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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.
People, Hell and Angels: New album of unreleased Jimi Hendrix recordings reveal the guitar god's 'artistry'
Monday 04 March 2013
If there were any doubts about the lingering force of fabled rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix more than four decades after his death, his latest release should put them to rest.
Friday 01 March 2013
The surfer won two Brits for his affable folk. But, he tells Elisa Bray, he's sensitive to the idea that he's too safe
Tuesday 26 February 2013
Playful as ever, Richard Thompson has described his latest project as a “weedy power trio” that plays “folk-funk”. Fact is, tonight offers precious little folk, not much funk and his current, highly economical line-up sounds anything but puny.
Monday 25 February 2013
Tumblr blog of the day (if not the year so far): Jim’ll Paint It. A man, presumably Jim, possibly with a lot of time on his hands, takes commissions for original artworks and posts several a day created using Microsoft Paint.Jim has an eye for the bizarre – and more detail than Paint should allow.
Sunday 03 February 2013
Amy Winehouse will be one of the first names to be immortalised in a monument inspired by Hollywood
Monday 21 January 2013
Beyoncé’s second inaugural performance didn’t have the impact of her version of Etta James’s “At Last” in 2009. Singing “The Star-Spangled Banner” this time, she still inevitably stopped the show.
Saturday 05 January 2013
This double-CD draws together some of the songs which comprised such early Dylan bootlegs as Great White Wonder and Stealin'.
Wednesday 19 December 2012
New research reveals what followers of the notorious '27 club' have known for years - that a fast-living rock 'n' roll lifestyle results in premature death
Sunday 25 November 2012
Well this is most unexpected: a stands-up-in-its-own-right solo album from an affiliate of Canadian collective Broken Social Scene who isn’t Feist.
Monday 19 November 2012
Hastings Pier, the seaside attraction that became an unlikely musical mecca in the 1960s by hosting performers from the Rolling Stones to The Who, is to be restored following an £11m Lottery grant.
Saturday 27 October 2012
It’s time to relax, unwind and put on a best-selling album celebrating the “new cosy” – a collection of the softest sounds recorded by music’s biggest names.
Wednesday 24 October 2012
Interpretative dance and Swedish folk music aren’t mutually exclusive concepts, but nor do the twain often meet. But when Kristian Matsson - The Tallest Man on Earth - plays live the two *almost* collide like cultural proton beams.
Sunday 21 October 2012
Winter bedding is not the most glamorous of ideas. Especially when it comes to those acres of monocolour pansies. It's sort of an amazing achievement to ruin the pansy – they are this great, characterful little flower, in bright colours, with spirited little markings on their faces, which they hold up high to the sun. But ruin them people consistently do: stroll into your local DIY shop in the next few weeks and there will be polystyrene trays of them by the hundred, stacked and ready for non-gardeners to progressively kill over the coming months.
Sunday 21 October 2012
One is inclined to ask, "What unfinished business?" Jackson's 1950s rockabilly records are whole unto themselves: the opposite of unfinished.
Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
Greece crisis: IMF was pushed around by Angela Merkel and Nicholas Sarkozy – and now it is being humiliated
'I wish the BBC would stop calling it Islamic State' – David Cameron unleashes frustration at broadcaster
Forget little green men – aliens will look like humans, says Cambridge University evolution expert
Girl, 7, stares down hate preacher at Ohio festival with pro-LGBT rainbow flag gesture
Sickness and disability benefits could be reduced by £30 a week as part of £12bn welfare cuts
- 1 Nathan Collier: Montana man inspired by same-sex marriage ruling requests right to wed two wives
- 2 People all over the world are getting semicolon tattoos to draw attention to mental health
- 3 Van driver who comforted Clark Carlisle and called 999 after suicide attempt dies age 24
- 4 James Blunt was special guest on the highest-rating Top Gear episode ever
- 5 The biggest first date turnoff has been revealed