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The Tossers part ways with fiddle player Rebecca Brooke

Sad news for fans of Chicago Celtic punks The Tossers. We’ll let now-former fiddle player Rebecca Brooke explain:

Thanks to everyone in the Tossers, Victory Records, Million Yen Studios, and especially the Fans, who have been part of the past 13 years of music and adventure. The Tossers are an unstoppable force of nature that I’m proud to have been part of for such a long time. I’m looking forward to sharing new music, stories, and culture wherever we all go,
Cheers

The Tossers, as you’d expect, wished her “joy and success on all the many paths she’ll undoubtedly take” via their own statement on their Facebook page. We’ll keep you posted on any corresponding roster moves as they become available.

The Tossers’ last album, “The Emerald City,” was released in March 2013 on Victory Records.



The Mahones stream “Fuck You” off of new album

The Mahones have a new album full of their brand of Celtic punk in the works, and they are giving fans a little preview of what’s to come.  You can stream the track “Fuck You” below, and you’ll get to hear accordion player Katie Kaboom sing lead vocals for the first time.

The song will appear on the band’s upcoming release, The Hunger & The Fight, Volume Two, which will be released September 18th on  Whiskey Devil Records.



New Video: The Mahones – “Punk Rock Saved My Life”

Here’s a pretty fun way to kick off your weekend. It’s a new lyric video from your favorite Canadian Celtic punks, The Mahones. The song, as you’ve probably all heard by now, is called “Punk Rock Saved My Life,” and it’s the lead single from their upcoming album, “The Hunger & The Fight – Volume Two.” The lyrics are actually super-imposed over a series of dozens of pictures of the band both playing live and hanging out with their friends and fans. Cool concept; check it out below!

“The Hunger & The Fight – Volume Two” is due out on Whiskey Devil Records online on September 18th. It’ll be in stores in North America that same day, and in the rest of the world on October 9th.



The Tosspints release video for “Hollow Man”

Michigan’s celtic punk act The Tosspints have a new album called The Privateer out today via East Grand Record Company, and to kick things off, they also released a video for the track “Hollow Man.”  Watch it below.

The band describes the story behind “Hollow Man” like this:

“A former soldiers thoughts on trying to have a normal life while still dealing with his own experiences, and coping with personal feelings that don’t seem to be understood by civilian culture.”



Free Download: East Grand Record Company – ‘East Grand Free Comp II’

Michigan based label East Grand Record Company have released a brand new compilation that they’re giving away as a name-your-price download. The compilation, fittingly titled East Grand Free Comp II features tracks by The Hex Bombs, Continental, Lexington Field, The Ramshackle Army, The Enders, The Tosspints, and more.

You can stream it below, or download it here.



Flatfoot 56 and 6’10 announce split 7″

Chicago Celtic punks Flatfoot 56 have announced they will be releasing a special split 7″ with frontman Tobin Bawinkel’s folk-punk side-project 6’10 this September. Each band will contribute 3 songs to the EP which will be their first collaborative release.

Check out the cover art for the split 7″ below, and stay tuned for more details.

Flatfoot’s latest album Toil was released in June of 2012 through Paper + Plastick Records, and 6’10 put out their debut full-length The Humble Beginnings of a Rovin’ Soul last December.



Introducing new Boston Celtic punk band: Mickey Rickshaw (Free Album Download)

Our latest spotlight band hails from a little city you may know as Boston, Massachusetts.  They’re called Mickey Rickshaw, and though they classify themselves a Celtic punk band, their sound differs greatly from that of the genre’s poster boys Dropkick Murphys.  The band just released their debut full-length No Heaven For Heroes, which features 12 blazing-fast Irish punk anthems that are just as gritty as they are polished.  Give the record a listen below, and head over to their Bandcamp page to download it for free (or for the price of your choice).



Pipes And Pints (Celtic punk) release music video for “Warpath 82”

Czech Celtic/street-punk rock act, Pipes And Pints, have released a music video for their punk rock anthem “Warpath 82” and you can check it out below.

This great little tune appears on the band’s 2012 full-length titled “Lost And Found” put out by People Like You Records.



The Real McKenzies release music video for “Yes”

Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have released a new music video for their song “Yes,” and you can check it out below.

“Yes” is taken from the band’s latest album Rats In The Burlap, which was released on April 7th through Fat Wreck Chords.



