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Captain Beefheart: The Artist Formerly Known as Captain Beefheart (Dir. Elaine Shepherd, BB2)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Caroline Boucher, Observer, 17 August 1997

WE AT the Observer can boast a couple of ancient links with Captain Beefheart, subject of tonight's Rock Cults programme, The Artist Formerly Known as ...

Phil Spector: L.A. Proved Too Much For Blake and Spector: Bring On the Trials

Report by Deanne Stillman, Observer, 19 April 2004

TWO VERY STRANGE courtroom spectacles are about to unfold in Los Angeles: the murder trials of Robert Blake and Phil Spector. I've been covering these ...

Roll Deep: In at the Deep End

Review by Ben Thompson, Observer, 24 April 2005

FORSAKING THE STRIPPED-DOWN RHYTHMS and gruffly hollered raps of yore for unabashedly "soulful" backing vocals and Ernie Isley-style rock guitar heroics (supplied by the studio ...

The Young Gods: Super Ready/Fragmenté

Review by Chris Campion, Observer, 20 May 2007

HOW MANY bands can you name who have been cited as an influence by heavyweights including U2, David Bowie and the Chemical Brothers? Only one. ...

Lightning Bolt: Earthly Delights

Review by Chris Campion, Observer, 4 October 2009

IF ONE HAD TO SUM UP LIGHTNING BOLT in two words, "awkward" and "delirious" would be as good as any. The experimental bass and drums ...

Four Tet: There is Love in You

Review by Ben Thompson, Observer, 24 January 2010

KIERAN HEBDEN'S latest captures all that was special about dance music's mid-90s heyday ...

Wolf Alice: The Venue, Derby

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, Observer, 20 August 2017

THE VENUE is not the kind of place you'd expect to find a band with a gold-selling album, a slot on Glastonbury's Pyramid stage and ...

Lewis Capaldi: Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh

Live Review by Dorian Lynskey, Observer, 17 August 2019

LEWIS CAPALDI wants to make very clear how this is going to go down. "I'm going to sing some songs, you're going to listen to ...

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