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Readers Recommend Playlist: Songs With Sudden Changes

  March 15, 2018

Artists such as Lorde, Sparks, the Moody Blues and Metallica bring changes of pace to a prog-heavy playlist with twists and turnsHere is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader from hundr ...

Why Earl Scruggs Was The Beethoven Of The Banjo

  January 11, 2019

A trip to North Carolina to study bluegrass yielded this lesson: Earl Scruggs was the greatest there ever wasI spent a couple of months last year studying bluegrass in North Carolina, and I learned th ...

Annie Mac Webchat – On Banning Bongos, Club Closures And Her Favourite Song

  November 29, 2017

The DJ and all-round music evangelist answered your questions about taking over from Zane Lowe, confiscating phones in clubs and the lack of male feminist allies in the music industry 2.01pm GMT That ...

Settling The Score: Celebrating The Women Erased From The Musical Canon

  March 08, 2018

Augusta Holmès’ compositions won awards and acclaim from admirers including Liszt and Saint-Saëns, so why is she, and so many of her female contemporaries, all but forgotten today? Augusta Holmès ...

London Jazz Festival: This Year's Must-see Gigs

  November 09, 2017

Singer Zara McFarlane, the festival’s director, and our jazz critic choose their five unmissable concerts from this year’s festival, which begins on 10 November Continue reading...

Readers Recommend: Share Your Songs About Spinning

  September 29, 2017

Make your nomination in the comments and a reader will pick the best eligible tracks for a playlist next week – you have until Monday 2 October We’re spinning around for your song suggestions this ...

Readers Recommend Playlist: Your Live Versions

  August 24, 2017

A regular reader picks from your best live version suggestions – Songhoy Blues, Grateful Dead and Neil Young among the performers selectedHere is this week’s playlist – songs picked by a reader ...

'it Sent Us Down All Kinds Of Wormholes': Bicep's Secret Dancefloor Weapons

  September 05, 2017

The Northern Irish duo have become one of the biggest acts in dance music – partly thanks to their DJ sets of ultra-obscure house and disco. They lift the lid of the darkest corners of their record ...

Muse Webchat – Post Your Questions Now

  February 16, 2018

Matt Bellamy and Dominic Howard joined us to chat about their favourite conspiracy theories, secret side projects and what exactly Thought Contagion is 1.05pm GMT Thanks guys, we loved your questions. ...

'i'm This Reserved, Awkward Human': Love, Death And Jangles With Alvvays

  October 03, 2017

Molly Rankin was stuck trying to honour her late father’s musicianship, until indie-pop opened a door. She discusses being an unlikely bandleader – and why it’s awkward playing music with your b ...