Musician Adrian Crowley, who is currently working on his first fiction collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
On song at Cuirt

So which musician would fellow musicians most like to read a book by? That was one of the questions journalist Jim Carroll put to his panel of (...)

US television personality Kim Kardashian (left), her mother Kris Jenner (right) and their host, 81-year-old Austrian businessman Richard Lugner (centre) arrive for the Vienna Opera Ball at the State Opera in Vienna. Photograph: EPA/Herbert Pfarrhofer

Vienna’s Opera Ball, the highlight of Austria’s Eurotrash calendar, reached a new low on Thursday night with a blackface scandal,(...)

Laura Marling plays at Crawdaddy at the Electric Picnic in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

When it comes to open-air music festival shenanigans in the current economic climate, 10 is a big number. At this stage you’ve laid out your stall, yo(...)

Teen scene: Josh McClorey, Pete O’Hanlon, Ross Farrelly and Evan Walsh re-creating The Beatles in Hamburg. Photograph: Davin O’Dwyer
Bright Strypes

It is an unremarkable-looking doorway in a ramshackle red-brick laneway, but it is the scene of one of the most famous images of early rock’n’roll his(...)