Podcast #111

New podcast with new music from Brick Top Blaggers, The Mahones, Finnegan’s Hell, Muirsheen Durkin, The Stanfields, The Peelers, Sharks Come Cruisin, Gary Miller, James McGrath and The Langer’s Ball


Brick Top Blaggers – The Fury (Raise Your Pints Vol. 3)

The Mahones – I’m Alive (Love + Death + Redemption)

Finnegan’s Hell –  Shane Macgowan’s Grave (Life + Death)

Muirsheen Durkin – Itchy Fingers (11 Pints & 3 Shots)

The Stanfields – The Dirtiest Drunk (Vanguard of the Young & Reckless)

The Mahones – It’s Gonna Be Alright (Love + Death + Redemption)

The Peelers – Five Roses (Place of the Fiend)

Sharks Come Cruisin –  Running Down to Cuba (When I Get Home From Across the Sea)

James McGrath – Bad Bends (EP)

Gary Miller – In The Navy (Mad Martins)

The Langer’s Ball –  Picket Line Song (Hard Time in the Country)

Finnegan’s Hell –  One-Horse Town (Life + Death)

Muirsheen Durkin – Drink with the Irish (11 Pints & 3 Shots)


Sharks Come Cruisin new album

New Bedford based sea shanty scallywags, Sharks Come Cruisin have a new album, When I Get Home From Across the Sea, out on June 22nd.

Press Release:

Sharks Come Cruisin, known for their energetic arrangements of traditional sea shanties, have released their 2nd full-length record When I Get Home From Across the Sea.

A follow-up to their 2011 release A Past We Forget, the new album is a collection of 11 traditional sea shanties arranged and performed with the SCC intensity their fans have come to expect.

To record the new full-length, the band traveled to Dirt Floor studios in Chester, CT. Over a multi-day recording session, the band recorded the album in a rustic log cabin studio overlooking the Connecticut River. “We tracked the majority of the record live, with everyone playing in the living room, it was a great, low-stress way to make a record” says singer/guitarist Mark Lambert. “Getting away from our day to day routine to hang out and make music played a big part in the overall ease that comes through on the recording.”

For the record’s release, The band will be performing at the New Bedford Fishing Heritage Center on June 22nd in New Bedford, MA, and then the following night, June 23rd, at The Collaborative in Warren, RI. Back in their hometown of Providence, RI, Sharks Come Cruisin will celebrate the record’s release at the PVD Shanty Sing, a monthly event that the band hosts on the 2nd Friday of every month at the Parlour, 1119 North Main St. Providence, RI.

June 22, 2018 (Vinyl, CD, Download) Self Released

Listen to more from When I Get Home From Across the Sea: https://sharkscomecruisin.com/when-i-get-home

Download When I Get Home From Across the Sea https://sharkscomecruisin.com/music


Sharks Come Cruisin: Kettle Jane

From the former whaling city of Providence, Rhode Island comes SCC with their second full length collection of raw, acoustic sea shanties and before the mast maritime fare with just enough rum and snarl to keep the punks happy. Lovers of early Pogues or Tony Duggans solo stuff will love.

I must call out the physical product. Three years in the making , Kettle Jane, is release in the form of a book of maritime art by Rhode Island based traditional and tattoo artists inspired by the songs on Kettle Jane.

Track Listing:

Rolling Down the River
Greenland Whale Fisheries
Jolly Rovin Tar
Three Score and Ten
Whup Jamboree
Can’t you Dance the Polka



The Best of 2012

The Best of 2012:


1 Joint) The Radiators From Space: Sound City Beat

Dublin ‘s original punks masterful tribute to the long forgotten beginnings of rock music in Ireland, 60’s beat and garage given a ’77 style kick up the arse. Not exactly Celtic punk but there wouldn’t be any Celtic punk with out these guys (or U2 but we won’t hold that against them) and main man Philip Chevron is a Pogue as is guest Terry Woods. Henry McCullough also guests (he of the guitar on Joe Cockers, A Little Help From My Friends, at Woodstock)

The Review




1 Joint) The Mahones: Angels and Devils

21+ years on the go and The Mahones keep it alive and screaming and as authentic as fu#k. While the band may not as of yet have had the level of success of some of those who followed in their wake, Angels and Devils, puts to rest any doubt who the true masters of Celtic-punks are (and Finny can write a nice mushie love song as well)

The Review




2) The Langers Ball: The Devil or the Barrel

Gone from a two person bands from previous releases to a true contenders with drinking problems.

