Leon Bridges

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Porchetta with pickled rhubarb

Checking the bookings for St Valentine’s Day in the restaurant always makes me think of Noah’s Ark: it’s all tables of two. I love working on Val(...)

Leon Bridges: ‘New Orleans is one of my favourites although I’m a little biased because all my family is from New Orleans’

Current favourite book I don’t have the discipline to read many books, but the last one I read was Fish: A Memoir of a Boy in a Man’s Prison. It’s th(...)

What Classic soul updated for the modern era. Where Fort Worth, Texas Why Leon Bridges’s debut album, Coming Home, from 2015, was filled with tasteful(...)

Denis Sulta: techno-leaning beats and high-tempo disco-soul vocals

New artist of the week: Denis Sulta What: UK house music’s young leader Where: Scotland Why: The generational difference on the dancefloor was rece(...)

Impressive showing: Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West and Adele

The nominations for the 59th annual Grammy awards, which will be handed out on February 12th, had some expected outcomes – Beyoncé dominated, with Le(...)

The Get Down is Baz Luhrmann’s new Netflix series about the birth of hip-hop amidst the rough and tumble of New York in the 1970s. You’d imagine the (...)

The motorcade of US President Barack Obama returns to his compound after he attended a fund raiser in support of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton in Chilmark, Massachusetts yesterday. Photograph: Joshua Roberts/Reuters

Some full-time music critics spend their lives curating playlists they hope become popular. President Barack Obama outdid them all last week in betwee(...)

Nathaniel Rateliff: “I love to swim laps. It doesn’t look like it, but I have to work out just to stay like this”

A darkened corner of a Dublin whiskey bar, full glass in hand, loud rhythm’n’blues playing over the speakers. You would be hard-pressed to find a bet(...)

Lee Flynn and Leah Erwin from Clare enjoying the Longitude Music festival at Marlay Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

This year at Longitude, MCD has tweaked the main arena set up, shifting the main stage on to it’s western edge. After 7pm this puts the main stage cro(...)

Hozier playing Longitude Festival in Marlay Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Now in its third year, Longitude at Marlay Park in south Dublin is regarded as one of the better organised festivals on the Irish calendar. May(...)