DrownedinSound has learned that Monday will be a very special day in east London – hipsters, quake, Nick Cave is coming to Rough Trade East to be sworn in as their very first ‘Counter Culture Icon’.
Our sources at RTE tell us that the Bad Seeds/Grinderman/solo star in his own right will be at the store (shop, surely?) to leaves his ‘print’ and presumably a smoking, hand-shaped hole on the counter. You can see where they’re going with this, yeah?
The source tells us Cave will be hanging out at the store through the day, though our suggestions of a bizarre collaboration with The Opiates - who play an instore on Monday night – were swiftly knocked back.
Other instores next month come with a lunchtime acoustic session from Alela Diane on the 13th of March, Does it Offend You, Yeah?’s album launch on the 24th and Cave-cohort Barry Adamson on the 31st.
Dreams of a Hollywood Boulevard-style collection… who could follow in Cave’s hallowed footsteps, d’you think?
We have an interview with the inductee coming next week, but for now sate yourself with this reflective feature on Cave's back catalogue.
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