Music

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Have you got Lesbian Fighting Song? The Pride anthems that time forgot
From the glam-punk of Handbag to the ultra-camp Steve Elgin, award-winning gay music historian Darryl W Bullock picks out deep cuts to play at this year’s Pride celebrations

Darryl W Bullock

06, Jun, 2022 @3:00 PM

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Archive film shows Belfast kids going wild to Hippy Hippy Shake in 1964
Recently rediscovered BBC footage of an exuberant Sunday afternoon disco in Ardoyne has gone viral

Rory Carroll Ireland correspondent

06, Jun, 2022 @1:49 PM

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Lou Reed’s earliest Velvet Underground demos unearthed for reissue
Recordings from May 1965 were sealed for nearly 50 years, and reveal folk-like renditions of songs including I’m Waiting for the Man and Heroin

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jun, 2022 @12:02 PM

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Grachan Moncur III obituary
Jazz trombonist whose fluency and imagination made his instrument relevant in the modern jazz world of the 1960s

Richard Williams

06, Jun, 2022 @11:55 AM

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Opera Holland Park's Carmen review – devil-woman clichés dispensed with as heroine radiates joy not lust
Kezia Bienek is a charismatic Carmen at the mercy of Don José’s obsessive control in Cecilia Stinton’s cogent and pacey new production

Erica Jeal

06, Jun, 2022 @11:49 AM

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Atlanta rapper Trouble, 34, shot and killed in home invasion
Rapper who recorded with Drake, the Weeknd and others was pronounced dead at apartment in east Atlanta suburb

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

06, Jun, 2022 @8:43 AM

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Island Records founder Chris Blackwell: ‘I’m interested in what’s different’
In a wide-ranging new memoir, the impresario who worked with Bob Marley, Roxy Music and U2, talks about his incredible life in the industry

Jim Farber

06, Jun, 2022 @6:16 AM

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‘Nine Inch Nails is inappropriate for a Christmas party’: St Vincent’s honest playlist
The art-pop star was raised on Pearl Jam, wants Jacques Brel played at her funeral and thinks Iggy is sexy. But which song would she interrupt a haircut for?

As told to Elle Hunt

06, Jun, 2022 @6:00 AM

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Legendary hit-maker Linda Perry: ‘Singers have to earn my songs. I don’t just give them out’
She turned Pink into a global sensation, found Christina Aguilera’s sensitive side – and hit Grammy territory with Dolly Parton. As her extraordinary achievements are finally properly recognised, the ex-Non Blonde relives her battles with a toxic industry that is 98% male

Kate Hutchinson

06, Jun, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Kate Bush thanks Stranger Things fans as Running Up That Hill climbs charts
The singer celebrated the ‘fantastic, gripping’ show in a rare statement, after her 37-year-old song, which features on the soundtrack, entered the UK top ten

Sian Cain

06, Jun, 2022 @1:52 AM

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Alex the Astronaut, Spacey Jane and the Whitlams: Australia’s best new music for June
Each month we add 20 new songs to our Spotify playlist. Read about 10 of our favourites here – and subscribe on Spotify, which updates with the full list at the start of each month

Nathan Jolly

05, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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‘At least be bearable’: in the big business of music for kids, parents are the final frontier
How do you make songs children love and adults can stand? A new batch of children’s music artists think they’ve found out

Bek Day

05, Jun, 2022 @5:30 PM

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