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Full Documentary Stream: Dropkick Muprhys – “Live at House of Blues”

©Jo M. Wood Photography 2014Remember way back (yesterday) when we told you that Boston’s local PBS station, WGBH, would be running a feature length film called “Dropkick Murphys: Live at House of Blues”? In case you either missed it or live outside the greater Boston area, you can now stream the whole thing right here.

“Dropkick Murphys: Live at House of Blues” was filmed over the course of the Boston celtic punk band’s St. Patrick’s Day run at their hometown’s House of Blues. Our own Jo Wood was there shooting pictures (like the one you see above). Check out her photo gallery from night one here.



Video Trailer: Dropkick Murphys – “Live at House of Blues”

©Jo M. Wood Photography 2014Set your DVRs, New Englanders!

In collaboration with National Public Radio, Boston’s PBS station, WGBH, will be airing a program called “Dropkick Murphys – Live at House of Blues” tonight (July 5th) at 11pm. The documentary was filmed at the Boston celtic punk veterans’ recent run of St. Patrick’s Day shows at, you guessed it, the Hose of Blues in Boston. In addition to plenty of live performances, the film also features interviews with fans and band members and lots of backstage footage. Check out the trailer below.

Don’t live in the Boston area? Don’t worry! The rest of the country will be able to stream the whole show right here as of tomorrow, July 6th. Don’t miss it! Dying Scene’s own Jo Wood was at night one of the HOB run – check out our photo gallery here!



10 Bands That Make The Boston Punk Scene Better Than Yours

Boston Breakout from the Street Dogs 2013 Wreck The Halls show at Boston’s House of Blues.

A flip through the pages that cover the last decade or so in the annals of Boston punk history reveals a scene very much at a crossroads. Coupled with the slow burnout of the street punk and ska-core flames that lit much of the fuse for the previous decade, the increasing impact of gentrification in some of the grittier, working-class areas of the city (perhaps best typified by the closure of the legendary Rathskellar club, aka “The Rat”, in the Kenmore Square neighborhood to make way for a high-end hotel and the ongoing Boston University sprawl) created a veritable power vacuum in the scene.

As a direct result of that power vacuum, you haven’t been paying attention to what’s been going on in Boston for the last decade. Shame on you. Boston is back, in a major way.

While the 2014 Boston punk scene may not necessarily be aligned with the rough-and-tumble, blue collar days of yore, what does carry over is the spirit of camaraderie. Boston has always been a scene that looks out for each other, and the current scene is no different. The sounds are more diverse than ever before: traditional street punk and hardcore blend with throwback pop-punk and the ever-emerging Tiny Engines Records sound. Nick Gold, who waves the Boston punk flag high at the Run Don’t Walk blog, notes that “the punk scene (in Boston) is small, tight-knit, and has a family atmosphere because simply, we take care of our own.”

Sal Medrano, most recently of the band Rebuilder, echoes Gold’s sentiment: “Through all of this mess, we haven’t given up. When a venue or basement gets shut down, we always find a way to keep it alive. We have an extreme amount of loyalty to one another. If you look at Dropkick Murphys and Bosstones, both took out small local bands on national tours when they reached national level. Still to this day both bands host week-long events at house of blues once a year in which the line up has local Boston acts. Both these bands don’t have to do that but it’s helping to pass the torch. Eventually someone will have to fill their shoes.”

Case in point: The recent passing of two Boston firefighters while in the line of duty cast a pall over the city. Inspired by the events, Mark Lind (Ducky Boys/The Warning Shots) and scene vet Josh Smith sprung into action and organized a benefit show on short notice. The goal was to raise $10,000 for the firefighters’ memorial fund. Bands like Street Dogs, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, Ducky Boys, The Welch Boys and a reunited-for-the-first-time-in-a-decade Avoid One Thing volunteered their services, and bands like Bouncing Souls and the Dropkick Murphys and Rancid and Paul Westerberg contributed items to the affiliated raffle. The cause was so successful that a second night was added, and close to $40,000 has already been raised before the raffle even starts. That’s Boston punk.

No post on the Boston scene would be complete without a nod to the old guard that are still out there kicking ass and taking names. A sincere debt of gratitude is owed to bands like the Bosstones and the Dropkicks and Slapshot and Street Dogs and Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One and Continental and Ducky Boys and Transit and Jonathan Richman and Ramallah who have kept the fires burning. Were it not for that top tier of bands giving a shit about holding the door open for then next act through, this scene would have asphyxiated many years ago. But what follows is an homage to those aforementioned shoe-fillers. The scene probably wouldn’t be what it is now without guys like Ryan Agate and Clay Fernald and venues like O’Brien’s Pub and Great Scott and the legendary Middle East.

Head below to check out our playlist of the ten up-and-coming Boston area bands that make this scene the best damn one to be a part of.



DS Photo Gallery: Dropkick Murphys – St Patrick’s Day in Boston – Year 14 / Night 1

©Jo M. Wood Photography 2014Dropkick Murphys kicked off another round of Boston St. Patrick’s Day shows on March 14th.  Ken Casey said it best when he said, “Welcome to Night 1 of Year 14!”

