Scaling the heights
By Alice O'Keeffe - 09 August 13:00

Venezuela's pioneering classical music programme for children has produced world-class artists such

To Russia, with dub
By Daniel Trilling - 02 August 13:00

Want to fight racism in Russia? Send in Lily Allen, some reggae bands and an outspoken Muslim rapper

Where the real thing clings on
By Mark Ellen - 02 August 13:00

At the muddy rock festivals and the low-budget pub gigs, you can hear something that doesn't come of

Rocking the world
By Daniel Trilling - 26 July 13:00

Heavy metal was born in the West Midlands, and has developed a global following matched only in hip-

Picture perfect
By Sukhdev Sandhu - 19 July 13:00

Sukhdev Sandhu on graphic revolutionaries and imaginary pop stars

More than a music festival?
By Alexander Larman - 17 July 11:43

Latitude offered a rather mixed standard on the theatre and literary side but the music produced som

The sound of resistance
By Rick Jones - 05 July 13:00

Using folk melodies and bracing discords, Baltic composers railed against Soviet dominance

Alan Johnston
By Ben Davies - 04 July 16:04

Delight the BBC correspondent has been released and other issues

Beatles and before
By Eric Hobsbawm - 28 June 13:00

How the Beatles peaked in 1963 according to New Statesman music columnist Francis Newton

I got away from it all
By Becky Hogge - 28 June 13:00

A weekend without my mobile phone was a blessing in disguise

How green was Glastonbury?
By Sian Berry - 26 June 12:43

Sian assesses the environmental impact of the famous festival

Devo
By Staff blogger - 25 June 13:00

Devo are an art-punk band from Akron, Ohio, best known for the 1980 hit “Whip It”. Their first UK to

Caught by the fuzz
By Yo Zushi - 21 June 13:00

<strong>Sid Vicious: No One is Innocent</strong>
Alan Parker <em>Orion, 304pp, £18.99</em>

The great escapist
By Alexander Larman - 21 June 13:00

<strong>Bit of a Blur</strong>
Alex James <em>Little, Brown, 274pp, £16.99</em>

A life less ordinary
By Ryan Gilbey - 21 June 13:00

The turbulent tale of Édith Piaf is rendered vividly by a clever director

<strong>La Vie en rose (

A feast for the senses
By David Smyth - 21 June 13:00

Music now blares through every public space - but sound art reminds us how precious our hearing real

Critical beatdown
By Louis Pattison - 21 June 13:00

<strong>Bring the Noise</strong>
Simon Reynolds <em>Faber & Faber, 400pp, £16.99</em>

In defence of the moral majority
By Michael Massive - 19 June 10:44

Hip-hop's misogynistic and carbine-infused soundtrack is symptomatic of the creative bankruptcy of p

Don't shoot the messenger
By Matilda Egere-Cooper - 19 June 10:33

Characterising hip-hop by the rhymes of a few foul-mouthed rappers is giving them more credit than t

Sing when you're winning
By Becky Hogge - 14 June 13:00

London's newest dotcom millionaires were spurred on by their love of music

The boy done good
By Lynsey Hanley - 14 June 13:00

Irreverent Marc Riley runs a music show that's the best in Britain

<strong>Marc Riley's Brain Surg

Pretty vacant
By Sue Hubbard - 14 June 13:00

Punk art exploded into the decay and collapse of the 1970s, bringing a message of racial and sexual

Bringing up baby
By Anne-Marie Payne - 07 June 13:00

<strong>Mamarama: A Memoir of Sex, Kids and Rock’n’roll</strong>

Evelyn McDonnell <em>Da Capo Pres

Back to the future
By Lynsey Hanley - 04 June 13:00

Lynsey Hanley cheers the reopening of the refurbished Royal Festival Hall but is it still a people's

A great show-off comes of age
By David Smyth - 28 May 13:00

<strong>Release the Stars</strong>

Rufus Wainwright <em>Geffen</em>

Keep on moving
By Vivien Goldman - 28 May 13:00

Hailed as the best album of the 20th century, Bob Marley's <em>Exodus</em> is 30 years old next mont

Drama without sentimentality
By Suzy Klein - 28 May 13:00

<strong>Brahms Piano Quintet and String Quartets</strong>

The Emerson String Quartet/Leon Fleisher

Restless spirit
By Alex Macpherson - 28 May 13:00

<strong>Volta</strong>

Björk <em>One Little Indian</em>

Born in the UK
By Suhayl Saadi - 21 May 13:00

<strong>Greetings from Bury Park: race, religion and rock'n'roll</strong>

Sarfraz Manzoor <em>Bloo

Two-way traffic
By Kevin LeGendre - 21 May 13:00

Just as western acts are inspired by "world music", African artists are tapping into rock, funk and

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