The New Yorker magazine

Longform: (US-based) round-up/recommendations of longer features and non-fiction

The great guitarist Bill Frisell

PoliticsHome: everything you could ever want to know about UK political news (and more)

People’s Republic of Cork: irreverent and satirical news/comment from Ireland’s “real capital”

Do The M@th: a music blog by Ethan Iverson

The Believer: “utopian” American literary, arts and culture magazine founded by Dave Eggers

Letters of Note: a collection of inspiring and unusual correspondence “deserving of a wider audience”

(Le) Poisson Rouge: eclectic and adventurous New York music and art space

Composer/educator/collaborator/humorist Robert Percy

The Wire magazine: adventures in music and sound

Mind Your Language: a Guardian blog about English language usage and abusage

Inimitable improvising Australian trio The Necks

Two of modern Americana’s finest: Gillian Welch and David Rawlings

The splendid London Review of Books

The Blue Moment: a blog about music by Richard Williams

Modern-thinking UK jazz magazine Jazzwise

The Blue of the Night: wide-ranging late-night radio music programme, a kind of Irish equivalent of…

BBC Radio 3’s marvellous Late Junction

Excellent online magazine/platform Narratively: overlooked “human stories, boldly told”

BOMB: a quarterly magazine edited by, and featuring conversations between, artists of all disciplines

Dark Forces Swing Blind Punches: a “jazz-meets-metal” blog by writer and musician Hank Shteamer

“Greatest jazz club in the world” for 80 years (and counting): the Village Vanguard

The painter Jacqueline O’Driscoll

The Vinyl Factory: where records meet art

A Noise From The Deep: podcast interviews by trumpeter Dave Douglas and bassist Michael Bates

British online music, arts and culture magazine The Quietus; home of “Baker’s Dozen”

Tiny Desk Concerts: intimate video performances from NPR’s All Songs Considered

The blog of English pianist Liam Noble, Brother Face