Radio 1 will mark International Women’s Day by broadcasting an all-female line-up of DJs for 12 hours on two consecutive days.
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Tuesday 05 February 2013
For too long, rock’s guitar-wielding stars have sneered at the button-pushing upstarts of electronic music.
Monday 04 February 2013
Friday 01 February 2013
On Taiyo, the universal language of techno bridges 7,000 kilometres to bring together DJ/producers from Germany and Japan in a seamless alliance of beats and tones.
Thursday 31 January 2013
Despite having a big year in music, Nicki Minaj didn't receive any Grammy nominations. Not a problem, she says.
Monday 07 January 2013
“Welcome to the first Sunday night of 2013,” announces Julian Corrie with as much spirit-rousing bonhomie as he can muster. “The world was supposed to end last year, so this is just bonus time.”
Sunday 06 January 2013
First, a seasonal recommendation, for though decorations are down and detoxes are underway, blow me down if I haven't found just the thing to soundtrack this bleak midwinter: Pedestrian Verse from Scots rockers Frightened Rabbit. Out in early February, it sees their marriage of grimly poetic lyrics and gustily anthemic choruses more on point than ever.
Monday 24 December 2012
The Punjab province of Pakistan anxiously waited to learn whether the UK Christmas number one would be claimed by one of their own
Friday 14 December 2012
Tate bosses have apologised "unreservedly" for a ticketing disaster this week which left many fans of German electronic group Kraftwerk unable to see the band after the gallery's website could not cope with demand.
Friday 14 December 2012
Demand for Kraftwerk's series of shows at Tate Modern crashed the gallery's website. Nick Hasted celebrates their astounding, pioneering past, and laments their empty present
Monday 10 December 2012
Girls Aloud proceed like pedigree poodles in circles around the stage
Wednesday 31 October 2012
The Mercury Prize isn’t much to get excited about these days. Despite its judges’ best efforts, it’s an increasingly predictable marketing tool for a more upmarket demographic than the Brits.
Thursday 25 October 2012
For a band who fully embrace every ounce of intergalactic pomposity sci-fi rock has ever conjured, Muse’s core trio (plus keyboard player) appear somehow smaller than life onstage. Yet playing within their own mini-amphitheatre, a three-quarter-circle of upturned screens, blazing laser lights and metallic gangways which come together in a dual-podium pincer like the spacecraft from Prometheus, their show was never going to be about personality over pyrotechnics.
Q awards get soulful as Bobby Womack beats cancer and pneumonia to win album of the year (with a little help from Damon Albarn)
Monday 22 October 2012
Bobby Womack was recuperating from pneumonia and colon cancer in a hospital bed when Damon Albarn first called. Now the soul legend’s comeback has been sealed after the record he crafted with the Blur frontman was named album of the year.
Sunday 21 October 2012
After one EP and gallons of ones-to-watch hype in 2009, Mancunian teenagers Egyptian Hip Hop, still aged only around the 20 mark, have finally released their debut album and it's somewhat less than momentous.
Sunday 14 October 2012
With pesky priapic cherubs One Direction having nabbed Lewis's "most popular X Factor act" crown, this long-delayed third album sets out to make the Hackney diva "current" again.
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
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British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Church of England 'one generation away from extinction' after dramatic loss of followers
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