Scene and Heard: Neil Young’s new album is quite a different affair

MUSIC NEWS: Neil Young’s new album, Storytone, is currently streaming online, and the presence of a 92-piece orchestra and choir is an indication it’s quite a different affair than his other recent material. 

Scene and Heard: Neil Young’s new album is quite a different affair

Attendees at Young’s gig at the Marquee in Cork earlier this year would have heard ‘Who’s Gonna Stand Up?’ from the album.

The new edition of Hot Press features an interview with the four members of U2, and not surprisingly, the band’s recent iTunes giveaway is a topic of discussion. Edge totally dismisses the idea that the band got $100m from the Apple deal. He also states: “Right now a lot of journalists are underpaid, overworked and no one fucking checks any facts anymore.” Ouch.

Jamie xx has revealed he has a new solo album on the way and his band have also been working on an LP. David Guetta also has an album on the way on November 21, complete with new single ‘Dangerous’, and a ballad with Sia.

GIG WISE: Elaine Paige has cancelled her current tour due to laryngitis, so won’t be playing Cork Opera House tonight. Hopefully, Ryan Adams will be gargling with salt and water for the next few months, and will make it for his appearance at the same venue on March 3.

Camille O’Sullivan plays the Opera House next Thursday, while Cyprus Avenue also has a crop of good gigs on the way, including: reggae producer Mad Professor (Nov 26); dance music outfit Detroit Swindle (Nov 27); and Irish band The Riptide Movement (Dec 4).

In Dublin, Tune-Yards are at Vicar St on March 3, while Daniel Lanois plays the venue on April 16. Watch out for U2 members in the audience for their former collaborator.

FILM TIPS: 20 Feet From Stardom won the best documentary Oscar earlier this year for its tale of the backing singers through rock history, and it gets a screening at Cork Cine Club at St Johns College next Thursday.

Across town at the Triskel, there’s triple bill of classic horror tonight: Friday the 13th, A Nightmare on Elm Street and Childs Play. From Sunday, the venue also has British film Effie Gray with Dakota Fanning and Emma Thompson; and American film Palo Alto, directed by Gia Coppola. Yes, she’s his daughter.

And while many cinemas have horror offerings this weekend, none will match the atmospherics of the showing of Cork-made film Beau Diable at Camden Fort in Crosshaven tonight and tomorrow. Both screenings are in the underground tunnels where the film was shot.

At the IFI in Dublin, Donal Foreman’s debut feature, Out of Here, will be screened from next Friday. Cillian Murphy has just finished his run as a gangster in the recent series of Peaky Blinders, but there’s more crime shenanigans on the way for the Cork actor in spring, when he shoots a film entitled Free Fire, with director Ben Wheatley.

ALL AND SUNDRY: Irish-born conceptual artist Duncan Campbell will have his first major exhibition in Ireland at IMMA from November 8. He was nominated for the Turner Prize earlier this year, and the multi-media exhibition will include his documentary on civil rights campaigner Bernadette McAliskey.

Later Live With Jools Holland on BBC Two on Tuesday features an interview with David Gilmour of Pink Floyd, and also has music from War On Drugs.

Upcoming comedy gigs include Des Bishop’srun at Everyman Cork from next Thursday to Saturday; and Tommy Tiernan’s tour of Cork which begins in Midleton on Monday.

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