Fresh off the airwaves with our very own Chris Kornelis, Scott McCaughey (Young Fresh Fellows, R.E.M., Minus 5) will be back in town Friday for an Irish-themed bash with some old friends including Kurt Bloch (Fastbacks, Young Fresh Fellows) and John Ramberg of The Less Than Equals, members of the Decemberists (I'm thinking that includes folks from this motley crew), and the Whyos. It's called the Kiss My Royal Irish Ass tour and includes just two other dates--one in Centralia, one in Portland--to commemorate the St. Paddy's Day weekend. This is bound to be one brewhaha indeed--a beer and whiskey fueled set of Pogues covers, Irish drinking songs, and sea shanties. Fremont won't know what hit it. Details here.