The Pogues

  • Calendar

    August 7, 2014

    The Hotspot

    Federal Bar

  • Calendar

    October 10, 2013

    Gogol Bordello

    Fox Theater

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Top Five Long Beach Dive Bars

    When it comes to dive bars, Long Beach has some of the best in Southern California.  An area stuck between Orange County and Los Angeles, Long Beach is truly its own city, belonging to no one.  An iconoclast.  A haven for cheap beer and wild stories.  And after spending many hour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 9, 2010

    Gama Bomb Talk Thrash Fashion, 
George Fucking Orwell, and a Comic Book-Inspired Concept Record

    Earache Records​Gama Bomb is hell-bent on having fun. The band from Newry, Ireland, happily bangs out frenetic '80s-style thrash while tapping into their geeky side without a care. The pop culture worship of "We Respect You" off Tales from the Grave (available as a free download at  Earache R ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2010

    Local Theater News and Notes: Bee There

    ​Normally, this uber-cool publication wouldn't touch anything as apparently middle-of-the-road as the 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Any musical that the New York Times would call "lovably inconsequential and entirely loveable," is obviously not close enough to hip to dirty our paws upon. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2009

    Weepy Rainy Day Playlist

    ​I understand it doesn't rain much in Southern California. That's a good thing. These gloomy skies make me want to curl up on the sofa with strong drink and do nothing but listen to sad, sad songs--timeless ones that equate rain with sorrow. Here are my faves. Enjoy. With cocktails. And no one aro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 23, 2009

    Rob Zombie Coming to the Grove of Anaheim; Nekromantix Hallowen Show at Fox Scrapped

    ​Rob Zombie, who built his career on songs like "Living Dead Girl" and directed the last two Halloween movies, is playing the Grove of Anaheim on the day after Halloween (November 1, for the non-calendar inclined). That's a pretty big coup, akin to getting the Pogues to play on St. Patrick's Day. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    The Eternal Spic-Mick Connection

    In honor of the wearing of the green, one of my all-time favorite ¡Ask a Mexican! back-and-forths, one so scandalous it got a man suspended from work:Dear Mexican: Why do spics and micks get along so well? Is it because both races are drunk, fornicating, degenerate Catholics?Don MulletinoDear Mick: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 25, 2008

    Musical Advent Calendar: The Pogues & Kirsty MacColl, 'Fairytale of New York'

    As if there were any other way to end this thingie--the best Christmas song of all time, courtesy of iconic Irish folk punks the Pogues and the late, great Kirsty MacColl. Perhaps the only Christmas song to use the word "faggot," and in an oddly inoffensive way. "I could have been someone," "Well, s ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 1, 2008

    Gringo Holidays

    Irish I Were Mexican with the Gobshites

  • Blogs

    December 24, 2007

    10 Songs About Christmas

    Jeff Shaw at our sister paper City Pages goes off the beaten sleigh path to bring his readership 10 songs for the season. Ever generous, Jeff's allowed us to share 'em with you: 10 and 9: Two from Tom Lehrer My uncle would never forgive me if I didn't mention Tom Lehrer's scathing, brilliant "Chri ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2007

    Silent Night-please

    An agnostic sifts through tons of bad holiday music to find a few aural Xmas treats

  • Calendar

    December 6, 2007

    Rocky Roads

    The Young Dubliners

  • Music

    February 1, 2007


    Rhino Records

  • Music

    October 26, 2006

    Full House

    Dennis Argenzia, director of marketing, the Grove of Anaheim

  • Music

    October 12, 2006

    One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer

    The Pogues bring every beloved cliche to life

  • Columns

    September 7, 2006

    Commie Girl

    Freedom Costs a Buck-O-Five: Ladies and gentlemen, your Labor Day weekend!

  • Columns

    July 13, 2006

    Diary of a Mad County

    July 5 - July 11

  • Music

    November 10, 2005
  • Music

    October 27, 2005
  • Columns

    October 13, 2005
  • Music

    April 28, 2005
  • Music

    March 17, 2005

    Tears of Rage

    It doesnt get any more Irish than Flogging Molly

  • Music

    February 10, 2005

    Back to Life

    Steve Earle kicks ass for an almost-dead guy

  • Music

    January 20, 2005
  • Music

    December 23, 2004

    OC Weekly Staff Mixtape Picks

    Happy holidays, from some of the joyless jerks who bring you this music section:

  • Music

    December 16, 2004
  • Music

    April 24, 2003
  • Columns

    January 9, 2003
  • Music

    December 26, 2002
  • Music

    March 14, 2002
  • Music

    October 11, 2001
  • Music

    August 23, 2001

    Always Autumn, Never Halloween

    The Starvations scare the hell out of themselves

  • Music

    May 10, 2001
  • Music

    January 25, 2001

    Whip It Good

    Flogging Mollys raucous Irish rawk

  • Music

    January 4, 2001


    Great gigs of '00

  • Music

    February 17, 2000
  • Music

    December 23, 1999

    The 90s Didnt Suck

    Survey says: Many, many great discs produced in past decade!