News featuring Charles Bukowski

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’14 Oct 9 Thu

Thursday 9th October

  • Underworld's Dubnobass ... 20 years on

    Underworlds debut album of art-rock techno was inspired by Charles Bukowski, Lou Reed and Romford. But it almost never happened. The bands Karl Hyde and Rick Smith reveal the secret behind its eventual success

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’14 Aug 13 Wed

Wednesday 13th August

  • Anders Parker: There's a Blue Bird in My Heart

    There’s a Blue Bird in My Heart is packed with sucker punches and subtle jabs. Filled with sound and fury, no final blow is ever delivered, but, nonetheless, Parker has created a knockout.

    The title of Anders Parker’s latest album, There’s a Blue Bird in My Heart borrows from Charles Bukowski’s poem “Bluebird”. This is not the first instance of Parker paying homage to the famed poet: on his 2009 double-concept album, Skyscraper Crow, “Horses Running Over the Hills” shares its title with a collection of Bukowski’s poetry called The Days Run Away Like Wild Horses Over the Hills. The closest thing to Bukowski on Blue Bird may…

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Thursday 17th October

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Sunday 1st September

  • Willis Earl Beal: 'I turned myself into a myth as a survival mechanism'

    Willis Earl Beal's long journey to a record deal takes in army court-martials, homelessness and dead-end jobs. Now the balladeer with an ear for Dylan says he isn't sure that he wants what comes next

    Celebrities regularly, irritatingly, profess to hate fame even when they have plotted to attain it, but few express their revulsion as fiercely as Willis Earl Beal. The 29-year-old musician is not a willing would-be star. Once homeless, he is now on the same record label, XL, as Adele, Radiohead and the xx. A plaintive balladeer in the tradition of his inspirations Tom Waits, Cat Power and Bob Dylan, Beal's second album, Nobody Knows, features some of the 130 songs he conceived when he was rootless, or working in a succession of dispiriting jobs, in Chicago and Albuquerque, New Mexico.

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’13 Apr 26 Fri

Friday 26th April

  • James Rhodes: 'Find what you love and let it kill you'

    My life as a concert pianist can be frustrating, lonely, demoralising and exhausting. But is it worth it? Yes, without a shadow of a doubt

    After the inevitable "How many hours a day do you practice?" and "Show me your hands", the most common thing people say to me when they hear I'm a pianist is "I used to play the piano as a kid. I really regret giving it up". I imagine authors have lost count of the number of people who have told them they "always had a book inside them". We seem to have evolved into a society of mourned and misplaced creativity. A world where people have simply surrendered to (or been beaten into submission by) the sleepwalk of work, domesticity, mortgage repayments, junk food, junk TV, junk everything, angry ex-wives, ADHD kids and the lure of eating chicken from a bucket while emailing clients at…

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’12 Oct 26 Fri

Friday 26th October

  • Q&A: Lisa Marie Presley

    'What would my super power be? I'd be a witch'

    Lisa Marie Presley, 44, was born in Memphis, the only child of Elvis and Priscilla Presley. Her father died when she was nine. In 2003, she released her first album, To Whom It May Concern; her third, Storm & Grace, is out now. She has two children by her first husband, Danny Keough, twins by her fourth, Michael Lockwood; she has also been married to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage. She lives with her family in East Sussex.

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’12 Sep 5 Wed

Wednesday 5th September

  • Fidlar (No 1,344)

    Punk's not dead! And Fidlar are here from Los Angeles to prove it with three-chord thrashes that summon the spirit of 77

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