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The Arctic Monkeys have been named on the shortlist for this year’s Mercury Music Prize. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Arctic Monkeys’ sixth album, Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino, has been named among the nominees for this year’s Mercury prize. The nod makes them th(...)

Gorillaz toon up for Malahide Castle on Saturday night

Gorillaz Malahide Castle, Co Dublin Saturday June 9th 4.30pm €69.50 ticketmaster.ie Oh, for the love of Thor – 20 years?! Yes, believe it or not, Gori(...)

Dua Lipa performs on stage during the 2018 Brit Awards show, held at the O2 Arena, London.  The singer won best British female and British breakthrough artist. Photograph:  Victoria Jones/PA

The Brit awards became the latest awards ceremony to show support and solidarity with the Time’s Up movement, with artists including Dua Lipa, Ed Shee(...)

Tony Visconti: “Morrissey has a knack of pushing people away from him. It’s the way he lives his life.”Photograph: Cindy Ord/WireImage for NARAS

Two short years ago this Wednesday, David Bowie’s death stunned the world. Producer Tony Visconti began a creative relationship with Bowie in 1969, pr(...)

Visconti is recording with Jane’s Addiction’s Perry Farrell on a solo album and Damon Albarn’s The Good, the Bad and the Queen. Photographs: Getty Images

T-Rex and David Bowie producer has exclusively revealed to The Irish Times that he is working on new studio albums by Perry Farrell (Jane’s Addiction,(...)

Bitch Falcon has proven that when it comes to no nonsense brilliance there are very few to beat them.

Saturday, November 25 Bitch Falcon Whelan’s, Dublin;. 8pm, €15; whelanslive.com No frills, no fuss, no filler – Dublin rock band Bitch Falcon has bee(...)

Willis Earl Beal at the Sugar Club, Dublin.

Mark Murphy would previously describe the Sugar Club on Dublin’s Leeson Street as his “spiritual home”, so it came as little surprise when he started (...)

Many cartoons run for a very long time, but only one cartoon band has such a long-term plot. Gorillaz, whose early shtick was cooked up by Damon Albar(...)

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: a bad thing. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

There are less than two months to go before we reach the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The race is on to pen the opening e(...)

Laura Jurd with her band Dinosaur

The first record in your collection is not generally something you feel inclined to advertise. It was probably some long-forgotten adolescent pop, the(...)

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