Punk Rock Bowling Festival: Day Three – Dropkick Murphys, Conflict, Agnostic Front, Swingin’ Utters, The Business, The Mahones, IRA, Avenue Rockers

Monday morning at Punk Rock Bowling brings with it certain inevitable realizations. If you’ve done the weekend right, you’re probably begging for a proper night’s sleep, real food, and some relaxation. You also realize, oh shit! It’s the last day already. Already??!! The weekend seems so long yet so short at the same time. But there was still much more to do before the 17th annual reunion in the desert came to a close. After the Booze & Glory pool party, I ran back to my room to grab more gear and headed to the main stage to see our friends in Avenue Rockers. Battle Born opened the final day of the fest, however as the rest of the weekend attested, I was unable to get to the main stage for the openers.

If Sunday was a day that left to be imagined for me, Monday was the complete opposite. I was excited to see every single band on the bill, and Avenue Rockers started my fest off right. Grit, melody, unending stage energy, and sing along lyrics make these Texans a great show to see.

Next was a band that I wasn’t too familiar with, Colombian punks IRA (Acute Respiratory Infexion). The band is in your face and isn’t afraid to talk about politics that are plaguing their nation. In fact many songs were dedicated to those struggling or under oppression in their homeland.

Canadian Celtic band The Mahones were next to the stage, and I was excited to see what their set would entail. The band is in the process of releasing part two of their two part album (The Hunger & The Fight), which focuses more on their punk influences (vs their Irish influences featured on part one). The setlist sampled heavily from part two, but the band definitely let their Celtic roots shine through. Great set full of energy and movement. The Mahones is one of those bands that is just so photogenic it makes the selection process difficult because every shot is a gem.

As The Business took to the stage, the punks really started coming out. The Business is a band that has been with me for the greater part of two decades, and whenever they’re on a bill I get super excited. While many may stray away from a Business pit, I am driven to like a siren song. Shoot my 3, drop my gear with friend Shahab of GC Records, and B-line it to the pit. While the band didn’t play “H-Bomb” or “Disco Girls”, they did delight ears with “Guttersnipe”, “Harry May”, “(Do They) Owe Us A Living”, and many more classics. Mickey & co. have many more years left in them, and I look forward to being there for the ride.

I needed like four bottles of water to re-hydrate after dancing to the ol Brits, and was ready to go again by the time (my) local heroes Swingin’ Utters began their set. While the music may not be as ‘tough’ as some of the other bands, don’t tell frontman Johnny Peebucks that. His stage presence and just overall craziness is a sight to behold. Punches to the face, pained expressions, and an in your face attitude is Peebuck’s M.O. The band was playing their last show with founding drummer Greg McEntee, and it was great to wish him off in beautiful punk fashion.

From the East Coast….to the desert….Agnostic Front! The NYHC legends were a late add to PRB, filling in for Bad Manners who dropped off the fest at the last minute. To be honest, I think Agnostic Front was a better fit, even though I thought it would be great to see the (not so) Fat Bastard skank it up. I love posting up by bassist Mike Gallo, and just witnessing the jumps. He’s guaranteed for at least a couple, I even managed to get a rare one of Roger! Despite half the band wearing knee/ankle braces, the energy that was on stage was absorbed by the rambunctious crowd. And of course, the band ended with their standout hit “Gotta Go”. Great set from timeless musicians.

I had just seen Conflict two nights before at their club show with Krum Bums, and I was anxious to see them on the main stage. It had been years since I last saw Conflict, but it could’ve been like it was yesterday. The band seems to not have aged a bit and came out swinging from the first chord. One of the standout moments for me was when frontman Colin Jerwood took a moment to talk to the crowd about how we are all one. “Stop fighting, we are all one, we are in this together…everyone here is your friend.” It was a touching display of unity at a festival that prides itself on bringing people together from all sub-genres.

The final band to play the main stage of PRB 2015 was Dropkick Murphys. By this time, the entire festival was packed – brimming with beer, booze, spikes, and anticipation. I was in the zone in the photo pit, fighting some 30 other photographers for position, so I couldn’t tell you what the band opened with. In fact, the majority of their set was a blur. Between shooting, dancing, drinking, and singing along (to what I don’t know), I was trying to squeeze every last drop out of Punk Rock Bowling before the main event concluded.

