U2’s lead singer Bono U2 gestures to the audience after performing at an Apple event at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California, last week. Photograph: Reuters

In a front cover interview with Time magazine, U2 have announced details of a “secret project” with Apple about a new digital musical format which the(...)

(left to right) The Edge, Bono, Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr of U2.  Fifteen back catalogue U2 albums have re-entered the Irish iTunes albums download charts.  File Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA

Fifteen back catalogue U2 albums have re-entered the Irish iTunes albums download charts. The highest re-entry is at number five for the “Joshua Tree”(...)

Billie Holliday singing Strange Fruit: There will never be a protest song as potent and affecting

To continue the protest theme in The Ticket this week, a look at the bleak future for all forms of popular music. Over the past three decades, there h(...)

Kanye West, a man and artist full of unresolved contradictions

It’s a common complaint that music today just doesn’t have the political edge it used to way back when. For some, the golden age of protest music i(...)

Adele: will she show up at the iTunes festival?

Electric Picnic has come and gone, but it not’s quite all over yet for the year’s music festivals: iTunes is currently staging its month-long extravag(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

Jillian Banks: ‘I think the second I discovered what music did for me and for my soul, I knew that it would be the biggest love of my life’

Calling your debut album Goddess might seem like the mark of an overinflated ego, but in many senses, Jillian Banks is the mistress of her own univers(...)

Expansive techno: Bass Clef
Bang the Beat #11
  • Music
  • September 5, 2014, 00:00

BLUNTMAN DEEJAY ASTAT (Real) A groove so smooth it can trip over its own feet and still look cool. The Canadian producer is a part of the on-poi(...)

Duke Special will perform the music of Harry Nilsson at the NCH

The lives of others are becoming something of a speciality for Peter Wilson (aka Duke Special), a fortysomething songwriter and performer from Belf(...)

Basement Jaxx: ‘We need to do things that inspire us’

After just half an hour of chatting to Felix Buxton, you’d be forgiven for thinking that the Basement Jaxx global success has caused him to lose the r(...)