GUSGUS

Keeping your head together and your musical aim true over nearly 20 years is an achievement for any group. In the case of Reykjavik collective GusGus,(...)

Animal magic: Slow Magic at Body & Soul

‘What is a caribou anyway? Is it one of those big moosey type things?” asked Tom as we headed for a mid-morning settler, discussing the best plan of a(...)

 Slow Magic performs at the Body and Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Clonmellon, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

With capacity up more than 30 per cent at this year’s Body and Soul, there’s a need to push the musical lineup’s capacity to match. So this year, the (...)

 Gary Numan: one of the headline acts appearing on the summer solstice.  Photograph:   Simone Joyner/Getty Images

  The Body and Soul festival in Co Meath this weekend celebrates five years in existence with a masquerade ball, a summer solstice party a(...)

Between now and September, a weekend will not pass without a festival or big music show of some stripe or other to tempt you with its wares. The bi(...)

Andy Butler routinely treads a fine line between ennui and energy, but his third Hercules & Love Affair album prevails, largely thanks to guest vo(...)

Video: Other Voices exclusives 6:52

This Sunday sees the Other Voices television series return to our screens, with highlights (...)

Still Elton John’s best and most complete work, this 1973 double album was shot through with sentiment and nostalgia for times past. There’s a (...)

Wake in Fright 1:44

En route to Sydney to visit his girlfriend, schoolteacher John Grant (Gary Bond) stops off in “the Yabba”, a muscular, menacing outback town. A bou(...)

John Grant: he combines the “emotional turbulence of a 14-year-old’s diary entries with the gnarled wisdom of a Nick Cave or a Leonard Cohen”
Review: John Grant

John Grant Olympia Theatre, Dublin ***** On a cold night, there was warmth aplenty in a packed Olympia as the crowd joined in on John Gr(...)