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

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

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>

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>

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

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


Björk <em>One Little Indian</em>

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

<strong>Release the Stars</strong>

Rufus Wainwright <em>Geffen</em>

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

Serbs who stayed home
By Kim Bytyci - 21 May 13:00

Observations on Balkans

Music and lyrics
By Anne-Marie Payne - 21 May 13:00

<strong>You Don't Love Me Yet</strong>

Jonathan Lethem <em>Faber & Faber, 240pp, £10.99</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

Pity poor Cliff
By Sian Berry - 18 May 11:56

Some surprising people are standing shoulder-to-shoulder with the record industry

Future sounds
By Alice O'Keeffe - 14 May 13:00

Joanna MacGregor is one of Britain's most talented and original pianists. She tells Alice O'Keeffe w

You're not swinging any more
By Rosie Millard - 14 May 13:00

A timid production fails to capture the tension and the thrill of 1950s London

<strong>Absolute Be

Culture vultures
By David Lammy - 14 May 13:00

Will the Olympics really be bad for the arts? David Lammy outlines his plans for the 2012 "Cultural

Wild at heart?
By Garth Cartwright - 14 May 13:00

Garth Cartwright finds the reality of gypsy life a far cry from the myth perpetuated by musicians an

Dubious honours
By Clemency Burton-Hill - 07 May 13:00

Observations on Rostropovich

A change for the worse
By Rosie Millard - 30 April 13:00

The menopause is reduced to songs about hot flushes in a lightweight show

<strong>Menopause: the m