In August 1972, the iconic soul and R&B label Stax hosted an unprecedented, star-filled day of music to commemorate the 1965 Watts riot. Piers Barber looks back at an event which sought to […]
Imperfect and confused, the Mercury Prize is in need of a clearer mission aim. But it still serves an important purpose, writes Piers Barber.
Primal Scream remind a celebratory Hogmanay crowd why Screamadelica remains the ultimate party record, writes Piers Barber.