Dropkick Murphys – “Going Out In Style” (Official Video)

Kind of reminds me of an old Irish joke – What’s the difference between an Irish wedding and an Irish funeral? One less drunk.
See who you can spot in the video:

The Gobshites CD Release Party – TOMORROW!


CD release party for “Songs Me Da Got Pissed To” and it’s main man Pete’s birthday as well tomorrow.

Haven’t seen’em they are a riot and funny as hell.

Come on down, take a listen, buy a CD and buy Pete a pint.

The GobshitesBio:The Gobshites are an acoustic Irish themed folk-punk band in the style of The Pogues. Our line up includes Vocals, Guitar, Fiddle, Bass, Banjo, Mandolin, Tin Whistle, Bouzouki and Accordion. You may have seen us these past years in the South Boston Saint Patrick’sDay Parade or heard us on the Don Imus Radio Show. We have played The Shamrock Fest in DC, The Providence Fleadh, multiple Harpoon Brewery Festivals, The ICC Festival in Canton, MA, The Irish Heritage Festival in Dorchester and Irish 2000 in Albany . We have opened for many Irish acts including Black 47, The Tossers, Gaelic Storm, The Young Dubliners, 7 Nations, Derek Warfield and The Street Dogs. You’ll find we straddle between Folk, Irish and Rock in such a way that our appeal crosses many generations. It’s not uncommon to see Grandparents singing along to the same songs as their Grandchildren at a Gobshites show!


Four Green Fields of Boston
One Boston Place
Boston, MA 02108
Suite 120
PH | 617-367-4747
FAX | 617-367-1916.


Two BIG releases tomorrow – March 1st

1. The Mahones: The Black Irish

2. Dropkick Murphys: Going Out In Style.

Now I’ve heard/have The Mahones: Black Irish and its their best to date. I haven’t heard the new Dropkicks but it is being streamed on http://www.spinner.com/new-releases#/3 right now for those who can’t wait till tomorrow.



Download the new Flogging Molly single for free now!

Download the new Flogging Molly single, “Don’t Shut ‘Em Down,” off of the forthcoming new studio album – for FREE HERE!!

Dropkick Murphys: Going Out In Style

The new Dropkick Murphys album entitled “Going Out In Style” will be available in stores and online on Tuesday March 1st 2011.

There is a sneak preview exclusive track from the new album streamed on Rolling Stone (of all frigging places)  – Memorial Day


And, Bruce Springsteen is reputed to be trading vocals with Ken on Peg O’ My Heart – me thinks the big time is calling

Track Listing:

1.     Hang Em High
2.     Going Out In Style
3.     The Hardest Mile
4.     Cruel
5.     Memorial Day
6.     Climbing A Chair To Bed
7.     Broken Hymns
8.     Deeds Not Words
9.     Take Em Down
10.  Sunday Hardcore Matinee
11.  1953
12.  Peg O’ My Heart
13.  The Irish Rover

Dropkick Murphys 2011 Tour Dates:
02/23 – Niagara Falls, NY @ The Rapids Theatre *
02/24 – Detroit, MI @ The Fillmore *
02/25 – Milwaukee, WI @ Bradley Center
02/26 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theatre ^
02/27 – Chicago, IL @ Congress Theater *
03/01 – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore *
03/02 – Kansas City, MO @ The Beaumont Club *
03/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ First Avenue *
03/04 – Des Moines, IA @ Val Air Ballroom *
03/05 – St. Louis, MO @ The Pageant *?(SOLD OUT)
03/06 – Cleveland, OH @ House of Blues *
03/08 – Philadelphia, PA @ Electric Factory *
03/10 – New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom *
03/12 – Washington, DC @ Shamrock Fest
03/16 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues * (SOLD OUT)
03/17 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues * (SOLD OUT)
03/18 – Boston, MA @ House of Blues * (SOLD OUT)
03/19 – Lowell, MA @ Tsongas Arena *
04/15 – Strasbourg, FR @ Artefact Festival
04/16 – Bielefeld, DE @ Ringlokschuppen
04/17 – Lund, SE @ Färs & Frosta Sparband Arena
04/18 – Oslo, NO @ Spektrum
04/19 – Stockholm, SE @ Arenan
04/21 – Erfurt, DE @ Thuringen Hall
04/22 – Zurich, CH @ Give It A Name Festival
04/23 – Meerhout, BE @ Groezrock
04/24 – Schjindel, NL @ Paaspop
04/25 – Munich, DE @ Zenith
04/26 – Milan, IT @ Loud and Proud Festival at Alcatraz
04/28 – Barcelona, SP @ Sala Razzmatazz 1
04/29 – Madrid, SP @ Sala Rivera
04/30 – Bilbao, SP @ Sala Rockstar
08/12 – Püttlingen, DE @ Rocco Del Schlacko
08/13 – Eschwege, DE @ Open Flair
08/14 – Rothenburg, DE @ Taubertal
08/20 – Lüdinghausen, DE @ Area 4
08/21 – Grobpösna, DE @ Highfield

Horslips 2010 Releases: Live at the O2 (2 CDs) & The Road to the O2 (DVD)

Horslips release a live CD and DVD on November 19th – Live at the O2; which was a few days ago so I guess its out now. The double CD was recorded at the very sold-out 10,000 capacity O2 area in Dublin last December. Also released is a DVD -The Road To The O2 – A Film About Getting To The Gig.


