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Bushstock, David Byrne, Hackney Arts Centre… This Week In Gigs

by Steven Johnson

Festival season is now well and truly upon us and Saturday 23rd June sees Bushstock, now in its 8th year, return once again to Shepherd’s…



Lily Allen, Kanye West, The Cure …Weekend Reads


This week’s in-depth music round-up features Lily Allen, The Cure’s Meltdown curator Robert Smith, Matt Maltese, Kanye West, Oneohtrix Point Never, Gruff Rhys, JPEGMAFIA, Dead...

Meltdown Festival, Beyoncé & Jay-Z, HAIM… This Week In Gigs


Robert Smith‘s Meltdown Festival finally gets underway at the Southbank Centre this week. Big names to appear over the first few days include shows at...

Courtney Barnett, Laura Veirs, The The… This Week In Gigs


Two albums likely to feature in ‘best of’ lists later this year are those recently released by Courtney Barnett and Laura Veirs. Tell Me How...

Erykah Badu, Gorillaz, Anitta, Snail Mail …Weekend Reads


This week’s journey round the internets in search of in-depth music features published in the language we call English has produced a collection of words...

The Breeders, The Goon Sax, Frankie Cosmos… This Week In Gigs


It’s a week the end of which is dominated by festivals. Field Day takes place at Brockwell Park on Friday and Saturday with The Mighty...

ABBA, MØ, Despacio, Ari Roar …Weekend Reads


This week’s round-up of in-depth music features from around the web features ABBA, MØ, Ari Roar, Mélissa Laveaux, Despacio, Lisa Stansfield, Tanya Tagaq, Parquet Courts,...

Preview: Festivals 2018 – London


In this second part of our 2018 festival season preview (read the first part focusing on England and Wales beyond London here), we focus on...

Frightened Rabbit, Laurie Anderson, Arctic Monkeys, Actress… Weekend Reads


Many of this week’s music features were naturally taken up with the desperately sad news of the passing of Frightened Rabbit’s Scott Hutchison. Rather than...

Susanne Sundfør, Phoebe Bridgers, Field Music… This Week In Gigs


There is, quite frankly, a ridiculous amount of gigs happening in London this week. The pick of Monday’s shows sees Norwegian singer Susanne Sundfør play...

Preview: Festivals 2018 – UK


There may be no Glastonbury this year, but there’s still a plethora of other music festivals taking place across the UK which will be creating...

Eurovision, Beach House, Lily Allen, Neko Case… Weekend Reads


In the week of Eurovision, some words were written. Some were about Eurovision. Some were not about Eurovision, because other things and people exist. People...

Japanese Breakfast, Snail Mail, Ólafur Arnalds… This Week In Gigs


Japanese Breakfast is the name of the current project of Oregon-based musician Michelle Zauner. She released her second album, the aptly named Soft Sounds From...

Jon Hopkins, Beach House, Belly, Grouper… Weekend Reads


This week’s trawl round the interwebs in search of in-depth music features brings you a selection resplendent with Jon Hopkins, Belly, Beach House, Eleanor Friedberger,...

Anna Burch, Jon Hopkins, Max Richter… This Week In Gigs


Anna Burch has spent the best part of the last decade as part of Frontier Ruckus and more recently with Failed Flowers, and released her...

Alice Glass, Avicii, Madonna, Ezra Furman… Weekend Reads


This week’s selection of in depth music features from around the internet features words on Alice Glass, Avicii, Madonna, Novelist, Sons Of Kemet, Half Waif,...

Angel Olsen, Kamasi Washington, Yo La Tengo… This Week In Gigs


This week starts with a pair of shows by Angel Olsen at Union Chapel. Her reputation has really soared over recent years on the back...

Anna Meredith, Natalie Prass, A Hawk And A Hacksaw… This Week In Gigs


Since the release of debut album Varmints back in 2016 Anna Meredith has established herself as an in-demand artist who can cross musical genres and...

Lump, Simian Mobile Disco, Manic Street Preachers… Weekend Reads


This week’s in depth music features round-up features Laura Marling‘s new project LUMP, Manic Street Preachers, Stefflon Don, Machine Woman, Jenny Wilson, Simian Mobile Disco...

Interview: Sting & Shaggy – “It was very much an accident”


There can only be one question to begin this interview – and it is just one word. Why? Why would Sting and Shaggy hook up...

Preview: Record Store Day 2018


Start unfurling tote bags, ticking off lists and layering yourself up: Record Store Day, this year taking place on 21 April, is nearly upon us...