James Fearnley (The Pogues): Great Scott, Boston, 9-18-2016

JamesThe small but enthusiastic crowd at Boston’s Great Scott were treated to a great night of music and banter by Pogues legend James Fearnley and friends. With accordion strapped on and in fine voice (despite complaints of a sweaty, smelly hand from holding the accordion), James took us through almost two hours of his post-Pogues material which he described in finest Yorkshire English as either “fast as fuck or slow as shite”. The material was pulled from the 1996 release he did with the Low and Sweet Orchestra and (I’m guessing) new material from the upcoming Cranky George release and despite early on telling us he would not play any Pogues material no matter how hard we stared at him the band ended the night with Drunken Boat (or at least that’s what I remember – corrections welcome). Tonight was a ton of fun and the band (basically a pick-up band for 3 shows – Boston, NYC and the Murphy’s Irish fest) had a tonne of laughs with former Dropkick Murphys Marc Orrell cracking up though out the night – I wish I know who the rest of the band were but introductions only got as far as the bass players first name – George – before taking a detour to a story about James trying to join Boy George’s Culture Club.. Mark Lind of Ducky Boys fame open up with some great acoustic roots rock with a nod to Springsteen.

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The Go Set: US Tour Dates

The Go Set will be with us very soon and a note for anyone going to the Boston gig – it’s actually in Lowell not Boston.The go set

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THE MAHONES announce October UK and European dates:

THE MAHONES announce October UK and European dates:

Oct 14 – Joiners – Southhampton, England
Oct 15 – Queens Hall – Nuneaton, England
Oct 16 – Sound Control – Manchester, England
Oct 17 – Cathouse – Glasgow, Scotland
Oct 18 – Boston Music Rooms – London, England
Oct 20 – Bugerweeshuis – Deventer, Netherlands
Oct 21 – Ex-Haus – Trier, Germany
Oct 22 – MTC – Cologne, Germany
Oct 23 – Musik & Frieden – Berlin, Germany
Oct 25 – Derur Kert – Budapest, Hungary
Oct 26 – Arena – VIenna, Austria
Oct 27 – Dynamo – Zurich, Switzerland
Oct 28 – Raindogs House – Savona, Italy
Oct 29 – Dublin House – San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy
Oct 30 – Swamp Club – Massa, Italy
Oct 31 – Centrale Rock Club – Erba, Italy

More dates to be announced!

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Continental to tour the Continent

 

Just go this across the wire. Rick Barton (founding member of the Dropkick Murphys) takes his very excellent punk’n’roll brothers on a tour of Europe.

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Dates:

08-Sept-16 Germany – Braunschweig, Klaue
09-Sept-16 Germany – Lübeck, Rider’s Cafe
11-Sept-16 Sweden – Helsingborg, RockBåten / MS Harmony
12-Sept-16 Finland – Porvoo, Old Town Public House
13-Sept-16 Finland – Kouvola, Bar Down Town
14-Sept-16 Finland – Helsinki, Bar Loose
15-Sept-16 Finland – Tampere, Klubi
16-Sept-16 Estonia – Tallinn, Kultuurklubi Kelm
17-Sept-16 Latvia – Riga, Nabaklab
19-Sept-16 Poland – Gydina, Klub Ucho
20-Sept-16 Poland – Bielsko-Biała, Rude Boy Club
21-Sept-16 Poland – Wrocław, Stary Klasztor
22-Sept-16 Germany – Berlin, Wild At Heart
23-Sept-16 Germany – Dresden, Groove Station*
24-Sept-16 Czech Republic – Prague, Rock Cafe*
26-Sept-16 Germany – Koblenz, Irish Pub
27-Sept-16 Germany – Stuttgart, Keller Klub
28-Sept-16 France – Dijon, Deep Inside Club
29-Sept-16 France – Saint Etienne, La Tanière
30-Sept-16 Switzerland – Bremgarten, Rockbunker
01-Oct-16 Germany – Ravensburg, Slainte
02-Oct-16 Italy – Bologna, Freak Out
05-Oct-16 France – Montpellier, Secret Place
06 to 16-Oct-16 Spanish Leg Of The Tour
18-Oct-16 Switzerland – BGeneva, La Makhno
23-Oct-16 Germany – Essen, Freak Show
24-Oct-16 Germany – Düsseldorf, The Tube
25-Oct-16 Germany – Gelnhausen, Lorbass
26-Oct-16 Germany – Schwabach, Flanigans
27-Oct-16 Germany – München, Garage Deluxe*
28-Oct-16 Austria – Feldbach, Glam
31-Oct-16 Slovaki – Kosice, Collosseum Club
01-Nov-16 Czech Republic – Ostrava, Plan B
02-Nov-16 Czech Republic – Kutná Hora, Klub Česká 1
03-Nov-16 Czech Republic – České Budějovice, Velbloud Music Bar
04-Nov-16 Germany – Cham, LA-Cham*
05-Nov-16 Germany – TBA*

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The Rumjacks: Europe 2016

The Rumjacks head north of the equator for an extensive European tour (including sharing a bill with Megadeth in Hungary). No US dates though…..lads if you come State side I’ll get you on a bill with Manowar (honest)

Full dates and details here – https://www.facebook.com/TheRumjacks/app/308540029359/

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Sasquatch 2011: Flogging Molly, Live In Concert

From the vaults of NPR of all places. Flogging Molly live at Sasquatch 2011

The Go Set, Ramshackle Army at The Midway Cafe – 10/3/15

 

First up were Boston area based BarRoom Heros, a three piece power-punk trio consisting for the Rice brothers on guitar/bass and vocals and a wild, arms flailing, mass of dreadlocks on drums. Probably best known for opening for the Dropkick Murphys when they were something like 12 years old, I saw ‘em last year opening for Justin Keenan and it was great to see them again and without sounding like an old aunt they have really grown – musically and physically, in fact they could probably now get served in a bar if they had decent fake ids. Early Dropkick Murphys and Darkbuster are the obvious influences – Darkbusters Skinhead was covered and as was a great punked up version of The Dubliners Seven Drunk Nights.

