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Ty Segall: garage rock's Pied Piper leads a new march

Thank the rock gods for Ty Segall. In a world where bands spend years lingering over the string arrangements on their latest "masterpieces", this 25-year-old Californian singing, surfing guitarist pours forth his patented mix of garage-rock racket, free-ranging psychedelia and pure molten Black …

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Electronic Dance Music, News, and Reviews

Tuesday<p>Sep2014<p>One of our favorite DJs of 2014 Will Atkinson brings us a live set download from Argentina's capital city! Whether you were lucky …

Tupac Movie Biopic 'Filming Next Year'

Who Will You Crown MTV’s Pop Royalty? Vote Now!<p>Geordie Shore's Chloe Ferry Bursts Into Tears As She Defends Her Latest Surgeries<p>From Holly Hagan To …

Bill Callahan: Dream River – review

Twenty years into a mighty if relatively unsung career – first as an act called Smog, latterly under his own name – Bill Callahan's oblique, deadpan, understated songs mark him out as one of the most penetrating crafters of the North American language since Leonard Cohen. <i>Dream River</i>, Callahan's …

Bestival 2013: day two, daytime round-up, review

Patrick Smith reviews the first performances of day two of Bestival 2013, featuring The Polyphonic Spree and Bastille.<p>As is tradition at Bestival, Saturday is fancy-dress day. Rain had pummelled the Robin Hill site overnight, leaving some parts of it submerged – quite fitting, considering this …

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Mercury Prize 2013: David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys joint favourites

David Bowie and Arctic Monkeys have been installed as joint favourites for the 2013 Barclaycard Mercury Prize.<p>David Bowie and <b>Arctic Monkeys</b> have been installed as the early joint favourites to win this year's Barclaycard Mercury Prize.<p><b>Following the annoucement of the 12-album shortlist on Wednesday</b> …

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Birdy

While some 14 year olds may be trying their first swig of cider in the local park and worrying about what to wear to the end of term school party, 14 …

Idris Elba on Liam Gallagher clash: ‘Fuck that idiot’

The pair were involved in a heated exchange following the NME Awards in February<p><b>Idris Elba</b> has reignited his feud with Liam Gallagher, saying he does …

Sting's Musical 'The Last Ship' Is Broadway Bound

Sting's musical <i>The Last Ship</i> is set for its Broadway debut, but not before a trial run in Chicago, according to <i>The New York Times</i>. The show will …

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Kings of Leon: ”Mechanical Bull’ is the most immature album ever made’

The band also talked about the fractious atmosphere following 2010's 'Come Around Sundown'<p>Ahead of the release of forthcoming sixth album ‘Mechanical …

The Clash: 'Joe's with us through his words'

On the 13th anniversary of Joe Strummer's death, read this 2013 interview with the three surviving members of the Clash on why they reunited without him<p>As the memory of rock’s golden age in the Sixties and Seventies fades, the music of the era’s biggest groups, from the Beatles to the Rolling …

Björk: Still underestimated after all these years

Ben Thompson salutes the maverick Icelander's cunning, as she prepares to play her most recent album, Biophilia, in London for the first time.<p>It’s a measure of the Manchester International Festival’s success in loosening London’s theoretically vice-like grip over the nation’s cultural calendar that …

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Roger Ballen and Die Antwoord: when music and art meet

A new exhibition of photographs from Ballen's collaboration with Die Antwoord is a rare example of contemporary art and music completely comfortable with each other<p>Until a month or so ago I'd somehow never heard of Die Antwoord. A friend sent me a link to I Fink U Freeky and it only took a few …

Male conductors are better for orchestras, says Vasily Petrenko

The principal conductor of the National Youth Orchestra and the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic has provoked outrage by claiming that orchestras "react better when they have a man in front of them" and that "a cute girl on a podium means that musicians think about other things".<p>When conducted by a …

Spotify Connect builds streaming music service into hi-fis and speakers

Spotify's latest plans to bring streaming music into the living room will see its service built into hi-fis and speakers from a range of manufacturers, with a new initiative called Spotify Connect.<p>The feature, which is due to launch later in 2013, will see home-audio devices streaming music …

Strictly Come Dancing announces 2013 line-up

<b>Designer Julien Macdonald, Dragons' Den star Deborah Meaden and model Abbey Clancy will take to the dance floor in this year's Strictly Come Dancing.</b><p>They join BBC presenters Susanna Reid and Vanessa Feltz, Countdown's Rachel Riley and golfer Tony Jacklin, who had already been announced.<p>Others …

Beatles albums finally go platinum

<b>Classic Beatles albums including Revolver have finally gone platinum after the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) changed its sales award rules.</b><p>Gold or platinum status has become synonymous with record success but the system has only been in place since 1973, after the Beatles broke up.<p>Until last …

Marillion 'understood where the internet was going early on'

<b>Ahead of the Progressive Music Awards, Marillion frontman Steve Hogarth discusses the band's role as crowd funding pioneers, reactions to his 17-minute song about Gaza and why it is fine to be joked about by Alan Partridge.</b><p>"It's great to know there's people out in the world rooting for you," says …

Sir Elton John wins first Brits Icon award

<b>Sir Elton John has won the first ever Brits Icon award, in a gala concert which marked his stage return after surgery for appendicitis.</b><p>The musician was presented with the prize by his friend, singer Rod Stewart, who described him as "the second-best rock singer ever".<p>Sir Elton said he was …

Broadcaster David Jacobs dies at 87

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/entertainment/1007000/1007349_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524673544_61b2a4e1999dbf826f14fc363b0fe22e<p><b>Broadcaster and presenter David Jacobs, whose career spanned seven decades, has died aged 87.</b><p>Jacobs, who stepped down from his Radio 2 …

The Beatles photoshopped back into their home city of Liverpool in 2013 - Telegraph

The Beatles photoshopped back into their home city of Liverpool in 2013

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Pop culture: which TV shows use music the best?

"Dressing up in costumes, playing silly games … In games without frontiers, war without tears" - Peter Gabriel<p>The final act sequence, in which the characters of a TV show put their houses in order or simply have a good old think about what they've done, has become part of the vocabulary of US …

David Byrne and St Vincent – review

Before David Byrne and Annie "St Vincent" Clark appear for their first collaborative UK show, Byrne asks fans not to block their neighbours' view by filming on their phones. "We've worked hard on this show, and we're proud of it," he says, and it does the trick: for the next two hours, only a few …

Pat Smear Remembers Nirvana's Final Year

On December 13th, 1993, Nirvana played a raw, bruising hometown show in Seattle. "We were <i>on</i> that night," says touring guitarist Pat Smear, who had …

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Peter Hook compares possession of lost tapes to 'illegal file-sharing'

The former Joy Division member has questioned the ownership of recently discovered master tapes of the band's debut album Unknown Pleasures.<p>Joy Division fans were excited by the discovery of master tapes for Unknown Pleasures, the band's debut album. However, the recordings are now at the centre of …

Liberace's mansion bought by British businessman

A British businessman has bought Liberace’s dilapidated Las Vegas mansion and plans to restore the “magical” property to its former glory.<p>Martyn Ravenhill, a lifelong fan of the pianist, purchased the 15,000 sq ft home for $500,000 (£323,000), around $3 million less than it was sold for seven years …

Study find music fans favour homegrown tunes

Rock'n'roll is everywhere. David Cameron likes The Jam. Mark Carney is a fan of Jake Bugg. Advances in communications technology mean that the prime minister could watch a video of Eton Rifles on MTV and the Bank of England governor could listen to his favourite Bugg tracks on his iPod on the way …