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Bryan McPherson banned from opening for Dropkick Murphys at House Of Blues Anaheim

Bostonian-turned-Californian folk-punk singer-songwriter Bryan McPherson has once again been tabbed (along with Blood Or Whiskey) as an opener for Dropkick Murphys on their upcoming eleven-date tour that runs from California to Oklahoma. Thanks to the long arm of the law that is The Walt Disney Company, McPherson will only be playing ten of the eleven dates. McPherson took to Facebook to explain:

BANNED by Disney!!! Well holy fucking shit people, I just got Banned from playing the Anaheim show (editor’s note: show date is November 5th) by Disney since the venue is in their complex. The reason? My “Anti-political police views and drug insinuation”. Well I’m honored they actually listened to the words. I’m floored. What an honor!!!

We’ve reached out to Disney, LiveNation and the House of Blues in Anaheim for comment (seriously…we have!). As of this writing, it’s been all radio silence, but we’ll keep you posted. Head below for the full tour rundown.

New music video from The Warning Shots (punk) – “Terminally Insane”

Boston punk group The Warning Shots have a new video out for their song “Terminally Insane.” You can, of course, check it out below.

This is the 3rd video for a song off the band’s latest 4-song EP, Six To Midnight, which came out back in November on State Line Records.

You can watch the other two videos here, and pick up a copy of the EP on digital or CD here, along with some t-shirts.

Bryan McPherson releases album teaser for “Wedgewood”

Bostonian-turned-Californian folk-punk singer-songwriter Bryan McPherson has just released the video teaser for his upcoming album “Wedgewood.” If you wanna get pumped up for the album, check the video out below.

No official release date for “Wedgewood” has been announced as of yet. Bryan McPherson last released “American Boy/American Girl“, on State Line Records in 2012.

New Video: The Warning Shots – “It Took A While”

It took a while, but Boston punks  The Warning Shots finally released a new video. As you may have guessed by the far-from-clever introductory sentence (I’m not proud), it’s for the track “It Took A While,” and you can check it out below.

“It Took A While” appears on the band’s four-song EP, “Six To Midnight,” which was released via State Line Records around the holidays late last year. You can get it here.

New Music: Bryan McPherson – “Days of Rage”

Bostonian-turned-Californian folk-punk singer-songwriter (enough hyphens for ya?) Bryan McPherson has a brand new video for a brand new track. It’s called “Days of Rage” and you can check it out below.

By the sounds of it, “Days of Rage” will appear on an as-yet-unfinished new album that should be out in the coming months. Pretty great sign of what’s to come.

McPherson’s most recent album,  American Boy/American Girl, on State Line Records in 2012.

Free Song Download: Bryan McPherson’s “Kelly Thomas”

Folk/punk songwriter Bryan McPherson is no stranger to taking on politically-charged subject matter in his music, and he just released a song for Kelly Thomas, the homeless man who was beaten to death by police in Fullerton, California.  The song came out after the officers involved in the altercation were found not guilty for Thomas’ death.

You can listen and download the track for free below.

Bryan McPherson most recently released the album  American Boy/American Girl on State Line Records in 2012.

New Music: The Warning Shots (Boston punk) – “No Holidays”

Boston punks The Warning Shots have got a new EP, “Six To Midnight,” hitting the streets just in time for the holidays.

To whet your appetite, the band, which features the ever-prolific Mark Lind (The Ducky Boys, Dirty Water, Sinners & Saints, etc) on what I think is his 14th release of the year, shot a video for the track “No Holidays.” Coincidence? Yeah, probably. Either way, check it out here.

“Six To Midnight” is out now in digital format via State Line Records. Physical copies will be available next month. Click here for ordering info.

Interview: Mark Lind of the Ducky Boys talks about “Dead End Streets,” and the road ahead

Boston street punks The Ducky Boys recently released their 5th full-length studio album, “Dead End Streets” on State Line Records.  I got to chat with lead singer/bassist Mark Lind about the new album and the ongoing evolution of their sound after 17 years together.

Check out the interview here.

The Ducky Boys (Boston Punk) announce new album “Dead End Streets”, stream 3 new songs

Boston punk act The Ducky Boys have announced pre-orders for their new album “Dead End Streets” due out June 4th  through their own State Line Records.

To give you a taste of what’s to come you can stream three songs from the release (“You Don’t Wanna Know Me”, “Enough Of My Time” and “The Time We’re Given”) right here.

The Ducky Boys released an EP entitled “Chemicals” back in May, 2012. Their last full-length was “Chasing the Ghost.” Both releases were put out by State Line.

Interview: “Punk Rock 101” with Jason Messina of the Ducky Boys

“So are we gonna do this fucking interview or what?!” is not the way I’d normally ask a musician to sit for an interview, but The Ducky Boys‘ Jay Messina isn’t the average interviewee; I am lucky enough to also be able to call him a friend. And so we sat down, had a few bloody marys, and started talking about his 18+ years in the Boston music scene. Here’s what happened.

