Laurel Canyon

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You want music that winds you down, but also engages your ears and your musical sensibilities, and is written by real, talented artists and not some mindless mindfulness algorithm. Photograph:  Getty Images

It seems a long time since we had time on our hands – but time is pretty much all we have now as we wait for this crisis to run its course and – hopef(...)

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Jessica Pratt, Body & Soul Stage, 2.30pm It has been four years since Jessica Pratt released her second album, On Your Own Love Again, so it has(...)

Emma Forrest and actor Ben Mendelsohn. Photograph:  Pascal Le Segretain/Getty

In every city I’ve lived, my sister has been the one to set up the printer, testing it by printing me the lyrics to George Michael’s Freedom! ’90. I a(...)

Beautiful cleverly uses the set up of the hit factory to give us a wider range of songs from the era. Photograph: Johan Persson/

In the Playhouse theatre in Edinburgh, the curtain lifts on the Carole King biographical musical Beautiful. We meet a triumphant King, played by Bront(...)

Those Laurel Canyon breezes still resonate far and wide. Melbourne artist Simon Okely has become a specialist in creating dreamy music evocative of a (...)

This debut album from a young Londoner with an Irish background is a fine piece of work with much to recommend it. Morrissey’s precocious (...)

A selection of old demos, some stretching back to the 1960s, the eighth studio album by one of the voices of Fleetwood Mac is one of the best thing(...)

John Grant: he combines the “emotional turbulence of a 14-year-old’s diary entries with the gnarled wisdom of a Nick Cave or a Leonard Cohen”
Review: John Grant

John Grant Olympia Theatre, Dublin ***** On a cold night, there was warmth aplenty in a packed Olympia as the crowd joined in on John Gr(...)

The cult of Jonathan Wilson has many followers. It began in the summer of 2011, when Wilson, a Carolina native with a Californian soul, released hi(...)

O Emperor: Vitreous

The Waterford band’s debut, Hither Thither, will one day be re-evaluated as one of the best Irish debuts of all time. On their follow-up (now minus th(...)