Ryan Foley

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  • 6 years ago | Local Wire

    Shane MacGowan once said The Pogues were his way of overcoming guilt for not laying down his life for Ireland with the IRA. He was probably shit-faced at the time. Despite their punk leanings, the sodden violence that often accompanies gigs, and M...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Call it an amendment to Godwin's Law: As reviews of Vampire Weekend's self-titled disc accumulate, the probability they'll mention Paul Simon's Graceland approaches 100 percent. It's a lazy game of connect the dots, really. Graceland traces an MOR...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    Some Native Americans believe peyote puts them in touch with divine powers. "The white man goes into his church and talks about Jesus," says Quanah Parker, founder of the Native American Church Movement. "The Indian goes into his tipi and talks wi...

  • 7 years ago | Local Wire

    Despite An Abstract Love Story's playfully ribald themes, orgasmic vocal snippets, and big-person talk of wine and toking cabbage, one just can't shake a rather juvenile image: that indecisive protagonist from childhood cartoons, the voices of hea...

  • 7 years ago | Music News

    In the opening to his 875-page treatise on Irish nationalism, The Green Flag, Robert Kee attempts to decode the DNA of that island's people, sketching an ancestral tree that includes everyone from the Firbolg and the Normans to the Gaels and Prote...

  • 8 years ago | Music News

    Operatic crossover Sarah Brightman, speaking on The Early Show about her new album, Symphony, said: "It's got a little bit of dark and light in it. It's quite gothy and rocky. On the other hand, it's quite operatic as well." The soprano left out t...

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