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“Because of you, that’s why she stayed alive,” Pebe Sebert told the audience at a sold-out Electric Brixton.
Joining her daughter Kesha on stage mid-set, she thanked fans for their support before backing the singer on their jointly penned song, Godzilla. As mother and daughter cried, so too did many of those watching this most emotional of comebacks.
“You all know what I’ve been through,” Kesha said, alluding to a long legal battle with her ex-producer, who denies allegations of emotional and...
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Autumnally dressed in a long black woollen coat and scarf, Andrew Garfield greets me enthusiastically in the middle of a large hotel restaurant. It’s the day before his latest film, Breathe, is due to open the 61st BFI London Film Festival, and he’s in the middle of a promotional hurricane that will see him ...
Run the Jewels: Victoria Warehouse, Manchester, gig review: Drenched in dynamism, experimentation and humanity
Few artists can balance comedy and politics as well as Killer Mike and EL-P from Run the Jewels. Arriving on stage like two prize fighters to Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ last week, the likeable duo humorously mimed the lyrics before declaring they would “f*** this stage the f*** up.” As they launched into their dexterous rapping interplay on ‘Talk to Me’, comedy quickly turned to politics as the two furiously laid into President Trump and racial inequality.
EL-P’s description of Run the Je...
“In life, you make that choice,” south London rapper Dave told the crowd at Koko. “You go for it, or you don’t.” Dave — full name David Santan — is certainly going for it. With two critically acclaimed EPs, a collaboration with Drake and a Mobo for best British newcomer under his belt, the 19-year-old, pictured, has an enviable list of early achievements. He demonstrated why with last night’s breathtaking performance of How I Met My Ex.
Crammed full of complex imagery and emotive lyricism, th...
Tributes led by brother Angus as the music world mourns the loss of the world's most influential and greatest guitar players
Malcolm Young, the legendary guitarist and co-founder of Australian rock band, AC/DC, has died at the age of 64 after a long battle with dementia.
Young was forced to retire from AC/DC in 2014 following the onset of the illness, although his brother Angus previously reported that his symptoms had started years earlier in 2008.
Despite these early sym...
Few artists can command an audience’s attention as powerfully as Benjamin Clementine. As he arrived on stage, played the gentle opening piano notes to Farewell Sonata and displayed the audacious range of his vocals, an awed silence descended.
Clementine’s voice refuses to be contained or categorised. With the astonishing scope of Nina Simone, the menace of Tom Waits and the melodic beauty of Sam Cooke, his vocal work was frequently extraordinary — One Awkward Fish and God Save The Jungle from...
Electro-rock outfit Soulwax opened their winter tour at the sold-out Roundhouse on Friday, with material from their latest studio album From Deewee — their first in 12 years — stealing the show.
Featuring a multitude of synths, two enormous mixing desks, three drum kits and the band’s trademark metallic binaural head placed centre stage, the slick, futuristic set-up and accompanying light show felt like something out of the latest
Star Wars film.
A run of From Deewee songs was well-received, ...
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