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The Pogues: House of Blues, Boston

Jim Sullivan, Boston Herald, 21 March 2009

THE POGUES PLAYED a packed House of Blues on Friday night, offering up a rowdy mix of songs both angry and wrenching, vicious and sentimental, with sweet blistering melody lines from the mandolin, cittern, banjo and accordion. It is doubtful anyone left without a smile.

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