Music that makes me smile
By Tom Ravenscroft - 24 August 10:46

New tunes by Fruit Bats and Rollo Jean.

Wild imaginings
By Tom Ravenscroft - 17 August 13:51

Ergo Phizmiz's operatic adaptation of Flann O'Brien will leave you speechless.

The food of love
By Tom Ravenscroft - 08 August 1:00

Tom Ravenscroft on the dilemma of choosing songs for a dinner party

Good vibes for your friends and family
By Tom Ravenscroft - 03 August 16:55

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog.

Amy Winehouse never, ever let us down
By Laurie Penny - 28 July 12:32

Winehouse was never interested in the normal rules of female celebrity.

Even in death, Winehouse is not granted privacy or respect
By Steve Baxter - 26 July 13:35

All that prurient poking into the singer's private life might have been part of the problem.

Music to bathe in
By Tom Ravenscroft - 20 July 19:12

Tom Ravenscroft opts for comfort over clever where indie's concerned and discovers he's an underwate

Notes in the margin: In concert
By Alexandra Coghlan - 18 July 1:00

With around 90 concerts on offer over the eight-week season, the 2011 Proms aren't short on highlights. Outdoing last year's Symphony of

Don't wait till the last night
By Alexandra Coghlan - 18 July 1:00

Alexandra Coghlan talks to Roger Wright, director of the Proms

Rain Dogs revisited
By Androulla Harris - 13 July 16:08

Tom Waits's 1985 album is re-imagined at the Barbican.

Storybook fantasy
By Alexandra Coghlan - 11 July 11:54

Massenet's Cendrillon brings some welcome novelty to the opera season.

Beyoncé — a star is born
By Sophie Elmhirst - 07 July 12:47

Why the singer is the icon of our age.

Love machine
By Tom Ravenscroft - 04 July 1:00

A new computer is a chance for Tom Ravenscroft to refresh his podcasts list.

The NS Interview: Alex James
By Helen Lewis - 30 June 16:52

“Keeping a pig is great but Monster Munch are nice as well”

Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past
By Jude Rogers - 27 June 1:00

Retromania: Pop Culture's Addiction to Its Own Past
Simon Reynolds
Faber & Faber, 458pp, £17.99

Mud, mud, glorious Glastonbury mud
By Laurie Penny - 24 June 17:17

Bono should find time in his busy schedule of high-profile philanthropy to pay the hefty tax bill he owes.

Retro mania
By Wayne Hemingway - 23 June 12:47

Event organisers could learn a lot from designers.

Pack your tent
By Staff blogger - 23 June 12:44

Whether it's theatre, music or spoken word, here's our pick of the best festivals this summer.

Can't pay, won't pay
By Daniel Trilling - 23 June 12:43

It's right to protest against Glastonbury's headliners.

Eat, drink, and empty your pockets
By Dominic Sandbrook - 23 June 12:43

Today’s rock festivals may be full of Sixties spirit, but the spectacle and sensation go back to anc

What I'd be playing if I weren't going to Glastonbury
By Tom Ravenscroft - 22 June 14:07

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog: listen here.

Latin summer
By Mark Maughan - 21 June 12:03

Four recommendations from an array of Latin American dance, music and culture on its way to the UK.

Leader: Stop preaching, Bono
By Staff blogger - 16 June 9:00

The U2 singer calls for governments to spend more on foreign aid while minimising his tax bill.

Two very different treats for your ears
By Tom Ravenscroft - 15 June 17:20

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog

Clash of the titans
By Alexandra Coghlan - 15 June 12:11

Pierre Boulez conducts Daniel Barenboim and the Berlin Staatskapelle.

Cultural Capital podcast: Emmy the Great
By Yo Zushi - 13 June 19:12

A conversation on music, lyrics, the monarchy and the end of the world with the singer-songwriter.

Tim Key: he's a poet and he knows it.
By Tom Ravenscroft - 08 June 11:56

Tom Ravenscroft's music blog

Mozart, cubed
By Alexandra Coghlan - 06 June 14:06

A bold but flawed production of Don Giovanni at Glyndebourne.

The NS Interview: Annie Lennox
By Samira Shackle - 02 June 12:23

“I’m not going to use my sexuality to define me”

Unknown pleasures
By Tom Ravenscroft - 02 June 12:07

Tom Ravenscroft on what to look forward to at this summer's music festivals.