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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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Stephen Hough review – a master pianist who lines up with the greats
Playing his own Partita alongside Debussy, Scriabin, Mompou and Liszt, the artist showed himself equal to any technical demand

Rian Evans

21, Nov, 2022 @1:59 PM

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Bret McKenzie review – Flight of the Conchords comic goes beyond funny
Though touring his straight-up rock album Songs Without Jokes, the New Zealand comic can’t help but stray into his customary funny-haha habitat

Hannah J Davies

21, Nov, 2022 @1:33 PM

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Eiko Ishibashi review – tantalising reworking of Drive My Car soundtrack
The composer and multi-instrumentalist is joined by a single saxophonist, reinterpreting her mesmerising soundscapes as delicate duets

John Lewis

21, Nov, 2022 @12:20 PM

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‘All you have to do is participate’: how the Shotgun Seamstress zine made space for Black punks
As the DIY publication is collected in a new anthology, creator Osa Atoe and the musicians she inspired reflect on its defiant positivity

Jenessa Williams

21, Nov, 2022 @12:00 PM

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