Music and Performance
12 February 2009
It's Not Me, It's You Lily Allen (Regal/Parlophone) "What a shit week, eh? As if Mondays arent crap enough as it is, ...
Culture
06 November 2008
Many of those who attended this year's Proms at the Royal Albert Hall are probably the parents of teenagers who wouldn'...
Culture
04 October 2007
Robert Wyatt's lone Top of the Pops appearance must have made for strange family viewing. It was 18 September 1974,...
Culture
21 June 2007
I am in a nuclear bunker watching four men in suits and ties coax warped electronic sounds from children's toys,...
Music and Performance
28 May 2007
"Why does it always have to be fire?/Why does it always have to be brimstone?" sings Rufus Wainwright on "Do I...
09 April 2007
Like the Great American Novel, there is also the Great American Album - a work that attempts to sum up the state of a...
Music and Performance
19 March 2007
The Stooges, like MC5 and the New York Dolls, are a recently re-formed band high on any skinny young rocker's list of...
Culture
12 March 2007
Next month Arctic Monkeys release Fa vourite Worst Nightmare, the follow-up to the fastest-selling debut album in UK...
22 January 2007
Musical side projects are usually of interest only to the stalker elements of an artist's fan base, but in the case of...
Music and Performance
18 December 2006
Wacky women provided three of my 2006 highlights. They don't come more outlandish than Karen O of the New York art...
Music and Performance
13 November 2006
Tortured troubadour Damien Rice will not appreciate the suggestion, but there must be a sizeable overlap between those...