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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…   Read Story »
"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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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.…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »
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…   Read Story »