This year’s celebration was kicked off by The Boston Stranglers, with their heavy riffs and their powerful screams. On second, from London, England was Skinny Lister.  They Made the House of Blues feel like you we’re in a pub in London, especially when Lorna passed a growler off the stage and into the crowd. Up next, Lucero hit the stage with a completely unique southern rock/gospel sound. Every time singer Ben Nichols sang a lyric you found yourself wanting to have a drink with him, especially we he sang a song about his late grandfather.

Finally the lights went down and Sinead O’Conner started to play. The Murphys hit the stage and opened with the “The Boys Are Back.”  Their set consisted of songs old and new, which was perfectly suited for every fan ranging from those that have been there from the beginning to those just discovering DKM. Check out our photo gallery below.



Dropkick Murphys add UK tour dates

Dropkick Murphys have added a handful of UK dates to their intense touring schedule. Check out dates and locations below.

The band’s most recent release was “Signed And Sealed With Blood,” which came out last year through the band’s own label, Born & Bred Records.



Dropkick Murphys extend spring tour

Dropkick Murphys have added a handful of U.S. dates to their already lengthy tour this spring with London folk punk act Skinny Lister and Tennessee cow punks Lucero. Take a look at all of the dates and locations here.

The band’s most recent release was “Signed And Sealed With Blood,” which came out last year through the band’s own label, Born & Bred Records.



Dropkick Murphys celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with boxing and a special show

If you follow Boston’s Dropkick Murphys, then you know that the week around St. Patrick’s Day is like Christmas for the band and their fans.  This year, the boys will sponsor a night of boxing, featuring Boston native Danny O’Connor and an undercard of boxers from Boston and Ireland.  The bout will be followed by a show at the small, intimate Lansdowne Pub.  The Dropkicks have hosted boxing matches before, and have been longtime supporters of Danny O’Connor.

You can get details about the boxing match here, and check out the rest of their U.S. and European tour dates below.



Dropkick Murphy’s stream “The Season’s Upon Us”

If you haven’t already heard it, when it was originally released last year, Dropkick Murphys are offering a free stream of their original holiday song “The Season’s Upon Us” to help put you in the holiday spirit.

You can get jolly with it below.

“The Season’s Upon Us” was released on “Signed and Sealed in Blood” which the Dropkicks released earlier this year.



Ken Casey (Dropkick Murphys) named to incoming Boston Mayor’s economic development team

Well here’s a story I didn’t expect to write this evening…

According to the Boston Herald, Ken Casey, bass player/vocalist (and founding member) of Boston Celtic punk act Dropkick Murphys has been named to incoming Boston mayor Marty Walsh’s transition team. Specifically, Casey has been appointed as an adviser on Walsh’s economic development team.

It’s worth mentioning that in addition to his duties in the Dropkicks, Casey also owns a popular Boston bar (McGreevy’s) and helps run a successful charitable foundation (The Claddagh Fund).

Good on ya, Ken.



Full Video: Give ‘Em The Boot DVD (Hellcat Records)

For your viewing pleasure tonight we have the full Give ‘Em The Boot DVD from Hellcat Records that was released in 2005.

The concert DVD features performances from Rancid, Nekromantix, Dropkick Murphys, and pretty much everyone else who was on Hellcat in the early 2000s.

You can check it out right below.



Dropkick Murphys announce annual St Patricks Day tour dates

Boston celtic-punk act Dropkick Murphys have just announced details for their annual St Patricks Day tour. The band will be hitting the road in mid February and will feature support from Lucero and Skinny Lister. Check out the full list of dates here.

The band’s most recent release was “Signed And Sealed With Blood,” which came out earlier this year through Born & Bred Records.



Documentary: DIY Conversations about Punk (UK Subs, Bouncing Souls, Queers, Anti-Flag, more)

Here’s something to keep you entertained on a slow news day.  It’s a documentary film featuring Steve Ignorant (Crass, Conflict, ..), The UK Subs, The Bouncing Souls, The Dropkick Murphys, John Robb (Goldblade, The Membranes), Anti-Flag, The Queers, The Real McKenzies, and The Skints (reggae/ska Punk from East London UK) all talking about what “punk” means to them.

Check it out below.



Dropkick Murphys announce limited edition vinyl boxed set

Well here’s a cool one for fans of vinyl and fans of  celtic punk band Dropkick Murphys.

The Boston-based septet have announced plans for a limited edition boxed set that’ll include all of their studio releases in vinyl format. Included in the set will be the first-ever vinyl pressings of older releases “The Singles Collection – Volume 1” and “The Singles Collection – Volume 2.” The release has a street date of November 5th, but you can check out pre-order options here. It’ll set you back a pretty penny, but it does make a pretty cool addition to the record collection if you ask this guy.

The Dropkicks’ latest release, “Signed and Sealed In Blood,” hit the streets earlier this year on their own Born & Bred Records.



Dropkick Murphys announce St. Patrick’s Day shows

Because it’s never too early to plan for these things, Dropkick Murphys have announced their annual St. Patrick’s Day shows. They’ll take place March 13-16 at the House of Blues in Boston. Check out the details here. Tickets go on sale September 14 at 10 am.

The band’s most recent release was “Signed And Sealed With Blood,” which came out earlier this year through Born & Bred Records.



Music Video: Dropkick Murphys – “Out Of Our Heads”

Boston celtic-punk act Dropkick Murphys have released a music video for their song “Out Of Our Heads” which appeared on their album “Signed And Sealed With Blood” which came out earlier this year through “Born & Bred Records”.

Click here to check out the video.