1 King Of The Fairies
2 The Power And The Glory
3 Mad Pat
4 Blindman
5 Wrath Of The Rain
6 Furniture
7 The High Reel
8 Faster Than The Hound
9 The Piper In The Meadows Straying
10 Long Weekend
11 Rescue Me
12 Maeve’s Court
13 Charolais
14 Daybreak
15 Drive The Cold Winter Away
16 Ride To Hell
17 Sideways To The Sun
18 Sword Of Light

1 Flirting In The Shadows
2 Ghosts
3 Speed The Plough
4 Sure The Boy Was Green
5 I’ll Be Waiting
6 The Man Who Built America
7 Trouble (With A Capital T)
8 Dearg Doom
9 Lonlieness
10 Warm Sweet Breath Of Love
11 Shakin’ All Over

The Road To The O2 – A Film About Getting To The Gig
1 King Of The Fairies
2 The Power And The Glory
3 Mad Pat
4 The High Reel
5 Ride To Hell
6 Speed The Plough
7 Sure The Boy Was Green
8 The Man Who Built America
9 Trouble (With A Capital T)
10 Dearg Doom
11 Shakin’ All Over
Special Features:
1 Furniture
2 I’ll Be Waiting
3 Sword Of Light
4 Maeve’s Court/Charolais
Main feature running time: 1hr 45min


The Go Set: Fallen Fortune EP

One of my fav. Aussie bands the The Go Set have a new EP coming out in December. The EP will be launched at the Hi Fi Bar, Swanston St Melbourne on Friday the 10th December with very special guests The Resignators, Earl & The Ramsackle Army.

The Go Set also release a live CD – Another Round in Melbourne Town – back in May of 2010 and I need to get my grubby hands on both (thanks Justin).

Nov. 19 Cooly Ht, G/Coast QLD
Nov. 20 Jubilee, Brisbane QLD
Nov. 211 Gt Northern, Byron NSW
Nov. 27 Queenscliff Festival VIC
Dec. 10 HiFi Bar, Melbourne VIC

Three priests and one hellraiser!

This is one hell of an odd paring – Shane MacGowan and The Priests (as opposed to The Popes). The Priests are 3 singing Catholic priest from Ireland who have had some serious success with their first two albums of classical/religious music. Shane joins them on their new single “Little Drummer Boy” and actually does his best vocals in years.

The single will is due out:

USA & Canada – 2nd Nov;

Ireland – 10th Dec;

UK – 12th Dec.



THE MAHONES sneak preview of THE BLACK IRISH – the first single ‘A GREAT NIGHT ON THE LASH’ with special guest Rick Barton on guitar. Check it out

The Rumjacks – World Tour Announced…no kidding

Sep 3 2010 Gangs Of New Holland Released Today The World, -, AUSTRALIA


Sep 10 2010 O’Duinns Irish Pub Proserpine, QLD, AUSTRALIA

Sep 11 2010 O’Duinns Irish Pub Proserpine, QLD, AUSTRALIA


Sep 17 2010 Town Green Inn Port Macquarie, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Sep 18 2010 10:00A EXO Day Homebush Bay, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Sep 20 2010 The Townie (Residency) Newtown, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Sep 23 2010 Lambda Fortitude Valley, QLD, AUSTRALIA

Sep 24 2010 Kings Beach Tavern Kings Beach, QLD, AUSTRALIA

Sep 25 2010 Shed 5 Gold Coast, QLD, AUSTRALIA

Sep 27 2010 The Townie (Residency) Newtown, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Sep 30 2010 The Harp Wollongong, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Oct 1 2010 Bald Faced Stag Leichardt, New South, AUSTRALIA

Oct 2 2010 Manly Fishos Manly, NSw, AUSTRALIA

Oct 13 2010 THE ZOO w/ GBH Brisbane, QLD, AUSTRALIA


Oct 15 2010 Hi-Fi Bar w/ GBH Melbourne, VIC, AUSTRALIA

Oct 16 2010 Fowlers Live w/GBH Adelaide, SA, AUSTRALIA

Oct 17 2010 The Rosemount w/GBH Perth, WA, AUSTRALIA

Oct 22 2010 7:30P The Supper Club Sydney, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Nov 21 2010 1:00P Sydney Rock & Roll Markets, Jets Sports Club, Tempe Tempe, New South, AUSTRALIA

Dec 11 2010 The Basement Belconnen, ACT, AUSTRALIA

Jan 2 2011 Club Pul – Under Southern Stars Tour w/The Bucaneers Uden, Nordbraban, NETHERLANDS

Jan 3 2011 Under Southern Stars Tour w/The Bucaneers Paris, -, FRANCE

Jan 4 2011 Under Southern Stars Tour w/The Bucaneers Belgium, -, BELGIUM

Jan 5 2011 K19 – Under Southern Stars Tour w/The Bucaneers Kassel, Hessen, GERMANY

Jan 6 2011 Wild at Heart Berlin, Berlin, GERMANY

Jan 7 2011 Under Southern Stars Tour w/ The Buccaneers Italy, -, ITALY

Jan 8 2011 Boulevard Rock Club Misano Adriatico, province o, ITALY

Jan 9 2011 Under Southern Stars Tour w/ The Buccaneers Italy, -, ITALY