Despacio soundsystem: it’s got Dolby noise reduction and everything

Those making the trip to Glastonbury just got an extra sweetener, with the news that James Murphy and Soulwax pair David and Stephen Dewaele are bring(...)

LCD Soundsystem’s grand finale performance in Madison Square Garden (April 2011) is the farewell that keeps on giving. We’ve already had the Shut U(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

Some animal welfare organisations have expressed concern about the high number of abandoned horses on State land.

The Department of Agriculture has a scheme “ready to go” to help dispose of abandoned and unwanted horses, but Minister for Agriculture Simon Coveney (...)

Jeremy Gara can clearly remember when Arcade Fire’s adventures for the last album came to a close. It was a free show for 75,000 people in the heart o(...)

Arcade Fire: Reflektor

On paper it reads like a dream: one of the world’s biggest indie bands being produced by one of the world’s hippest musicians (that’s James Murphy,(...)

Current Irish Farmers’ Association president John Bryan will hand over to the new leader when the association meets in January. Photograph: Eric Luke

A series of Irish Farmers’ Association presidential election debates get under way today as two farmers from Meath and Laois vie to be the next leader(...)

Eighty horses were seized or surrendered to ISPCA inspectors this year

An abandoned horse is found dead in a forest with a gaping wound caused by a tight head collar. A stallion donkey is withdrawn from sale when the auct(...)

Danielle Haim of Haim

The summer of 2013 was a season of stellar musical highs from David Byrne and St Vincent at the Electric Picnic to Bruce Springsteen’s Irish tour to C(...)

Sea Sessions and Body & Soul

Sea Sessions and Body & Soul both happening on the same weekend was a particularly cruel twist of fate. I couldn’t choose between them, so I hit b(...)