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Liverpool Sound City review – mirth, mania and future megastars at resurgent festival
This irreverent, energetic music festival is back in its rightful form – but its reliance on guitar acts undersells city’s vibrancy

Patrick Clarke

02, May, 2022 @10:56 AM

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‘It was the poor man’s studio’: how Amiga computers reprogrammed modern music
It was grey, ugly and had 0.0128% of an iPhone’s memory. But the Amiga 500 defied its limitations to power a series of astonishing dance tracks, from early jungle to Calvin Harris

Tamlin Magee

02, May, 2022 @10:20 AM

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LPO/Gardner review – timely celebration of the brilliance of Oliver Knussen
The LPO’s celebration of the late composer included a superbly assured performance of his Horn Concerto by the 19-year-old Annemarie Federle, a last-minute replacement. Glittering Ravel and sequences from Britten’s only ballet followed.

Andrew Clements

02, May, 2022 @9:02 AM

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‘I can sing Wuthering Heights so perfectly, it makes people’s jaws drop’: Peaches’ honest playlist
The pop provocateur loves most pop from the early 70s to the mid 80s. But which all-American banger can she no longer tolerate?

As told to Rich Pelley

02, May, 2022 @6:00 AM

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My chaotic night in the Robbie Williams biopic: tears, Tom Jones and … a CGI monkey?
The British singer is filming his biopic Better Man in Melbourne and put on two concerts to recreate two gigs from the 1990s. It made for a weird and wonderful time

Sian Cain

02, May, 2022 @2:29 AM

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Dominic Hopkins obituary
Other lives: Inspirational violinist who led Norwich Philarmonic Orchestra and performed at Cromer’s end of the pier Pavilion theatre

Tom Carver

01, May, 2022 @4:33 PM

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Toro y Moi: Mahal review – gently seductive but frustratingly half-baked
The seventh album from chillwave’s leading light soars with psychedelic meshes, but is too uneven to cherish

Phil Mongredien

01, May, 2022 @2:00 PM

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Kehlani: Blue Water Road review – slow and sensual
The Oakland singer’s lush third album is all about the heart’s desire…

Kadish Morris

01, May, 2022 @12:00 PM

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Spiritualized review – Jason Pierce twists a simple idea into elegant new shapes
Die-hard fans shower adoration on former Spaceman 3 frontman as he guides stripped-back band through giddily euphoric rushes and walls of improvised noise

Alexis Petridis

01, May, 2022 @11:59 AM

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Oumou Sangaré: Timbuktu review – sweet and tender sorrows
This subtle, highly accessible album finds the Malian superstar lamenting the political turbulence of her homeland from afar

Kitty Empire

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Kate Nash: ‘Giving up would have been so easy’
Kate Nash signed her first record deal at just 19 – and her 2008 song, ‘Foundations’, is a generation’s anthem. Then her world unravelled. Here, the musician reveals how wrestling saved her – and why when life gave her lemons it didn’t make her bitter

Michael Segalov

01, May, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Director of new Bob Marley movie casts actor with no musical training
‘I was more interested in his acting,’ says Reinaldo Marcus Green in his decision to choose a rising star of British film and theatre to play the king of reggae

Dalya Alberge

01, May, 2022 @6:30 AM

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