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Friday, July 19, 2019

A tribute to Avicii

Last week brought the shocking news of Swedish DJ Avicii’s passing. After years of chart-conquering singles, long tours with crowds of thousands and a...

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds: “Distant Sky” in the DCA

The few times that I’ve been to see National Theatre Live performances at the cinema in St Andrews have differed a lot from watching...

Re-examining Lord Huron’s Lonesome Dreams

Hayley McClellan thinks that now is the idea time to reappraise the band's last album

Kollegah: German Rap’s intellectual bad boy

Kosmo Sone on economics, creationism and thug life in the songs of rapper Kollegah

Mercury Prize winners Alt-J (∆) to play St Andrews

It was announced today that the Mercury Prize winning alternative-indie quartet Alt-J (∆) will play  a one off DJ set in Venue 1 on...

Opera Interactive: Coffee Cantata: A review

Opera Society’s performance of Bach’s Coffee Cantata was one of the many pleasant revelations of this year’s On The Rocks. In a way, it...

Sun, sea, cider and skating: a review of Boardmasters

Freddy Pilkington looks back on his trip to one of the UK’s biggest music and sports festivals

Review: Lady Gaga’s Joanne

Playing into the now fashionable root-pop idiom, Lady Gaga’s comeback record “Joanne” is fun and sincere, but frustratingly shallow.

Mumford & Sons: Babel – review

Folk-pop superstars Mumford & Sons follow up their 2009 debut with inevitable chart topper Babel.

A love letter to My Bloody Valentine

It was a dark, dismal night in early February. The previous two nights had entailed some hefty alcohol consumption. I wanted nothing more than...