This is For Lovers

Four years after they split, the music of the Libertines – especially their debut album Up The Bracket – has...

American Beauty

Even as the post-9/11 Bush administration raged belligerent, Louisville chamber ensemble Rachel’s were cutting systems/layers, a sublime ambient...

Clare Price

A friend described Clare Price’s paintings to me by saying “they look like they’ve been made by Courtney...

Aint Bin to no Music School

“Art schools have always been places where people watched where the action was in culture and then moved into it. This is...

Too Cool for School?

British art colleges have turned out a stellar roll-call of musical individualists, from John Lennon to Brian Eno,...

Le Morte d'Arthur

The other evening I went to the ICA to see Wild Combination Matt Wolf’s new film biography of...

Intimate Strangers

Darren Hayman, singer with erstwhile John Peel favourites Hefner, settles down with another Peel favourite, David Gedge of...

No Depression

He’s seventy-three years young and, courtesy of a pension fund that went west, out of retirement. Hallelujah say...