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Jimothy Lacoste: his appeal  is his deadpan vocal delivery that is at once amateurish and endearing

What Strangely inspirational humorous rapper  Where UK  Why The long month of January can be a good time to immerse yourself in new music af(...)

 Robert Smith of The Cure: Photograph:  Didier Messens/Redferns/ Getty Images

Folk, new wave, hip-hop, R&B, rap-rock, heavy metal and good old-fashioned rock ’n’ roll are among the many genres (and subgenres) represented by (...)

Singer Ariana Grande performs at the funeral for Aretha Franklin at the Greater Grace Temple in Detroit. Photograph:  Scott Olson/Getty Images

A Detroit church swelled with gospel music on Friday for the funeral of Aretha Franklin, driving mourners to their feet to clap and sing ahead of trib(...)

Chaka Khan who plays All Together Now festival 2018

With a capacity of 15,000, All Together Now (ATN) is the new festival kid on the block. What isn’t new about it is the event promoter, John Reynolds, (...)

Best tracks of the month: John Grant, Bllood Orange, Phoebe Bridgers, Teyana Taylor and Big Red Machine featuring The National’s Aaron Dessner and Bon Iver’s Justin Vernon

Jealous of the Birds – Russian Doll Having started her musical output with lo-fi acoustic folk, the Portadown artist Naomi Hamilton has moved on to in(...)

Delorentos, headlining at Indiependence. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Up until this year, music fans planning to meander across the August bank holiday weekend outside Dublin had to choose between two open-air music fest(...)

Kate Nash, who plays Indiependence festival 2018

Saturday, July 28th Le Boom Róisín Dubh, Galway; 11pm; €10; roisindubh.net Two years ago, Aimie Mallon and Christy Leech were but a faint whisper in(...)

Curraghmore House in Co Waterford

“I’m not interested in going to any imitator festivals at all,” says Debs Armstrong, the art decor director of Ireland’s newest festival All Together (...)

Roosevelt: music that is refreshingly open in its synth-pop style

What: Electronic pop for the summer haze Where: Germany Why: Most of us are too busy to dig deep and discover new artists on Spotify, and still rely o(...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

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