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Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom
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Stuart Murdoch on Belle and Sebastian’s poppy antidote to the pervasive gloom

The Belle and Sebastian frontman says making the band’s new album during lockdown was a surprisingly joyous affair

The Big Issue 2022 festival guide
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The Big Issue 2022 festival guide

Together Again! Your essential list of the events which matter this summer.

Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’
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Kathy Sledge: ‘Seeing everyone come together for Black Lives Matter meant so much to me’

As the youngest member of Sister Sledge, Kathy Sledge sang We Are Family. Though they’ve had troubles, the Sledges have faced them together.

Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes
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Play it again: The remarkable revival of cassettes

Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue
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Muse and Razorlight complete triumphant return with electrifying live show in support of The Big Issue

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Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years
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Muse star Matt Bellamy has been buying The Big Issue for 25 years

Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’
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Muse’s Matt Bellamy: ‘The will of the people can be something to be frightened of’

How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field
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How the National Youth Orchestra is levelling the playing field

Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’
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Mike Scott of The Waterboys: ‘Taylor Swift made me cry’

A Muse concert will help Médecins Sans Frontières deliver medical supplies to people in conflict zones
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A Muse concert will help Médecins Sans Frontières deliver medical supplies to people in conflict zones

How a Muse concert will help War Child support those impacted by the war in Ukraine
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How a Muse concert will help War Child support those impacted by the war in Ukraine

Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show
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Here’s how you can win tickets to see rock titans Muse at their comeback show

After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022
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After the musical Six comes SVN – meet the group redefining girl power in 2022

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Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein
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Call Me: Johnny Marr in conversation with Debbie Harry and Chris Stein

Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’
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Paddy Considine: ‘I feel like my life is a series of beautiful interventions’

The BBC is one of the last decent things standing. And BBC 6 Music is a jewel in its crown.
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The BBC is one of the last decent things standing. And BBC 6 Music is a jewel in its crown.

It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms
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It’s time we reclaimed the power of music, in all its forms

Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine
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Musicians record fundraiser protest song in support of Ukraine

Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue
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Muse to play show in support of The Big Issue

Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of
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Cymande – the most influential band you’ve never heard of

Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’
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Skunk Anansie’s Skin: ‘Rage Against the Machine gave me permission to be political’

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Clara Amfo: ‘You’ve really got to back yourself’
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Clara Amfo: ‘You’ve really got to back yourself’

Tobias Forge explains the surprise influence of Eurovision on metal band Ghost
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Tobias Forge explains the surprise influence of Eurovision on metal band Ghost

The female composers you should be listening to on International Women’s Day
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The female composers you should be listening to on International Women’s Day

Farewell Betty Davis: Raw funk pioneer
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Farewell Betty Davis: Raw funk pioneer

Homophobic attack couldn’t stop Yungbud fan being true to himself
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Homophobic attack couldn’t stop Yungbud fan being true to himself

Yungblud meets Fearne Cotton: ‘We’re pretty similar, I think’
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Yungblud meets Fearne Cotton: ‘We’re pretty similar, I think’

Has Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture shaken off its Ghost Town past?
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Has Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture shaken off its Ghost Town past?

Watch now: Exclusive video from Yungblud’s ‘make or break’ US tour
Yungblud

Watch now: Exclusive video from Yungblud’s ‘make or break’ US tour

Jamal Edwards, SBTV founder, music entrepreneur and activist, dies aged 31
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Jamal Edwards, SBTV founder, music entrepreneur and activist, dies aged 31

‘I’ll never forget it’: Guest editor Yungblud reveals how a Big Issue seller turned his life around
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‘I’ll never forget it’: Guest editor Yungblud reveals how a Big Issue seller turned his life around

Spotify row: why artists should take lessons from Garth Brooks
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Spotify row: why artists should take lessons from Garth Brooks

Terezín: Music the Nazis couldn’t silence
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Terezín: Music the Nazis couldn’t silence

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