Music tip sheet: Foals, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats, Amyl and the Sniffers, and St. Patrick's Day

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      St. Paddy's Day Pogues tribute night

      (March 16 at the WISE Hall)

      If there’s one day of the year when you’re meant to shotgun five cans of Guinness and then slur the lines “So drunk to hell I left the place/Sometimes crawling, sometimes walking,” this is it.



      (March 18 at the Orpheum)

      In a 2008 interview with the Straight, singer Yannis Philippakis of U.K. favourites Foals admitted that he found the idea of being unknown in the States refreshing. A decade later, those days are officially over. We’re sorry if you missed them then.


      Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats

      (March 19 at the Commodore)

      No one’s idea of a straight-edge overachiever? You’re guaranteed to have plenty of company with the super-fuzzed stoner-metal quartet from the U.K.


      Amyl and the Sniffers

      (March 19 at the Fox)

      Hang on to your fucking hats, as female-fronted punk revivalists Amyl and the Sniffers show there’s more to Australia than Tame Impala. Sample quote from the band’s YouTube video for “Cup of Destiny”: “A group of mates trying to get somewhere stuck taking care of the one super hyper chick.”