“Because of all this crap that’s going on, it’s on the top of everybody’s minds – it’s all anybody talks about. Basically, the world’s falling apart –(...)

Golden but oldies: Dylan, Bowie, Madonna, Yoko Ono and Laurie Anderson

It’s good to have Madonna back. The world seems a weedier, less vital place without her. A whole generation has punctuated life-altering moments with (...)

Some 51 years ago, give or take a day or three, Bobbie Gentry released The Delta Sweete (those swinging sixties!), a concept album about growing (...)

Luluc: As good as they can be, at times, Sculptor treads water rather than sparkles

Luluc are a Melbourne-born and Brooklyn-based duo that caused a huge stir with their second album, Passerby, in 2014. Lucinda Williams, the blue-(...)

R.E.S.P.E.C.T: a song from Aretha Franklin and many more  on International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Fred A. Sabine/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank/Getty Images

For International Women’s Day  2018 we asked Twitter users to tell us the songs using #IrishTimesTunes that should be added to our empowering, in(...)

Listen to the wonders of The Horrors

Friday, October 13 Smithwick’s Soundtrack Series Whelan’s Dublin 8pm €15 eventbrite.ie Also Tuesday Dolan’s Warehouse Limerick 8pm €15 eventbrite.ie(...)

Members of Malawi’s Zomba Prison Project band. Photograph: Amos Gumulira/AFP/Getty Images

There is one nominee for this year’s Grammy Music Awards who won’t make the glitzy event in Los Angeles on Monday, February 15th. The singers and mus(...)

In keeping with the spirit of the times, Lucinda Williams’s new double-album of crafted, mostly saturnine Americana is weighed down with woe. De(...)

Lucinda Williams: “Nobody would sign me because they didn’t know how to market me.” Photograph: David McClister

If there is one person who can make an album about a motorway interesting it is Lucinda Williams. All right, even though Interstate 20 sounds margina(...)