Masterful poet and crooner, wild stage performer, Nick Cave and his bandmates are in a rare class of artists. Those who cross the decades without losing an ounce of relevance or intensity. From the viscerally sublime 1984 album From Her To Eternity to the stunning and mournful poetry of 2016’s Skeleton Tree, the Bad Seeds discography has no weak points, uncompromisingly alternating between organic ballads and electrifying noise. Inspired by the rugged blues of John Lee Hooker and the poetry of Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave wields the macabre and love as well as the sacred and the profane through epic and venomous writing. Musically, the Bad Seeds constantly reinvent their sound identity, looking to magnify or provoke the various personas incarnated by Nick Cave and his dark voice. This tireless showman, who harangues crowds like no one else, is preparing to shake up the audience at the Montreux Jazz Festival for the very first time.