Though often dismissed as slackers, the cohort that produced Elliott Smith, Pavement and Sonic Youth
William Cook finds Germany in microcosm at Bonn’s Beethovenfest.
Jonathan Miller's operatic return falls a bit flat
On the ambient potential of a teen pop star.
This year's Man Booker Prize shortlist prides the literary inventiveness of Tom McCarthy and Emma Donoghue over the more established Martin Amis, Ian McEwan and Salman Rushdie, and all the better for that; while the Mercury Pr
London trio The xx beat Laura Marling, Mumford & Sons and Paul Weller to the award.
The Massive Attack frontman elaborates on his recent comments to the NS.
Robert Del Naja of Massive Attack tells William Parry why he is boycotting Israel.
Alvin Ailey’s choreography and colour-blind casting merged classical with folk movement in a style t
A Stalin-era piece by Shostakovich towers over the rest.
Broadstairs, the Isle of Thanet, a frowsty sort of an evening in early August, with shadows forming within shadows down the high street - a run of chip shops, chain stores and charity shops that steepens into a ski jump, which
A brave Prom fails to take Guy Dammann out of this world.
Alexandra Coghlan has a subtly spiritual experience at the Proms.
Today's lyricists are as inventive as their forebears -- despite DJ Taylor's concerns.
Rock and pop lyrics had their heyday in the wake of the Beatles, but the best songwriters have left
There exists a parallel universe in which I am happily giving Electric Eden an absolute rave. This, I say, is a perfectly timed, perfectly pitched alternative history of English folk music.
It’s not the sort of thing you’re supposed to mention in cultured company, but some people can’t sta
Cutting the arts is the last thing the coalition should be doing.
Daniel Trilling tunes in to some groundbreaking stuff and nonsense.
What not to miss at this year’s concerts.
Exclusive details of the forthcoming movie about the life of the Nirvana frontman.
Nominees for the top music award include Corinne Bailey Rae, the xx and Dizzee Rascal.
The Cheltenham Music Festival is an unlikely setting for artistic rebellion.
In the mid-1990s, something peculiar happened to the pop charts.
On 25 years of charity pop music.
This year, the 150th anniversary of Mahler's birth, will see many a celebration of the great compose
Danny Carr sees Glastonbury celebrate its 40th birthday
On "Huh" by 4Minute.