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Getting Celtic on the coast

Ask Randy Labbe what Celtic music sounds like and you're likely to get a fair amount of hemming and hawing.
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By SAM PFEIFLE  |  July 22, 2011
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Photos: Pogues at House of Blues

The Pogues perform live at the House of Blues on March 12, 2011.
Pogues | House of Blues | March 12, 2011
By STEPHANIE ROSE  |  March 18, 2011
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50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  January 28, 2011

Wrote a song for everyone

Political experts know the most important factor in a successful race for governor is the campaign song.
Name that tune
By AL DIAMON  |  May 07, 2010
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Photos + Review: Pretenders, Cat Power at Pavilion

The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
The Pretenders + Cat Power + Juliette Lewis | August 12, 2009 at Bank of America Pavilion
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 14, 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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Open House

I put on the obligatory hard hat and walk through the doors of what used to be Avalon on Lansdowne Street, across from Fenway Park. To the layman — me — it's all dust, noise, metal, and mess.
After more than a year of construction and relative quiet, the Lansdowne Street music scene is about to be reborn
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  February 04, 2009
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On with the shows . . .

If freezing your ass off builds character, music fans should prepare to develop way too much character over the next few months.
Winter 2009's got plenty in store
By MICHAEL BRODEUR AND CHRIS FARAONE  |  December 30, 2008
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Feel the music

I personally find it comforting that the current number-one single in the country has a chorus that goes "I'll gas up the jet for you tonight, and baby we can go wherever you like."
We may be the last generation to give tangible tunes for Christmas
By DANIEL BROCKMAN  |  December 08, 2008
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Fast-breaking music

WFNX has always been a maverick radio station.
You heard it here first
By TED DROZDOWSKI  |  December 01, 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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Celtic tigers

At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2008
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The Wire: And All the Pieces that Matter

The Wire is over, but the five-season drama lives on in the unforgettable characters and in this simmering HBO collection.
Nonesuch
By CLEA SIMON  |  March 12, 2008
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Listen up

It’s the first year a long time where I truly felt like I didn’t listen to enough music.
Providence national pop + jazz picks: 2007 in review
By JIM MACNIE  |  December 18, 2007
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Double visionary

Joe Strummer was the embodiment of punk, up till his final day, December 22, 2002.
The two sides of Joe Strummer
By MATT ASHARE  |  November 06, 2007
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Britt pop

It’s like the Anti–Wall of Sound.
The spare magic of Spoon
By WILL SPITZ  |  October 09, 2007


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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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Boston music news: July 20, 2007

“I am not a lame performer,” declares singer/songwriter/pianist Jennifer Greer.
Notes on Jennifer Greer, the Dropkick Murphys, and O'Brien's Pub
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  July 18, 2007
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The rites of Robby

“At first he was a douchebag,” says Roadsteamer (a/k/a Rob Potylo) of the character he created.
Roadsteamer’s new message of unity
By MIKE MILIARD  |  July 09, 2007
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Trouble at the top

The back of our limo has one of those yellow ribbon decals that say “Support Our Troops” — just above the “Impeach Bush” sticker.
The Walter Reed fiasco is a national disgrace
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 14, 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


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Bad-news bearers

There are echoes all across Gala Mill (ATP), the new album by the Australian band the Drones. The Drones, "I Don't Ever Want to Change" (mp3)
The Drones’ fatal shore
By CHARLES TAYLOR  |  January 09, 2007

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 15


The Pogues | Axis | July 2, 1986
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

The 20 greatest concerts in Boston history: 16


Bob Dylan’s Rolling Thunder Revue | Harvard Square Theatre | November 20, 1975
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 14


Lou Barlow + Elliott Smith | Green Street Grill | October 4, 1998
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006
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Boston music news: August 11, 2006

Greg “Skeggy” Kendall is best known in town for his music, both playing it and promoting it. Bullseye, "Duck Taped Shut" (mp3) Aberdeen City, "God Is Going to Get Sick of Me" (mp3)
Notes on Bullseye and Aberdeen City
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  August 08, 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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