Cate Blanchett gives a magnetic performance in Botho Strauss's play.
Yo Zushi is awestruck at the Barbican by a Polish avant-gardist and his rock-star disciple.
Over the past 15 years, Sprint Festival has become one of London's most enduring experimental theatre festivals.
An NME writer suggests that it's thanks to the influence of Britain's music press.
Yearning for youth does Madonna no favours.
The Brits was a mega-show, falling apart at the seams
Two awards each for Adele and Ed Sheeran.
Paul Weller says his new album is groundbreaking. Kate Mossman’s not so sure.
The singer’s unpolished manner is what makes her such a delight.
What was it about Houston's voice that reached beyond the emotional confines of her records?
Long may such freedom of speech continue.
Adele thanks "doctors who brought my voice back" as she takes home six Grammys.
Death of a singer blessed with a voice that was "good to vowels".
The ENO can still do serious singing.
Why we should mourn the decline of the B-side.
Greil Marcus’s latest foray into criticism fails to persuade that the bloated “tragic” myth of Jim M
Guests including Thom Yorke and 3D from Massive Attack took to the decks.
Sick of Slade? Here's a selection of alternative festive treats that will rescue your stereo from the tyranny of Noddy.
No one has inhabited the spaces in which we hear
music like Björk. And that voice! Who else could
Tom Ravenscroft finds musicians of all genres taking a collective nap.
The oddly-named metal records you must listen to.
It is faintly preposterous to feel sorry for a global corporate monolith, but anyone who has ever waved an imaginary baton to the strains of Elgar, tapped a foot to the Fab Four or the Shadows, or even frowned meaningfully whi
Bombino and the Tuareg guitar revolution.
Fiona Shaw's delightful direction of Mozart's great opera.
The I, Culture Orchestra builds relationships in eastern Europe.
Musical comebacks that are worth the wait.
A rare and welcome French baroque production by an English opera company.