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The Pogues

Philip Chevron 1957-2013: Red Roses for Him

Anne Margaret Daniel | Posted 01.23.2014 | Arts
Anne Margaret Daniel

Twenty years ago, Spider Stacy wrote a lyrical, lovely, sort-of-a-love-song, on which he sings lead for The Pogues, called "Tuesday Morning." When I saw the sad news on the morning of October 8 of Philip Chevron's untimely death, I thought of Spider's song.

Why I'll Never Forget The Concerts Of My Youth

Al DeLuise | Posted 07.03.2013 | Fifty
Al DeLuise

I have been to a few concerts in my life, but for some reason something always went wrong. I once stood on a ledge outside the mezzanine section in Madison Square Garden to watch Bob Seger. I hovered there, my right arm locked around the railing, as I listened to the music and tried very hard not to fall to my death into the crowd below.

Favorite Finds From Folk Alliance 2013: The Americans

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 06.05.2013 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

I'm back with more reviews of material I picked up or heard about at the Folk Alliance International meeting. This time, I'm writing about Americans, so let's start with some real Americana, and one of the hottest bands in folk music, Spuyten Duyvil.

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.

Wrecking Ball: Springsteen's Populist Vision of America

Russell C. Smith | Posted 07.01.2012 | Home
Russell C. Smith

Shuttered businesses and jobs shipped overseas are a cold reality for the people inhabiting Wrecking Ball.

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)": 10 Xmas Songs That Retain Their Heat

David Wild | Posted 02.14.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's a list of ten Christmas songs that never get old for me even during this holiday season when it can be difficult to hear anything but seasonal classics.

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.

On the Culture Front: Cut Copy Premieres New Song and The Pogues Bid Farewell to New York

Chris Kompanek | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Chris Kompanek

The Pogues bid farewell to New York on St. Patrick's Day (though sadly didn't play "Fairytale of New York") with a rousing sold out show at Terminal 5.

Just Like Jesse James: A Little Playlist for A Big Schmuck

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

I interviewed Sandra Bullock once, and she seemed lovely in every way. I've never met Jesse James, but he increasingly seems like one big schmuck in the worst possible way.