Take That in concert at FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield. Picture: Anthony Longstaff

Gig review: Take That at FlyDSA Arena, Sheffield

Now a three-piece, Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen have been the stalwarts of British pop culture for nearly 30 years – and are considerably older than a few of their newer fans at last night’s sold out show.

Mary Anne Hobbs broadcasting her show live from Jumbo Records in Leeds

How young buyers got the needle

They have no shortage of technology of their own, from social media to streaming video, but so-called millennial youngsters are turning increasingly to a science that was written off a generation ago.

Blur, Rokia Traore and the London Community Gospel Choir at Africa Express. (Picture: Stars Redmond).

Musical statement

Beneath a big top perched on Wanstead Flats in east London, a heaving mass of Nigerian, Ethiopian, Malian, Lebanese and South African musicians roll on and off stage.

Stina Tweeddale has a new album coming in out and will be touring to Yorkshire in May and June.

Honeyblood: ‘This record was the hardest to make’

Honeyblood’s new album, In Plain Sight, marks a point of departure for Scottish musician Stina Tweeddale. Not only is the record a stylistic step forward from its two garage-rock influenced predecessors, it’s also Tweeddale’s first as a solo artist.

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