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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 was… 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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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

Listen To Nick Cave On Marc Maron’s WTF

WTF is the podcast of standup comic Marc Maron. On the most recent installment of the podcast, Maron featured Nick Cave. They spoke about “his…
Liz Pelly | July 6, 2013 - 10:10 am

Photos: Primavera Sound 2013

Primavera Sound Festival took place over multiple days in Barcelona last week, hosting acts including Blur, My Bloody Valentine, the Knife, Phoenix, the Postal Service,…
Stereogum | May 28, 2013 - 11:29 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Animal X”

A new 7" single from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds was part of this past weekend's Record Store Day deluge. "Animal X," apparently named…
Tom Breihan | April 22, 2013 - 10:49 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds @ Fonda Theater, Hollywood 2/21/13

Fresh from his album of the week honor, Nick Cave easily sold out the Fonda Theater in Hollywood by rolling out Push The Sky Away in…
Andrew Youssef | February 22, 2013 - 4:52 pm

Album Of The Week: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away

Even when he was a fresh-faced punk, Nick Cave never sounded like a fresh-faced punk. Back on those Birthday Party records, he sounded like a…
Tom Breihan | February 19, 2013 - 1:15 pm

Stream Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Push The Sky Away

Push The Sky Away, the new album from Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, is a quieter affair than its predecessor Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!! or…
Tom Breihan | February 8, 2013 - 9:35 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street” Video (NSFW)

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' new album Push The Sky Away is a couple of weeks away from release, and today we get the…
Tom Breihan | February 4, 2013 - 2:11 pm

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Jubilee Street”

I'm not certain of many things in this life, but here's one thing I know: I am going to enjoy Push The Sky Away, the…
Tom Breihan | January 14, 2013 - 10:06 am

Watch Sharon Van Etten Cover Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds For Triple J

Later this year, Sharon Van Etten will open for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds on tour in America. And on a recent radio session…
Tom Breihan | January 11, 2013 - 8:57 am

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds – “We No Who U R” Video

The video for Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds's "We No Who U R" is appropriately mysterious for the song's title and Nick Cave's equally…
Claire Lobenfeld | January 7, 2013 - 10:09 am

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “We No Who U R”

Nick Cave broke up the amazing Grinderman last year -- not exactly great news to any of us who thought that band's two LPs ranked…
Michael Nelson | December 3, 2012 - 10:37 am

Kylie Minogue & Nick Cave – “Where The Wild Roses Grow” (New Version)

Back in 1995, Kylie Minogue was still a recovering Aussie teen idol when she and Nick Cave recorded “Where The Wild Roses Grow,” a duet…
Tom Breihan | October 26, 2012 - 8:57 am

Nick Cave & Debbie Harry – “The Breaking Hands”

For The Journey Is Long, a forthcoming benefit tribute compilation dedicated to the late Gun Club frontman Jeffrey Lee Pierce, two of Pierce’s better-known contemporaries…
Tom Breihan | March 20, 2012 - 3:52 pm

Neko Case & Nick Cave Cover The Zombies

Neko Case and Nick Cave have covered the Zombies’ “She’s Not There” for HBO’s True Blood. KCRW DJ Gary Calamar, who serves as music supervisor…
Scott Lapatine | June 24, 2011 - 2:17 pm

NY Times Puts Old Rockers In New Suits

In a photo spread titled “Ballad Of A Thin Man” and subtitled “Godfathers Of Glam” and basically boiling down to “Someone Old, Something New,” this…
Amrit Singh | March 14, 2011 - 10:36 am

Nick Cave & UNKLE – “Money And Run”

James Lavelle's longtime project UNKLE teamed up with a few different vocalists for an upcoming five-song EP, Only The Lonely. Nick Cave handles the mic…
brandon | March 9, 2011 - 5:31 pm

Grinderman – “Heathen Child (Andrew Weatherall Bass Mix)”

You can never have too many versions of "Heathen Child." Right? This one was stripped and sculpted by British DJ/producer and Lone Swordsman Andrew Weatherall.
brandon | August 23, 2010 - 4:12 pm

Grinderman – “Super Heathen Child” (Feat. Robert Fripp)

When I posted Grinderman's "Heathen Child" I mentioned that -- in addition to the album version -- there's a "Super" rendition of the song featuring…
brandon | August 16, 2010 - 1:38 pm

Grinderman – “Heathen Child”

"Heathen Child" is the sweaty fourth single from Grinderman's forthcoming sophomore album, Grinderman 2. In addition to this bluesy thumb-sucking album version, you'll find a…
brandon | July 26, 2010 - 5:40 pm