The Review.




3) Kilmaine Saints: Drunken Redemption

US Bagpipes’n’Punk rock at its finest.




4) Bill Grogan’s Goat: Second Wind

Detroit sludge meets Celtic, Danny Boy must be heard.

The Review




5) Greenland Whalefishers: Live At Farmer Phil’s Festival

The Norwegian masters live and raw and on vinyl too.

The Review



The Next 5 in no particular order…


Jamie Clarke’s Perfect: Beatboys

Former Pogues (on the Pogue Mahone album) Paddy-punk meets rockabilly (Paddy’a’Billy?)

The Review




Handsome Young Strangers: Here’s To The Thunder Lads

Colonial punk, the best new band outta Down Under in 2012

The Review



Smokey Bastard: Tales From The Wasteland

Polished yet powerful – Celtic folk punk from the UK

The Review




Nick Burbridge & Tim Cotterell: Gathered

Songwriting master from McDermotts Two Hours solo album – stipped down and scary

The Review



Compilation of the Year:


Paddy Rock Volume 4

What else could it be. Having do a few of these I take my hat off to Mr. Paddy Rock Bowels

The Review




EP’ s worth a holler:


2012 was a great year for short releases and these are the best of ’em:

In no particular order:


Circle J: Diggers

The Review



Bastards On Parade: Shallow waters



Auld Corn Brigade: Our Flag

The Review




Lexington Field: Poor Troubled Life

The Review




Murder The Stout: 6 Track EP

 The Review



Sharks Come Cruisin – Hardtack

The Review



Sharks Come Cruising: Providence Sea Shanty Punk

(Shite’n’Onions)  So who are Sharks Come Cruising?
Sharks Come Cruisin formed in 2002 in Providence RI. The current lineup is Mark Lambert – Vocals, guitar, Erik Wohlgemuth – Banjo, vocals , Michael Bilodeau – Bass, vocals, Erica Sachs Lambert – Melodica, vocals and James Toomey – Drums, vocals.

(Shite’n’Onions) What inspired the formation of the band?
The shark hunter Quint’s rendition of the sea shanty Spanish Ladies in the film Jaws

(Shite’n’Onions) Describe your sound (and influences)?
Energetic mix of original and traditional sing-along songs, keeping the themes of audience participation and celebration at the center of the music and live performances. We’ve been compared to Flogging Molly, The Pogues, and Great Big Sea and we have been described as sea shanty punk, Irish punk, and folk punk.

(Shite’n’Onions) What going on with the band right now?
Just released the Hardtack EP (issues with limited edition authentic sailor hardtack). For the remainder of 2012, we’re performing throughout New England in support of the EP. Dates include monthly summer concerts on the Schooner Quinnipiack in New Haven, CT, and September festival appearances at Prescott Park (Portsmouth, NH) and the Working Waterfront Festival in New Bedford, MA.

We hope to record new material 2012/2013. We’re also working on a live DVD of footage from our St. Pats 2012 show in Providence.

(Shite’n’Onions) What song in you catalog best defines your sound (and why)?
Probably Bully in the Alley. It’s got a lot of energy, it’s a great sing-along and I never get tired of playing it.

(Shite’n’Onions) Soapbox – anything you’d like to say?
Sea Shanties are a New England folk tradition; they are songs of work and celebration. I’m happy that SCC has had the opportunity to play these songs to people who would have not normally had the opportunity to hear them.




Sharks Come Cruisin: A Past We Forget That We Need To Know

Sharks Come Cruisin are a Pirate/Maritime/folk-punk band from Providence, RI who play strangely enough traditional sea shanties along side a few originals. “A Past We Forget That We Need To Know” is the SCC third release and surprisingly the first I’ve heard since these guys are based just an hour or so down 95 from the Shite’n’Onions world headquarters.

What we have here is unashamedly arm-in-arm, peg legged, rum drinking, all sing along together, high seas good times all (and on glorious yellow vinyl). And if you don’t like it, you’re a land luving scurvy dog who deserves to walk the plank and be eaten by the fishes!


A Past We Forget That We Need To Know - LP