Kim Gordon: ‘I’m always kind of interested in that relationship between art and design, kind of symbiotic.’ Photograph: David Black

Kim Gordon is jet-lagged. She arrives to the galleries in the courtyard of the Irish Museum of Modern Art, a slight figure, clutching a takeaway coffe(...)

Paddy Hanna has been a cult presence around Dublin city in a variety of bands and as a solo artist on the terrific Popical Island label, which is argu(...)

Renay Davis holds up a sign showing support for Chelsea Manning in the Castro District of San Francisco, California on May 17, 2017, during a celebration for Manning’s release.   JOSH EDELSON/AFP/Getty Images

Yesterday morning, Chelsea Manning walked out of military prison a free woman. I’d be lying if I said that I always thought this day would come. Over(...)

Dara Kilkenny of the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Dublin: “It’s important to be creative and an artist, but you also need to eat and have a roof over your head.” Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The inner-city community of the Liberties’ in Dublin 8 has been sharing its streets, shops and flats with art students ever since NCAD set up in Th(...)

 Kim Gordon  and Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth perform  in New York in 2009. Photograph: Mark Von Holden/Getty Images

One of the most surprising things about Kim Gordon, when she picks up the phone on the American west coast, is how quiet she sounds. Seeing as she’s t(...)

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(...)

Roland S Howard: an overlooked innovator

Making an objective assessment of a documentary on a musician one admires is a tricky business. Does it matter if the film – however well made (...)

Body/Head: Coming Apart
  • Music
  • September 13, 2013, 00:00

Since Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore’s separation and Sonic Youth’s subsequent hiatus in 2011, all four long-term members have thrown themselves into o(...)