Continental: All A Man Can Do

Rick Barton is a Boston punk legend going back to the early eighties with The Outlets and then as a founder member of the Dropkick Murphys. Rick wrote I believe pretty much everything on the first two DKM album then left the band. Rick has spent the last decade or so off the music radar with the exception of a full-length in 2002 as Rick Barton and The Shadow Blasters. Rick couldn’t say away too long though and got into production, producing the Street Dogs 2010 self titled release.  Rick put together Continental in 2009 with his son Stephen on bass and 2013’s All A Man Can Do is their first full length (following up on an earlier 6 track ep). All A Man Can Do is in very much in the vein of the Shadow Blasters, American punk’n’roll that pay’s homage to the roots of rock’n’roll. An easy reference would be the Street Dogs or early DKM meets Johnny Cash. Highly recommended.

 

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The Hex Bombs 7″ w/ Mike McColgan (Street Dogs/Dropkick Murphys)

The Hex Bombs to Release 7″ with Guest Vocalist Mike McColgan

None Shall Be Forgotten cover art

6/17/2013 – Kalamazoo, MI
East Grand Record Co. and The Hex Bombs are excited to announce their latest release and their collaboration with Mike McColgan (Street Dogs) and Pirate’s Press Records. The 2-song vinyl 7″ is the band’s first new release since 2012’s self-titled EP. Release date is June 25, 2013.

Track list:
A. None Shall Be Forgotten (featuring Mike McColgan)
B. Destination U.S.A.

There will be 3 color variations:
Color #1 – 100 pressed – available from the band
Color #2 – 100 pressed – available from East Grand
Color #3 – 200 pressed – available from Pirate’s Press, RevHQ

Pre-sale can be found here:
http://eastgrand.bandcamp.com/album/none-shall-be-forgotten

THE HEX BOMBS formed in 2006, likely in the same small storage unit that
currently serves as their practice space, littered with hand-written lyrics, set lists, and empty bottles and cans. You see, the Midwest produces a working/drinking class like no other and THE HEX BOMBS are no exception, working relentlessly to make ends meet, for their friends, their family, their music.

Naturally, much of their creative inspiration is derived from this lifestyle. Their
messages of survival, unity and rebellion might sound familiar, but this isn’t your ordinary, recycled, blue-collar punk. Passion and honesty drive every song from the hardcore blasts to the sing-along anthems.

Mike McColgan (Street Dogs) lends his distinct vocal talents to the song “None Shall be Forgotten”. THE HEX BOMBS “sing for the forgotten, the underdogs, the working poor and our men and woman in uniform. Obviously that appeals to me and l am honored that they asked me to sing on their amazing anthem”, says McColgan.

Street Dogs – Album Preview

The Street Dogs the Boston street punk band (though I think they are based in L.A. their soul is firmly planted on Dot Ave) release their 5th CD on August 31st. The band features former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan and the self titled release is produced by former Murphys six stringer Rick Barton.


Check out previews of the new CD over at http://www.stereokiller.com/StreetDogs

Street DogsTrack Listing:

1. Formation – 0:43
2. Rattle And Roll – 1:50
3. Up The Union – 2:28
4. Punk Rock And Roll – 2:34
5. The Shape Of Other Men – 2:24
6. Yesterday – 2:25
7. Too Much Information – 1:42
8. Bobby Powers – 2:40
9. In Stereo – 2:43
10. Hang ‘Em High – 1:20
11. Ghosts – 2:17
12. Harpo – 2:12
13. 10 Wood Rd. – 2:21
14. Portland – 2:21
15. Freedom – 1:32
16. Oh Father – 2:52
17. Fighter – 3:12
18. Poor, Poor Jimmy – 2:59

Continental – the band to watch

Continental is the new band from Rick Barton (a founding member of the Dropkick Murphys and one of their main song writers on the 1st couple of releases). They recently played in Boston with The Mahones and they are frigging A-OK! If you like classy street punk in the vein of DKMs Do or Die then check ’em out. They are on the up coming Street Dogs / Flatfoot 56 tour.

Sep 16 2010 -Rock and Roll Hotel w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE and FLATFOOT 56 Washington, DC
Sep 17 2010 -Theatre of the Living Arts w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE and LEFT ALONE Philadelphia, PA
Sep 18 2010 -The Gramercy Theater w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, and LEFT ALONE New York, New York
Sep 19 2010 -The Met Cafe w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 and LEFT ALONE Pawtucket, Rhode Isla
Sep 21 2010 -Town Ballroom w/ STREET DOGS, FLATFOOT 56 and LEFT ALONE Buffalo, New York
Sep 22 2010 -Diesel w/ STREET DOGS, FLATFOOT 56, LEFT ALONE Pittsburgh, PA
Sep 23 2010 -Grog Shop w/ STREET DOGS, FLATFOOT 56, LEFT ALONE Cleveland, Ohio
Sep 24 2010 -Small’s Bar w/ STREET DOGS, FLATFOOT 56 and LEFT ALONE Hamtramck, MI
Sep 25 2010 -Reggie’s Rock Club w/ STREET DOGS, FLATFOOT 56, LEFT ALONE Chicago, Illinois
Sep 26 2010 -The Firebird w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 St. Louis, MO
Sep 28 2010 -The Loft w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Dallas, Texas
Sep 29 2010 -Red Seven w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Austin, Texas
Oct 7 2010 -The Clubhouse w/ STREETS DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Tempe, Arizona
Oct 7 2010 -The Clubhouse w/ STREETS DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Tempe, Arizona
Oct 8 2010 -Galaxy Theatre w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Santa Ana, CA
Oct 9 2010 -El Rey Theatre w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Los Angeles, California
Oct 10 2010 -House Of Blues w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 San Diego, CA
Oct 11 2010 -The Seen w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Hesperia, CA
Oct 13 2010 -Downtown Brew w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 San Louis Obispo, CA
Oct 14 2010 -Narducci’s Cafe w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Bakersfield, CA
Oct 15 2010 -Starline w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Fresno, CA
Oct 16 2010 -Slim’s w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 San Francisco, CA
Oct 17 2010 -The Venue w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT56 Sacramento, CA
Oct 19 2010 -Hawthorne Theater w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Portland, CA
Oct 20 2010 -Chop Suey w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Seattle, WA
Oct 21 2010 -Knitting Factory Concert House w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Boise, ID
Oct 22 2010 -Club Sound (EARLY SHOW!) w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Salt Lake City, UT
Oct 23 2010 -Marquis Theater w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Denver, CO
Oct 24 2010 -Black Sheep w/ STREET DOGS, DEVIL’S BRIGADE, FLATFOOT 56 Colorado Springs, CO

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