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David Simon At Work On Pogues Musical

David Simon is the co-creator of The Wire and arguably the greatest cantankerous genius ever to work in the medium of television, and he’s also a vocal and longtime Pogues fan. He used a bunch of Pogues songs on The Wire — including “The Body Of An American” during one of my favorite scenes i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 26, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Watch Iron & Wine, Calexico, Kathleen Edwards & Glen Hansard Cover “Fairytale Of New York” On Fallon

Fairytale Of New York,” the 1987 duet from the Pogues and Kirsty MacColl, is the best Christmas song ever recorded, and I will not hear any arguments to the contrary. Last night, a roots-music all-star crew got together on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon to cover the song. Iron And Wine’s Sam Beam sang the… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 12, 2013 - 10:27 am

R.I.P. Phil Chevron

Phil Chevron of the Irish drunk/punk band the Pogues died today after enduring a long battle with cancer. He was 56 years old. Chevron was originally invited to join the Pogues as a fill-in banjo player following the release of their debut album Red Roses For Me in 1984, but he ended up playing with… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / October 8, 2013 - 1:10 pm

The 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs

Whether you experience Christmas as a spiritual curative or a wretched crucible likely depends upon your capacity to enjoy the Yuletide season’s truly disassociate spirit of insanity. Most of us may consider ourselves largely inured at this point to the curiously redundant recurring color schemes, the unnaturally oppressive nighttime lighting and deeply strange rituals, the… More »

By: Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy / December 21, 2012 - 3:55 pm

DāM-FunK Covers Human League For Dr. Martens’ 50th

Dr. Martens are celebrating their 50th anniversary with a digital ad campaign designed to remind you that rock stars wear Dr. Martens. This didn’t work so well last time around. But this time they’re doing something that directly involves musicians by having 10 (or 9, really) young bands do ten covers of nu-classics. Each cover… More »

By: jessica / April 2, 2010 - 5:07 pm

Shane MacGowan, Johnny Depp, Nick Cave, Chrissie Hynde & Friends – “I Put A Spell On You” (For Haiti)

Here’s the promised “alternative” to the various Haiti relief charity singles released since that country was torn asunder. Even though the front page news has shifted on to how the womens’ skiing team are actually jealous about the amount of media exposure each other are getting, or whatever, Haiti remains pretty asunder. The opening shot… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 26, 2010 - 9:50 am

Shane MacGowan, Nick Cave, Johnny Depp & Friends Record Haiti Single

Like I said the other day, in times like these we judge not the artists who are joining to make whatever difference they can in reconstructing Haiti via their art, we just celebrate that it’s happening. But Susan Boyle, Miley Cyrus, & James Blunt this is not: The Pogues’ Shane MacGowan and his good bud… More »

By: Amrit Singh / February 4, 2010 - 9:29 am

The BBC Puts The “Slut” And “Faggot” Back In Christmas

The Pogues are great. No doubt about that. We’ve been hitting you with all sorts of indie Xmas MP3s, but haven’t yet posted “Fairytale Of New York,” one of the best non-trad holidays songs ever. Well, the tight asses at the BBC finally gave us an excuse to bring you Shane MacGowan and Kirsty MacColl’… More »

By: Stereogum / December 18, 2007 - 4:11 pm

Pete Doherty + Tribute To Disney Tunes = Babys In Shambles

Those in London next Sunday with no plans and a love for Jarvis Cocker and/or the The Jungle Book soundtrack are best advised to buy tix for “Forest Of No Return: Hal Willner presents the Vintage Disney Songbook,” a one-night only concert at South Bank’s Royal Festival Hall dedicated to celebrating moments in Disney music. More »

By: Stereogum / June 8, 2007 - 5:47 pm

The Smoking Pogue

The Guardian, which you might have heard hates Q, has given Shane MacGowan a blog. And he’s taken the opportunity to FU Scotland’s smoking ban:I can’t believe how severely the smoking ban is enforced up here in Scotland, where I’ve been playing a gig with The Pogues – and recovering from posing naked with Pete… More »

By: Stereogum / December 15, 2006 - 1:51 pm