Music

Marc Almond on being the antidote to Thatcher and why he’s probably a queer icon after all
English singer Marc Almond in a low-lit photo with a black background
Music

Marc Almond on being the antidote to Thatcher and why he’s probably a queer icon after all

Marc Almond speaks to Big Issue on the heels of his 27th solo LP – yes, really
Glastonbury 2024: There’s a place for everyone on Worthy Farm
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Glastonbury 2024: There’s a place for everyone on Worthy Farm

Travis frontman Fran Healy on unfinished business and why being working class is a superpower
Travis (l-r) Andy Dunlop, Fran Healy, Dougie Payne and Neil Primrose
Music

Travis frontman Fran Healy on unfinished business and why being working class is a superpower

Top Stories

‘The Jazz Bar is too important to fail’ says the couple who saved an Edinburgh institution
Venue Watch

‘The Jazz Bar is too important to fail’ says the couple who saved an Edinburgh institution

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Thorgy Thor on injecting stuffy symphony orchestras with big queer energy
Music

RuPaul’s Drag Race star Thorgy Thor on injecting stuffy symphony orchestras with big queer energy

Interviews

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Travis frontman Fran Healy on unfinished business and why being working class is a superpower
Travis (l-r) Andy Dunlop, Fran Healy, Dougie Payne and Neil Primrose
Music

Travis frontman Fran Healy on unfinished business and why being working class is a superpower

‘Music is an important creative outlet’: IDLES answer questions from superfan with Angelman syndrome
Mark from IDLES and Alastair
Music

‘Music is an important creative outlet’: IDLES answer questions from superfan with Angelman syndrome

John Cale on The Velvet Underground, teaching Bowie the viola and why drugs aren’t the creative stimulant
John Cale
Letter to my younger self

John Cale on The Velvet Underground, teaching Bowie the viola and why drugs aren’t the creative stimulant

‘This country is run by idiots and fools’: Paul Weller on politics, God and the state of everything
Paul Weller and Johnny Harris
Music

‘This country is run by idiots and fools’: Paul Weller on politics, God and the state of everything

Classical music

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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Thorgy Thor on injecting stuffy symphony orchestras with big queer energy
RuPaul's Drag Race star Thorgy Thor
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RuPaul’s Drag Race star Thorgy Thor on injecting stuffy symphony orchestras with big queer energy

Who is composer Fanny Mendelssohn? The musical sister finally being given her due
Music

Who is composer Fanny Mendelssohn? The musical sister finally being given her due

After the pandemic years, audience are more appreciative of intimate musical experiences than ever
Aurora Orchestra
Music

After the pandemic years, audience are more appreciative of intimate musical experiences than ever

Purists might baulk, but Sam Smith headlining BBC Proms opens a pathway to classical music
Sam Smith arrives for the 2023 BRIT Awards ceremony at The O2 arena in London. Image: Andy Rain/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock
Claire Jackson

Purists might baulk, but Sam Smith headlining BBC Proms opens a pathway to classical music

Jazz

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Glastonbury 2024: There’s a place for everyone on Worthy Farm
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Glastonbury 2024: There’s a place for everyone on Worthy Farm

Blue Note Records opens first ever Glasgow store as jazz festival fever hits town
Jazz performing
Glasgow International Jazz Festival

Blue Note Records opens first ever Glasgow store as jazz festival fever hits town

How the UK’s jazz explosion led to a rebirth of cool
Ezra Collective after winning the 2023 Mercury Prize.
Music

How the UK’s jazz explosion led to a rebirth of cool

Soweto Kinch on ripping up the jazz rulebook and how his new BBC show is building community
Soweto Kinch
Music

Soweto Kinch on ripping up the jazz rulebook and how his new BBC show is building community

The Music That Made Me

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Jason Donovan on how Kylie inspired his pop career and Joseph opened the door to the stage
Jason Donovan smiling
The Music That Made Me

Jason Donovan on how Kylie inspired his pop career and Joseph opened the door to the stage

Five Star’s Deniece Pearson: ‘I kissed Smokey Robinson’s lips off’
Deniece Pearson Five Star in a bright feather outfit
The Music that made me

Five Star’s Deniece Pearson: ‘I kissed Smokey Robinson’s lips off’

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst: ‘I’m making a playlist for my funeral. It’s about five hours’ worth’
A black and white picture of The Cure from 1986 with Lol Tolhurst on the right
the music that made me

The Cure’s Lol Tolhurst: ‘I’m making a playlist for my funeral. It’s about five hours’ worth’

David Duchovny: ‘I dare you not to be moved by Puff, the Magic Dragon’
David Duchovy in a white t shirt
The Music That Made Me

David Duchovny: ‘I dare you not to be moved by Puff, the Magic Dragon’

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