The vinyl frontier: why do we keep sending music to outer space?

The vinyl frontier: why do we keep sending music to outer space?

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Sónar festival is beaming cutting-edge dance music to an exoplanet 12 light years from Earth. But can such experiments ever be more than hubris? What... Read More

Free improvisation: still the ultimate in underground music?

Free improvisation: still the ultimate in underground music?

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Pioneered in the 1950s by musicians breaking the rules of jazz and composition, free improvisation is still as difficult – and potentially transcendent – as... Read More

The month's best music: Fever Ray, Giggs, Linda Perhacs and more

The month's best music: Fever Ray, Giggs, Linda Perhacs and more

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] From Errorsmith’s hyperactive take on Jamaican rhythm to Rina Sawayama’s shiny power balladry, here are 50 of the month’s best tracks Our monthly roundup of... Read More

BBC hopes to bury ghost of Top of the Pops with new music show

BBC hopes to bury ghost of Top of the Pops with new music show

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Sounds Like Friday Night features celebrity comedy sketches as well as live music performances across many genres There was a time when live music was... Read More

Sir Tom Jones: Abuse is common in music industry too

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Sir Tom Jones has said the abuse and harassment alleged to have taken place in Hollywood is also widespread in the music industry. The singer was discussing the allegations surrounding... Read More

No alternative: how brands bought out underground music

No alternative: how brands bought out underground music

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Timberland hosts rap gigs. Princess Nokia makes films for Maybelline. And Red Bull is the new school of rock. Have brand partnerships destroyed counterculture? Or... Read More

Amy Winehouse, music, arthritis and me

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Jade Carter has spent a lot of her life in hospital. Rheumatoid arthritis causes the 20-year-old such intense pain she sometimes can’t move. That’s where music helps. “I kind of... Read More