David Bowie

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Pale Waves: ‘It was never a conscious decision to be a contradiction: to play pop and dress quite goth-like. It definitely takes people by surprise’

On April 4th last year, Pale Waves played to a smattering of curious punters in the stygian boudoir that is Dublin’s Academy 2. The audience was enthu(...)

The recording was expected to make about £10,000. Photographs: Roy Ainsworth., Courtesy of the David Bowie Archive; Omega Auctions/PA

David Bowie’s first-known studio recording, which was rejected by a record company and found in a bread basket, has been sold for nearly £40,000 (€44,(...)

My gang: The Boomtown Rats. I can vividly recall watching the band performing Lookin’ After Number One on The Late Late Show in 1977. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

I miss mixtapes sometimes. I devoted years of my life to making them for myself and for girls who, I imagined, would surely fall in love with me after(...)

File photograph of Charlie Heaton. A disability charity  has criticised the decision to cast the actor as Joseph Merrick in the upcoming remake  of ‘The Elephant Man’. File photograph: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Disability charity Scope has criticised the decision to cast an able-bodied actor as Joseph Merrick in the upcoming BBC adaptation of The Elephant Man(...)

Leslie David Baker and Joel McHale star in The Happytime Murders

Miss Piggy has long nursed a mischievous glint in her plastic eye, but the “filthy comedy” of Brian Henson’s puppet-staffed new crime caper, The Happy(...)

The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales

I feel awful saying this. Maybe if I say it quietly nobody will hear. But this very pretty, reassuringly old-school animation feels like the sort of f(...)

Ilac Centre Library. Photograph:  Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Shortly before 10am, 40 people are waiting at the steps that lead to the Central Library in the Ilac Centre, Dublin. “Some mornings you’d think there’(...)

Rejjie Snow performs at  Bestival at Lulworth Castle. Photograph:  Tabatha Fireman/Getty Images

The Mercury Prize is habitually accused of tokenism – a jazz record here, a folk obscurity there – but when it comes to Ireland the judges can’t even (...)

David Bowie from his Aladdin Sane period in 1973.

Touring museum exhibition David Bowie Is came to an end earlier this month at the Brooklyn Museum but not before it had visited 12 cities around the w(...)

German music band Kraftwerk  are joined by German astronaut Alexander Gerst (screen) via video chat. Photograph: Reiner Pfisterer/EPA

Kraftwerk fans are used to hearing otherworldly tunes, but the German electronic music pioneers took it to another level at a gig in Stuttgart. Vide(...)

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