Iron maiden
By Alice O'Keeffe - 06 December 12:00

Where others gloss over the horrors of celebrity culture, Britney Spears lets it all hang out

I can't play the piano but let me blow my trumpet
By Carolyn Quinn - 06 December 12:00

Christmas purists will protest that it's too early to go festive, but it's only once a year and I wa

Beijing calling
By Flora Bagenal - 22 November 12:00

A crop of new rock bands is changing the face of Chinese youth culture

To a different beat
By Jude Rogers - 15 November 12:00

With jagged, fragile soundscapes, the mysterious Burial has created a modern classic, writes Jude Ro

Power to the people
By Daniel Trilling - 08 November 12:00

<strong>The Time of the Rebels: Youth Resistance Movements and 21st Century Revolutions</strong> Mat

The way I see it: David Gray
By Staff blogger - 08 November 0:00

Gray is a singer-songwriter born in Sale, Greater Manchester. A compilation of his greatest hits is

Tunes of change
By Geoff Taylor - 06 November 15:46

Society has too much to lose if we don't ensure that talent is rewarded, writes BPI's chief executiv

From Emo to Indie
By Claire Provost - 05 November 10:49

Such is art to be introspective, but how much is too much?

The history boys
By Rachel Aspden - 01 November 12:00

Algeria's El Gusto hark back to a golden age of religious tolerance

The colour of music
By Sholto Byrnes - 01 November 0:00

The dissonance and abstraction of 20th-century composers influenced a generation of visual artists

Going home
By Malachy Tallack - 29 October 13:36

After spending several weeks on the road supporting Runrig Malachy starts the long journey home from

The sounds of music
By Gerard McBurney - 25 October 13:00

<strong>Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain</strong>

Oliver Sacks <em>Picador, 352pp, £17.

Holy fools
By Jeff Sharlet - 25 October 13:00

In the 1960s, hippies, rock stars and progressives flocked to Francis Schaeffer's Christian retreat,

Perfect Finnish
By Rick Jones - 25 October 13:00

Sibelius helped to define Finland's national identity and founded a rich musical culture.

Talk is cheap
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 25 October 13:00

Sukhdev Sandhu on the shadowy world of the modern fanzine

The way I see it: Imogen Heap
By Staff blogger - 25 October 1:00

Imogen Heap is a singer-songwriter from Romford, east London. She will be performing at the 28 Octob

Rioting within the Box
By Claire Provost - 23 October 13:21

Last week’s arts highlights pushed the boundaries, but kept us within our comfort zone, observes Cla

Cultural revolution
By Staff blogger - 18 October 13:00

<strong>There’s a Riot Going On</strong>

Peter Doggett <em>Canongate, 598pp, £25</em>

Into the mix
By Amit Chaudhuri - 18 October 13:00

Embarking on a music project, Amit Chaudhuri was determined to avoid tired clichés about east and we

A blow to the very heart of the BBC
By Jeremy Dear - 17 October 18:42

The coming BBC battle is not just about thousands of jobs - it's about defending quality journalism

Secret history
By Simon Broughton - 11 October 1:00

The roots of Portuguese fado in militant, working-class Lisbon were airbrushed by a fascist regime

The art of noise
By Brian Dillon - 04 October 13:00

<strong>Re-make/Re-model: Art, Pop, Fashion and the Making of Roxy Music, 1952-1972 </strong>

Mich

Unknown pleasures
By Ryan Gilbey - 04 October 13:00

There's a surprising amount of humour in this take on the Joy Division story

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A man of distinction
By David Smyth - 04 October 13:00

After more than 40 years of experimentation, Robert Wyatt's unique sound is more accessible than eve

Desert sounds
By Rachel Aspden - 04 October 13:00

The Bedouin Jerry Can Band, raucous rock stars of the Sinai, are on a mission to share their extraor

Lost in a century
By Alice O'Keeffe - 27 September 13:00

Manu Chao's catchy, multilingual pop tunes became the soundtrack to the anti-globalisation movement.

Seeger turns on Uncle Joe
By Nicholas Wapshott - 27 September 13:00

Observations on Folk Music

Robert Wyatt
By Staff blogger - 27 September 1:00

Artists tackle ten existential questions

King of the swingers
By Christopher Bray - 20 September 13:00

Frank Sinatra's singing sounds perfectly effortless - but three biographies reveal the hard work and

All woman
By Alice O'Keeffe - 20 September 13:00

Leaving gender-bending rock behind, P J Harvey has produced an album of fragile beauty

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