I sat down with two of the founding members of the Guerrilla Girls, pseudonyms Frida Kahlo and Käthe Kollwitz, during the first days of Yoko Ono's Meltdown and we spoke about the current state of feminism and the branding within the art world.
Fast-becoming a talking point on the live circuit, The Fat Whites are booked to play the Old Blue Last in Shoreditch and I've gone along for the ride. The boys - highly commendably - are horribly late, and their manager Carla is growing increasingly stressed.
These are my people. They just don't know it yet. I'm on a packed train out of London, surrounded by black-shirted music fans; all of us bound for Castle Donington and a weekend of the heaviest of all metals.
The 2013 offering of rock and metal always looked good on paper. In an odd way it almost looked too good, a tantalising smorgasbord of music whose taste would never quite live up to the presentation.
Fresh from being added to the bill for this year's Isle of Wight Festival and with his latest single "Take Off" recently receiving some support by BBC Radio 1, fast-rising British Hip-Hop artist and producer CYNIKAL debuts some brand new visuals for "Beautiful"...
This past weekend was the inaugural MORE Festival. It was four days of live performances by French indie bands and acclaimed DJs playing beautiful historic venues across Venice, Italy.
Sholpan Sharbakova, the classical pianist, graduate of the Royal Academy of Music in London and Gnessins Academy of Music in Moscow and a soloist with the Astana State Philarmonia talks about music as an Olympic sport, the influence of the Kazakhstan upbringing and the importance of teaching music to kids.
Carl Frenais describes himself as a "Singer-Songwriter-Guitarist" based in beautiful Cochin, India. To legions of his female fans, Carl is a handsome young singer with a voice of silk that reminds us of a young Elvis Presley.
Who wants my precious spare ticket to this weekend's Bruce Springsteen gig? Really. Because I desperately need someone to tell me I'm not a boring, uncool, faded jeans, slightly-paunched, greying, 40-something rocker whose refusal to grow up is no longer charming but worrying.
This weekend for me sees the start of the British festival season - three months of mayhem is round the corner as I spend every possible weekend coming up in a field, soaked through to the bone, praying for sun. I'll be lucky.
Camden Town markets are one of London and the UK's most popular tourist destinations, visited by over 100,000 tourists each weekend. Restaurants, bars and entertainment venues contribute to a multi-million pound night-time economy. The area has grown so much that the main tube station is struggling to cope.
Think opera is solely for the upper echelons of society and still, even today, restricted by price and peerage? Well, to be fair, Grange Park Opera is about as blue-blooded and intoxicatingly glamorous as it gets, but that shouldn't stop anyone from going.
Birth of the Music Video. From Trafalgar Square, turn left into Strand and right behind the Savoy Hotel. Follow this street - called Savoy Street - and turn right into Savoy Hill until you come to the small chapel on your right hand side. It was.
There's nowt quite like seeing a new band live. With so many ace venues around the country, you have countless chances to get out and see the next-big-things and hot-new-sounds before most other people know about em!
Last week, at an event at 10 Downing Street, the Prime Minister pledged to provide further backing for small businesses because of the valuable contribution they make to the economy. It got me thinking about one sector in particular: the music industry, and the small record labels who are composing a fresh beat with the much-needed sound of the future.
Hundreds of bands, doing their own thing on small, backstreet labels, because the big record executives wouldn't give them the time of day... well not yet anyway, not until the quids started rolling in.