Best of 2015: Podcast

Here’s the podcast of our best of 2015 list.

Celkilt: On The Table

On the Table

The Tosspints: The Privateer

Marching On

Circle J: Year of the Goat

The ones we left behind

Larkin: A Toast to St. Jude

Wages of Sin

Continental: Millionaires

Fun Fun Fun

Trouble Pilgrims

Instant Polaroid

Ferocious Dog: From Without

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Gallows Justice

Slow Motion Suicide

Pete Berwick: The Legend of Tyler Doohan

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The Legend of Tyler Doohan

Keep your socks on and don’t look down

Greenland Whalefishers: The Thirsty Cave

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20 Years of Waiting

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The Rumjacks: Sober and Godless

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Blows & Unkind Words

Sober & Godless

The Mahones: The Hunger & The Fight (part two)

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Riot Tonight

Punk Rock Saved My Life

Listen to it here, download it or through iTunes 

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The Best of 2015

And now for the only list that matters….

The Top Five:

#1 The Mahones: The Hunger & The Fight (part two)

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#2 The Rumjacks: Sober and Godless

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#3 Greenland Whalefishers: The Thirsty Cave

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#4 Pete Berwick: The Legend of Tyler Doohan

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#5 Ferocious Dog: From Without

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The Best of the Rest (in no particular order):

Celkilt: On The Table

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Larkin: A Toast to St. Jude

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 The Tosspints: The Privateer

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Circle J: Year of the Goat

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Continental: Millionaires

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Special Shout Out to:

Trouble Pilgrims: Instant Polaroid (The Man On The Bridge)

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The Tosspints: The Privateer

The Privateer is the 4th full length from Saginaw, Michigan based three piece The Tosspints. Nothing too different from the band’s last album, Have You Been Drinking? that we reviewed awhile back – maybe a little less of a folk influence to the music though a new nautical theme is found throughout the album.  Haven’t heard The Tosspints before then think MC5, Hudson Falcons or even Social D., with a Celtic/Americana influence and as much blue-collar authenticity as the dirt under the nails of a West Virginia coal miner (and even if they do the odd pirate song).

One song I wanted to give a shout out to was the almost sixteen minute long The Privateer and yeah, I remember what I wrote about seventeen minute epics but this is sixteen and is structured like three – with a folk introduction that builds to a rock epic and never drags or sounds self indulgent.

Looking for authentic working class rock’n’roll then go no further.

http://thetosspints.com/

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https://www.facebook.com/thetosspints

 

 

The Black Shamrock: A Celtic Tribute to Johnny Cash

Wanted to give a shout out to the Grinning Beggar and his The Black Shamrock: A Celtic Tribute to Johnny Cash project. Mr Beggar is raising funds to produce the album and it looks like a great project. The final track list has just been announced.

Help make this happen with a small donation, more details can be found at:

http://www.blackshamrockalbum.com/:

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1. Jason Bancroft & The Wealthy Beggars
– Man Comes Around

2. The Stubby Shillelaghs
– Folsom Prison Blues

3. Gerard Smith
– Mean Eyed Cat

4. Celtic Rebels Band
– Big River

5. Seamus Kennedy
– 40 Shades of Green

6. Lexington Field
– Hey Porter

7. The Bog Hoppers
– Jackson

8. The Dread Crew of Oddwood
– Man in Black

9. Bill Grogan’s Goat
– One Piece at a Time

10. Uncle Hamish and The Hooligans
– Give My Love To Rose

11. Brick Top Blaggers
– Cocaine Blues

12. Irish Nails
– Delia’s Gone

13. The Vulgar Deli
– Like a Soldier

14. The Humble Hooligans
– Rock Island Line

15. The Langers Ball
– God Is Gonna Cut You Down

16. Zeptepi
– Ain’t No Grave

17. Rovers Ahead
– She used to love me a lot

18. Keltic Cowboys
– It Ain’t Me Babe

19. James Bowen & The Merry Looters
– Wreck of The Old ‘97

20. Jay Wars and Friends
– The Highwayman

21. The Gobshites
– Beer Drinking Songs

22. McKintree Boys
– I Walk The Line

23. The Tosspints
– Redemption

24. Very Special Guests
– Hurt

 

http://www.paddyrock.com/

The Tosspints give away track for St. Paddy’s Day

In celebration of St. Patricks day, The Tosspints are offering their new track “Pirates Life” for free via stream or download. This exclusive and previously unreleased track is an original song from the Michigan based Celtic-Punk trio, and is a sneak preview of their upcoming follow up record to last year’s “Have You Been Drinking?”. “It’s a really fun track, with a great little nautical story about two different guys paths into piracy.” Don Zuzula, guitarist and singer of the band said “We had such a great year in 2013, we wanted to thank our fans and friends with some free music”.

Download available through March 17!

https://soundcloud.com/eastgrandrc/the-tosspints-pirates-life

The Tosspints’ style of music has been influenced by 3 lifetimes of living through the school of hard knocks, brought to bear from war, loss, degradation, and hard drinking. A band created entirely by a family who has had to make it through life the hard way and use their experience to create songs about the more distressed side of being human.

Made up of brothers Don Zuzula (guitar, vocals), a combat veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom and younger brother and Zak Zuzula (bass, vocals), a history teacher, along with drummer John Johnson, they draw from their world experience and working class upbringing in the rust belt city of Saginaw Michigan for their poetically dark yet uptempo songs.

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The Tosspints: Have You Been Drinking?


Have You Been Drinking?
is the third full-length from The Tosspints, a Celtic-punk band from Saginaw, Michigan, a struggling industrial city that the American dream long ago turned into a nightmare. The Tosspints are two brothers and a drummer, with brother Don a US Army combat veteran and brother Zack a union school teacher, the drummer is John. The music reminds me of the $wingin’ Utter$ but maybe a little more focused on the Celtic influences while the lyrics deal with the experiences of living in the rust belt – working class life, brotherhood, loyalty, the Union and the military and of course boozing and fighting. In all a very impressive release and the band to watch. Highlights include: Genocide is Painless, Your Name, Blood or Whiskey

 

http://thetosspints.com/

https://www.facebook.com/thetosspints