Ducky Boys launch Kickstarter campaign to fund new album; pre-order options abound

The Ducky Boys, seventeen-year vets of the Boston punk scene, are already set to begin recording a new full-length album. The band is set to enter the studio next month and finishing things up in September. While they are planning on releasing the album through their own State Line Records, but in order to get the project off the ground, they’ve launched a Kickstarter campaign, complete with loads of pretty rad pre-order options. Check it out here.

The Ducky Boys released an EP entitled “Chemicals” back in May. Their last full-length was January’s “Chasing the Ghost.” Both releases were put out by State Line.


Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One to play Boston booze cruise

Massachusetts punk vets the Ducky Boys are taking their street-punk act out into the Atlantic Ocean. The band are teaming up with Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One (featuring Lenny of Darkbuster) and Cradle To The Grave and shipping out from Boston on a booze cruise later this summer. If you’re going to be in Boston this August, click here to get the rundown on tickets. It’s punk rock…on a boat!

Ducky Boys’ latest full-length, “Chasing The Ghost,” was released in January via their own State Line Records. They also released an EP, “Chemicals,” last week.

The Ducky Boys stream new EP “Chemicals”

Boston punk act The Ducky Boys released their brand new “Chemicals” EP today and you can stream the entire thing right here.

The band released their last full-length album “Chasing The Ghost” on January 17th via their new label State Line Records.

Next Monday the band will be playing at the House of Blues in Boston with Rancid and Madball. Tickets here.

The Ducky Boys to release new digital EP

Punk rockers The Ducky Boys have been keeping busy lately.  Not only have they been touring to support their first album in six years, but now they are also going to introduce a new digital EP.

Pre-orders are going on right now for the EP, Chemicals.  You can get it right here.  Plus, with your pre-order, you can immediately get the download of “Chemicals”, a song from the equally-titled EP.

The EP will be released on other digital outlets on May 15th.

And if you want to check out the guys on tour, check out their tour dates right here.

Album Review: Bryan McPherson – “American Boy/American Girl”

Today started out like an epic cliché: grey and rainy, Monday morning, just found out that one of my favorite bands is breaking up, and there I was driving down the highway listening to Bryan McPherson’s new release, “American Boy/American Girl.” Well, this was a first. I actually had to pull my car over on 93 so that I could write down everything I was thinking about this amazing album, before the moment got lost. The raw simplicity and honesty of what I was hearing hit me so suddenly and unexpectedly; it’s something you can’t quite get over once the last song ends. The only other time I can recall having such a visceral reaction to music was when I heard The Horrible Crowes’ 2011 release, Elsie–high praise from the girl who thinks Brian Fallon is our generation’s foremost songwriter.

You can draw all kinds of comparisons between Bryan and gritty acoustic mainstays like Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, and even Tim Barry or Chuck Ragan. He definitely fits into the “badass with a guitar” genre, but there is something so unique and powerful about this album, I hesitate to box him into any category; this is music without boundaries.

Bryan certainly doesn’t equivocate, doesn’t use metaphors, and you will have no doubt where he stands or what he thinks about modern American life. His beautifully wrought songs take you to the dark places of his own life experiences, but somehow he gently guides you back out again.

If your only exposure to American Boy/American Girl came from hearing “Black Man,” which was released in advance of the album, you, like me, might have thought you’d be bashed over the head with on-the-nose politically-driven lyrics and themes. When you take “Black Man” in the context of the whole album, however, it definitely shines a light on the injustices that Bryan perceives, without sounding preachy. The goal here isn’t to get you to think a certain way, but simply to THINK. In a recent interview with Mutiny on the Microphone, Bryan said that his goal is to leave people with an impression–any impression–after listening to his music, because “so much crap out there leaves no mark.” Mission accomplished. At various moments while listening to this album, I’ve wanted to curl into a ball and rock back and forth; at other moments I wanted to jump up and fight for what we’re losing daily in this country.

The songs vary in arrangement, from the meatier “Long Lost American” with its piano introduction and more “studio” sound, to “Worker’s Song,” which is raw and stripped down to Bryan’s guitar, harmonica, and strident voice. These elements reflect the song’s theme perfectly: as the lyrics state, he’ll “bleed all day to sing a song,” and as a result he becomes a fierce, frustrated spokesman for a generation coming to terms with itself.

It’s nearly impossible to pick favorites on American Boy/American Girl, and you will gain far more from listening to this album all the way through. Over and over and over. But the songs you absolutely MUST hear are the melancholy “Long Lost American,” the slightly more melodic “Lonely Streets,” and a new version of the stunning “Down Down Marie.”

You can (and should) buy Bryan’s album from our friends at State Line Records.

Stream the album here.