Jamie Clarke’s Perfect: Hell Hath No Fury

It’s been a few years since we’ve heard anything new from former Pogue Jamie Clarke (guitar on the much underrated Pogue Mahone). Hell Hath No Fury follows in the Folk-a-billy direction of 2011’s Beat Boys – part Pogues, part Rock-a-billy, party outlaw country in a spaghetti western kind of way. The cover of La Bamba is a must hear. A real solid album.

https://jamie-clarkes-perfect.jimdo.com/

The Peelers: Palace of the Fiend

In 2004 The Peelers album Liquordale was Shite’n’Onions album of the year – always a good launching point for fame and fortune in the Celtic-punk genre. Then……… nothing………nothing for 13 years!!! Now we have have the follow-up, ‘Palace of the Fiend’. Thirteen tracks in all. That’s one for for every year since Liquordale.

So where have the Peelers been? New York, The Bronx and Afghanistan. San Diego, Harlem, Dublin and on to the Spanish Coast. Down south, up north. From St. Johns to Boston and back to Ballingarry.

What have they being doing? Fighting at Vinegar Hill and with General Meagher, pub crawling to Baltimore. Brawling with the Westies and hanging St. Michael. Sailing with St. Brendan. Drinking Guinness, snorting…., getting clean and sober, falling again. Fighting the Devil, fighting the final round, finding redemption.

And is ‘Palace of the Fiend’ any good? Fuck yeah. Double fuck yeah. This is Celtic-punk at it’s very, very best, fast, powerful, raw, the poetry of those who have really lived – part Pogues, part Mahones and part Behan. I know it’s only May but I’m prepared to call ‘Palace of the Fiend’ album of the year for 2017. See yah in 2030 lads.

https://www.the-peelers.com/

https://www.facebook.com/ThePeelersFC/

Podcast #104

It’s been a while since the last podcast so it’s time for another.

 

Playlist:

The Real McKenzies – Fxxk The Real McKenzies – Two Devils Will Talk

Jamie Clarke’s Perfect – Back From Hell – Hell Hath No Fury

The Ceili Family – Band of Bowsies – Ministry of Silly Folk

BibleCodeSundays –  Lash in the USA

The Peelers – Bastard of the Bunch – Place of a Fiend

The Peelers – The Dark Path – Place of a Fiend

The Rumjacks – Paddy Goes to Babylon EP

The Real McKenzies – Scots Wha Ha’e- Two Devils Will Talk

The Peelers – Beggars, Rats & Boozers – Place of a Fiend

Nick Burbridge – Song of an Outcast – Resolved

The Killigans – From The Underground – Raise your Pints 2

Mickey Rickshaw – Nonprofit Warfare – Raise your Pints 2

Nick Burbridge and Tim Cotterell: Resolved

Resolved is the second outing of the partnership between McDermott’s Two Hours signer, songwriter (as well as novelist, poet, playwright and general smart guy) Nick Burbridge and fiddler, multi-instrumentalist and producer Tim Cotterell
(also of Scot’s Celtic-rockers The Electrics). Like the duo’s first outing, Gathered, Resolved is not an immediate collection of music in anyway but worth (well worth) the investment. Beautiful poetic lyrics of ordinary lives livedm, overlaid with sparse and haunting Celtic melodies in a Dylan meets Planxty style. The main songs on the album are inter-spaced with Tankas – short poems in Japanese style (had to look that up!). Check out a couple of samples from Resolved below and give’em a few listens.

And for good measure here is Nick with The Levellers

and Ferocious Dog

http://www.burbridgearts.org/

https://www.facebook.com/burbridgearts/

The Mahones headline the Guinness Irish Festival in Switzerland

The Mahones are again headlining the Guinness Irish Festival in Switzerland this August.

In the meantime the band are touring Canada.

