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Shane Macgowan

Lunch (and Several Drinks) With Shane MacGowan

Christina Patterson | Posted 01.25.2013 | Books
Christina Patterson

I don't know if Shane MacGowan, the rock star who became very, very famous 30 years ago for taking traditional Irish music and giving it a wild, punk twist, is a "genius," but he has produced some bloody good work.

U2 at Angel Stadium and New Sounds From Ireland's Essential Bands

S.X. Rosenstock | Posted 08.20.2011 | Los Angeles
S.X. Rosenstock

For this tour, interrupted by a back injury and successful treatment for frontman Bono, U2 appears on stage in puffs of smoke reminiscent of our infamous SoCal smog.

Music: The Pogues For St. Patrick's Day? Brilliant

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

In the first of what I hope and believe will be many farewell tours, the Pogues are performing for their annual lead-up to St. Patrick's Day.