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Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie review: Primal Scream star strikes a tangible note of melancholy
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Tenement Kid by Bobby Gillespie review: Primal Scream star strikes a tangible note of melancholy

Yes, he’s prone to absurd purple prose, but the Primal Scream frontman occasionally reveals a surprising willingness to laugh at himself, writes Paul Whitelaw.

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK
Music

Pioneering opera about a transgender woman comes to the UK

When As One was announced for the the London Festival of American Music, reaction from some corners of the classical music world was less than supportive. That shows why it is so necessary, writes Claire Jackson.

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new
Music

The Jazz is Dead label avoids being a vanity project to create something entirely new

Jazz is Dead from Adrian Younge and A Tribe Called Quest’s Ali Shaheed Muhammad features artists who have managed to slip below the commercial radar.

Billy Bragg: ‘There’s nothing worse than giving in to your own cynicism’
Music

Billy Bragg: ‘There’s nothing worse than giving in to your own cynicism’

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie
Music

Roger Taylor on Elvis, Freddie Mercury’s belief in Queen and his weekend with Bowie

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Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’
Music

Roger Taylor: ‘I just wish I’d got to say goodbye to Freddie’

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’
Music

Terry Hall: ‘The Specials have always been about protest’

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’
Music

Shaun Ryder: ‘It will always be one rule for them and another rule for us’

Bobby Gillespie: ‘Some writers are embarrassed to say they loved lockdown’
Music

Bobby Gillespie: ‘Some writers are embarrassed to say they loved lockdown’

Tom Odell: The UK government is intent on destroying live music
Music

Tom Odell: The UK government is intent on destroying live music

The orchestra determined to thrive in a Covid world
Music

The orchestra determined to thrive in a Covid world

My comfort in these trying times? Spiritual Jazz
Music

My comfort in these trying times? Spiritual Jazz

How British orchestras are coping with the impact of Covid and Brexit
Opinion

How British orchestras are coping with the impact of Covid and Brexit

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‘You can almost smell it’: How music moves us during lockdown
Music

‘You can almost smell it’: How music moves us during lockdown

The lyrics of sea shanties are dated but the melodies and rhythms persist
Music

The lyrics of sea shanties are dated but the melodies and rhythms persist

Olivia Newton-John still tells daughter Chloe Lattanzi to tidy her room
Music

Olivia Newton-John still tells daughter Chloe Lattanzi to tidy her room

Let’s celebrate the value of music
Opinion

Let’s celebrate the value of music

Russell Watson wants you to join him for The Big Singalong
Music

Russell Watson wants you to join him for The Big Singalong

English National Opera: How music can help you breathe
Music

English National Opera: How music can help you breathe

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Bands like us don’t normally get to number one’
Music

Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite: ‘Bands like us don’t normally get to number one’

Without support, freelance musicians will continue falling into hardship
Opinion

Without support, freelance musicians will continue falling into hardship

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In mod we trust: The ever-green subculture
Music

In mod we trust: The ever-green subculture

Seoul music: How K-Pop is embracing Christmas
Music

Seoul music: How K-Pop is embracing Christmas

Dame Shirley Bassey really is a Big Spender at Christmas
Music

Dame Shirley Bassey really is a Big Spender at Christmas

Exclusive: Listen to two unreleased Cat Stevens songs from 1970
Music

Exclusive: Listen to two unreleased Cat Stevens songs from 1970

Tommy Lee on Trump, touring and golf with Alice Cooper — the full interview
Music

Tommy Lee on Trump, touring and golf with Alice Cooper — the full interview

People working in the arts deserve our respect
Music

People working in the arts deserve our respect

Music keeps us sane: We’ll need it more than ever until Covid is over
Music

Music keeps us sane: We’ll need it more than ever until Covid is over

Tommy Lee: ‘Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the US’
Music

Tommy Lee: ‘Stop voting for celebrities and get someone real to run the US’

Why 400 musicians appeared in Parliament Square – then went quiet
Music

Why 400 musicians appeared in Parliament Square – then went quiet

Idles and Stewart Lee in conversation: the extended edition
Music

Idles and Stewart Lee in conversation: the extended edition

Stewart Lee: ‘I’m so glad my kids could see a band like Idles’
Music

Stewart Lee: ‘I’m so glad my kids could see a band like Idles’

Making a great fanfare about the return of brass bands
Music

Making a great fanfare about the return of brass bands