Music

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K-Trap review – lyrical artistry and deft crowd control from drill pioneer
The big energy on show from both the rapper and his audience suggests they all know they may never share such a small venue again, as the star sits poised for breakthrough success

Dave Simpson

23, Nov, 2022 @1:32 PM

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Holly Humberstone review – Brit winner makes a big room feel intimate
The rising star’s sleek melodies transition from solo loops to full band with a set that details her coming of age

Huw Baines

23, Nov, 2022 @1:30 PM

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Central Cee review – drill star’s homecoming straddles viral hits and attention dips
Despite a limited back catalogue, the west London drill frontrunner’s convincing live show hints at a global rap superstar in waiting

Will Pritchard

23, Nov, 2022 @1:23 PM

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Wilko Johnson obituary
Musician with Dr Feelgood whose stark chords and pin-sharp riffs made him one of the most distinctive of British rock guitarists

Adam Sweeting

23, Nov, 2022 @12:30 PM

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Billy Nomates review – post-punk soloist could do with some company
Bristol’s self-declared ‘no-waver’ delivers an entrancing performance but her electric energy needs a band to achieve its full force

Sophie Walker

23, Nov, 2022 @11:51 AM

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Pablo Milanés, legendary Cuban singer-songwriter, dies aged 79
Internationally famous musician known for hits such as Yolanda, was a supporter of Cuban revolution

Sam Jones in Madrid and agencies

22, Nov, 2022 @4:15 PM

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‘It was part of the fabric of life’: readers on 70 years of the UK singles chart
From the Tuesday reveal to Sunday’s Top 40 rundown, from Blur v Oasis to the glory days of Christmas No 1s: Guardian readers share their relationship with the charts

Guardian readers

22, Nov, 2022 @1:21 PM

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Richard Dawson on his post-apocalyptic new album: ‘I would have to booby-trap a cave to survive’
The Newcastle musician’s seventh album, The Ruby Cord, continues his commitment to world-building – here, a ravaged landscape inspired by gaming, slowness and ‘old-fashioned melody’

Michael Hann

22, Nov, 2022 @11:31 AM

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‘It feels like something different’: turning The Hours into an opera
The acclaimed book and Oscar-winning movie, about three women grappling with despair, is making an unusual leap to the stage in New York

Ed Pilkington in New York

22, Nov, 2022 @6:37 AM

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Number of BAME people in music industry has dropped since 2020, study finds
Report by UK Music finds that ethnic diversity is down at all levels, suggesting that the disproportionate effect of the pandemic could be a factor

Safi Bugel

22, Nov, 2022 @12:01 AM

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Rab Noakes obituary
Singer and guitarist at the heart of the Scottish music scene who was a founding member of Stealers Wheel and wrote songs for Lindisfarne

Robin Denselow

21, Nov, 2022 @5:57 PM

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Letters: Jerry Lee Lewis obituary
Giles Oakley writes: At that he jumped down, grabbed the reporter’s tape recorder and stamped on it.

Giles Oakley and Bob Jacobson

21, Nov, 2022 @4:54 PM

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