Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds’ Conway Savage Dead At 58

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Conway Savage — the pianist, organist, and backing vocalist for Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds — passed away on Sunday night at the age of 58. More »

Watch Nick Cave And Kylie Minogue Reunite On “Where The Wild Roses Grow” At All Points East

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Nick-Cave-And-Kylie-MinogueIn 1995, Kyle Minogue was still something resembling a teen-pop star. But that’s when Nick Cave, her fellow Australian, wrote “Where The Wild Roses Grow” with Minogue in mind. Cave admits that he’d been nurturing “a quiet obsession” with Minogue for years, and he turned that into a dark and heavy song about obsession and … More »

Primavera’s Expansive 2018 Lineup Proved Festivals Can Still Be Exhilarating

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HAIM-Primavera-2018“Welcome to the best festival in the world,” Adam Granduciel said shortly into the War On Drugs’ set at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. It was Thursday night, the first full day of the fest, and Granduciel provided a proper introduction to the weekend ahead. With the Drugs having grown into one of the most reliably transporting … More »

10 Unique Acts To See At Primavera 2018

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Primavera-2018-lineupThe lineup of Barcelona’s Primavera Sound Festival is always stacked. It’s one of the best-booked festivals in the world, always boasting an impressive and diverse array of headliners atop a sprawling lineup that can hold all sorts of surprises. Conflicts are, counter-intuitively, less of a topic with Primavera because at a certain point you have … More »

Nick Cave Answers Fan Questions At NYC Q&A

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Nick-CaveIf you’ve ever seen Nick Cave live, you know it’s one of those not-quite-of-this-world experiences. He walks onstage and dark electricity fills the room immediately, before he’s played a single note from any of his songs, a single note of the music that makes up one of the most absurdly consistent catalogs in rock history. More »

Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Announce North And Latin America Tour

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Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds have announced North and Latin American dates for October, with special guests Cigarettes After Sex at select dates. This run of dates will follow the band’s trek through Europe this summer, in which the band will hit Primavera, Bergenfest, Down the Rabbit Hole Festival and many more. Cigarettes After … More »

Iggy Pop & Jarvis Cocker – “Red Right Hand” (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds Cover)

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Later this month, Netflix will come out with the fourth season of Peaky Blinders, the deeply addictive UK TV show about a family of British gangsters in the ’20s. Every season, the show has used a different version of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds’ clanking, hissing 1994 anthem “Red Right Hand” as its theme … More »

Thurston Moore, Roger Waters, Tunde Adebimpe Urge Nick Cave To Cancel Israel Concerts

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One of the most controversial music stories of the year was Radiohead’s decision to perform in Tel Aviv in July, which resulted in a series of passionate and sometimes ugly exchanges between the band and supporters of the pro-Palestine Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Now Nick Cave … More »

Go Your Own Way: 25 Notable Divorce Albums

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Pop music is littered with the shattered remains of relationships. As the stereotype goes: Personal strife often makes for good art. And for many artists, nothing is more of a catalyst for a great song than romantic discord or destruction. The list of classic breakup songs and albums feels endless; some artists’ whole catalogs seem … More »

Watch Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds Play Skeleton Tree Songs Live For The First Time At Australian Tour Opener

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Nick Cave & The Bad SeedsNick Cave & The Bad Seeds just kicked off their tour in support of their recent album Skeleton Tree. While they won’t make it stateside until May, the band played the first show of their Australian tour in Hobart last night, playing Skeleton Tree tracks like “Jesus Alone,” “Girl In Amber,” “Anthrocene,” “Magneto,” “Distant … More »