The Pogues

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    November 3, 2014

    6 Best Concerts in Phoenix This Week

    Another month is on us. The Arizona State Fair has wrapped up, capping off an extremely good concert series with an epic old-school hip-hop show. Gone are the marquee names the state fair brought in October, but November ain't looking bad, either. Check out our picks below for this week, and browse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2014

    Iceage Offers One Way To Keep Interviews Interesting -- Make Stuff Up

    It's mid-afternoon on Friday, October 24 when an unidentified member of the Danish underground post-punk/hardcore buzz-band Iceage finally answers the group's mobile phone. "Oh! You want to talk to my friend Elias, don't you?," he cheerfully says, referring to Elias Bender Ronnenfelt, Iceage's 22- ... More >>

  • Culture

    October 23, 2014
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    September 18, 2014

    Sixteen Stupid Hats Musicians Love Wearing

    Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic, and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2012

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Weekend

    Curious about what's going on around town this weekend? Need some suggestions where to rock, dance, or krump in the Valley of the Sun? Don't fret: These are our Five Shows to See This Weekend.

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2012

    Bettye LaVette on the Death (and Possible Rebirth) of Detroit

    When Bettye LaVette swears, she swears. The Detroit songstress sounds passionate when she talks (and occasionally tosses out a little blue language), but she punctuates each burst with a wonderful laugh, one that somehow conveys the power in her voice as much as her songs. She's been busy exercisin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2011

    Bah, Humbug: Eight Un-Christmas Songs

    No one loves Christmas more than Juggalos.​ Maybe I'm still bummed that Santa won't pay my bills or leave fancy camera equipment under my tree, but Christmas is lame. The holiday makes people mean and greedy -- it must have something to do with all that obnoxious music and eggnog, which is on ... More >>

  • Music

    November 3, 2011
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    October 28, 2011

    Christopher Danowski, What Are You Listening To?

    Christopher Danowski​Christopher Danowski Danowski is the co-conspirator of Theater in My Basement, which is working on a new series of performance/video/installations on the nine muses and planning for the next Teatro Caliente festival in January 2011.When you put your key in the ignition and tur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 22, 2011

    Top Authentic Celtic Punk Bands

    And don't let the talent and success of the Yanks fool you, some of the best Celtic punk outfits of the past and present still have their roots on the other side of the Atlantic. Here is a list of the top five groups that actually have members from the Emerald Isle (or at least close by).

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2011

    This Week in Music History: June 13 through 19

    Wikimedia CommonsWeezer singer Rivers Cuomo: Born 41 years ago today.​Music and musicians have been around for centuries, and every day, new music news breaks. Every Monday, we're going to take a look back at the notable music stories, births, and deaths that took place that week. Here's "This ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Titus Andronicus Thought Time Touring With the Pogues Sucked

    ​Highly hyped New Jersey band Titus Andronicus' tour with the Pogues infuriated Titus' lead singer, Patrick Stickles, according to Paste.The Pogues, who the members of Titus Andronicus consider to be musical heroes, didn't give their opening band the time of day. They never once watched Titus open ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2011

    Flogging Molly at Tempe Beach Park Last Night

    Flogging Molly performs at Tempe Beach Park last night.​Flogging MollyTempe Beach ParkThursday, March 17With all of indie folks invading Austin to schmooze and snap photos at SxSW, the rest of us were left with what's become a Tempe St. Patrick's Day tradition: watching Flogging Molly at Tempe ... More >>

  • Music

    March 17, 2011
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    March 17, 2010

    St. Patrick's Day in Arizona: the Irish, the Mexicans, and the Nativists

    There's something particularly obscene about the fact that state Senator Russell Pearce's bigoted, anti-immigrant legislation SB 1070/HB 2632 will be heard today on the House floor, falling, as the date does, on St. Patrick's Day.Because before nativist hatemongers had Mexican immigrants to kick aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    Concert Review: The Pogues More Than Justify A $60 Ticket Price

    The original lineup of the Pogues, who impressed with aplomb last night at the Marquee Theatre.​"Tell me why people are willing to pay $60 to see an old fucking Irish punk band." This was the mandate that was handed down by music editor Martin Cizmar when I mentioned my desire to review last nigh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    The Pogues in 140 Characters or Less

