Music

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‘Semi-literate’: writers in bitter row over Bob Dylan books
Howard Sounes and Clinton Heylin clash over their respective biographies of singer-songwriter

Dalya Alberge

19, Apr, 2021 @11:10 AM

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How Vampire Weekend guided me into fatherhood
A seemingly breezy album helped me confront impending parenthood – and bond with my daughter when she arrived

Jamal Khadar

19, Apr, 2021 @10:47 AM

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Mike Mitchell, guitarist on the Kingsmen’s Louie Louie, dies aged 77
Guitarist performed with group for over 60 years, his raucous soloing an influence on the sound of garage rock

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

19, Apr, 2021 @8:23 AM

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Blossoms to play England’s first large music gig of 2021
Outdoor event at Sefton Park in May will be studied to test Covid safety at mass gatherings

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Apr, 2021 @4:52 PM

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Letter: Bunny Wailer obituary
Philip May writes: His other Grammy, in 1995, for a collection of roots and political songs, Crucial, celebrated his willingness to use music to advance social change.
Wailer produced great dance material: Rock’n’Groove deserves to be a classic

Philip May

18, Apr, 2021 @4:08 PM

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Greta Van Fleet: The Battle at Garden’s Gate review – more shades of Led Zeppelin?
At their best at full throttle, the Michigan four-piece continue to channel 70s classic rock without restraint

Phil Mongredien

18, Apr, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Paul McCartney: McCartney III Imagined review – classy remixes by proxy
Beck, 3D, St Vincent and more put their own spin on Macca’s 2020 album

Neil Spencer

18, Apr, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Rickie Lee Jones: ‘I had lived volumes long before I was famous’
A fractured childhood, years as a hippy drifter… the musician’s new memoir tells of her incredible adventures before she found fame

Sean O’Hagan

18, Apr, 2021 @9:00 AM

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AJ Tracey: Flu Game review – a confident slam dunk
Ladbroke Grove meets the NFL as the London rap star eyes the US market on a basketball-inspired album of nonstop bangers

Kitty Empire

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Rapper Little Simz: ‘I don’t hold back – I feel super free’
She is as well known for her dizzying talent (Stormzy hailed her as a ‘legend’) as she is for her privacy. So, as Little Simz releases her fourth album, why is she finally opening up?

Simran Hans

18, Apr, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Georgia Mancio and Alan Broadbent: Quiet Is the Star review – intimate voice and piano duets
Nine touching songs, two performers and one intense meeting of minds

Dave Gelly

17, Apr, 2021 @3:00 PM

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Ghetts live stream review – an all-killer, no-filler set of hard-won truths
The veteran MC draws on his recent hit album in a bravura show that pivots between boasts, put-downs, tributes and lessons learned

Kitty Empire

17, Apr, 2021 @1:00 PM

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