Edinburgh preview
By Staff blogger - 29 July 8:13

Our critics’ picks of the festival.

The sweet sound of piddling on flannel
By David Flusfeder - 26 July 8:54

It’s not the sort of thing you’re supposed to mention in cultured company, but some people can’t sta

A government of philistines
By Sholto Byrnes - 24 July 10:18

Cutting the arts is the last thing the coalition should be doing.

It's a washout
By Daniel Trilling - 22 July 8:11

Daniel Trilling tunes in to some groundbreaking stuff and nonsense.

Pick of the Proms 2010
By Alexandra Coghlan - 20 July 14:57

What not to miss at this year’s concerts.

Gilbey on Film: casting Kurt Cobain
By Ryan Gilbey - 20 July 13:19

Exclusive details of the forthcoming movie about the life of the Nirvana frontman.

Mercury Prize shortlist announced
By Mike Sweeney - 20 July 12:48

Nominees for the top music award include Corinne Bailey Rae, the xx and Dizzee Rascal.

Take that, Classic FM!
By Alexandra Coghlan - 15 July 16:00

The Cheltenham Music Festival is an unlikely setting for artistic rebellion.

Different for Girls: My True-Life Adventures in Pop
By Jude Rogers - 09 July 13:42

In the mid-1990s, something peculiar happened to the pop charts.

The Art of Listening: Live Aid
By Daniel Trilling - 08 July 1:11

On 25 years of charity pop music.

Wouldn't you just die without Mahler?
By Sholto Byrnes - 02 July 16:51

This year, the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth, will see many a celebration of the great compose

Glastonbury Festival
By Danny Carr - 01 July 8:08

Danny Carr sees Glastonbury celebrate its 40th birthday

The Nation's Favourite Aria
By Alexandra Coghlan - 25 June 18:24

English composer wins Radio 3 title.

The Pearl Fishers
By Laura Battle - 21 June 9:10

Bizet's "bromance" strikes a chord with a modern audience.

Glyndebourne: not just for snobs
By Alexandra Coghlan - 16 June 18:13

Beyond its elite image, country house opera is a source of artistic invention.

The Art of Listening: vuvuzelas
By Daniel Trilling - 14 June 18:25

On the sound of the 2010 World Cup.

Voices from the deep
By Rick Jones - 11 June 9:29

Rick Jones marvels at how Britten and Forster's work has lost none of its power.

True romance
By Jude Rogers - 02 June 17:50

Despite her fearsome reputation, Lady Gaga knows how to charm a crowd.

Thelonious Monk: the Life and Times of an American Original
By Colin Fleming - 31 May 10:48

Jazz biography - serious, scholarly biography - often finds itself pitted against jazz apocrypha, which most jazz fans and players love.

Ian Curtis remembered
By Mike Sweeney - 18 May 18:14

An interview with the Joy Division singer on the anniversary of his death.

Syd Barrett: a Very Irregular Head
By Jude Rogers - 13 May 11:38

All too often, music biographers are embroiderers of myths.

Eastern promise
By Rick Jones - 19 April 9:33

Rick Jones meets a Russian conductor who has set the classical world alight.

When Malcolm McLaren ran for mayor
By Daniel Trilling - 09 April 9:01

The late Sex Pistols manager's foray into politics.

Militant tendencies feed music
By Mark Fisher - 29 March 9:48

As the Political Studies Association unveils the 20 greatest protest songs, Mark Fisher asks if music can change the world if our songs remain the same.

Top 20 Political Songs: Redemption Song | Bob Marley and the Wailers | 1980
By Ian K Smith - 25 March 9:42

"Emanicipate yourselves from mental slavery"

Top 20 Political Songs: Won't Get Fooled Again |The Who | 1971
By Jennifer Thompson - 25 March 9:37

Plus ça change, says Pete Townshend

Top 20 Political Songs: Jerusalem | William Blake | 1916
By Jennifer Thompson - 25 March 9:22

Poem transformed into unofficial national anthem