We'll leave the debates over why the Irish are such champions of the written word -- Is it the island's strong oral traditions surrounding the seanchai, or storyteller? The rich vein of Celtic folklore? The really awesome beer? -- to folks who are much smarter and more sober. The Irish count four No ... More >>
I know it's bad form, but sometimes I still want to eat as much junk food as possible as quickly as possible. Last night, for example, while in line at the grocery store, I wanted to grab as many Kit Kats and Twizzlers as I could carry and shovel them into my face hole on the drive home. In the s ... More >>
Dad Rock is a new column in which Ryan Foley will attempt to look at pop music and pop culture from the precipice of middle age. If he ultimately leaps, it's because tiny hands ruined his Galaxie 500 vinyl. Accusations that he's raising five insufferable hipster children can be sent to mofrackie@gma ... More >>
Having heard the news that Lou Reed reportedly refused to let Susan Boyle perform "Perfect Day" on America's Got Talent last week (resulting in her apparently fleeing the country in floods of tears; Reed says legal issues were to blame), we couldn't help but start thinking about the variety of so ... More >>
Joseph SchellThe Pogues The WarfieldOctober 13, 2009Better Than: Finding a four leaf clover ... and then sobering up and realizing it's just a three leaf clover.There were two kinds of Pogues fans last night at The Warfield: the fans that wound up at the center of the dance floor, and everyone el ... More >>
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The godfather of hip hop graces S.F. with his presence, as do some Filthy Thieving Bastards
There are some benefits of big-city gentrification. Jesse Malin's brilliant new record is one of them.
Documentarian Sarah Share delivers the man, the music, the myth: MacGowan
The regulars love to subvert the contest. It's yet another twist to the city's toughest pub trivia night.
The Starvations; Blind Boys of Alabama; Dum Dum Project
Flogging Molly, Los Mex Pistols del Norte, Reid Paley
Joe Strummer, Texas Terri, Autumns, Uz Jsme Doma, and Camera Obscura
Hitting the sauce with Shane MacGowan and the Popes