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Aussie band Ramshackle Army were up next. They are one of those bands that people speak highly about but I haven’t to date invested a lot of time in listening too ’em. Well I will after tonight, these guys and gal were a high intensity sweat drenched riot  – fiddle, banjo, punk rock and the rock star that is Gaz in full flight with shapes thrown and face contortions

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Between each of the sets there was an acoustic set from Live Nude Girls (actually two girls and a guy who all kept their clothes on) –  fiddle, double bass and girl on guitar with a big voice. A nice touch that kept the momentum going as the bands changed over.

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Its been about five years since I’ve seen Boston party punks the Beantown Boozehounds, good to say they are still slamming shots, guzzling PBR and playing hard. Lot’s of ragging on the touring “Austrians”. I do remember last time I saw ’em a lot more beer was spat in the air – maturity possibly? Nah, never.

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Finally up were The Go Set who have been one of my favorite bands from when I heard them first over ten years ago. I got the taste of them live last year when I saw Justin Keenan on his solo tour so my expectations for the full band were high. The set started with bagpipes from the back of the venue and as the band were lead to stage the pipes turned into full force punk and pipes and occasional punk and double pipes with the addition of second piper Sean from Alternative Ulster. Expectations were met – the Go Set were as good live as so disk – great songs, tight and they had the crowd eating out of the palms of their hands. I’m not sure how may fans The Go Set had in the venue at the beginning of the set but by the end of the set I knew – everyone including the bartender. All the classics were done – 1788, Davey, Old Dark Brown, Sing Me a Song and a very special off the stage, in the middle of the floor, totally acoustic version of 5AM .I have to give a shout out to The Go Set drummer, Agostino Soldati – John Bonham raised from the dead with veins pumped full of redbull – I’ve never seen or heard drums hit so hard and so fast. The set ended with a cover of AC/DCs Long Way to the Top with help form  Gaz and the Boozehounds. The Go Set promise to be back next year for another tour of the US and they are not to be missed.

 

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The Go Set – US Tour Dates

Catch the Go Set if you can on their debut US tour.

Sep 20 Le Bourgeois Rocheport, MO
Sep 23 Reggies Chicago, IL
Sep 24 The Demo St Louis, MO
Sep 25 Wildwood Festival Wildwood, MO
Sep 26 NuLu Festival Louisville, KY
Sep 27 The Basement East Nashville, TN
Sep 28 KungfuNecktie Philadelphia, PA
Sep 29 Arlene’s Grocery New York, NY
Sep 30 Cherry Street Station Wallingford, CT
Oct 01 Firehouse 13 Providence, RI
Oct 02 The Midway Jamaica Plain, MA

The Mahones: Peter Robinson Festival

The Mahones headline the Peter Robinson Festival this coming Saturday, August 1st in Peterborough, ON.

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The Mahones: European Tour

The Mahones are hauling ass over to Europe again for the August/September festival circuit. Catch’em if you can.

M.A.D. TOURBOOKING PRESENTS THE MAHONES

TOURDATES:
August 06 – Sion – Guinness Festival (Switzerland)
August 07 – Mannheim – 7er Club (Germany)
August 08 – Baudour – Parkrock (Belgium)
August 09 – Blackpool – Rebellion Punk Rock Festival (Great Britain)
August 10 – Nottingham – Doghouse (Great Britain)
August 11 – Huddersfield – Parish (Great Britain)
August 12 – London – New Cross Inn (Great Britain)
August 13 – Norwich – Owl Sanctuary (Great Britain)
August 14 – Winchester – Boomtown Festival (Great Britain)
August 16 – Düsseldorf – Pitcher (Germany)
August 18 – Copenhagen – Loppen (Denmark)
August 19 – Karlskrona – Greven (Sweden)
August 20 – Hamburg – Headcrash (Germany)
August 21 – Alsfeld – Ehrlich & Laut Open Air (Germany)
August 24 – Wien – Viper Room (Austria)
August 25 – Stuttgart – Kellerclub (Germany)
August 27 – Nantes – Scene Michelet (France)
August 28 – Brest – West Fest (France)
August 29 – Breal Sous Montfort – Festival du Roi Arthur (France)
August 30 – Valstagna – Brintaal Celtic Rock Fest (Italy)
September 01 – Caramagna – Spazio Polivalente (Italy)
September 02 – Milano – Lo Fi (Italy)
September 04 – Saint die les Vosges – Entracte (France)
September 05 – Montbeliard – Atelier des Môles (France)
September 09 – Aarburg – Musigburg (Switzerland)
September 10 – Wermelskirchen – AJZ Bahndamm (Germany)
September 11 – Landgraaf – Oefenbunker (Netherlands)

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