Ian Mcculloch

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 Roxy Music perform on stage at London’s Wembley Arena during the Avalon tour, on September 22nd, 1982. Photograph: Pete Still/Redferns

When it comes to classic albums, there can surely be none more sophisticated and seductive than Roxy Music’s Avalon. Released in 1982, it fused Bryan (...)

Michael Thomas scores Arsenal’s second at Anfield in 1989. Photograph: Allsport/Getty

One of the most chilling political terms of the last century was “managed decline.” It was attributed to Geoffrey Howe, the Chancellor in the Conserva(...)

Courtney Love in Liverpool in 1982. Photograph: Robin D Bradbury/Confingo

If you were in Liverpool in 1982 and had a habit of wandering down Mathew Street, perhaps on your way to Probe record store, you are likely to have se(...)

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Jessica Pratt, Body & Soul Stage, 2.30pm It has been four years since Jessica Pratt released her second album, On Your Own Love Again, so it has(...)

Liverpool’s Echo & the Bunnymen have spent the best part of 40 years being brashly relevant and then quietly redundant. Through the decades, howev(...)

Salutes you, sir: Dave Grohl of Nirvana on McCurtain Street, Cork, when the band played at Sir Henrys, supporting Sonic Youth, in August 1991. Photograph: Siobhan O’Mahony/UCC

The Mekons played at Sir Henrys on Sunday, February 6th, 1994. It was my first night DJ’ing at the venue. Hardly anyone was there for the first hour o(...)

The music industry ain’t what it used to be when a band with a legacy like Echo & the Bunnymen’s has to finance albums via PledgeMusic. That do(...)

New days: The Saturdays  on stage at Oxegen 2011. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Everything changes, and this maxim applies even to the most famous Irish musical bacchanalia of modern times. But this year’s Oxegen festival, whic(...)

He’s a man with a reputation for speaking his mind, so it comes as no surprise that Ian McCulloch is forthright in his opinions on young indie band(...)