Music

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From Adès’ angel to Verdi’s fat knight: what to see as classical and opera venues reopen
Live music is back across the UK; we pick ten events to brighten the coming months

Andrew Clements

14, May, 2021 @3:42 PM

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From Latitude to Lady Gaga: what to see as music venues and festivals reopen
As live music returns, we pick the best artists launching post-lockdown tours and festival dates – with the Eagles, Beck and Bloodstock leading the charge

Alexis Petridis

14, May, 2021 @3:39 PM

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Molly Lewis: the professional whistler on everyone’s lips in Hollywood
She performed at Harry Dean Stanton’s deathbed, and is a member of John C Reilly’s roller-skating club. Now the Australian-born star is capturing LA noir with her new EP

Leonie Cooper

14, May, 2021 @12:00 PM

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This week’s new tracks: Willow, Joel Culpepper, Billie Eilish
This week we’ve got bratty pop-punk, a swinging summertime groove, and a breathless yet furious ballad

Jenessa Williams

14, May, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Heart singer Ann Wilson: ‘Success was a Faustian bargain we made’
As the trailblazing band approach their 50th anniversary, Wilson recalls the misery of fame, Heart’s underrated male members and finally realising her creative ambitions as a solo artist

Annie Zaleski

14, May, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Future Folk: Friendly Faces; Different Spaces review | Jude Rogers's folk album of the month
Intimate tracks that jumble together traditional songs and instrumentals with experimental approaches

Jude Rogers

14, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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The Black Keys: Delta Kream review – stripped back simmering sounds
Returning to the simpler joys of their early records, the Ohio duo’s 10th album covers songs by the north Mississippi artists that continue to inspire them

Dave Simpson

14, May, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Hindemith: Wind Sonatas review – fabulously fluent performances
There is lots to admire as the quintet and pianist capture Paul Hindemith’s best known sonatas to reveal their hidden depths

Andrew Clements

13, May, 2021 @5:20 PM

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Satanic bikers, time portals and the Fall: the story of Mark E Smith’s secret screenplay
While the Fall’s songs were suffused with hauntings and the occult, it is only now that Smith’s talent for strange fiction, in the form of an unmade film The Otherwise, has been revealed

John Doran

13, May, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Pervis Staples, Staple Singers co-founder, dies aged 85
The gospel group singer embraced secular music with great success and helped soundtrack the civil rights movement

Laura Snapes

13, May, 2021 @11:57 AM

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St Vincent: Daddy’s Home review – master of reinvention warps the sounds of the 70s
Playing with identity and touching on family matters, Annie Clark’s sixth album with wilfully twisted musical backing is hugely impressive

Alexis Petridis

13, May, 2021 @11:00 AM

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‘Everything’s dialled up to 11’: meet Australia’s rising stars of hyperpop
Bubblegum sweet, razor sharp and deliriously chaotic, the genre – if it even is one – is responsible for some of the most vibrant, strange pop in the country

Shaad D'Souza

12, May, 2021 @5:30 PM

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