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The Wigmore Hall at 120: classical stars on the London icon they love

From its banging acoustics to its welcoming audience - and one of the music world’s best-loved artistic directors, the venue’s charms have won the hearts of musicians

Music

BRITs 2021 - our showbiz reporter goes out out for a glittering night

The British music industry’s first big night out in more than a year was a triumph

Music

Alfie Templeman is a rising teenage star - but he’s in no rush

The shape-shifting musician talks about turning 18 in lockdown and the power of taking things slow

Music

Who will, should and could win big at the BRITs?

Who’s going to scoop the top prizes? And who’s going home empty-handed?

Music

New festival for alternative hip hop and rock set for London

It’s due to land on Clapham Common for the August bank holiday

Music

Dodie - Build A Problem review: dark and rich, this is a power move

There’s nothing jolly or kooky about some of the icy ballads on the YouTuber’s debut album

Music

Rag’n’Bone Man - Life By Misadventure review: Restraint pays off

It’s the quality of the songwriting, more than that huge voice, that shines through here

Music

Julia Michaels: the stars’ favourite hitmaker on her new solo album

She’s written smashes for the biggest names in pop, but now she’s striking out on her own

Music

Julia Stone - Sixty Summers review: existing on a whole new planet

This St Vincent production is a world away from the work Stone has been doing with her brother Angus

Music

The best new music to look out for in May

Featuring fresh material from Alfie Templeman, Olivia Rodrigo, St Vincent, Sons of Kemet and more

Film

Dave Grohl’s new documentary will reignite all of your rockstar dreams

The film features anecdotes, fart jokes and a lot of rose-tinted romanticism - but it feels like a revelation

Film

These films honour the overlooked women pioneers of electronic music

From Delia Derbyshire to Daphne Oram, these luminaries are finally getting their time in the spotlight

Music

Tomorrow’s Warriors at 30 - the power behind London’s jazz revival

Jazz is properly cool again and this London grassroots organisation has had a lot to do with it. Nice.

Music

Boomtown postponed until 2022, citing lack of government support

Organisers say “the financial risk is simply too high” to press ahead with plans for this summer

Music

London Grammar - Californian Soil review: a big sound for a big year

With some huge shows on the horizon, the trio have bolstered their music to sway the masses

Music

AJ Tracey has plenty to boast about on Flu Game

Taking inspiration from a legendary NBA match, the man from Ladbroke Grove is really going for the big time

Music

How do you feel about going back to gigs? This survey wants to know

Excited? Nervous? Both of those things and more? This is your chance to help shape the return of IRL gigs

Music

Tion Wayne: ‘I love money - I was going to be an accountant’

The Edmonton rapper could have been sorting out your tax - instead he’s rocketing to fame

Music

Matthew E White and Lonnie Holley review: it’s out there, alright

If you wanted to know how far out White could go, here’s your answer

Insider

How Taylor Swift is changing the music industry a re-record at a time

Taylor Swift is turning her bad blood with mogul Scooter Braun into a revolution for female artists. Katie Rosseinsky charts the fallout of music’s biggest feud

Music

Demi Lovato album review: polished pop curbs her power

The music’s pleasant enough but if you want soul-baring you’re better off watching her documentary

Music

All Points East unveils London Grammar and Jorja Smith as headliners

They join Jamie xx, Kano, Foals and Bombay Bicycle Club at the top of the bill

Books

The Musical Human by Michael Spitzer

This history of life told through sound, from Kakarla Tyagaraja to Julie Andrews, from Schubert to rap, is engaging and ingenious, says Julian Glover

Music

A new music festival celebrating Black culture is coming to London

Arriving on August bank holiday weekend, Yam Carnival will be “a celebration of Black culture from around the world”

Music

For Those I Love review: Extraordinary debut is like a secret diary

David Balfe melds lively, often beautiful dance music and starkly personal spoken word on this powerful record

Music

Ben Howard’s Collections from the Whiteout is sweet, sad and strange

With a bit of help, Howard has finally found a combination that could please everyone