UK lost 16% of grassroots music venues over the last year: 'It's a full-blown crisis'
musicians playing on stage at grassroots music venue Hot Box in Chelmsford
Venue Watch news

UK lost 16% of grassroots music venues over the last year: 'It's a full-blown crisis'

Music icon Eddy Grant opens up on disappointing his dad, heart issues and Little Richard
Letter to my Younger Self

Music icon Eddy Grant opens up on disappointing his dad, heart issues and Little Richard

Asynchrone: Meet the French collective honouring the music of legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto
Asynchrone, the French collective formed to play the music of Ryuichi Sakamoto
Music

Asynchrone: Meet the French collective honouring the music of legendary composer Ryuichi Sakamoto

Music icon Eddy Grant recalls leaving Mick Jagger jaw dropped at height of fame
Eddy Grant live in London, 1986
Music

Music icon Eddy Grant recalls leaving Mick Jagger jaw dropped at height of fame

Beverley Knight: 'My young black skin was politicised the day I was born'
Beverley Knight, UK soul singer
Letter to my Younger Self

Beverley Knight: 'My young black skin was politicised the day I was born'

Paul Simon unveils surprise collaboration with artist Charlie Mackesy: 'It's nice to make a friend this way'
Music

Paul Simon unveils surprise collaboration with artist Charlie Mackesy: 'It's nice to make a friend this way'

Music education funded for thousands of underprivileged kids by charity: 'It's a must-have'
Pupils at Hallsville Primary School, Canning Town, holding ukeleles in the air to celebrate their music education grant
Education

Music education funded for thousands of underprivileged kids by charity: 'It's a must-have'

The Rolling Stones remind us rock stars weren't meant to be role models
The Rolling Stones: Keith Richards, Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood in black jackets against a red background
Rock

The Rolling Stones remind us rock stars weren't meant to be role models

'Music is very close to my soul': Ex-Big Issue seller Stephen Woodhouse on cycling across Europe and recording his debut album
Poorest Tourist, aka Stephen Woodhouse, standing on a beach playing a guitar
Music

'Music is very close to my soul': Ex-Big Issue seller Stephen Woodhouse on cycling across Europe and recording his debut album

Life was tough for the young Jax Jones. Then he found music
Jax Jones
opinion

Life was tough for the young Jax Jones. Then he found music

Pharoah Sanders - discovering an elusive jazz gem
Pharoah Sanders in a white hat and shirt
Jazz

Pharoah Sanders - discovering an elusive jazz gem

The Ukrainian musicians fighting rocket attacks with rehearsals
Ukranian Freedom Orchestra
Classical

The Ukrainian musicians fighting rocket attacks with rehearsals

boygenius review, Halifax: These brilliant women should be filling out stadiums
boygenius: Phoebe Bridgers, Lucy Dacus and Julien Baker
Live review

boygenius review, Halifax: These brilliant women should be filling out stadiums

Core festival Glasgow review: Chat Pile, Deafheaven, Liturgy at diverse new noise weekender
Chat Pile at Core Festival
review

Core festival Glasgow review: Chat Pile, Deafheaven, Liturgy at diverse new noise weekender

Lost Map: How to build a DIY label on love, woolly hats and sheep dung
Lost Map label boss Johnny Lynch performing as part of new collective Weird Wave at the Eigg Community Hall during Howlin’ Fling 2023
Lost Map

Lost Map: How to build a DIY label on love, woolly hats and sheep dung

Devo 50 – UK farewell tour review: Boy, they can Booji
Devo on stage at the 02 Academy Edinburgh
review

Devo 50 – UK farewell tour review: Boy, they can Booji

'Everybody deserves shelter': Chat Pile mount heavy challenge to homelessness crisis
Chat Pile the band standing together with an industrial backdrop
Interview

'Everybody deserves shelter': Chat Pile mount heavy challenge to homelessness crisis

‘It’s not fun to be right’: How new wave pioneers Devo predicted Trump and our ‘bankrupt materialism’
an illustration of Devo
Interview

‘It’s not fun to be right’: How new wave pioneers Devo predicted Trump and our ‘bankrupt materialism’

Joan Jett: 'How dare you tell me what I can and can’t do?'
US rock'n'roll great Joan Jett
Letter to my Younger Self

Joan Jett: 'How dare you tell me what I can and can’t do?'

Joan Jett: Our early shows felt like a public execution
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts in Black and white
fighting misogyny

Joan Jett: Our early shows felt like a public execution