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Lykke Li on Rihanna, hypnotism and being a’ difficult’ woman in pop

Releasing her first album since 2014, the songwriter returns with So Sad So Sexy, made after a period of baby momma meltdowns and creative burnouts On a sunny day in the virtually oppressively laid-back Los Feliz enclave of Los Angeles, Swedish emo-pop practitioner Lykke Li is softly fuming. Not only was she nearly run over, …

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Kala festival, Albania: party time in what feels like a paradise

A new arrival on the celebration circuit, Albania is seducing younger holidaymakers to dance on its beaches and explore beyond its pristine shores Just how seriously the Albanian ministry of tourism was taking Kala festival- the first international event of its kind in the country- became clear the moment we stepped off the boat at …

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Superstar of Cups: the 1960 s all-female band finally record their first album

They opened for Jimi Hendrix and were friends with the Grateful Dead but never got the opportunity to release their own music until now If you were around in their heyday, the Ace of Cups are already legends. They’re the band that opened for Jimi Hendrix in Golden Gate Park in the summer of 1967, …

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The best US summer festival lineups: from Janelle Monae to James Taylor

A range of star-packed celebrations, ranging from R& amp; B to rock, offer unusual collaborations, stage theatrics and stunning locations If one possessed the ambition, hustle and financial resources, it would be possible to attend a music festival every weekend, all summer long and then well into the fall. While most of us don’t harbor …

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From Billie Ellish to Hall& Oates: the best US summer festival lineups

Across America, this summer will bring with it a variety of genre-spanning live music events, featuring a range of diverse artists While US festivals have lately been earning less than rave reviews- with the ongoing fallout of Fyre festival, May’s logistical collapse of North Carolina’s alt-rock Epicenter festival and the heady visions of this August’s …

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R Kelly accused of infecting woman with herpes, faces fresh sexual abuse lawsuit

The R& amp; B singer faces another allegation of sexual assault, from a woman who also alleges he locked her up for failing to please him sexually though he has always denied wrongdoing R Kelly is facing another sexual abuse lawsuit, the most recent developments in a string of accusations that he coerced women into …

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‘ I played Berlin at 7am on Sudafed and coffee’- the middle-aged DJs still keeping pace

Thirty years on from the second summer of love, a cohort of fiftysomething DJs are refusing to hang up their headphones, fuelled by nothing stronger than caffeine In 1988, Luke Cowdrey was undergoing his acid-house epiphany in Manchester.” For me, it changed the world ,” says the Sheffield-born DJ, better known as Luke Unabomber.” It …

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Lykke Li on Rihanna, hypnotism and has become a’ difficult’ girl in pop

Releasing her first album since 2014, the songwriter returns with So Sad So Sexy, made after a reporting period newborn momma meltdowns and creative burnouts On a sunny day in the virtually oppressively laid-back Los Feliz enclave of Los Angeles, Swedish emo-pop practitioner Lykke Li is quietly fuming. Not merely was she nearly run over, …

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