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Adelaide festival podcast: episode four
Tuesday, 05:38 11 March 2014
Guardian Australia takes you behind the scenes of some of the most exciting performances at the Adelaide Festival. We talk to Matthew Whittet, writer of the Windmill Theatre Trilogy, and Oren Ambarchi ..
Adelaide festival 2014: Tuesday 11 March – Live!
Tuesday, 05:37 11 March 2014
On today’s liveblog: Windmill Theatre Company share their teenage diaries, we talk to artist Benedict Drew, and bring you reviews from Tectonics and Womadelaide. Plus more on the Adelaide Biennial a ..
Tectonics Adelaide program two – review
Tuesday, 04:18 11 March 2014
Over the course of nearly nine hours ranging from barely-there ambience to ear-splitting feedback, Tectonics questioned the nature of music itselfAlex Needham
Femi Kuti, Shanren review – triumph from beginning to end
Tuesday, 03:23 11 March 2014
Yunnan novices put their spin on the festival anthem and the consummate bandleader has his god-like status confirmed Alfred Hickling
Australian anthems: Midnight Oil – Beds are Burning
Tuesday, 01:09 11 March 2014
As we geared up to our bicentenary, Midnight Oil released an anthem designed to drown out the triumphalism and remind the nation it was founded on genocideAndrew Mueller
Gruff Rhys on American Interior: ‘An extremely tall story on an epic scale’
Monday, 21:02 10 March 2014
Super Furry Animal’s second film will be accompanied by an album, a book and an app. By Stuart DredgeStuart Dredge
Neil Hannon: my father's Alzheimer's was the inspiration behind To Our Fathers in Distress
Monday, 21:00 10 March 2014
When London's Southbank Centre asked me to write a piece for the Royal Festival Hall's newly renovated organ, I set out on a mental pilgrimage on my father's behalfIt's six years now since my father t ..
Paramore and Queens of the Stone Age to headline Reading and Leeds
Monday, 20:20 10 March 2014
The weekend’s final headliners join Arctic Monkeys and Blink 182 at the top of the bill for the August bank holiday weekend shindigGuardian music
International Women's Day: Malala, Page 3 and Top Gear
Monday, 20:10 10 March 2014
This year's International Women's Day celebrations were nothing if not diverse. Here are some of the things we learnedTop Gear is "worse than Saudi Arabia"In a discussion about women in public life at ..
Peter Callander obituary
Monday, 19:50 10 March 2014
Songwriter behind UK and US chart hits for performers including Cliff Richard, Dusty Springfield, Cilla Black and Paper LaceLed by such bands as the Beatles and the Who, many pop music acts of the 196 ..
Lee Hall: Spielberg, Scargill and me
Monday, 19:49 10 March 2014
On the 30th anniversary of the miners' strike, Billy Elliot writer Lee Hall talks about Thatcher's death, being fired from War Horse – and finding the lead for his Elton John musicalI'm watching Bil ..
Have you been watching... Nashville?
Monday, 17:54 10 March 2014
Big hats and bigger voices dominate on this soapy country music drama – but the high quality writing and performances ensure that there’s something for everyoneSarah Hughes
Carolee Schneemann: 'I never thought I was shocking'
Monday, 17:51 10 March 2014
The avant-garde artist who bared her buttocks for Yoko Ono, filmed herself having sex when movies still couldn't say the word 'vagina', and made art out of meat long before Lady Gaga talks to Steve Ro ..
SXSW 2014 review: The Possibilities Are Endless brings beauty from tragedy
Monday, 17:46 10 March 2014
James Hall and Edward Lovelace's documentary about musician Edwyn Collins's recovery from a stroke eschews conventional form to pitch us into the disorientating reality of his lifeThere's a brief blas ..
Has folk forgotten feminism?
Monday, 17:10 10 March 2014
The folk music scene is turning into a man's world – with all-male groups dominating festival lineups and tales of discrimination against all-female actsThe folk revival of the 50s and 60s may have ..
Hallé Orchestra/Andrew Manze/ Francesco Piemontesi – review
Monday, 17:07 10 March 2014
Cheltenham Town HallThe Hallé strings carried emotional power, while conductor Andrew Manze brought a glorious paean to an abrupt endConductor Andrew Manze's concert with the Hallé Orchestra at Chel ..
U2 album still 'planned for this year'
Monday, 15:51 10 March 2014
Amid rumours that the band have halted work, a spokesperson has confirmed they are on scheduleSean Michaels
Tord Gustavsen review – 'A constantly engaging variety'
Monday, 14:54 10 March 2014
Milton Court, LondonA long matinee set saw the pianist's quartet move from pensive gospel-nuanced music through more muscular recent materialTord Gustavsen, the jazz pianist whose laid-back lyricism h ..
Ronnie Spector's Beyond the Beehive review
Monday, 14:31 10 March 2014
Queen Elizabeth Hall, LondonThe spectre of Ronnie Spector's ex-husband, Phil, dominated this audiovisual survivor's guide, backed up with some serviceably sassy singingThe one thing Beyond the Beehive ..
This week's reviews in one place
Monday, 14:06 10 March 2014
Metronomy's Love Letters merged Motown with 1980s synths while jazz piano had a strong weekTshepo Mokoena
Denon DA-300USB DAC review – an aural makeover for digital music files
Monday, 14:00 10 March 2014
Digital-to-analogue conversion makes compressed music files sound uncompressed: can this gadget add bounce to Beyoncé?I'm a music critic and I love good sound quality, but I don't think it's always n ..
Yellowman/Dillinger review – Two reggae legends on the same bill
Monday, 13:34 10 March 2014
Band on the Wall, ManchesterIncorrigible showmen unite with a superb band in a smallish venue to give an enthusiastic young audience a treatWhen reggae was in its commercial heyday, the idea of these ..
Olivier awards 2014 – full nominations
Monday, 13:01 10 March 2014
The complete list of nominees for this year's Olivier awards• Michael Billington: Where are the great new plays?Best actorHenry Goodman – The Resistible Rise of Arturo Ui at the Duchess theatreTom ..
Fear of Men – Outrun Me: New music
Monday, 12:51 10 March 2014
Fear of Men make songs about loneliness, sexual dread and mortality anxiety. This new song was inspired by Kafka. Enjoy! Reading on mobile? Click here to listen Three-piece Fear of Men are an earnest ..
The War on Drugs: Lost in the Dream
Monday, 12:27 10 March 2014
Hear the brilliant third album from Philadelphia's The War on Drugs, and let us know what you thinkGuardian music