Matthew E White at Glastonbury 2013 – review



Matthew E White at Glastonbury 2013 – review

Glastonbury's final day starts with blazing sun, but cloud thankfully emerges along with a cooling breeze - good conditions in which to see Matthew E White on the West Holts stage.


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The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013 – review



The Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013 – review

It starts about two hours before The Rolling Stones come onstage - hordes of people, normally milling around merrily, are now purposefully heading towards the Pyramid Stage. By the time Mick, Keith, Charlie and Ronnie appear, the crowd has swelled to fill the entire field - backs to the food stalls and all.


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Elvis Costello at Glastonbury 2013 – review



Elvis Costello at Glastonbury 2013 – review

What with the sun blazing dangerously down on Worthy Farm, everyone seems to be in a blissful mood at Glastonbury this afternoon. Extraneous, and in some cases, all clothing layers have been shed, and the Southwest's supply of UV facepaints has been decimated.


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Melody's Echo Chamber at Glastonbury 2013 – review



Melody's Echo Chamber at Glastonbury 2013 – review

Stunning weather today (Saturday) at Glastonbury - though due to the lack of shade there are now thousands of people walking round with horrific sunburn, dazed from a combination of heat and cheap cider.


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Portishead at Glastonbury 2013 – review



Portishead at Glastonbury 2013 – review

Compared to the number of people packed in to see The Lumineers and Foals on the Other Stage earlier today, headliners Portishead had a much smaller crowd - after all, they're up against Arctic Monkeys on the Pyramid Stage, and Geoff Barrow and co are hardly feelgood fodder for festivals.


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Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 at Glastonbury 2013 – review



Robyn Hitchcock & The Venus 3 at Glastonbury 2013 – review

At 2011's Glastonbury, Robyn Hitchcock performed all of Captain Beefheart's Clear Spot record - this year the former Soft Boy is toeing the line a little more, and appearing with his American supergroup of a backing band, The Venus 3.


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Michael Bonner

The Best Films Of 2013: Halftime Report



The Best Films Of 2013: Halftime Report

Taking my cue from John's round-up of the best albums of 2013 so far, I thought I'd compile a similar list of the best films released between the start of January and the end of June this year.


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Goat at Glastonbury 2013 – review



Goat at Glastonbury 2013 – review

So music at Glastonbury begins today, after Thursday's rain-soaked warm-up. Thankfully the sun is out, the mud is mostly gone, and the relieved party atmosphere is perfect for Goat at the West Holts Stage.


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Michael Bonner

First Look - Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's The Councellor trailer



First Look - Ridley Scott and Cormac McCarthy's The Councellor trailer

In among short stories from Annie Proulx, Ed Park and Dashiell Hammett in The New Yorker’s recent “Crimes & Misdemeanours” fiction special was, unexpectedly, new material by Cormac McCarthy.


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John Mulvey

The 24th Uncut Playlist Of 2013



The 24th Uncut Playlist Of 2013

Over a week on, I suppose we’re still dealing with a kind of Neil Young & Crazy Horse feedback. This week’s major live distraction in the office, though, has been a stream/download of Wilco’s covers set from their festival last Friday night. The whole thing is hugely recommended but, if you’re pressed for time, please have a listen to the uncanny version of “Marquee Moon” I’ve embedded below.


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The new Uncut revealed! Arctic Monkeys, Neil Young, Kate Bush and Warren Zevon in new issue


Next month, Arctic Monkeys play two shows at London’s Finsbury Park to more than 100,000 people, which makes it a reasonable moment to look back at the band’s journey from the Sheffield suburb of High Green to their current all-conquering place in a rock pantheon where they are...