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A perfect day: Daniel Stewart

The 2018 marathon playlist: 1. The Cult – She Sells Sanctuary. 2. Bronski Beat – Smalltown Boy. 3. Lou Reed – A Perfect Day. Driving down into the cl(...)

Given the fact that it’s been almost six full years since Scissor Sisters announced their “indefinite hiatus”, you’d be forgiven for thinking Jake She(...)

Louise Brooks in “Pandora’s Box”: director GW Pabst wanted her for the role.

Watching the newly restored version of Pandora’s Box, one can’t help but suspect that Louise Brooks, who died in 1985, is some contemporary YouTube st(...)

Beck: from the electro-funk of Midnite Vultures to the grunge-folk of Sea Change, he’s got all the  bases covered. Photograph: Kevin Winter/Getty Images

Co-headline shows are not unheard of, but usually they’re nominal in nature, with one act head and shoulders over the other in terms of pulling power.(...)

Central Park: keen birders can find as many as 100 species here on a single autumn day. Photograph: iStock

Lou Reed’s quintessential 1970s hymn to New York nightlife, Walk on the Wild Side, is limited to the strange behaviour of the human animal. Over recen(...)

When a band you’ve never heard of presents a “rock opera” that posits the not-unthinkable notion of plonking a 1970s pop/pre-punk group into 2018, the(...)

When does an influence stray into pastiche? It’s doubtful that QTY went out of their way to ape their musical idols, but even Dan Lardner would admit (...)

Art and motion: Luas passed the Abbey Theatre.

“It makes people think differently. It’s going to network the city in a way that artists love,” says Dublin City Council’s arts officer Ray Yeates whe(...)

Consequence, Q-Tip and Jarobi White of A Tribe Called Quest on stage this year. Photograph: by Christopher Polk/Getty Images for FYF

November 12th, 2016. On the first episode of Saturday Night Live following the election of Donald Trump, Q-Tip tries to soothe the shell-shocked New Y(...)

If anyone can record and release music on their iPhone, says Charlie Fink’s character, the most radical gesture now is to leave behind a ‘silence in the shape of an album’. Photograph:  Gaelle Beri/Redferns/Getty

An Taidhbhearc, Galway **** Cover My Tracks, a clever and delicate collaboration between musician Charlie Fink and writer David Greig, is a short pe(...)

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