes to Nas it's hard not to gaze back longingly to his stunning 1994 debut Illmatic; it can be hard to keep up the pace when you come out of the blocks so fast.
Friday 20 May 2011
Gently wrought from strands of acoustic guitar, mandolin, violin and harp, encountering the genteel Demolished Thoughts after Thurston Moore's more abrasive work with Sonic Youth is akin to hearing Paris 1919 after John Cale's rampaging Velvet Underground period.
Tuesday 12 April 2011
Sunday 10 April 2011
Mournful songs of place and imagination run wild, produced by Sonic Youth's Steve Shelley in some barn in the Catskills.
Friday 25 March 2011
Friday 25 March 2011
Last summer the leather-jacket toting sisters Colette and Hannah Thurlow, better known as 2:54 (see below), got attention for some roughly sketched demos of doom-laden fuzz rock.
Friday 28 January 2011
Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth (below) once authored a book celebrating the old-fashioned cassette mixtapes, so, appropriately enough, when his band put out a newfangled online mixtape, it was accompanied with the graphic of a cassette tape, its spools spinning as the music plays.
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
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