THE MAHONES: Love+Death+Redemption Summer Tour 2018

The Mahones hit the road shortly for serious of Canadian dates and a extensive European tour including  spot on The Levellers Beautiful Days Festival

June 01 – O’Reilly’s – St. John’s, Canada
June 02 – O’Reilly’s – St. John’s, Canada
June 16 – Lee’s Palace – Toronto, Canada
June 23 – Blu Martini – Kingston, Canada
June 30 – House Of Targ – Ottawa, Canada
July 05 – Warehouse – St. Catherine’s, Canada
July 13 – Shamrock Castle Festival – Bammmersdorf, Germany
July 14 – Stadfest – Lindau, Germany
July 15 – Mighty Sounds Festival – Tabor, Czech Republic
July 17. – Zdunska Wola – Pub Variete, Poland
July 18 – Trinkteufel – Berlin, Germany
July 19 – Špilberk Castle – Brno, Czech Republik
July 20 – Rock auf Dem Berg – Marienberg, Germany
July 21 – Cafe Central – Weinheim, Germany
July 23 – Free & Easy Festival – Munich, Germany
July 26.03 – K3 – Hameln, Germany
July 27 – Nord Open Air – Essen, Germany
July 29 – Chez Narcisse – Le Val D’Ajol, France
July 30 – Le Dropkick – Reims, France
July 31 – Le Ferraille – Nantes, France
August 02 – Sesto San Giovanni (MI) – Carroponte Italy
August 03 – Montelago Celtic Festival – Maccerata, Italy
August 10 – Meisterschwanden – Drunken Sailors, Switzerland
August 17 – Beautiful Days Festival, England

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

Jeff Givens and the Mugshot Saints: Bleeding Ink

The latest from Chicago raised, Tennessee born Jeff Givens and his Mugshot Saints is not our usual fare of Celtic / Punk but since Bleeding Ink is rootsie and dirty it’s fair game for a review. Bleeding Ink is probably best described a old school rock’n’roll (Stones, Allman Brothers) meets Americana outlaw country (Cash, Waylon). Laid back but with enough dirty under the fingernails and grease on the fingertips from 30 plus years on the road that makes this so much more real then the usual corporate country whore stuff.  

 

https://www.facebook.com/JeffGivensandTheMugshotSaints/
http://www.jeffgivens.com/

 

Ramshackle Army: Whitewashed Graves

I’m a wee bit late with the review of Whitewashed Graves the 2016 released EP from Melbourne Celtic-punk hooligans Ramshackle Army. No real excuse since I’ve had this brute on rotation for the best part of a year. Whitewashed Graves is top notch stuff. Fast. Aggressive. Catchy. Each track a live anthem in the making. In fact, I like Whitewashed Graves so much I bought myself a physical copy (the review copy was digital). If that’s not an endorsement I don’t know what is.

http://www.theramshacklearmy.com/

Shite’n’Onions Celtic Punk Podcast #110

Neck – Blue Skies Over Nenagh

The Stanfields – The Boston States

Alternative Ulster – Ghetto Piper

Pint Killers – Raise A Glass

Son of O’Flaherty – Dead and Gone

BibleCodeSundays – Disorganised Crime

Ferocious Dog – Black Leg Miner

Ramshackle Army – Protest Songs_

Matilda’s Scoundrels –  Burn It Down

BibleCodeSundays – Willie Redmond’s Volunteers

Gary Miller– The Durham Light Infantry (Vocal)

Gary Miller: Mad Martins

I wanted to give a shout out to Garry Miller of The Whisky Priests new project; Mad Martins – a hugely ambitious 50-track triple CD and 104-page deluxe book as well as a live show and a three act theatrical performance.

A review to follow shortly.

http://www.mad-martins.co.uk/

https://www.facebook.com/themadmartins/

Pint Killers: The Dirty Dozen

Formed by veterans of the Boston HC scene; Mark Doherty (Nowhere USA and Dot Rats)  and Bill Jolliemore (Third Knuckle and The Struggle). The Dirty Dozen is a dozen tracks of fast, aggressive.  boozed up, no frills hardcore punk. The musical equivalent of a kick in the nuts……a hard kick.

