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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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Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here's the promised "alternative" to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news has…
Amrit Singh | February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am

Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp & Friends Record Haiti Single

Like I said the other day, in times like these we judge not the artists who are joining to make whatever difference they can in…
Amrit Singh | February 4, 2010 - 9:29 am

U2, Nick Cave (But Not Anvil) Among Oscar Hopefuls

The little-documentary-that-could The Story Of Anvil, about the band that was like a "real life Spinal Tap" right down to having a drummer named Robb…
Amrit Singh | November 20, 2009 - 11:14 am

New Fever Ray Video – “Stranger Than Kindness”

Karin Dreijer's take on Nick Cave, Anita Lane, and, really, Blixa Bargeld's "Stranger Than Kindness" has graduated from that limited-edition tour 7" to a spot…
brandon | October 22, 2009 - 9:12 am

Fever Ray Covers Nick Cave

When we posted the video for Fever Ray's "Seven," I included a stream of her (and Van Rivers and The Subliminal Kid's) take on Vashti…
brandon | October 13, 2009 - 4:47 pm

ATP NY 2009: Wayne’s World

Our second year at Kutsher's was rainier than the first, but that didn't matter so much to us or, seemingly, the other attendees: If anything,…
brandon | September 14, 2009 - 10:42 am

Arctic Monkeys Bring “Crying Lightning” To Fallon

For someone as musical as Jimmy Fallon, it's surprising he doesn't seem moved one way or another by his (fairly awesome) musical bookings. The most…
Amrit Singh | August 5, 2009 - 12:47 pm

Glastonbury 2009: Blur Make Triumphant Return, Everyone Covers MJ

Aside from some heavy rains on Thursday and some quick showers Sunday, the throngs at Worthy Farm this year enjoyed some of the best weather…
Amrit Singh | June 29, 2009 - 9:08 am

New Marianne Faithfull (Feat. Nick Cave) – “The Crane Wife 3″ (Decemberists Cover) (Stereogum Premiere)

The new Marianne Faithfull -- her 22nd album in all, if you're counting -- will feature a number of guests, including Chan Marshall, Anthony Hegarty,…
brandon | January 30, 2009 - 9:48 am

Springsteen, Liars, Spiritualized, Grinderman, And Others Cover Suicide

Alan Vega and Martin Rev, aka dark lo-fi electro-duo Suicide, were amazing in their heyday, especially when you consider they formed in 1971, pre-dating and…
brandon | June 23, 2008 - 5:39 pm

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Video – “More News From Nowhere”

A couple days ago we saw Nick Cave going through his "Night Of The Lotus Eaters" and then yesterday heard Phosphorescent covering one of his…
brandon | May 14, 2008 - 9:43 am

Phosphorescent Covers Nick Cave

We enjoyed it mightily when Matthew Houck, aka Phosphorescent, added his “Little Boxes” to the Weeds canon. He also does something worth the while with…
brandon | May 13, 2008 - 5:32 pm

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Video – “Night Of The Lotus Eaters”

Nick can pull of a mustache like nobody's business (except maybe Angus Andrew's business). In the Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard-directed video for "Night Of…
brandon | May 12, 2008 - 9:25 am

2008 PLUG Award Winners

Unlike last year's PLUG Awards -- hosted by David Cross, performances by Malkmus and Tokyo Police Club, featuring iPod battles and other weirdness -- we…
Amrit Singh | March 7, 2008 - 11:46 am

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Video – “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”

Nick’s both exercising and exorcising in the clip for the excellent title track from the forthcoming new one, faux-strolling gloriously through the shadows, spitting some…
Stereogum | January 9, 2008 - 4:57 pm

New Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – “Dig, Lazarus, Dig!!!”

Nick Cave received plenty of well-deserved accolades for Grinderman in '07 -- ah, that creepy mustache, that creepier monkey -- and '08 shows no let-up.
Stereogum | January 3, 2008 - 5:09 pm

Pete Doherty + Tribute To Disney Tunes = Babys In Shambles

Those in London next Sunday with no plans and a love for Jarvis Cocker and/or the The Jungle Book soundtrack are best advised to buy…
Stereogum | June 8, 2007 - 5:47 pm

New Grinderman Video – “No Pussy Blues”

Nick Cave’s in sleazy, self-sermonizing mode on this cut from Grinderman’s March-released record, and the video’s intermixed footage of copulating kids and copulating, err, National…
Stereogum | January 23, 2007 - 4:33 pm
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