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Motorpsycho: Demon BoxAfter a burst of guitar feedback, heavy, snail’s-pace drums pound. A massive, churning riff kicks in. The agitated singer tells of bad dreams and blisters on...
Rarely in London do the lights rise up after a live gig to reveal eyeballs glistening with euphoria, total body sweat and a communal stitch gradually dying down among the water-...
Alice is always with us; the most quoted work of literature, after the Bible and Shakespeare. In fact, Desert Island Discs should probably add Alice to the mandatory Bible and...
You know what really grinds my gears? Bands that only have one. One gear, one level of intensity. For a good hour of last night’s set, diminutive diva Alice Russell, the voice...
Gloriously feel-good, unashamedly retro, uniformly urbane, the Nicola Conte Combo presented a set that was bursting with fantastic melodies last night at Ronnie Scott's....
One of the tacit jokes in John and Roy Boulting’s I’m All Right, Jack concerns the parentage of Liz Fraser’s Cynthia. How could the lugubrious communist shop steward Fred Kite (...
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Minimalist piano music, rousing Czech fanfares and a vocal journey from Iceland to Italy
An extraordinary musical adventure in the Austrian Alps
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Jurowski’s high-concept operatic pairing flickers brilliantly
An exceptional cast make this revolutionary romance a must-see
Austerely beautiful retelling of mythic Orpheus's grief and trials, with sounds to match
Frank, funny and deeply felt meditation on defining friendships
Minor Stoppard that never fully melds head and heart
James McAvoy gives a stellar performance as the mad earl, in a revival that falls short
Study of the Old Master's reputation visits a neglected corner of artistic practice
The musician in full creative swing: a voyeur’s delight
For great British art under one roof
Cranko's adaptation of Pushkin offers plenty of character and intrigue
Two gems and two duds in celebratory mixed bill with live music
Fine dancers in well-designed, interesting war piece