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.

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

Roots manoeuvres
By Daniel Trilling - 07 August 10:21

Observations on folk music

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

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

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

The music industry shows bad business sense by threatening downloaders

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

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

Alicia Keys
By Staff blogger - 17 July 10:22

Keys is a singer and founder-director of the charity Keep a Child Alive, which combats Aids in Afric

Family matters
By Roger Wright - 10 July 10:18

When Roger Wright became the Proms' new director, debate raged even in his own household about wheth

Sing out sisters
By Vic Motune - 10 July 10:18

Muslim rap is developing a large following in the US and UK, yet female artists trying to break into

Father of invention
By Owen Hatherley - 10 July 10:18

<strong>On Some Faraway Beach: the Life and Times of Brian Eno</strong>

David Sheppard


Two worlds collide
By Alice O'Keeffe - 10 July 10:18

The king of bling Jay-Z was a strange choice to headline a hippie festival, but perhaps both he and

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