fri 18/06/2021

New Music Books

Music books to end lockdown: Sam Lee, Hawkwind, Dylan, Richard Thompson, and the Electric Muses

Tim Cumming

It won’t be long now before concert halls and back rooms, arts centres and festival grounds fill with people again, and live music, undistanced, unmasked, and in your face, comes back to us.

Read more...

CD - The Lost Words: Spell Songs

Tim Cumming

Earlier this year, eight musicians – Karine Polwart, Julie Fowlis, Seckou Keita, Kris Drever, Kerry Andrew, Rachel Newton, Beth Porter and Jim Molyneux – set about working with the ‘spell songs’ of nature writer Robert Macfarlane and the images from nature of artist Jackie...

Read more...

Peggy Seeger: First Time Ever - A Memoir, review - a remarkable life

Liz Thomson

Seeger. A name to strike sparks with almost anyone, whether or not they have an interest in folk music, a catch-all term about which Peggy Seeger and her creative and life partner Ewan MacColl (they didn’t actually marry until a decade before his death) had strong feelings.

Read more...

latest in today

Album: Mykki Blanco - Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep

Broken Hearts and Beauty Sleep has been five years coming. It’s only a mini-album but is spiced with a range of guests, and offers an...

Loki, Disney+ review - the God of Mischief gets his own TV s...

After appearing in six of Marvel’s Avengers movies, Tom...

Matthews, LPO, Ticciati, Glyndebourne review - out of this w...

Why travel to Glyndebourne for a concert? Well, for a start, none of us has heard a...

Album: Francis Lung - Miracle

After listening to Miracle on repeat, the impression...

Danielle Evans: The Office of Historical Corrections review...

There’s something refreshing about fiction you can easily...

Anna Neima: The Utopians review – after horror, six quests f...

Not long after the Nazis came to power, Eberhard Arnold sent a manifesto to Adolf Hitler. The Protestant preacher urged the dictator to “embrace...

From cancellation to new vigour: pianist and artistic direct...

April 2020 was to have been the celebratory 10th Anniversary Festival of...

Victoria Mas: The Mad Women's Ball review - compelling...

To this day, if you take a stroll down Paris’ Boulevard de l’...

Blu-ray: Lake Mungo

Lake Mungo (2008) is a dread-laden Australian...

Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings & Watercolours, Ashmolean Muse...

Drawing is the cornerstone of artistic practice, but is often overshadowed by "higher" forms of visual art, such as painting and sculpture. When...