Music

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Marcus Mumford review – great songs, but no hoedown
O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London
For this solo show, Mumford is justified in focusing on his album, one of the year’s best. But the venue and sound do it no favours

Michael Hann

16, Nov, 2022 @10:27 AM

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‘Ultimately, you’re in the hands of the public’: has streaming killed the one-hit wonder?
A passing chart sensation is still a matter of magic, and in the age of TikTok it seems there are more contenders than ever

Rhian Jones

16, Nov, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Taylor Swift tour tickets listed for as much as $22,000 as Ticketmaster crashes
Millions of fans try to snap up presale tickets to singer’s 2023 Eras tour in the US, with Ticketmaster’s website facing ‘historically unprecedented demand’

Sian Cain and agencies

16, Nov, 2022 @1:04 AM

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Grammy nominations 2023: Beyoncé leads race with nine
Singer has now received 88 Grammy nominations in her career, tying only with husband Jay Z as most nominated artist

Benjamin Lee

15, Nov, 2022 @7:27 PM

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‘I was high for five years’: bloghouse revivalist Grace Ives on separating partying from pop
The New York singer and producer tells us how the bitesize, booming songs of her latest album Janky Star chart her crash course in drinking, drugs and the music industry

Shaad D'Souza

15, Nov, 2022 @5:01 PM

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‘Between hilarity and severity’: how Bogshed transfixed a cult audience
John Peel loved them; the NME was briefly thrilled. But as a career-spanning Bog-Set is released, our writer recalls how for a select few their awkward sounds were life-changing

Rhodri Marsden

15, Nov, 2022 @2:00 PM

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‘Terry Wogan said it was the worst thing he’d ever heard!’: Brian May, Sugababes and more on hitting No 1
Popping to see Jagger, collaring Captain Tom on daytime TV or taking their dad’s advice – these artists share how they topped the singles charts

As told to Dave Simpson

15, Nov, 2022 @12:53 PM

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ENO accuses Arts Council of ‘howling mistake’ over plans to slash funding
Chief executive hits back in row over future of opera and call for shows to be held away from grand venues

Harriet Sherwood Arts and culture correspondent

15, Nov, 2022 @11:25 AM

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Keith Levene obituary
Guitarist and musician who was a founding member of the Clash and Public Image Ltd

Adam Sweeting

14, Nov, 2022 @7:44 PM

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Keith Levene wrote his own rules for rock guitar | Alexis Petridis
His ambition to ‘use it in different ways’ helped steer PiL’s post-punk to genuinely fresh ground and was a formative influence for both U2 and My Bloody Valentine

Alexis Petridis

14, Nov, 2022 @4:19 PM

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‘Music could wither’: new report finds 98% of musicians concerned about rising costs in the UK
A study by charity Help Musicians has found a combination of the cost of living crisis, Brexit and energy and food prize increases has left many struggling

Safi Bugel

14, Nov, 2022 @3:52 PM

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Ex Cathedra/Skidmore review – choral programme delivered with impressive assurance
Works by James MacMillan, John Joubert, Sally Beamish and Alec Roth formed this Remembrance Sunday programme in which the earlier two pieces felt more impactful

Andrew Clements

14, Nov, 2022 @2:31 PM

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