Endless colours of music to share. Photo: Bengt Nyman
Welcome to The Song Bar, a sociable establishment where visitors enthuse and share in their music tastes, indulge in civilised discussion and create playlists on a whole variety of subjects. Feel free to drop in anytime. We profile music new and old, but our main event is the song blog, where each Thursday a topic will be set, and readers around the globe nominate and recommend music on that theme, culminating in a playlist compiled by a guest writer on the following Wednesday.
So find yourself a seat, grab a drink, have a read and listen, and if you like it, join in ... – Your friendly Landlord
Allman Brothers to Viv Albertine, Rolling Stones to Robert Earl Keen, Lene Lovich to Thin Lizzy, this week brings a wonderful wave of reunion and homecoming in playlist form, compiled by Ravi Raman from last week's topic
Bumping into ex-lovers to family occasions, high-school meetups to friends reunited, tales of long-lost lust to saved revenge, it's time to catch up with those songs that capture all the emotions and ties of old acquaintance
Unreleased material from one half of Steely Dan, singing sisters combine with classical, Glaswegians tackle global problems, experimentation with Eno and Morrissey's new single are among this week's selections
Brimful with brilliant lyrics, a scattering of controversy but also great tunes, Moz's first since 2014, plus Saul and co with an EP, plus the great Mavis, Karl Blau and Serge's daughter continues to make her mark