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Latitude festival – teenage fans bring energy to middle-class kingdom

12 hours ago
Henham Park, SuffolkBig names like the Killers, alt-J and a surprise Liam Gallagher flounder, but there’s buried treasure from Nao, IAMDDB and Octavian lower down the billThis time next year, you might hear some album-of-the-decade buzz around Sola... more info

Lovebox review – Childish Gambino leads diverse corrective to Trump visit

13 hours ago
Gunnersbury Park, LondonWhile SZA was delayed by the Trump protests, other artists were energised – including Childish Gambino, who scaled up his music to unprecedented sizeThe Trump visit – and subsequent protests – coinciding with Lovebox aff... more info

The rise of Tierra Whack: 'One day I’ll make a rap song, the next a pop song'

15 hours ago
The musician, who’s been drawing praise from Solange Knowles and Flying Lotus, talks about refusing to be hemmed in by definitions“Crack kills, if it don’t get ya Whack will!” Tierra Whack was leading an outdoor crowd in a chant, and despite ... more info

Songs in the key of strife: the musician putting anxiety centrestage

1 day ago
Keaton Henson, who suffers from depression, has teamed up with a ‘rollercoaster thrill engineer’ to create a unique musical experiment. And they’ve hooked the audience up to the lighting to monitor their responseOne of the truly wretched things... more info

Eminem review – the rap god struggles to generate energy

1 day ago
Twickenham stadium, LondonThrobbing with deviant vitality, the music is as electric as ever but Marshall Mathers’ onstage persona is a long way from his chainsaw-wielding daysIt’s no secret that Eminem has had a crisis of confidence in recent yea... more info

On my radar: Anna Calvi’s cultural highlights

2 days ago
The musician on Nick Cave’s showmanship, Grace Jones’s groundbreaking cool and the inspirational power of drag kingsMusician Anna Calvi was born in 1980 in London. She studied guitar and violin at the University of Southampton before working as a... more info

Sophie on Madonna: ‘Her work is so vast – there’s a reference for any situation’

2 days ago
The electronic music producer, DJ and musician on Madonna’s continuing musical influence• Thurston Moore on Madonna: ‘She had credibility, she was really ahead of the game’In my mind, Madonna created the blueprint for modern pop stars. Her cr... more info

Tainted love: how Drake started pop’s erotic comedown

2 days ago
In music, the joy of sex has been supplanted by nihilism and melancholy. Has the digital age made pop lose its loving feeling?Towards the end of his double album Scorpion, Drake confirms the sting in his tale; something that has defined him as the po... more info

Paul Simon review – a poet and his 15-man band

3 days ago
Manchester ArenaIf Paul Simon has anything left to prove after six decades in music, his final live tour of Britain dispels all doubtsThere may be 50 ways to leave your lover, but Paul Simon, it seems, requires 15 people to prise him away from his lo... more info

That’s hot! How to make a summer hit

3 days ago
Summer demands its own tunes, from J Balvin to the Rhythm Method. Here’s our five-point guide to how to make the biggest track of the season1. Bring the beat back!With serotonin vocals and synths that sound like getting a head massage at Glastonbur... more info

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