BibleCode Sundays: Walk Like Kings

Walk Like Kings the 4th full length original album from London-Irish band BibleCode Sundays is a highly polished affair and continues to prove that the  BibleCodes are one of the most talented bands on the Celtic-rock planet. Ronan MacManus is an exceptionally talented singer and the rest of the band are no slouches either. While Walk Like Kings is more mellow and more mainstream friendly then the bands early albums they don’t lose that edge that made the band so attractive before. Walk Like Kings sees the band being joined by friends and family including the amazing Lorraine O’Reilly who duets with Russell Crowe (yeah him of Gladiator fame – he’s been a friend since hearing the BCSs tribute to Jim Braddock, The Cinderella Man). Brooklyn rappers Da Ded Rabbidz join the band on ‘Stand Up and Fight’.

Stand out tracks include the ska infused ‘Disorganized Crime’ (with help from members of The Specials and Bad Manners and ex London gangsters Noel ‘Razor’ Smith and Vincent Bradish for true criminal authenticity) and ‘Willie Redmond’s Volunteers’  a song Ronan pieced together from lyrics written by his late father Ross MacManus and featuring guest appearances by all of Ronan’s brothers including an up and coming young Declan MacManus who goes under the stage name of Elvis Costello (he may need to change that name before anyone takes him seriously though).

https://www.biblecodesundays.band/

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

Alternative Ulster: Pog Mo Thoin

Pog Mo Thoin is the second full length from Ulster county New York’s Alternative Ulster. Pog Mo Thoin is hard as hell. Reminiscent of NYHC meets lo-fi proto-punk at its rawest colliding with the pipes and drums of the NYPD Emerald Society. There are no frills or niceties on Pog Mo Thoin – this is probably the sound  Sir Henry de Bohun heard when Robert the Bruce split his head in two with a battle-axe at Bannockburn – skull crushing and wailing bagpipes. Though Alternative Ulster in fairness are not just kilt wearing brutes they do have a #metoo moment and share it on the sensitive “Self Appointed Kilt Inspector”.

https://alternativeulster1.bandcamp.com/album/pog-mo-thoin

https://www.facebook.com/bagpiperockandroll/

The Bottlers: EP

The Bottlers 3 track EP is Sydney based acoustic folk-punks first official release. It also my first opportunity to hear the 9 piece. Good ol fashioned Celtic / folk punk in the vein of The Pogues meets The Rumjack. I’m highly impressed and looking forward to more. I know I’ve said this before but I’ve never heard a bad Aussie band and that streak continues with The Bottlers – must be something they put in the grog down under. Oh, and the beards would do Ned Kelly proud – good on ya mate.

https://www.facebook.com/TheBottlers/
http://www.thebottlers.com.au/

Paddy’s Days Podcast

Black 47 – Green Suede Shoes

Neck – Every Day’s St Patrick’s Day

BibleCodeSundays – Drinking All Day

Alternative Ulster – Pog Mo Thoin

The Mahones – The Wild Rover

Finnegan Hell – Shane MacGowans Grave

The Rumjacks – An Irish Pub song

The Peelers – Going Down Swingin’

Craic – Rocky Road To Dublin

Horslips – Dearg Doom

The Tossers – St Patrick’s Day

Narrowbacks – Muirsheen Durkin

Kilkenny Knights – Dance!

Ferocious Dog – Johnny I Hardly Knew Ya

Blood Or Whiskey – Follow Me up to Carlow-Holt’s Way

McDermott’s 2 Hours vs Levellers – Laying The Sligo Maid

Finn’s Fury – Auld Triangle

Bill Grogan’s Goat – Haul Away Joe

The Gobshites – Beer Beer Beer

Hit The Bottle Boys – Galway Girl