Sunday, March 12, 2006

The Pogues at 9:30 Club

The Pogues reunited with Shane Macgowan last year, and we saw them perform in DC Friday night. They were really good- starting a bit slow, but I guess once Shane hit his groove (along with what looked like a bottle of blush wine), they were great. The band walked out to The Clash's "Straight to Hell" -that was pretty cool. They played many of their hits like "Streams of Whiskey", "The Old Main Drag", "Dirty Old Town", "Fiesta", and "Fairytale of New York" (with fake snow and Shane dancing with the female singer). Shane carried himself like an 80 year old man who was drunk. Hard living!
The opener, William Whitmore, was a Tom Waits wannabe, with songs only about death- he got boring really fast. Also annoying was he kept saying he was from Lee County, Iowa- how contrived is that? Just another way of saying he's from Des Moines or something. You won't hear me say I'm from Baltimore County, Maryland. Lame-o.

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