XTC in 1978 - Colin Moulding, Barry Andrews and Andy Partridge
"Gonwards" and the building blocks of the blues
By Kate Mossman - 01 November 8:03

Kate Mossman is entranced by a strange masterpiece, board game included.

Laura Carmichael and Anna Friel in Uncle Vanya.
From Russia with hope
By Rachel Halliburton - 01 November 7:59

Rachel Halliburton previews a radical Uncle Vanya coming to London.

Song and dance man: David Byrne
By Yo Zushi - 25 October 13:08

How Music Works – review.

The feral beauty of "Decasia"
By Alexandra Coghlan - 25 October 12:02

To watch is to be transported by a dizzying mix of sound and image.

Hayden Thorpe of Wild Beasts: "The four of us don’t have pretty faces and lipstick to go on the front page of a magazine"
By Rob Pollard - 21 October 11:01

Rob Pollard speaks to the singer, guitarist and songwriter from the acclaimed Kendal four-piece.

New Statesman
Protest songs
By Zuoxiao Zuzhou - 18 October 7:29

Rocking against repression.

Some Like It Hip Hop
Reclaiming hip hop
By Gina Allum - 10 October 10:36

This Sadler's Wells show saves the genre from itself.

Sasha Ilyukevich: dictatorship blues
By Russell Parton - 08 October 16:28

Rocking against repression in Belarus.

Stevie Wonder
In praise of the clavinet
By George Chesterton - 05 October 10:58

It's 40 years since Stevie Wonder showed off the otherwordly range of this keyboard.

Adele’s theme for new Bond film Skyfall released
By Caroline Crampton - 05 October 9:21

Track revealed on the 50th anniversary of James Bond’s debut on the big screen, but does it match up to the glories of the past?

Mossman on Music: Tori Amos at the Royal Albert Hall
By Kate Mossman - 04 October 17:27

Amos presents new album "Gold Dust" with the Dutch Metropole Orchestra.

Paul Hindemith.
Experimental opera and intimate quartets electrify
By Alexandra Coghlan - 04 October 10:40

Beethovenfest reviewed.

Glenn Beck
Glenn Beck's extraordinary open letter to Muse
By Alex Ward - 03 October 9:22

Right-winger's outburst comes straight out of left–field

Conceptual theatre is hard to watch and even harder to make
By Andrew Billen - 27 September 8:40

Two plays of ideas reviewed.

Thurston Moore: daydream believer
By Yo Zushi - 27 September 6:17

The Sonic Youth founder at east London's Café Oto.

The xx on stage.
The xx's "Coexist" is an album to get you in the mood for misery
By Kate Mossman - 20 September 7:20

Ideal for autumn, the season of mists...

The Taming of the Shrew
A festival of double entendres
By Gina Allum - 14 September 10:18

Toby Frow's Taming of the Shrew hits the spot.

A hologram of Tupac Shakur
Tupac Shakur: Radical poet
By Tony McKenna - 13 September 13:57

On the sixteenth anniversary of his death, we remember a man who was the living embodiment of a contradictory career and politics.

The xx in concert
The wizardry of The xx
By Sophie Elmhirst - 13 September 8:10

It’s as close to magic as you’ll get in Shepherd’s Bush.

Bob Dylan in concert earlier this year
Fifty years into his career, Bob Dylan still surprises
By Kate Mossman - 05 September 14:13

Dylan's latest album, Tempest, reviewed.

New Statesman
Graphic comedy: can we take a joke?
By Karrie Fransman - 31 August 10:19

Karrie Fransman explores the problem with aggressive jokes.

The Royal Albert Hall, home of the Proms
Proms 2012: Playing at home
By Alexandra Coghlan - 30 August 8:48

British ensembles have impressed at the Proms.

Long Day’s Journey into Night - review
By Tony McKenna - 23 August 13:51

Are we all addicts, deep down?

Two women walk past the myriad posters at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe
Only in Edinburgh
By Thomas Calvocoressi - 23 August 12:26

Reassuring signs of resurgence at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Phill Jupitus
Nicky Woolf's Edinburgh Diary: Weeeird improvisational science
By Nicky Woolf - 22 August 9:45

“It's usually a bit mental but maybe not that mental.”

These are the kind of laughs comedians at the Fringe would die for
Nicky Woolf's Edinburgh Diary: Late-night comedy revues
By Nicky Woolf - 20 August 15:32

Comedy at the Fringe is as much about the night-life as the day-life.

You should always read the reviews.
Edinburgh diary: Who are these reviewers, then?
By Nicky Woolf - 17 August 10:24

Without the deluge of daily reviews, the Edinburgh Festival would be very different. Nicky Woolf meets the people who write them.

Gleeful farces, world-class puppetry and the death of the ampersand
By Nicky Woolf - 12 August 9:53

Day 3 of Nicky Woolf's Edinburgh diary.

Surviving Black Wednesday - and checking out the Big Four
By Nicky Woolf - 10 August 9:05

Nicky Woolf's first Edinburgh diary.