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Jana Rush: Painful Enlightenment review – an electronic visionary
The Chicago producer finds new emotional depths to the footwork genre, confronting depression and overwork in stunningly original music

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

12, Aug, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Renewed calls for federal protection for Australia’s live performance industry
Greens and Labor urge introduction of a government-backed insurance scheme to protect the devastated live entertainment sector

Kelly Burke

12, Aug, 2021 @12:49 AM

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‘I had no confidence, no money’: the pop stars kept in limbo by major labels
Raye is one of the world’s most listened-to artists, but her label wouldn’t let her make an album. She’s the latest example of stars who say their music is being sidelined

Rhian Jones

11, Aug, 2021 @11:19 AM

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Stevie Nicks cancels tour over Covid fears: ‘At my age, I am extremely cautious’
Jason Isbell, Limp Bizkit and Lynyrd Skynyrd also cancel concerts as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in the US

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Aug, 2021 @9:46 AM

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Walter Yetnikoff, label exec who championed Michael Jackson, dies aged 87
Ex-president of CBS Records had hits with Bruce Springsteen, Barbra Streisand, Pink Floyd and more

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

11, Aug, 2021 @8:26 AM

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‘To dive into yourself is scary’: the anxiety and awesome alt-rock of Liars
For 20 years, Angus Andrew has made Liars one of rock’s most interesting, slippery acts – and by microdosing drugs to help understand his fears, he’s written his masterpiece

Luke Turner

10, Aug, 2021 @5:00 PM

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Proms: BBCNOW/Bancroft; Bournemouth SO/Karabits review – new works mark Albert Hall’s founding ambitions
Proms on consecutive evenings featured premieres of Augusta Read Thomas’s Dance Foldings and Mason Bates’s Auditorium. Both full of interest, the former work felt the more successful

Andrew Clements

10, Aug, 2021 @12:37 PM

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‘It was like: people from Aberdeen shouldn’t rap!’ Scotland’s hidden hip-hop scene
At Hang, Scotland’s first hip-hop conference, the country’s MCs are given a hero’s welcome – but there’s also important discussion about the prejudices they face

Katie Hawthorne

10, Aug, 2021 @9:25 AM

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Shayne Oliver: ‘Being a Black weirdo is harder than being any other kind’
He’s DJ’d naked, put a great dane on the catwalk – and now with an album, Shayne Oliver is on a mission to bring New York’s queer underground to the world. Is the former Hood by Air designer the 21st century Andy Warhol?

Lauren Cochrane

10, Aug, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Jeremy Peyton Jones obituary
Other lives: Composer with a particular interest in music theatre who was also an arts programmer and music lecturer

Keith Potter

09, Aug, 2021 @4:21 PM

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British Sea Power change name to avoid ‘antagonistic nationalism’ connotations
Six-piece now called Sea Power say ‘we do love these lands’ but added that it was possible to misapprehend their previous name

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Aug, 2021 @3:23 PM

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DaBaby steps: is hip-hop finally conquering homophobia?
There has been a loud and disgusted backlash against US rapper DaBaby after he made homophobic remarks. But queer MCs explain that there’s still more work to be done

Kyle Mullin

09, Aug, 2021 @12:24 PM

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