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The Barber of Seville review – creaky WNO production heralds welcome return
The 35-year-old production has lost much of its stylish Italianate precision but Heather Lowe’s Rosina impressed, and other soloists kept the comedy lively

Rian Evans

10, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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Meet UNIIQU3, the global ambassador of music’s most influential genre
Co-opted by pop and viral stars, the dancefloor-destroying Jersey club sound has slowly taken over, with producer and DJ UNIIQU3 its brightest star

Tayyab Amin

10, Sep, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Afrika Bambaataa sued for alleged child sexual abuse
Hip-hop pioneer has not responded to lawsuit accusing him of repeated sexual abuse and sex trafficking in the 1990s

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Sep, 2021 @11:34 AM

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This week’s new tracks: Fauness, Kacey Musgraves, Halsey
This week we’ve got effortless yet perfect pop, a grownup mid-tempo grower, and a swirling, tightly coiled banger

Owen Myers

10, Sep, 2021 @10:00 AM

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Restraining order filed against Queens of the Stone Age frontman Josh Homme
Homme’s lawyer describes claims made by ex-wife Brody Dalle on behalf of their children as ‘spurious’

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

10, Sep, 2021 @9:09 AM

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‘British blues will survive the apocalypse!’: how the underground scene kept its groove
Seventy years ago, the blues arrived on these shores and transformed the musical landscape. Today, it lives in the shadow of the genres it inspired – but the scene is still thriving

Garth Cartwright

10, Sep, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Pat Metheny: Side-Eye NYC (V1.IV) | John Fordham's jazz album of the month
Metheny’s new trio, with the formidable James Francies on piano and Marcus Gilmore on drums, provoke rapture in this live set

John Fordham

10, Sep, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Kacey Musgraves: Star-Crossed review – a tragedy of wifely strife
The bliss of Musgraves’ Grammy-winning Golden Hour sours on this follow-up, with a breakup narrative that is a little too tidy

Laura Snapes

10, Sep, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Arlo Parks’ warm voice and diaristic lyrics rightly earn her the Mercury prize
In a strong field including career highs from Wolf Alice and Ghetts, the 21-year-old singer-songwriter prevailed with an album full of tangible lived experience

Alexis Petridis

10, Sep, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Mercury prize 2021: Arlo Parks wins for Collapsed in Sunbeams
21-year-old singer-songwriter adds to Brit award win earlier in the year

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Sep, 2021 @9:13 PM

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Jack Ladder & the Dreamlanders: Hijack! review – black humour and drama from acclaimed auteur
On an album born from a “series of disasters”, the shapeshifting gloom merchant interrogates his trope with dry wit and lush, orchestral strings

Marcus Teague

09, Sep, 2021 @5:30 PM

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‘Like Trump and the Republicans’: Lindsey Buckingham reignites Stevie Nicks feud
War of words takes place between former Fleetwood Mac couple, with Buckingham accusing the band of dishonouring its legacy

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

09, Sep, 2021 @4:38 PM

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