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‘Elton John listening to us blows my mind’: Yard Act on humour, despair and celebrity fans
The Leeds post-punks make spiky music that’s also warm and funny. ‘We can’t eradicate misery and depression,’ says frontman James Smith

Stevie Chick

04, Jan, 2022 @8:00 AM

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Everybody salsa! Fania, the ramshackle New York label that sent Latin rhythms global
Its founders went from flogging LPs from a car to defining a genre in the late 60s. As a box set is released, manager Harvey Averne and star Joe Bataan recall those heady days in East Harlem

Stevie Chick

30, Sep, 2021 @1:00 PM

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Stevie, Gladys, Nina … Summer of Soul uncovers a festival greater than Woodstock
As the US boiled with violence, 1969’s Harlem cultural festival nourished spirits with soul, jazz and gospel. Now, Questlove has turned lost footage of it into a brilliant, pertinent documentary

Stevie Chick

15, Jul, 2021 @2:00 PM

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Part Chimp: Drool review – refining primitive riffage to a true art
The south London band’s taste for sonic extremism remains undimmed on their nonetheless nuanced fifth album

Stevie Chick

04, Jun, 2021 @7:30 AM

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Platinum pop-punks the Offspring: 'We're outcasts among outcasts'
They scored a UK No 1 single and the biggest-selling independent album ever. Thirty-seven years into their career, the California band ponder middle-aged sex – and being denied respect

Stevie Chick

14, Apr, 2021 @9:02 AM

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MF Doom: a hip-hop genius who built his own universe of poetry
The underground rap icon, who has died aged 49, was a voice like no other, plundering and splicing pop culture to deliver wilful, elliptical lines

Stevie Chick

01, Jan, 2021 @4:51 PM

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'Sharleen is my homegirl' - how Texas and Wu-Tang Clan became pop's weirdest pals
The soft-rock Scots and the hardcore New York rappers have been mates ever since a riotous recording session got them banned from a studio. Is their friendship about to score them another hit?

Stevie Chick

15, Dec, 2020 @4:08 PM

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Bob Mould, alt-rock's gay icon, takes on American evil: 'My head's on fire!'
The former Hüsker Dü and Sugar frontman is back with a career box set and an incendiary new album, having come to terms with childhood trauma, his sexuality and the death of his bandmate

Stevie Chick

30, Sep, 2020 @9:57 AM

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Iconic music festival sets: Fania All-Stars, New York City 1971
In a tiny club, 2,000 peacocking punters witnessed a historic gathering of talent for this mini-festival, showcasing a music craze on the brink of a breakthrough

Stevie Chick

10, Aug, 2020 @1:00 PM

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'It felt like the last show on Earth': the bittersweet rise of Rolling Blackouts Coastal Fever
The Australian indie-rockers have a new album inspired by life on tour to follow their breakout debut triumph – but coronavirus has put them in limbo

Stevie Chick

21, Jun, 2020 @2:00 PM

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Wind of change: did the CIA write the cold war’s biggest anthem?
Scorpions’ power ballad was the sound of the iron curtain’s fall – but a new podcast explores rumours that it was propaganda

Stevie Chick

15, May, 2020 @7:00 AM

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Stevie Wonder: where to start in his back catalogue
In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Today: the audaciously ambitious soulful pop pioneer Stevie Wonder

Stevie Chick

06, Apr, 2020 @1:30 PM

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