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Playing Trial & Error by the Bonfire

Jesse Pilgrim and the Bonfire do a couple things pretty well on their debut record, Trial & Error , that are hard to do well: create an album with a sense of place, and create an album with something to say.
Pilgrim's progress
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 01, 2011
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The Big Hurt: Lambert works it, 50 blows it, Moz ends it

ADAM LAMBERT 's spicy AMA performance continues to dominate entertainment headlines, weeks after it first scandalized the nation — but why does America care what a man does with another man in the secluded privacy of the American Music Awards?
The Big Hurt: Music news in brief
By DAVID THORPE  |  December 11, 2009
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The Irish rovers

"The Pogues and Boston go together in ways that belong in the realm of the unexplainable."
The Pogues return to their other 'old main drag'
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 17, 2009
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Primordial stages

Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
Boston's open mics: Launch pads or crash sites?
By MATT PARISH  |  November 24, 2008

Rat

With or without its fabled special ingredient, Ireland’s most distinctive pint is in good health.
Guinness brewmaster says Shane MacGowan, Dropkick Murphys grossly mistaken
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 27, 2008
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The best of times

On Boston Harbor’s Long Island, two miles out in Quincy Bay, the Curley Building stands hulking and decrepit.
More than a decade into their career, Dropkick Murphys accept success — and pay tribute to the people and the city who helped them earn it
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 07, 2007


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In the moment

The Pogues live in the moment, and last Thursday that moment lasted two hours at Avalon.
The Pogues, Avalon, March 8, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2007

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 15


The Pogues | Axis | July 2, 1986
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006
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Folk re-revival

The laugh that opens Bruce Springsteen’s We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions is the first clue that what’s about to follow might actually be fun.
Springsteen rediscovers faith and fun in Seeger
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  May 24, 2006
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Rats!

With or without its fabled special ingredient, Ireland’s most distinctive pint is in good health. 
Guinness brewmaster says Shane MacGowan, Dropkick Murphys grossly mistaken
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 27, 2006
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Irrish guys are smiling

I’d searched for Shane MacGowan all afternoon.
Paddying with the Pogues and Dropkick Murphys
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 20, 2006


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Set ’em up, knock ’em back

History’s greatest drinkers, music’s greatest drinking songs, and a wobbly time line of booze in Boston.
15 people who could (or can) drink more than you
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 17, 2006
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30 songs to spill beer on your iPod to

No song captures the quiet desperation of a hard-drinking, hardscrabble nowhere town better than this one.
The greatest drinking songs of all time
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 16, 2006
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Regaining Shane

It was 1985 and it was time for a new kind of kick. I did not expect to find it with guys playing tin whistle, banjo, and accordion, and a guy who used to sing for the B-level punk band, the Nips ( nés Nipple Erectors) — that would be the dentally chall
The return of the MacGowan Pogues
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 07, 2006

Regaining Shane - side


 
By  |  March 06, 2006