Music

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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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From Les Dennis to Valkyries – ENO announces reduced new season
After 19 months closed, the opera company under new artistic director Annilese Miskimmon will open with HMS Pinafore in a season that features the first in a new Ring Cycle, and the Handmaid’s Tale

Mark Brown Arts correspondent

12, May, 2021 @4:28 PM

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Glastonbury: PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, George Ezra and Róisín Murphy join livestream bill
A narrative by Harvey, Cocker, Michael Eavis and others will link musical performances from around the site

Laura Snapes

12, May, 2021 @8:00 AM

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This man made opera history. Why did I not know him?
Peter Brathwaite knew Bobby (Don’t Worry Be Happy) McFerrin but not his father Robert, the first Black man to sing at the Met. He celebrates a trailblazer and an inspiration

Peter Brathwaite

12, May, 2021 @7:00 AM

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2021’s Brit awards showed pop can have it all: success, quality and diversity
The industry acknowledged megastars but didn’t solely reward commercial success, and is finally nurturing more than a small handful of female artists

Alexis Petridis

12, May, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Brit awards 2021: every performance reviewed, from Coldplay to Arlo Parks
From Coldplay’s opening spectacular on the Thames to Rag’n’Bone Man movingly performing with an NHS choir, we rate all of this year’s live performances

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, May, 2021 @10:52 PM

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Brit awards 2021: the ceremony as it happened, with Dua Lipa, Taylor Swift and more
Dua Lipa, the Weeknd, Elton John and more performed at the biggest night in British music to an indoor crowd of thousands of key workers

Ben Beaumont-Thomas and Laura Snapes

11, May, 2021 @9:38 PM

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