The daily habits and routines of Nick Cave

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By Low Lai Chow in Video on Friday 5 July 2013

Singer-songwriter Nick Cave is a busy man these days. He’s just been slated to star as himself in 20,000 Days on Earth, a fictional drama-documentary by Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard that revolves around his a day in his life. In this fascinating 2003 interview, he talks about his daily routines and how he really […]

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Nick Cave meets Nick Cave

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By Low Lai Chow in New Trends on Tuesday 2 April 2013

Something we never thought we’d see in our life: visual artist Nick Cave, next to rock-star troubadour Nick Cave, both beaming away crazily at an undisclosed NYC venue. Well, here it is.

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Debut single from Caffeine Machine

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By QAW in New Music on Thursday 19 July 2012

Having been shot in November 2011, Philadelphia-based videographer and musician Quinn Arlington Waters (aka Caffeine Machine) is no stranger to traumatic encounters. The video for his single, Nothing To Me, states as much. It uses hauntintingly powerful horn and string arrangements as atmosphere to paint a cinematic one-shot of gore-less voilence. Played from end to […]

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The Dictionary of Words (1984) by Nick Cave

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By Elizabeth Hosking in New Music on Tuesday 15 May 2012

What’s more motivating than insight into the process of an artist, as scrawled in a personal notebook, of say, Nick Cave. The Dictionary of Words (1984) is a visual collection of unusual words, later to be developed into his lyrics writing.

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The Wild Frontier: The Heavens Are On Fire

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By James Cooper in New Music on Friday 2 December 2011

Perhaps an anthem for our times? If you like a bit of Nick Cave-infused messy grit-pop-rock, then this Sydney-based trio, The Wild Frontier, may be for you. The brainchild of brother and sister, Christopher and Philippa Mayes, with David Mackie, this archival style promo seems to hang together quite well in a sort of sixth […]

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Homebake 2011: featuring The Vines, Cut Copy and more

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By Alana Saphin in New Events on Tuesday 4 October 2011

There is no subtle way of saying this: I have never been to Homebake. Ever. It has never really appealed to me. Yes, I love Triple J. Ye,s I love local music. But Homebake was always just a little too grungy. Then I saw this year’s line up. Yes, after cancelling in 2010, Australian music festival Homebake is back in full force for 2011.

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The Ship Song Project at the Sydney Opera House

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By Ali Handley in New Music on Saturday 30 July 2011

Set to a reworking of Nick Cave’s immortal ballad, The Ship Song, this short film and song features performances by Neil Finn, Kev Carmody, Sarah Blasko, Angus and Julia Stone, Paul Kelly, Temper Trap, Martha Wainwright, Katie Noonan and Daniel Johns.

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We Were One by Columboid

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By Lost At E Minor in New Music on Tuesday 18 January 2011

We Were One is the debut album by Columboid. Shattering orthodox approaches, their brand of brooding anthems are a cross between the heightened awareness of Nick Cave and the darkly sexy, throbbing keyboards and twisted party-times of TV On The Radio.

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Nick Cave’s Soundsuits

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By Gerry Mak in New Art on Wednesday 17 March 2010

Chicago-based artist, educator, and Alvin Ailey dancer Nick Cave (not to be confused with the other one) has been wowing people with his amazing Soundsuits for years now. Inspired by African ceremonial costumes, Cave’s pieces fuse sculpture, fashion, and performance.

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Those Poor Bastards

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By Gerry Mak in New Music on Wednesday 2 September 2009

A lot of horror lies buried in the American landscape, and the nation’s music, since long before the time of Charlie Poole and Leadbelly, has often dealt with themes of death, murder, war, and the occult. It’s funny then that people should be so jarred by bands like Those Poor Bastards, who, drawing from bluegrass […]

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Sydneys Cad Factory, where all good bands hang

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By Nikki Savvides in New Events on Monday 9 February 2009

The Cad Factory is an inner-city warehouse space in Marrickville, Sydney that holds band and performance nights, as well as art exhibitions. The likes of Conway Savage from Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Mick Turner from The Dirty Three have played solo gigs at the Factory, while electro-punk performance trio Toy Death have caused chaos onstage on a regular basis. Artists such as photographer Clare Pandemonium and painter Edwina Wrobel have contributed to the ambiance, exhibiting their works on the warehouse walls.

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