Musician Richard Swift performing with the The Shins in 2012. Photograph:  Kevin Winter/Getty Images for Coachella

Richard Swift, a cult US singer-songwriter and producer, has died aged 41. He had been diagnosed with a “serious medical condition” according to a fun(...)

Harry Styles is at the 3Arena on Monday. Let the screaming begin. Photograph: Hélène Marie Pambrun/Getty Images

Katie Kim & Radie Peat Pepper Canister Church, Dublin 2 Saturday April 14th €15 eventbrite.ie At the heart of the new is collaboration; it sparks(...)

 Caleb Followill of Kings of Leon  on stage during BBC Radio 1’s Big Weekend 2017   in Hull, United Kingdom, last month. Photograph:  Jo Hale/Redferns

Irish people are fond of the familiar. We like the predictable and the safe. We find comfort when Joe says “I know” five times in a row on Liveline; w(...)

Stax was the label where William Bell made a name for himself as a soulman. Indeed, you could say that Bell, a soul singer with a warm timbre and a p(...)

Nathaniel Rateliff: “I love to swim laps. It doesn’t look like it, but I have to work out just to stay like this”

A darkened corner of a Dublin whiskey bar, full glass in hand, loud rhythm’n’blues playing over the speakers. You would be hard-pressed to find a bet(...)

Interskalatic members Tim Higgins, Shane Clear, Kevin Foran, Alison Reynolds and Mason McMinnville at the Electric Picnic launch in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Lana Del Rey, LCD Soundsystem, The Chemical Brothers and New Order are among the first acts announced for this year’s Electric Picnic festival. The(...)

Musician James Murphy of LCD Soundsystem performs at   Coachella in 2010. He’s coming back to Stradbally and this time he’s bringing the band with him. Photograph: Michael Buckner/Getty Images

LCD Soundsystem, Lana Del Rey, The Chemical Brothers and New Order are among the first acts announced for this year’s Electric Picnic festival. They(...)

After plying his trade as a folk-rock merchant under the Nathaniel Rateliff & the Wheel banner, this Missouri-born musician decided to tur(...)