Review: Le Gateau Chocolat & Jonny Woo

Good luck spreading holiday happiness on the same day that your concert, like every other at this location, has been Covid-canceled till the new year. But, despite the fact that this is a sad background to Le Gateau Chocolat and Jonny Woo's cheap-and-cheerful songs-from-the-shows cabaret, the two refuse to give in. The so-called "ebony and […]

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‘Woodstock Was Extremely Terrifying,' Says Melanie Safka

Melanie vividly recalls the day she busked in London. It was 1983, and the performance she was supposed to perform had been canceled owing to low ticket sales. So she was dining with friends, sipping Pimm's, when she got a phone from someone informing her that admirers had gathered outside the Royal Albert Hall. "I […]

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Beyond the Stage Review — A Haunting, Heartbreaking Show

A lined A4 notebook is pinned open on a board, highly doodled with love hearts and the strange ideas of an 18-year-old girl, not unlike any other 18-year-old girl throughout history. "Just plain fuckin' nice" is the title of a playlist that includes Bobby Darin's I Wanna Be Around (1965), as well as the words […]

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What We Learnt from Adele's One Night Only Special

In an honest, wide-ranging conversation with Oprah Winfrey, Adele discussed the sorrow of her divorce, abandoning the goal of a nuclear family, her weight, and her poor connection with her late father. The singer admitted she felt "embarrassed" that she couldn't make her marriage to Simon Konecki "work" during a sit-down in Winfrey's rose garden, […]

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‘How Can I Perceive Death in a Bad Light When Someone I love Has Died?'

After their Guardian photoshoot, Let's Eat Grandma appear at a café, dressed as a couple of pop stars. They are both tall – around 5ft 9in – and dressed in luxurious jewel tones with impeccable eyeliner, but the similarity stops there. Jenny Hollingworth has the thick red curls of a young Kate Bush, while Rosa […]

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The New British Jazz Messengers

Nubya Garcia has had a fantastic year, with a performance at the Proms, a Mercury Prize nomination, and critical praise for her first album, Source. More significantly, the saxophonist is one of a number of young Black British jazz performers who are introducing new audiences to the genre and acting as role models for future […]

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