Music

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Looking West/Philharmonia Baroque review – soaring ambition and vividly projected Handel
Julian Philips sklifully evokes the history and drama of the Cumbrian landscape while the PBO bookend a nicely contrasted new work with some vivacious arias

Andrew Clements

31, Jul, 2022 @3:10 PM

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Maggie Rogers: Surrender review – giving in to intensity
Urgent, forthright and rocking out, the American’s second studio album is a compelling change of direction

Kate Hutchinson

31, Jul, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Orbital: 30 Something review – so-so celebration of pioneering ravers
A collection spanning more than three decades at the heart of British dance misses some gems and adds little of interest

Damien Morris

31, Jul, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Hayley Kiyoko: Panorama review – second album is a leap backwards
This follow-up to her striking 2018 debut Expectations finds the LA singer-songwriter stymied by a synthetic production style

Ammar Kalia

31, Jul, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Archie Roach obituary
Celebrated performer whose songs, including Took the Children Away, revealed the suffering of Australia’s stolen generations

Robin Denselow

31, Jul, 2022 @3:45 AM

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‘Big tree down’: Archie Roach remembered as a truth-teller, healer and First Nations champion
Cathy Freeman, Paul Kelly and Linda Burney among those who paid tribute to the musician after his death

Christopher Knaus

31, Jul, 2022 @3:25 AM

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Art Themen/Dave Barry Quartet: Hanky Panky review – what a difference a day makes…
A brief, last-minute session yielded solid gold for this spontaneous jazz grouping

Dave Gelly

30, Jul, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Elvis was a devout Christian who prayed before shows, reveals stepbrother
Even at the height of his fame, the singer called on God to calm his stage nerves, his stepbrother reveals in a new biography

Dalya Alberge

30, Jul, 2022 @1:27 PM

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One to watch: DC Gore
The newly solo Dominic Gore, formerly of Little Cub, creates warm, Pet Shop Boys-influenced synthpop with a focus on suburbia

Phil Mongredien

30, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Phoebe Bridgers review – a truth-telling phenomenon
The adored LA singer-songwriter pairs references to the male rock pantheon with Roe v Wade in a magnetic set that cries out for festival headline billing

Kitty Empire

30, Jul, 2022 @1:00 PM

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The week in classical: Prom 14: CBSO/ Yamada; Prom 16: BBCNOW/ Manze; L’incoronazione di Poppea
Why do some Proms sound better in the Albert Hall and others at home on the radio? Elsewhere, Grimeborn gets off to a smouldering start

Fiona Maddocks

30, Jul, 2022 @11:30 AM

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Classical home listening: Ukrainian music from Nathan Milstein to the Proms
The Odesa-born violinist’s US Armed Forces recordings have aged well; the Met’s recent benefit concert is now an album; and the Ukrainian Freedom Orchestra at the Royal Albert Hall

Fiona Maddocks

30, Jul, 2022 @11:00 AM

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