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Tuesday 09 July 2013
Tonight comes with an odd sense of dislocation – the solo artist on stage bears the glow of a five-month pregnancy if not the bump, while singing mostly about heartbreak and separation. A lot has happened in the two years since Alela Diane's last album, the country-swinging Alela Diane & Wild Divine, notably divorce and engagement to a new feller. The north Californian has yet to reveal if this fiancée is another musician, something you wonder about as she takes the stage to perform solo.
Friday 21 June 2013
With three Grammy Awards and multi-platinum American sales, the Zac Brown Band are the coming thing in outlaw country music.
Monday 27 May 2013
An 11-day-old baby boy died after a car crash on the M6 motorway in Staffordshire over the weekend.
Saturday 25 May 2013
Marling's fourth album is tall galoshes against the rising tide of the most irritating industry norm going, the one that requires female singer-songwriters to ingratiate themselves with the attractiveness of their personality.
Saturday 25 May 2013
A woman has died after driving her car the wrong way up a motorway in the early hours of this morning, police said.
Friday 10 May 2013
People like a shed – especially if they are creative. For writers it is often a peaceful bolt-hole.
Championship play-offs: Ian Holloway claims to have got to grips with the rivalry between Crystal Palace and Brighton
Friday 10 May 2013
The Eagles manager annoyed some Palace fans earlier this season
Thursday 09 May 2013
The Eagles play Brighton tomorrow night
Friday 12 April 2013
Curt Kirkwood describes Rat Farm as “real blown-up folk music”, and it's as good a description as any – if by “blown-up” he means “spaced out” or some similar druggy epithet.
What To Do, See & Buy: The Reclaimed Tile Company; Sophie Alice Wiltshire; Joanna Basford's Secret Garden; Graham Nash
Saturday 30 March 2013
On the tiles
Wednesday 06 March 2013
Having impressed with her folk-opera Hadestown (with Justin Vernon and Ani de Franco), and followed up with a winning solo album, Young Man in America, Anais Mitchell began 2013 with a new project: the Child Ballads.
Saturday 16 February 2013
Who knew that one of George Orwell's legacies to British culture is the JD Wetherspoon pub chain? Among the countless millions inspired by his work was Tim Martin, who was a young entrepreneur in 1976 when he read an Orwell article in the Evening Standard from 40 years earlier describing his perfect pub – free of music so that the customers could talk freely, selling cheap and nutritious food, serving its draught beer in pewter tankards, and where the friendly barmaids know your name (and they're always glad you came).
Saturday 26 January 2013
Heavy snow has closed the M6 motorway in both directions after lorries jacknifed across carriageways while flooding in other areas of the country has led to various traffic problems.
Friday 25 January 2013
Pitch-perfect pop before they went their own way
Sunday 20 January 2013
Released to acclaim in the States last summer, White's solo debut is a slinky stew of singer-songwriterly grace set against stabs of Southern soul – Bon Iver backed by the Stax house band.
In defence of liberal democracy
General Election 2015: Post-election 'shambles' looms as 70 per cent of voters say SNP 'should not be able to veto UK government policies'
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General Election 2015: UK will be 'run for the wealthy and powerful' if Tories retain power, Labour warns
General election live: SNP suspends two members for disrupting Labour rally
Schools forced to act as 'miniature welfare states' with teachers buying underwear and even haircuts for poor pupils
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