Matt Garrod

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Singer Anais Mitchell's folk opera ambitions

<b>US folk singer Anais Mitchell has won rave reviews and awards for her epic and vivid story suites. Now she is working on a degree while on tour in order to turn them into musicals and operas.</b><p>Mitchell's solo albums Hadestown and Young Man In America proved her to be one of America's most captivating …

Edit: The album art colors got a bit altered during the uploading of this image, here's the correct version: https://www.facebook.com/thedecemberists/photos/a.56890239654.63538.5229624654/10152814256304655/?type=1 Our new album, 'What A Terrible World, What A Beautiful World,' will be released on January 20, 2015! Head over to http://decemberists.com for exclusive pre-order bundles, a full-length stream of "Make You Better" (and an instant download of the track when you pre-order), and new European tour dates which will go on sale this Friday. We worked super hard on this one, folks. We truly hope you like it.

International Velvet

They've extended their horizons further than the customary three chords and some home truths...<p>[a]Sleeper[/a]’s first law of female-fronted bands …

10 Ghost Towns Around the World

Silent streets and derelict buildings offer a glimpse into the lives of once thriving communities.<p>With their silent streets, derelict buildings, and remnants of homes and workplaces, abandoned towns offer a haunting view into the lives of once thriving communities. Here’s a look at our top ten from …

Going nine rounds with the Rumble in the Jungle

The Rumble in the Jungle proved to be one of the great fights in boxing's esteemed history © Getty Images<p>Enlarge<p>It was forty years ago today that …

European tour starts on Friday! And Uncut just published this very nice review of the new album.

Feast Your Eyes on This Beautiful Linguistic Family Tree

When linguists talk about the historical relationship between languages, they use a tree metaphor. An ancient source (say, Indo-European) has various …

Welsh Government

Head brewer Jen making tinctures with @DistillinginE3 for today's gin botanical brew @beavertownbeer http://t.co/eCxLN70ewr

Help us caption this photo by Tori Marsh. There's still time to submit your best images to the National Geographic Photo Contest: http://on.natgeo.com/10vbwrX

Black Milk: If There's a Hell Below Album Review

Black Milk is a paradoxical artist, one defined by both wild reinvention and stasis. To this point, every other Black Milk album is a corrective, somehow a refutation of the album that came before it. He keeps pressing reset and then playing the game the same: <i>Tronic</i> was his vaunted abandonment of …

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2 Days: Sergey Kovalev (HBO Boxing)

Erykah Badu and Other Musicians Who Have Busked on the Street for Fun

Last Wednesday Erykah Badu made $3.60 while busking for money in New York City—a tradition that goes back to 1700, apparently, and a subtle reminder that most Americans wouldn’t know Art unless you beat them over the heads with it. Admittedly, Badu didn’t do herself any favors by singing “GIVE ME …

Music

WE ARE SHINING with my Album of the Week on BBC Radio 6 Music today. A massive freaky melting pot of global sounds & styles. dig in...!

We won Festival Venue of the Year for The Garden Stage from the AIF last weekend. If you haven't already, please vote for us in the upcoming UK Festival Awards, voting closes Monday: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Z85F2BB

The 20 photographs of the week http://gu.com/p/42mjj/fb

Chris Eubank Jr gears up for mouthwatering Billy Joe Saunders clash with second-round win over Omar Siala in warm-up

Chris Eubank Jr warmed up for next month's domestic showdown with Billy Joe Saunders by claiming a quickfire victory over unheralded German Omar …