Pogues Guitarist Diagnosed With Terminal Cancer

Philip Chevron, guitarist for Celtic punk legends The Pogues, has been diagnosed with an inoperable form of cancer. As The Guardian reports, the 55-year-old guitarist had previously recovered from cancer of the head and the neck after a struggle of more than five years after first being diagnosed in 2007. But doctors...

The Pogues

Tonight one thing is clearly apparent; there’s an omnipresent vibe of merriment and punters intent on having a jig and a good time. The Pogues inspire and incite a kind of party atmosphere and wild abandonment from their loyal fans and tonight is no exception. For those not fortunate enough...

West Coast Blues N Roots Festival

This year’s crowd was a clear reflection of the yesteryear lineup that headlined The West Coast Blues N Roots Festival; the majority of whom were born before the eighties, which gave the festival a casual and relaxed vibe, and a showcase of dance moves that haven’t been witnessed in years....

The Pogues

Originally formed in 1982 and with their name being the Anglo translation of ‘up your arse’ in Gaelic, The Pogues has always been clear in their aim to confront, shake and stir the world around them. The Pogues were musically groundbreaking in many ways musically. They were one of the...

Cold Chisel To Headline Bluesfest 2012

Cold Chisel might not exactly be the first band that comes to mind when you think Bluesfest, the iconic festival that hosted the likes of BB King and Bob Dylan last year. But that hasn’t stopped organisers from booking the band to not only perform but headline the event. The...

Bluesfest 2012 Lineup Announced

Following on from a huge lineup last year including Bob Dylan, Elvis Costello, ZZ Top, Grace Jones and more the promoters of the Byron Bay Bluesfest this year promised to deliver an equally impressive list of acts saying the the lineup will consist of “some big superstars, some of which...

The Pogues Announce Australian Tour

The Pogues have been an indelible high watermark on the fickle tide of popular music for the last 30 years. Lead by the charismatic Shane MacGowan, The Pogues command an army of die-hard fans the world over, captivated by the power and conviction of one of the last true punk rock...