Mark Ronson has been on kissing terms with the cultural zeitgeist before. He worked with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black to produce an album that be(...)

 Hozier has received a Brit nomination for International Solo Male. Photograph: PA

Bray singer-songwriter Hozier has recorded another milestone in his rapid rise to stardom, picking up a Brit nomination for International Solo Male.Th(...)

‘There are two types of debauchery: the type that comes about after consuming mind-altering substances, and the type that comes about when all your favourite people are together in the same place at the same time, but no one has died.’ Photograph: Karan Kapoor/Stone via Getty Images

Party dressing is a many-headed beast, like the mythical Hydra. It took Hercules to slay the mighty Hydra, and it would take a Herculean effort to (...)

Angelina Jolie: could she be heading for the White House? Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie is thinking about running for office. Of course she is. With that beatific smile, the UN special envoy position and the postcard-per(...)

Kicking off on October 30th, the Knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS, Dublin is a place where old-school traditionalists cross needles with younger(...)

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(...)

Well-prepared festival-goers arrive with a pre-erected tent at the Electric Picnic music festival at Stradbally Hall in Co Laois today. Photograph: Reuters

A sell-out crowd of 40,000 people are heading for Stradbally this afternoon for the Electric Picnic. This is the 10th year of a festival whose (...)

 Kate Bush performing  at the Hammersmith Apollo in west London last night. Photograph: Ken McKay/Noble and Brite/PA Wire

Kate Bush has made a sensational return to the concert stage — 35 years after her last, and only, tour.At 56, the British singer may no longer be able(...)

DJ Jenny Greene co-host of 2fm’s The Nicky Byrne Show with Nicky and Jenny

RTÉ is renewing its hunt for a sponsor for The Nicky Byrne Show with Nicky and Jenny (as it is awkwardly known), which has been on air in the mid-morn(...)