By Simon Barnett - 08 July 11:03

Simon Barnett, diagnosed manic depressive in 1981, writes on direct action, Madpride and this year's

John Squire
By Staff blogger - 03 July 10:29

Squire is a musician and painter, best known for having been the guitarist in the Stone Roses. For d

Loving the dance music
By Antonia Quirke - 26 June 10:24

After twenty years, our memories of rave culture are somewhat hazy

Vaughan Williams
By Desmond Shawe-Taylor - 26 June 10:24

Ralph Vaughan Williams was one of England's greatest 20th-century composers: his <em>Lark Ascending<

Improvised genius
By Salil Tripathi - 19 June 11:15

The Indian sitar master delivers a mesmerising farewell concert

<strong>Ravi Shankar</strong>


Interview: Jah Wobble
By Tom Quinn - 13 June 12:39

Clean and sober for 22 years, Wobble's life bears an uncanny resemblance to one of his classic dub t

The lure of the beach
By Jude Rogers - 12 June 10:20

A new generation of US bands cites the Beach Boys as a huge inspiration. Why now?

Death and Mick Jagger
By Heather McRobie - 09 June 12:20

Heather McRobie riffs on Mick Jagger, bestiality and a good, old-fashioned Hollywood smackdown in th

Night of the middle-aged bassheads
By Dan Hancox - 05 June 10:43

No longer terrifying, but Public Enemy still have enough gusto to go around

<strong>Public Enemy</

Seu Jorge
By aloysiusmcd - 05 June 10:43

Seu Jorge starred in the film “City of God” and has released several critically acclaimed albums. Hi

Emo is no suicide cult
By Paul Evans - 03 June 10:53

Angry - but not morose - teenagers gather to mount a singing demonstration at the Daily Mail in Kens

Exposing little Richard
By Richard Herring - 03 June 10:32

Herring ponders his stalled teenage song-writing career, and wonders whether he really can blame eve

Thrills and spills
By Mark Ellen - 22 May 13:00

The Michael Jackson phenomenon represented a golden age - the peak of the music industry. The only w

Stripping the Mona Lisa
By Antonia Quirke - 15 May 13:00

Meet the Polish master pianist who doesn't want people to buy his records

Chasing the blues away
By John Wilson - 15 May 13:00

Paul Weller was horrified to learn that the young David Cameron was a fan of the Jam

What's happened to black theatre?
By Natasha Periyan - 10 May 8:32

Missed opportunities

Love music, hate corporate sponsorship
By Daniel Trilling - 08 May 13:00

Aggressive security and commercialism undermined this festival's message

<strong>Love Music, Hate

Cast the first Stone
By Jonathan Meades - 08 May 13:00


Zachary Lazar

<em>Jonathan Cape, 272pp, £11.99</em>

Franco's win at Eurovision...
By Jonathan Rice - 07 May 10:38

How <em>La La La</em> pipped <em>Congratulations</em> to first place at the 1968 Eurovision Song Con

Robot love
By Natasha Periyan - 03 May 12:17

An existential crisis over what it means to be human looms, with the publication of David Levy's book Love and Sex with Robots.

Going, going . . . gone
By Andrew Billen - 01 May 13:00

Trevor Nunn slips up with this tuneless assault on the English language

<strong>Gone With the Win

The time is now
By Alice O'Keeffe - 01 May 13:00

Stars of the Nineties still dominate the media, but British dance music is more exciting today

The way I see it: Adam Green
By Staff blogger - 01 May 13:00

Green is a singer-songwriter from New York, best known as one half of the group the Moldy Peaches, w

Revolutions all round
By Owen Hatherley - 01 May 13:00

<strong>Sergey Prokofiev: Diaries (1915-1922) - Behind the Mask</strong>

Edited by Anthony Phillip

Rock against racism
By Tim Lezard - 28 April 12:16

Thirty years on from the seminal gig in Hackney’s Victoria Park – and on the eve of the London elect

Scot on the rocks
By Tadzio Koelb - 24 April 13:00

<strong>The Ossians</strong>

Doug Johnstone <em>Viking, 304pp, £12.99</em>

Extraordinary tales of English folk
By Antonia Quirke - 24 April 13:00

Late Junction has the power to move (and snooze) in its trip through Albion

Emmanuel Jal
By Staff blogger - 24 April 13:00

Emmanuel Jal is a Sudanese musician and former child soldier. His single "Warchild" was released ear

Busting a skank
By Grace Shortland - 18 April 19:52

A twenty tonne lion has provoked heated debate in Scotland and prompted the resignation of the curator Richard Calvocoressi.

Rock 'n' roll dreams
By Yo Zushi - 17 April 13:00

<strong>I Play the Drums in a Band Called Okay</strong>

Toby Litt <em>Hamish Hamilton, 288 pp, £1