Mark E Smith

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Mercury Rev: celebrating 20 years since Deserter’s Songs

Bryan Ferry Olympia Theatre, Dublin Saturday April 21st 7pm €71.50 (sold out);  Waterfront Hall, Belfast Monday April 23rd 7pm £7(...)

Mark E Smith. Photograph: Kevin Cummins/Getty Images

Mark E Smith died of lung and kidney cancer, his family have disclosed. In a statement on the Fall’s website, Smith’s younger sisters Barbara, Suzanne(...)

British singer Mark E Smith, of the band The Fall performs at the Primavera Sound 2010 music festival in Barcelona in 2010. Photograph:  Marta Perez/EPA

Part-Anthony Burgess, part-punk-Andy Capp, Mark E Smith was a fierce art intelligence and a hero of polar opposition. A weird anti-London diplomat for(...)

Mark E Smith of The Fall: “The three Rs are repetition, repetition, repetition.”

Of all the fascinating musical offshoots that sprang from mid-70s punk rock, the Fall proved the strangest and most durable. The group was a vehicle f(...)

Mark E Smith of The Fall: shot through with an intensity bordering on feral

Mark E Smith, who has died aged 60, was alternative pop’s snaggletoothed eccentric uncle. He had fronted leftfield post-punk rock band The Fall since (...)

Mark E Smith. Photograph:  Kevin Cummins/Getty Images

Mark E Smith, the irascible frontman of Manchester post-punk band The Fall, has died at the age of 60. Pamela Vander, Smith’s partner and manager of (...)

The Fall’s 32nd studio album finds Mark E Smith and his decade-serving band (minus keyboardist – and Smith’s wife – Elena Poulou) sounding refreshed a(...)

Stefan Murphy: What I’m doing at the moment is following my instinct

Stefan Murphy isn’t one for sitting back and waiting for things to happen. Last year, the Dublin musician surprisingly split up his riff-centric rock(...)

Tracey Thorn: ‘I wanted to write about how complex it can be, and how singers can have such mixed feelings about that thing they do.’ Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Years ago, Tracey Thorn was washing her hands in a nightclub bathroom when she was approached by some strangers who asked her not for an autograph,(...)

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(...)

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