Music

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‘Those stoner days were hugely liberating’: Kiwi musicians reflect on a counterculture like no other
Cut off from the ‘swinging’ innovations of 60s London, a generation of New Zealand musicians forged an underground scene that propelled the nation’s modern identity

Garth Cartwright

24, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘The gift of paradise’: how the Hear Me Out Band give a voice to immigration detainees
The UK charity facilitates music workshops in immigration detention centres – but frequently faces a lack of resources and the deportation of key players

Katie Goh

23, Jan, 2023 @8:00 AM

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‘My education was in a bar’: Shania Twain on childhood, stardom, divorce and survival
The record-breaking singer is back with her sixth album. She discusses deprivation, domestic violence and feeling triumphant after stage fright and surgery

Zoe Williams

23, Jan, 2023 @6:00 AM

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‘He sounded great’: David Crosby was working on new album when he died, musicians reveal
Folk-rock pioneer ‘writing, playing, singing his ass off and preparing a fantastic show’ in his final days, says guitarist Steve Postell

Sian Cain

23, Jan, 2023 @1:19 AM

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Hundreds gather to mourn Lisa Marie Presley at Graceland memorial service
People pay their respects at Memphis mansion that singer inherited from her father, rock legend Elvis Presley

Guardian staff and agencies

22, Jan, 2023 @11:50 PM

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Beyoncé makes controversial live return at exclusive Dubai concert
US singer plays first full concert for more than four years to audience of invited influencers and journalists

Laura Snapes

22, Jan, 2023 @5:10 PM

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The Murder Capital: Gigi’s Recovery review – superlative downbeat rock thrills
The Irish post-punk band go bigger and deeper on a second album that exudes muscular drama

Damien Morris

22, Jan, 2023 @3:00 PM

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BBCSO/Watts/Wigglesworth review – a striking song cycle that finds divine in the everyday
Elizabeth Watts’s buoyant soprano drew us in to this poignant performance of Ryan Wigglesworth’s work Till Dawning, based on the poetry of George Herbert

Erica Jeal

22, Jan, 2023 @2:04 PM

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Georgia Maq: All My Friends by LCD Soundsystem is the most perfect song of all time
The Camp Cope singer was adrift and alone in LA when a synth-heavy song anchored her to home – and a sense of hope

Georgia Maq

22, Jan, 2023 @2:00 PM

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Biig Piig: Bubblegum review – buoyant debut mixtape
The BBC Sound of 2023 longlisted singer-songwriter is appealingly candid on this genre-hopping set

Tara Joshi

22, Jan, 2023 @1:00 PM

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Lucinda Williams review – dirt mixed with tears in an evening of consummate Americana
The singer-songerwriter leaned in to the precariousness of life as she paid tribute to lost friends, including Jeff Beck and Tom Petty

Laura Barton

22, Jan, 2023 @12:49 PM

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Martha Wainwright: ‘My happiest decade is also my saddest – this decade’
The singer-songwriter on her famous musical family, coping with death, divorce and parenting, and how her childhood was still easier than Prince Harry’s

Kate Kellaway

22, Jan, 2023 @9:30 AM

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