    Twitpic of last night's Pogues show by ickmusic.​Thanks to the stream-of-consciousness immediacy that is Twitter, its possible to get a glimpse into the thought processes of many an Internet user. Witness the progressions of Pete Icke's opinions in regards over the course of yesterday evening in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2009

    Tonight: Vice Magazine Throws The Desert Bender Party

    ​Let it never be said that there's never anything rad to do in Phoenix, especially since there's an overabundance of awesome events going down this evening. Not only are Shane MacGowan and the Pogues visiting Tempe tonight, but the Monsters of Folk Tour will be hitting the Orpheum and Valient ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 15, 2009
  • Music

    October 15, 2009
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    September 3, 2009

    Locals Only

    Arizona Artists Cover Each Other on the When in AZ Compilation

  • Music

    August 27, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 24, 2008

    A Rundown of Live Music & Club Events Going Down During Christmas

    DJ Ian Frost is scheduled to spin on Christmas night at the Blunt Club in Tempe.The next two days are gonna be a overwhelming whirlwind of presents, family, and plenty of yuletide fun and frolic for many Valley urbanites. But if you get tired of sucking down watered-down egg nog and listening to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2008

    Girl In A Coma Coming to Mesa

    By Martin Cizmar If you like Joan Jett – and judging by every karaoke night I’ve attended in the last year, you do – you might want to check out Girl in a Coma, coming to Hollywood Alley on December 3. Hailing from San Antonio (I’ll do it for you, Phoenix: booooo Tim Duncan sucks!) the all ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 12, 2008
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    February 26, 2008

    Dropkick Murphys hit the Marquee on Monday

    How do the Dropkick Murphys prepare for Saint Patty’s Day? Try two weeks of warm-up shows.

  • Music

    September 6, 2007

    The Liars Handshake

    Pants on fire

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Future Shock: The Hold Steady, Regina Spektor, Saosin, and more

    Get ready to crank your credit cards, PHX folks, ‘cause Future Shock’s back with the latest “just announced” concerts coming to town. This week’s edition is like a rock ‘n’ roll Baskin Robins, beeyotch, with acts representing the many different flavors the genre has to offer, from indi ... More >>

  • Music

    March 22, 2007

    Modest Mouse

    We Were Dead Before the Ship Even Sank

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2006

    Anti-Xmas Rant

    Santa feels your pain... The problem with Xmas, as I see it, is that I'd rather just keep my money and buy myself whatever the fuck I want. But we're not allowed to do that. Even if you're born Jewish, Muslim, agnostic or atheist, your chances of escaping the clutches of this insidious holi ... More >>

  • Music

    November 9, 2006

    Northern Cree & Friends, Vol. 5

    Long Winter Nights
    (Canyon Records)

  • Music

    September 28, 2006

    Hard Luck of the Irish

    Low-down, dirty Shane

  • Music

    August 3, 2006
  • Dining

    March 9, 2006

    Pogue Mahone

    Erin go bar

  • Home Entertainment

    January 19, 2006
  • Music

    January 5, 2006

    Freestyle Fellowship

    Sometimes awesome live bands also make magic in the studio

  • Music

    November 17, 2005

    Clumsy Lovers

    A decade of picking -- and choosing

  • Calendar

    September 29, 2005
  • Dining

    April 7, 2005

    Lust for Laab

    Fresh flavors restore our critic's faith in food

  • Music

    March 31, 2005


    Boat in the Smoke DVD

  • Music

    November 25, 2004
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    December 4, 2003

    They Like It Rough

    And so does our brave writer, who dove headfirst into a never-ending series of fascinating world- music compilations

  • Music

    September 26, 2002

    Flogging Molly

    Boisterous band adds an Irish spring to Edgefest

  • Calendar

    March 21, 2002

    Guinness Record

    Flogging Molly's new album makes for a rocking Irish spring

  • Music

    October 11, 2001

    Clash City Rocker

    Joe Strummer gives his band enough rope, and arrives at a democratically created, internationalist gem

  • Music

    June 21, 2001

    Book 'Em

    Taking a look at some of the best music literature from the past few months

  • Music

    March 29, 2001

    Texas State of Mind

    The South by Southwest music conference might've been a disappointment this year, but there are still plenty of questions left to be answered

  • Music

    December 14, 2000

    Future Shock

    Gumbo gazes into his crystal ball and tells us what to expect in jazz, blues and heritage as we approach 2001

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    March 16, 2000
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    May 16, 1996
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