Sharon Van Etten's Tramp is a study in directness.
Beyond Van Etten's voice, a clear, present, hum, there's the sounds -- sparse, and focused, produced by of Aaron Dessner of The National. The record is centered on the idea of clarity, illustrated by song titles like "I'm Wrong," "We Are Fine," an ... More >>
Nick Cave, author of And the Ass Saw the Angel and The Death of Bunny MunroPeople like to dedicate the month of November to specific tasks. Say, growing a mustache (Movember) or writing a novel (National Novel Writing Month). One dude who clearly knows how to do both is Nick Cave. His books, ... More >>
Steve Gullick / NickCaveandtheBadSeeds.comNick Cave, third from left, and The Bad SeedsIf there were ever an artist who has passed the half-century mark in age and is making new works every bit as engaging, if not more so, than what was created in their so-called "prime," it has to be Nick Ca ... More >>
Artist: GrindermanTitle: Grinderman 2Release date: September 14Label: Anti-Most of the indie rock I've heard this year (well over 200 records and counting, with 11 weeks to go in this series) is really pretty toothless. Even the harder-rocking stuff, with its big drums or wall-of-sound guitars or ... More >>
Nick Cave of Grinderman has been called out by a random 29-year-old shmoe who claims Cave ripped off his song to make "Palaces of Montezuma."Cave addressed the issue at a show in London on Friday, stating that someone is trying to sue him for supposedly basing the Grinderman song on his own. The ... More >>
Floating heads shooting lasers, machete wielding mad men, exploding gingers and Lady Gaga.You're probably asking yourself what all of these things have in common. If you said, 'things you see while dropping acid,' you aren't that far off. Actually, those scenes are just some of the oddball image ... More >>
We dig Nick Cave. A lot. We've documented as much previously here, here and here.
With this second set of reissues of the Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds catalog -- begun last year to mark the 25th anniversary of their recorded debut -- we've now reached the halfway point of the band's 14 stud ... More >>
By Joe Lanman on flickr Creative CommonsYou're going to need something bigger than that.I did my fair share of being out and about these past two weeks, soaking up the Nick Cave lecture at SMoCA, making a jaunt to First Friday and hitting the Canalscape opening at ASU Art Museum (among other even ... More >>
By .:Siddhartha:. on flickr Creative Commons.First, you have just two days to get a little scratch together and purchase tickets for the "Nick Cave: Meet Me at the Center of the Earth" lecture and soundsuit performance. But you already knew that, right? I mean, we've written a night & day pie ... More >>
nickcaveandthebadseeds.comMulti-media master. In addition to his musical work with The Bad Seeds, Grinderman and The Birthday Party, Nick Cave has penned screenplays, scored films and just released his second novel.
Things getting better with age is an age-old cliché that rarely holds true f ... More >>
In the 24-hour news cycle it can be difficult to keep up. We have the solution. Check back on Valley Fever every evening for highlights from each of New Times' blogs. Today's entries:
Salvador Reza Calls for Anti-Joe Arpaio March This Friday, October 16
The Anti-Lou Dobbs ... More >>
Sound of the City: There Is Now A Shrine in the Spot Where John Hughes Died
Spin: Terrific Twitter Trio of the Week
Spin: Watch as Nick Cave Reads from New Novel
Rolling Stone: "The Beatles: Rock Band" Boasts Unheard Lennon, McCartney Audio
Rolling Stone: Aerosmith Cancel Summer Tour Due to Tyler's ... More >>
Nick Cave is a bad-ass. Perhaps, the baddest ass around.
Consider: in the last few years alone, he's released two of the best albums of his career -- Dig Lazarus Dig!!! with longtime backing band The Bad Seeds and the self-titled debut by side project Grinderman. He wrote the screenplay and sco ... More >>