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Nick Cave performs at Stubb's Bar-B-Q as part of NPR Music's 2013 SXSW Showcase.

Watch Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds, Live In Concert

April 15, 2013 – Sinewy and powerful, Cave controls an Austin, Texas, crowd with a powerful, career-spanning set.

Clockwise from upper left: Bombino, Waxahatchee, Brainstorm, KEN Mode

Read New Music, Brought To You By The Letter 'B'

February 19, 2013 – This week All Songs Considered features new cuts from Brass Bed, Bombino and more.


Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds' new album, Push the Sky Away, comes out Feb. 19.

Read First Listen: Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, 'Push The Sky Away'

February 8, 2013 – Cave's songs seethe and surprise, marked by gorgeous strings and grabby, pervy innuendo.

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds

Watch Nick Cave To Kick Off NPR Music's SXSW Showcase

January 23, 2013 – The group opens our showcase at the festival in Austin, Texas, on night of Mar. 13.

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Read Nick Cave: An Australian On Love And Death In America

June 17, 2011 – Cave and his band The Bad Seeds are best known for their angry, twisted ballads.


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Listen Oddest Musical Pairings

August 9, 2010 – On this edition we look at imaginative collaborations, some brilliant, and some so very, very wrong.


Listen The Twisted Words Of Nick Cave

September 25, 2009 – The Australian singer-composer and The Bad Seeds are best known for the angry, ballad-like lyrics.


Read My 'Album' Of The Year: A 2008 Mixtape KCMP

December 4, 2008 – Having declared the album format dead, Mark Wheat of The Current made the year's ultimate playlist. KCMP

Listen Nick Cave: Brooding And Devilish As Ever

July 28, 2008 – In "Lie Down Here (And Be My Girl)," Cave exemplifies the notion of getting better with age.


Listen Best CDs So Far: Listener Picks

July 7, 2008 – See the results of our online poll for the best CDs so far in 2008.


Listen Nick Cave Digs Himself a Singular Niche

April 28, 2008 – The singer-composer talks about his work on recent movies, as well as his latest CD.


Listen The Breeders' Scrappy 'Mountain Battle'

April 8, 2008 – Esquire music critic Andy Langer discusses new CDs from The Breeders and Man Man.


Listen Guest DJs Nouvelle Vague

October 2, 2006 – Melanie Pain and Olivier Libaux of Nouvelle Vague talk about their latest CD, Bande a Part and s...


Listen Kevin Roe, Curator of Mollusks

February 12, 2005 – Listener Kevin Roe shares some of his favorite music — singers with strong, rich voices.


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