Music

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Julien Baker’s teenage obsessions: ‘I had Leonardo DiCaprio’s hair. I was a mess’
As she releases her third album, the US indie rocker reminisces about waffles, hardcore Christian punk and her terrible skateboarding

As told to Dave Simpson

25, Feb, 2021 @3:13 PM

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Elgar: Violin Concerto; Violin Sonata review – sheer beauty and subtle playing
Simon Rattle takes the concerto back to the 19th century and Renaud Capuçon’s partnership with Stephen Hough for the sonata is a meeting of equals

Andrew Clements

25, Feb, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Andrew Greenwood obituary
Other lives: Musician and conductor for whom the composer’s intentions were paramount

Sara Greenwood

25, Feb, 2021 @1:03 PM

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Nick Cave and Warren Ellis: Carnage review – vivid visions of apocalypse and absolution
Cave’s rich writing and Ellis’s dense beat-free sounds form a reliably vivid picture of locked-down end-times and the fantasy of redemption

Alexis Petridis

25, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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New Cue the music: former Q editors join newsletter publishing boom
After the Bauer Media music title’s pandemic-triggered demise last July, Q’s former staff are launching a weekly direct-to-inbox publication

Laura Snapes

25, Feb, 2021 @10:28 AM

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Taylor Swift countersues Evermore theme park over use of her music
Dispute continues following February lawsuit against singer, whose most recent album shares its name with Utah attraction

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

25, Feb, 2021 @9:37 AM

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Non-British citizens now eligible for Brit awards and Mercury prize
Artists who have been permanently resident in the UK for five years will qualify for British categories

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Feb, 2021 @7:57 PM

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Drink-driving charges against Bruce Springsteen dropped
Rock star ‘pleased with outcome’ of court hearing in which he was fined $500 for drinking alcohol in a national park

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

24, Feb, 2021 @5:28 PM

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Archie Shepp on jazz, race and freedom: 'Institutions continue to abuse power'
At 83, the saxophonist has somewhat mellowed his funkily avant-garde music – but his anger at the racial injustice he has fought all his life remains undimmed

Lanre Bakare

24, Feb, 2021 @1:00 PM

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REM: how the arty pop gods taught a shy south Wales girl to be herself
For a teenager steeped in Welsh choir music, Michael Stipe’s kaleidoscope of artistic influences – and mega-success – were too irresistible not to follow

Jude Rogers

24, Feb, 2021 @8:08 AM

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ENO announces bold plan to stage Ring Cycle from the autumn
Richard Wagner’s four-part opera epic will play at London’s Coliseum over several years

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

24, Feb, 2021 @7:01 AM

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U-Roy obituary
Jamaican deejay who brought the lyrical art of ‘toasting’ to prominence

Peter Mason

23, Feb, 2021 @5:52 PM

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