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Conway Savage joined the Bad Seeds in 1990

Conway Savage, the long-term pianist for Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, has died age 58. Savage was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2017 and died on Se(...)

A flag with the logo of the Fifa World Cup 2018 in front of the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

The approach of another World Cup means it will be four years next week since I became a retired car owner, with permanent effect (so far). I’m remind(...)

Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds performing at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Darragh Kane

“It’s daylight. How terrifying.” There are moments when a backdrop of sunshine hangs well, but the preying mantis of rock has just burned his way out (...)

Australian musician and writer Nick Cave. Photograph: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP/GettyImages

After a stirring recording of his poem Steve McQueen plays, the lights come up in the Abbey Theatre and Nick Cave is seated at a grand piano playing S(...)

Nick Cave also takes part in an on-stage conversation at Dublin’s Abbey Theatre on Monday night

Aside from Nick Cave’s brief appearance last January at Dublin’s National Concert Hall (to celebrate Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday), this show at the(...)

Microdisney: clocking back in after 30 years

Microdisney National Concert Hall, Dublin Saturday June 2nd 8pm €38/€34/€29.50 nch.ie There’s more than one thing to celebrate here. Firstly, there i(...)

Last year vinyl releases outsold digital downloads for the first time
Why vinyl refuses to die
  • Music
  • April 28, 2018, 06:30

Eight years ago, gonzo celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain published a book entitled Medium Raw, which contained a scathing chapter about the phenomenon o(...)

The launch of the MV Celine the World’s largest sea ro- ro vessel in Dublin by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on Friday.Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The absolutely enormous cargo ship that was christened by Leo Varadkar and other luminaries in Dublin Port on Friday morning is officially to be calle(...)

Win Butler of Arcade Fire: 'I guess failure to me would be phoning it in and not meaning it.'  Photograph: Bryan Derballa/The New York Times

Accessing the 3Arena’s backstage area is like trying to gain entry to The Wizard of Oz’s Emerald City. Stand in front of the imposing metal gates on N(...)

Country music is officially having a pop culture moment. These days every other starlet from Lady Gaga and Miley Cyrus to Kacey Musgraves and even Dra(...)

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