‘Hendrix Is Like Beethoven, Vivaldi Is More Des O'Connor,' Says Nigel Kennedy

Nigel Kennedy has had run-ins with the "self-appointed wielders of power" throughout his career. The most recent occurred last week, when he canceled a performance at the Royal Albert Hall two days before the show, accusing the promoters, Classic FM, of stopping him from delivering a Jimi Hendrix tribute because it was considered "unsuitable for […]

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Review: The Lathums' How Beautiful Life Can Be

The Lathums' mid-2000s indie revivalism seems a little early in light of the 20-year trend rule. But the Wigan quartet aren't attempting a return for the genre; rather, they're part of a relay that's been going on since the sound's inception, with the baton passing via Kasabian, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Circa Waves, Blossoms, and […]

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Why I Adore Michael Tippett's Music

If you're going to conduct Michael Tippett's music, you have to like it. His music is irritating to play because it is impractically constructed, sometimes on the border of feasibility, and difficult for musicians to comprehend. Tippett was completely disoriented on the podium at the first performance of his Second Symphony, and subsequently, under the […]

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Bring Me the Horizon Review - The UK's Best Rock Band Now

Oli Sykes yells, "I haven't seen a mosh pit in 18 fucking months, so you better make it good." Bring Me the Horizon's latest UK stadium tour has begun, and the band's vocalist seems to be overjoyed to be back in the heart of things. The Sheffield quintet's concert in Hull tonight, the first of […]

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Fugees Announce 25th Anniversary Global Tour

The Fugees are planning a global tour to commemorate the 25th anniversary of their critically acclaimed record The Score. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean, and Pras Michel will reunite for the first time in 15 years on the tour, which will take them to 12 locations across the globe. In a statement, Hill stated, "The Fugees […]

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The Slits' Voice for Female Inmates

To be honest, it was a bit of a "pinch me" moment. I sat in the Typical Girls practice room earlier this month, seeing our amazing company perform the Slits' songs to Tessa Pollitt, a founding member of the band. Never in my wildest thoughts could I have dreamed we would reach to this stage […]

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