Van the man:
Van Dyke Parks will play a rare Irish gig at Dublin’s Button Factory on May 15th. The gig launches a series of vinyl singles with artwork by esteemed artists.
New additions to Body & Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle on June 18th and 19th include Nicolas Jaar, Lisa Hannigan, Don Letts, Delorean and Parish.
Johnny be gone:
Johnny Marr has parted company with The Cribs. The guitarist plans to work on a forthcoming solo album and on film soundtracks.
Elvis Costello will make his only Irish appearance of 2011 at Sligo Live. He plays Knocknarea Arena on October 29th.