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January is a tricky month for this column. Of course, it’s when all the bad movies come out. A bunch of great TV shows returned last month, but a lot of them — Parks And Recreation, Archer, Justified — haven’t historically made use of a ton of pop songs. And then you’ve got Girls, perennially… More »

It has to be a toss-up between Coachella and Bonnaroo as to which is our most iconic currently active American festival. Growing up in Pennsylvania, I found the earlier years of Bonnaroo somewhat mythic — I had friends who would make summer trips down to the festival, and they talked about it like it wa… More »

The year 2000 saw the release of a three-disc Johnny Cash compilation with each disc bearing a one-word title indicating the thematic scopes of the chosen songs: Love, God, and Murder. One could do much the same for Nick Cave, if not for the inconvenient fact that, more often than not, he’s singing about all… More »

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Sun Kil Moon – “The Weeping Song” (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Cover)

In July, Nick Cave's 15-year-old son Arthur died after falling from a cliff in Brighton. And as a sort of tribute, Sun Kil Moon covered…
Tom Breihan | September 15, 2015 - 11:34 am

Nick Cave Toys Released Just In Time For Comic-Con

The LA-based pop artist Plasticgod designed a series of Nick Cave toys just in time for Comic Con. The figurines, which were modeled in Cave'…
Gabriela Tully Claymore | July 2, 2015 - 12:36 pm

Nick Cave – “The Sick Bag Song – Los Angeles” Video

Nick Cave's The Sick Bag Song began as a series of poetic musings scribbled on airplane barf bags during the Bad Seeds 2014 tour of…
Peter Helman | June 7, 2015 - 3:05 pm

Nick Cave, Courtney Love, Devendra Banhart, And A Million Others Paid Messy Tribute To Allen Ginsberg’s “Howl” In L.A.

It was an unusually wet evening in Los Angeles, and soggy Allen Ginsberg fans lined up outside the Theatre at the Ace Hotel to celebrate…
Molly Bergen | April 8, 2015 - 11:13 am

Nick Cave Announes New Book Written On Barf Bags

Nick Cave spent a lot of time on airplanes when he and his Bad Seeds toured North America last year. In the process, he bega…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2015 - 4:21 pm

Nick Cave – “Avalanche” (Leonard Cohen Cover, Black Sails Version)

Nick Cave has recorded a new version of his cover of Leonard Cohen's "Avalanche," a song that he first covered as the opening track o…
James Rettig | January 9, 2015 - 8:04 pm

Check Out The Official Nick Cave Skateboard

Nick Cave is a 57-year-old man who wears nice clothes, and I have personally witnessed him falling on his ass at least once. He i…
Tom Breihan | January 5, 2015 - 9:39 am

Watch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Full Austin City Limits Episode

The Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds episode of Austin City Limited aired last night. Featuring performances from their ACL concert back in July, the…
James Rettig | November 2, 2014 - 1:52 pm

Marianne Faithfull – “Late Victorian Holocaust”

The legendarily dark British singer-songwriter Marianne Faithfull has been making music for 50 years now, and she's celebrating her five decades in the game by…
Tom Breihan | September 22, 2014 - 11:33 am

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – “Give Us A Kiss”

The new movie 20,000 Days On Earth is a sort of half-fictional portrait of the Australian scorched-earth postpunk icon Nick Cave, which honestly seems like…
Tom Breihan | September 4, 2014 - 4:22 pm

Watch The Trailer For Nick Cave’s 20,000 Days On Earth

The official trailer for the Nick Cave pseudo-documentary 20,000 Days On Earth has been released. The concept is simple and intriguing: Directors Iain Forsyth and…
Chris DeVille | July 14, 2014 - 5:02 pm

Hear Tyler The Creator, Nick Cave, Katy Perry, And Others Cover “Daisy Bell”

Though it was a lovely little folk tune originating in 1892, "Daisy Bell (Bicycle Built For Two)" has been the subject of strange interpretations at…
Miles Bowe | May 12, 2014 - 10:28 am

Iggy Pop, Nick Cave, & Thurston Moore – “Nobody’s City” (The Gun Club Cover)

A key part of the early L.A. punk scene, the Gun Club brought a sort of dessicated blues glamor to the scene where hardcore wa…
Tom Breihan | May 2, 2014 - 10:23 am

The Best Soundtrack Moments Of 2013

Maybe it's because I spend the bulk of my time reading and writing about music or talking with people who do the same, but a…
Ryan Leas | December 26, 2013 - 3:58 pm

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Higgs Boson Blues” Video

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds made a grandiose post-Grinderman comeback with Push The Sky Away, which earned Album Of The Week honors way back…
Chris DeVille | December 5, 2013 - 6:01 pm

Watch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Play New Song “Give Us A Kiss” In London

Earlier this year, Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds rumbled back into action with the grizzled, dangerous, generally excellent Push The Sky Away, their first…
Tom Breihan | November 4, 2013 - 9:15 am

FIDLAR – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave Cover)

One of the best songs you could ever find by Nick Cave is his cover of "Knoxville Girl," made famous originally by country greats the
Miles Bowe | August 28, 2013 - 2:07 pm
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