May-06 – Rickshaw Theatre – Vancouver, BC
May-08 – The Showroom – Duncan, BC
May-10 – Wild Bills – Banff, AB
May-11 – Distortion – Calgary, AB
May-12 – The Athabasca – Jasper, AB
May-13 – Starlite Room – Edmonton AB
May-16 – The Drake – Canmore, AB
May-17 – The Slice – Lethbridge, AB
May-18 – The Capitol, Saskatoon, SK
May-19 – Bobby’s Place – Regina, SK
May-20 – Bobby’s Place – Moosejaw, SK *More summer European, Canadian

https://www.facebook.com/TheMahones/
https://www.facebook.com/GuinnessIrishFestival/

The Ceili Family: Ministry of Silly Folk

I somehow missed reviewing the Ceili Family’s latest last year when Ministry of Silly Folk was originally release – sorry ‘bout that lads – still passage of time is not a good excuse to not review the album now. Ceili Family are from Germany and Ministry of Silly Folk (Fawlty Towers fans here me thinks) is the bands 3rd (I think) full-length release. Now like all good German bands the Ceili Family have a enduring love for the Pogues – the Pogues at their Irish dance hall band best – speedy, spunky, accordion lead, Celtic-folk-punk with infectious melodies and pints of poteen to beat the band. Check out “Throw You Diary” and “Band of Bowsies” and if these don’t get you moving your most likely dead.

http://www.ceilifamily.de/

BibleCodeSundays: Rare US dates

London legends play two rare US dates this month.

May 25th – O’Brien’s Pub, 3 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA

May 28th – Connolly’s, 121 W 45th St, New York, NY

Now the 25th is a Thursday and the 29th a Sunday so it may be safe to assume some in-between dates as well.

https://www.facebook.com/BibleCodeSundays/

Best of 2016: Podcast

#1 The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

Les Darcy

Kathleen

#2 The Go Set: Rolling Sound

Bones

Rolling Sound

#3 The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

Sword of Light

Whiskey Outlaws

#4 The Gobshites: The Whistle Before the Snap

Shane’s Dentist

Somebody Put Something

#5 Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

Tunnel of Love

Sisters of Murphy: Working Stiffs Unite

Jack Haggerty

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Besoin d’air

Bunch of Bastards: My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

Sing with us Bastards

Mischief Brew: Bacchanal’n’Philadelphia

Every Town Will Celebrate

The Mahones – The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk

Give It All Ya Got (2016)

The Winter Codes: Too Cool To Dance EP

Friend in Tullamore

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

Riot in the Rondout

The Muckers: The Muckers

Eddie Conners

The Best of 2016

A little late but worth the wait…..and remember it’s not late till March 18th.

The Top Five:

#1 The Rumjacks: Sleepin’ Rough

#2 The Go Set: Rolling Sound

#3 The Langer’s Ball: Whiskey Outlaws

#4 The Gobshites: The Whistle Before the Snap

#5 Sir Reg: Modern Day Disgrace

The Best of the Rest (in no particular order):

Cranky George: Fat Lot of Good

Sisters of Murphy: Working Stiffs Unite

Bunch of Bastards: My Drinkin’ Ain’t Done

Bodh’aktan: Bodh’aktan

Mischief Brew: Bacchanal’n’Philadelphia

Special Shout Out to:

The Mahones – The Very Best: 25 Years of Irish Punk

The Winter Codes: Too Cool To Dance EP

New Kids on the Block:

Alternative Ulster: Rebellion

The Muckers: The Muckers

Kier Byrnes & Friends: Blarney – A Compilation of Celtic Music

Just in time for Paddy’s days comes Kier Byrnes & Friends with their take on some of your favorite traditional drinking and fighting tunes. Most of you will know Kier from his long-running Boston based alt-country band Three Day Threshold (check out Pub with no Beer on Shite’n’Onions Vol. 2). Blarney sees Kier hang up the stetson in favor of a fisherman’s cap in the very best Liam Clancy tradition to give us something best described as Alt-Celtic-America.

https://www.facebook.com/threedaythreshold/
https://threedaythreshold.bandcamp.com/