Saturday, November 17 Join Me in the Pines Whelan’s, Dublin 8pm €16.50 – When he isn’t performing as an integral member of Bell X1, s(...)

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(...)

She is known for her big, blustering operatic pop songs, but Florence Welch’s fourth album finds her in comparatively contemplative mode. Perhaps it’s(...)

Naoise Nunn: “I’m delighted to bring the ethos and the fun of Leviathan to the Library of Progress at Body&Soul later this month.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse The venue was the Hub on Dublin’s Eus(...)

Lady Gaga performs on the Dive Bar tour this month to promote her new album Joanne. Photograph  Rick Diamond/Getty Images

Lady Gaga is back among us but not quite as you knew her. On the one hand, she knows what will make her further fortune, and can’t resist the glint of(...)

Roisin Murphy,  from Arklow,  is on the shortlist for the 2015 Mercury Prize.  File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Irish artists Roisin Murphy and Soak are on the shortlist for the 2015 Mercury Prize, while Limerick-born electronic producer Aphex Twin also makes th(...)

Florence Welch on stage at this year’s Electric Picnic. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Florence and the Machine 3Arena, Dublin ***** There’s something slightly surreal about watching Florence Welch take the stage in front of a heaving cr(...)

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(...)