You can have a look at the complete gallery of photos taken from Monday’s main stage sets below.



The Tosspints announce new album “The Privateer”, stream 3 tracks

Michigan Celtic punks The Tosspints announced that they have completed their fourth studio full-length and will be releasing it on August 11th of this year. In light of this announcement, the group have put 3 songs off of the album up for streaming. Singer and guitarist Don Zuzula had the following to say about the album:

We’ve really raised the bar with this one, 10 new tracks, the title track being one of the biggest undertakings we’ve attempted to date, a 16 minute epic story about a young crew member of a privateering vessel who is lost at sea. The rest of the album kicks things up as well, containing some of the best material we’ve ever written, though it’s not far off from what everyone is used to from us in terms of songwriting.

You can take a listen to “Hollow Man” (track 6), “How Do you Feel” (track 7), and “The Dregs” (track 9) here.

The Privateer will serve as a follow-up to the band’s 2013 full-length titled Have You Been Drinking?, which was released through East Grand Record Company. We will keep you updated as details come to light.



Music Video: The Mahones – “The Hunger & The Fight”

Canadian Celtic punks The Mahones have just released a new music video for the title track list off part one of their two part concept album “The Hunger & The Fight (Part One)”.

“The Hunger & The Fight (Part One)” was an Irish folk album, paying tribute to the band’s ancestry and musical heroes. It featured original and traditional songs and music, and told stories of Ireland, and specifically Dublin. “Part Two” brings the journey to America, and specifically to New York City, and the music transitions from folk to punk. This album will showcase the other side of The Mahones, and will be a full out punk album.

The band had this to say about the video and the upcoming album,

SURPRISE! We’ve FINALLY launched an official video for The Hunger & The Fight, the title track off of part one of our double concept album. Part Two is slated for release on August 18th, 2015. This song features the incredible Tara Slone (Joydrop) on guest vocals, and the film footage was shot over the course of the past six months on tour. Special thanks to our pal Dave Engelman for his concert footage, and Tara’s husband Joe for his great footage of her.

We’re going to start releasing videos for The Hunger & The Fight (Part One) over the next month. So why now? 7 months after the album release? Well, we were planning on releasing videos starting in December when we got home from our fall tour, but then Cuzo passed away, and we didn’t really have it in us. We were all distraught and miserable, and there was no point. Life was way too hard for a few months there. But, listening to the song now – you can’t help but hear his incredible bass lines. He was such a great musician, and the song is a tribute to his talent. The entire album is. It was the last thing he worked on before he passed, and he did a damn good job. We’re proud of him, and we miss him everyday. We dedicate this song to him every night on tour.

Anyway, enjoy. There are a lot more to come.
Part Two of The Hunger & The Fight will be dedicated to the memory of Paul “Cuzo” Mancuso.

Have a look at the music video for “The Hunger & The Fight” below.



The Real McKenzies release acoustic video of “My Mangy Hound”

Celtic punk veterans The Real McKenzies have teamed up with Raw Cut Media to bring us another fun acoustic video. This time it’s of their track, “My Mangy Hound”. Much like their last video, “Yes”, this was shot at the Place des Arts in Montreal, Quebec.

Check out the “rAwcousric” video below.

“My Mangy Hound” is taken from the band’s newest album, Rats In The Burlap, which was released on April 7, through Fat Wreck Chords.



The Mahones announce global tour dates

Seminal Irish punk band, The Mahones, have announced new tour dates for 2015 in support of their latest album, “The Hunger & The Fight (Part One)”. Check out the tour dates below.

The Hunger & The Fight (Part Two) will be released in summer 2015.  The release date should be announced soon.



Flogging Molly announce 2016 “Salty Dog Cruise” ft. Rancid, Frank Turner, Fishbone, and more

Hot on the tail of this years event, Flogging Molly has released the lineup for next year’s “Salty Dog Cruise,” which includes RancidFrank TurnerThe TossersFishboneBeans On ToastStreet Dogs,  Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn BandThe SlackersSkinny ListerThe Bunny GangAuthority ZeroLarry And His Flask, Punk Rock Karaoke and more.

The cruise spans March 18th – 21st in honor of St. Patrick’s Day, departing from Miami, Florida, with stops in Nassau and Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas. Tickets are on sale now with more information available here.