Brixton Academy, London
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Sunday 24 January 2010
Wednesday 06 January 2010
Pogues singer Shane MacGowan has revealed he stays awake for a week at a time.
Saturday 12 December 2009
Sunday 29 November 2009
Friday 27 November 2009
Neighbours of a planned housing development reacted angrily to a joke by developers that they would call the estate a rude name after objections to the proposals.
Sunday 25 October 2009
An exuberant, good-timey return by the Galway accordion virtuoso.
Sunday 21 June 2009
Length-and-line, blokeish, Irish pop-rock, with a whiff of Muswell Hill in Mundy's use of language and melody.
Wednesday 11 March 2009
Any fear – or, indeed, hope – that the credit crunch might bring a more restrained air to the Cheltenham betting ring was eliminated in spectacular fashion here yesterday when Forpadydeplasterer won the Irish Independent Arkle Chase and his owners proceeded to turn Prestbury Park into Roker Park.
Monday 16 February 2009
Andy Warhol would have loved Pam Hogg. Resplendent in fringed ivory wool bolero jacket, zip-fronted black Spandex top with gleaming gold lightning stripes, and skin-tight optic-print leggings, all topped off with her trademark candyfloss pink curls, she herself is clearly among her greatest creations. With her opalescent green eyes, preternaturally pale powdered skin and full mouth painted a violent red there is more than a little of the living doll about her. Not that this should be misread as sugar-sweet: Hogg's throaty Glaswegian delivery and raucous explosions of laughter – not to mention a crucifix tattooed from wrist-bone to knuckles on her left hand – give the lie to that.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
Sunday 07 December 2008
'Dark End of the Street' is a six-track EP of cover versions which didn't fit on to this year's 'Jukebox', recorded in Cat Power's trademark lugubrious style.
Monday 18 August 2008
With his huge bushy beard, trademark gravelly voice and a gift for stripping a song down to its soul, Ronnie Drew was one of Ireland's musical heroes. He was a founder member of the folk group the Dubliners, whose charismatic stage presence and penchant for raw, bar-room ballads and roaring chorus songs helped them achieve unprecendented international success over four decades. Drew was the group's incorrigible front man and he came to define the archetypal image of the raffish, hard-drinking, carousing Irishman of popular myth.
Sunday 17 August 2008
Sunday 17 August 2008
Ronnie Drew, a founding member of the Irish folk group The Dubliners, died yesterday after a long battle with cancer. He was 73.
Friday 25 January 2008
Daniele Watts: Django Unchained actress detained by Los Angeles police after being mistaken for a prostitute
Scottish independence referendum: A nation divided against itself
The political class is doing what Hitler couldn’t – destroying Britain
Scottish independence: Nationalist leader Jim Sillars threatens pro-union companies with 'day of reckoning' after independence
Portuguese academic says British are 'filthy, violent and drunk'
Scottish independence: David Cameron is becoming the 'George Bush of Britain'
- 2 Scottish independence: Learn from Quebec's mistakes and beware of promises. Vote Yes.
- 3 'Necrophilia-obsessed' girl among double murder accused in three-way sex case
- 4 A bottle of wine a day is not bad for you and abstaining is worse than drinking, scientist claims