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Cambridge Folk Festival 2018 Is On The Shimmering Horizon

Trebuchet could not countenance summer without the Cambridge Folk Festival. At the curational helm of 2018’s vaunted cross-pollination with Newport folk fest is Rhiannon Giddens, whose Baez-like...

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Theresa May Brexits English to Death

Theresa May's Brexit speech was delusional, vapid and debased the English language. Didn't she do well?...

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Being Blacker: Racism in Modern Britain

Molly Dineen's first documentary in 10 years is a portrait of the challenges of being black in modern Britain....

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Year Zero – Brexit and Nihilism

Sometimes we just have to state the obvious. Brexit is a bad idea. It has already split the country and gave voice to all manner of nasty beliefs once thought dead and buried....

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Brexit: It Was Ever Thus

Prescient plotical comment from the BBC, still relevant today....

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Requiem4Grenfell – Images and Verse

Scenes of community, hope, defiance and care from the wreckage of Grenfell...

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Democratic Stitch Ups and the Untouchable Will of the People

Autocracies fail in the long run because the people much prefer to oppress themselves than be oppressed...

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A Wedding Without a Bagpipe is Like a Funeral

Bagpiping provides a route straight to the heart of another culture....

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Loitered Lens: Terrorvision

Photos of Terrorvision onstage at Koko, London, November 2016...

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Dispatches from The Great Gathering (Killing Joke)

More a private party than a gig. At Killing Joke's Great Gathering, everyone knew the words....

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Lessons in Leadership: What Sanders Could Learn From Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn's leadership triumph shows what Sanders might have been...

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Ban the Burkini? Or Ban Middle-Aged White Male Decision-Makers?

Legislation covers everyone, not just the few women who dress in a way you find threatening...

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Mixed Bag: Bleeds, Deluxe Version (Roots Manuva)

Remixed and reinvigorated, or bleeding a good album dry? Roots Manuva's Bleed, redux....

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Loitered Lens: Shame

Snarling punk energy and teenage kicks. Photos of Shame, live at the Garage...

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A Capella Invasion: Pentatonix UK Tour

The first wave of the summer's a capella surge hits with the Pentatonix UK tour...

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Loitered Lens: Phobophobes

Live photos of Phobophobes at The Garage 2016. Supporting the Fall...

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Loitered Lens: Shawn Klush

All era Elvis from Shawn Klush, fronting the King's own band The Sweet Inspirations. Photos...

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Nothing Happens at All, Part Three: Charity

If possessions enslave us, and suffering numbs us, what gives us a warm, if impotent, glow? Charity...

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The Right Business: Politics and the Randian Hero

Wealth does not denote moral worth, so why does it make politicians popular? Essay...

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Reliable Witness. At the launch of Bleeds. (Roots Manuva)

Roots Manuva has become almost a national treasure – certainly to anyone with even the most passing interest in UK hip hop...

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Loitered Lens: The Wildhearts

Photos of The Wildhearts 25th September – London O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire...

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Touching Down at the 100 Club (Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys)

Bringing twenty-five years of swinging Western tunes to the UK, Big Sandy and his Fly-Rite Boys...

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Delighted! On Bernie Sanders Congratulating Jeremy Corbyn

Bernie Sanders and Jeremy Corbyn may use a similar rhetoric, but there it stops....

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Deep thrills: Amenra & High on Fire (Damnation 2015)

Damnation festival: 7th November 2015. Leeds University Union. ...

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Calling Dirtbags! Wheatus UK Tour (Playing Debut Album in Full)

At least one band from before the days of iTunes & Spotify have found a way forward. Wheatus tour....

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3 Weeks to Go! Countdown to Bloodstock!

BLOODSTOCK HQ is a-buzz with activity with just over three weeks to go!...

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The Blues Needs a National Presence

The UK blues world has some stupendous talent that should be playing both nationally and internationally...

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Why David Cameron is a Massive Loser

Cameron is so indebted to so many people, it's hard to actually say he's 'won' anything....

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Faith No More UK Dates Announced

- Playing main stage Download Festival Saturday June 13th - Band to record session at legendary BBC Maida Vale studios - Sold out US headline tour starts April 15th...

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Heavy, indulgently vulgar and bro-ho as Spring break in Cancun

 if you pretend to hate our music, you will love this album. It will be your guilty pleasure.’ – Fronz, Attila’s frontman speaking of the band’s Guilty Pleasure album. Not...

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