Going underground
By Annie McDermott - 30 September 10:15

Questionable pop ballads and Deptford's very own subterranean feel

New hope for the West End?
By Annie McDermott - 22 September 12:14

The success of <a href="http://www.donmarwestend.com/ivanov/">Ivanov</a> this week is a beacon of ho

Seen it all before
By Jude Rogers - 11 September 10:52

After 25 years of pop hits, Madonna's shock tactics are just embarrassing


Facing the music
By Rick Jones - 11 September 10:52

The Beethoven Festival in Bonn has a history of being misused for political ends. This year, the org

Songs of freedom
By Paul Evans - 04 September 11:11

Paul Evans on why music poses a threat to tyrants and overbearing governments

Jem Finer
By Staff blogger - 04 September 11:11

Finer is a musician/composer from Stoke-on-Trent. He was a founding member of the Pogues and co-wrot

Carnival, the best time of the year
By Alan Scholefield - 28 August 10:22

It feels like we're obeying the command of some god who hovers over North Kensington and issues a ba

In praise of the divine average
By Antonia Quirke - 28 August 10:22

The bossy genius of Vaughan Williams is recalled in a trawl through the archives

Roots Manuva
By Staff blogger - 28 August 10:22

Roots Manuva (also known as Rodney Smith) is a rap artist and music producer from Stockwell, south L

The judge's view
By Jude Rogers - 28 August 10:22

When I look at this year's Mercury shortlist I am as proud as a peacock

State of the nation
By Daniel Trilling - 28 August 10:22

The shortlist for the Mercury Prize is a reliable indicator of the national mood. This year Britain

Still turning world
By Frances Morgan - 28 August 10:22

<strong>The Long-Player Goodbye</strong>

Travis Elborough

<em>Sceptre, 480pp, £14.99</em>


Bill Drummond: The way I see it
By Staff blogger - 21 August 10:28

A founding member of the KLF, Drummond set up the K Foundation, which famously burned £1m in cash on

Sounds from the outside
By Daniel Trilling - 21 August 10:28

Two new album releases show that there's still a place for nonconformists in British pop.

Rap on the run
By Rob Sharp - 21 August 10:28

Wanted by the FBI for black activism in the States, Nehanda Abiodun fled to Havana, where she became

An idyllic setting for some extreme karaoke
By Phill Jupitus - 21 August 10:28

One of the more ludicrous modern clichés is that comedy is "the new rock'n'roll". But in my experien

Efrim Menuck
By Staff blogger - 14 August 11:03

Menuck is a member of the Canadian band A Silver Mt Zion, acclaimed for its mix of rock, folk and av

By Staff blogger - 07 August 10:21

RZA is an American music producer, rapper and actor, best known as a member of the Wu-Tang Clan. He

Roots manoeuvres
By Daniel Trilling - 07 August 10:21

Observations on folk music

The politics of love
By Martin Bright - 07 August 10:21

After a long hiatus, Randy Newman has produced an album of beauty and anger

Cohen at The Big Chill
By Nichi Hodgson - 04 August 17:00

At 73, and with a career spanning four decades, how can Leonard Cohen possibly meet expectations? Q

The Big Chill
By Nichi Hodgson - 03 August 17:07

Stages flanked by 10ft-high daffodils, a fake moon rising in the sky and a hillside sauna with no ob

The thrill of the chase
By Rick Jones - 31 July 10:07

Rachmaninov is safe in the hands of this Russian soloist, bar the nervous start

<strong>Prom 10:

The way I see it: Joanna Newsom
By Staff blogger - 31 July 10:07

Newsom is a harpist and singer-songwriter from California, best known for her critically acclaimed 2

Changing man
By Rachel Aspden - 31 July 10:07

Nine years after founding the boundary-breaking West-Eastern Divan Orchestra, Daniel Barenboim tells

Six million ways to buy
By Becky Hogge - 31 July 10:07

The music industry shows bad business sense by threatening downloaders

Stopping Music Piracy
By Jonathan Theodore - 28 July 12:59

Slap on the wrist

Disorderly conduct
By Daniel Trilling - 24 July 10:18

The drum'n'bass DJ Goldie has always found classical music elitist - yet it needn't be so. And then