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DS Show Review and Photo Gallery: Street Dogs, Lenny Lashley and Matt Charette from Boston’s Midway Cafe

Mike letting the crowd take over

As of this writing, Boston punks Street Dogs are part of the way through a tour of Europe with fellow Pirates Press labelmates Bishops Green. Prior to heading across the pond, however, the five-piece stormed Boston’s Midway Cafe for a couple warm-up shows. Billed as the Crooked Drunken Sons, Street Dogs took to the stage for an early-evening acoustic matinee gig and followed up with a fully plugged-in late night set. It’s no great mystery that the Street Dogs are widely known as a hard-working, blue collar street punk band. And while they may not play out with quite the same road dog regularity as in their younger years, the band more than make up for that with high energy, give-it-all-you’ve-got live performances that leave little, if anything, left in the tank. The newest Street Dogs (Matt Pruitt of Have Nots and Lenny Lashley on guitar, Pete Sosa on drums) seem no doubt cut from the same cloth as longtime core members Mike McColgan and Johnny Rioux, now in their second decade as nucleus of the band. Case-in-point: the band could quite easily have rested on their laurels and used the early evening set as a way to work the kinks out of a few songs, shaking off the cobwebs and being content with flubs and false starts. Instead, the took the opportunity to play a full acoustic set that, while rare for a band in this genre to attempt, came across as every bit as earnest as their typical high-energy plugged in sets.

Hard work and double duty were recurring themes on the evening, as support for the early set came from local singer-songwriter Matt Charette (whose stellar solo full-length, Back East, is available to stream here) and Lenny Lashley, a full time Street Dog who’d already carved a name out for himself as a singer and songwriter through his solo work and his Darkbuster days. Charette then joined the Street Dogs on accordion, mandolin and crowd-surfing duties as the evening progressed. Support on the nightcap came from the Barroom Heroes and OC45. The former have established a reputation as one of the better young bands in the scene, while the latter are established road dogs who themselves are in between lengthy tours of their own.

Check out our photo gallery from the evening set below!



Cry Havoc! reveal cover art and tracklist for new album “And Let Slip the Dogs of War”

Connecticut hardcore act Cry Havoc! have revealed some more details surrounding their new album And Let Slip the Dogs of War.  Shawn Refuse, a Brooklyn-based artist also known as the frontman of Done With You, created the artwork (seen above) and supplied vocals on “More Discharge, Less Rise Against.”  You’ll also hear Ben Social of Sadplant kick in some vocals on “Fuck You!  Just Die.”

Check out the full 17-song tracklist below.

Although the band does not have a firm release date yet for the album, they are hoping to put it out early this August.  The album was funded entirely by a Kickstarter campaign in which the band raised almost double their goal.



English Dogs release music video for “Turn Away From The Light” off brand new album “The Thing With Two Heads”

British hardcore punk/thrash metal legends English Dogs have just released a new music video for their song “Turn Away From The Light”.

The song appears on the band’s long anticipated, brand new album “The Thing With Two Heads”, which came out last week (July 8th) through Candlelight Records.

Watch the music video for “Turn Away From The Light” below.

Produced by Dean Pansy, “The Thing With Two Heads” is the first studio album under the English Dogs name since 1995′s “All the World’s a Rage”.



Street Dogs announce European tour dates with Bishops Green

Listen up, Europeans!  You’ve got one hell of a great tour coming your way.  Street Dogs has just announced a headlining tour kicking off in August with Bishops Green and you can check out all the dates and locations below.

Street Dogs last released a 10-inch split with Noi!se in April through Pirates Press Records.



DoGs (Florida punk) offer discography for “name your price” download

Florida punk act DoGs are offering their discography for “name your price” (translation: free) download.

You can check it out below and snag the free download on Bandcamp.



English Dogs to release “The Thing With Two Heads” in July

British hardcore punk/thrash metal legends English Dogs have announced that they have inked a deal with Candlelight Records, and will release their new album The Thing With Two Heads on July 8th.

Along with a teaser video, the track listing for The Thing With Two Heads can be viewed below.

Produced by Dean Pansy, The Thing With Two Heads will be the first studio album under the English Dogs name since 1995’s All the World’s a Rage.



Video: Mike McColgan (Street Dogs) sings “God Bless America” at Fenway Park

Check out a video of Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan singing “God Bless America” at Fenway Park prior to the Boston Red Sox game on May 16th below.

Street Dogs last released a 10-inch split with Noi!se in April through Pirates Press Records.



Dogs stream new 7 inch EP

Toronto’s own punk rockers Dogs are streaming their new self-titled 7 inch EP, and you can check it out below.

Dogs features members of Summer of 92 as well as Cactus Vella of The Class Assassins and Whiskey Hearts.  They will be playing at Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 17.

The EP was released by Rubber Factory Records.



Wiredogs stream new EP “The Basement Tapes”

Denver punk act, Wiredogs, are streaming their new EP The Basement Tapes, and if you like it, you can download it for free.

You can listen and download below.

The band last released the Resistance EP, which was self-released in September of 2013.



Music Video: Dogs – “The Nightrider”

Toronto’s own punk rockers Dogs have just released a new music video for their song “The Nightrider”. The track is an unreleased song from a 2006 recording session. The song and accompanying music video are tributes to the 1979 film Mad Max.  You can check out the video below.

Dogs features members of Summer of 92 as well as Cactus Vella of The Class Assassins and Whiskey Hearts.

The group will be releasing their debut 7″ via Rubber Factory Records this summer and will be playing at Pouzza Fest in Montreal on May 17.



Wiredogs release music video for “Am I The Resistance”

Denver punk act, Wiredogs, have released the music video for their song “Am I The Resistance.”

You can watch the video here.

The song appears on their “Resistance” EP, which was self-released in September of 2013.



Tim Timebomb streams “Drink Up And Go Home” featuring Street Dogs

Holy crap.  I really thought I was done writing stories about Tim Timebomb and Friends (the solo project from Rancid’s Tim Armstrong) but I guess not.  At least I’m happy to report that this new song “Drink Up And Go Home” features one of my current favorite acts in the punk scene – Street Dogs.  You can stream the rather mellow collaboration below.

Tim Timebomb will be releasing a self-titled compilation album on April 15th, featuring 36 songs that were released during the song-a-day project.  Check out the track list here.

This compilation was originally released in a limited CD run, but this will be the first time it will be available digitally.



Second Boston Firefighter benefit show announced (Street Dogs, Slapshot, Avoid One Thing and more)

Remember that show we told you about the other day where Street DogsDucky BoysLenny Lashley’s Gang of OneThe Welch BoysBurning Streets and Duck & Cover f and a reunited Avoid One Thing (playing their first show in a decade) were coming together to raise money for the official Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund? We never brought you more ticket information because, well, it sold out in a couple hours.

By popular demand, a second show has been announced, this time at a larger venue. It takes place Thursday, April 23rd at The Sinclair in Cambridge. The lineup for night number two includes Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Avoid One Thing, Boston hardcore legends Slapshot, and more special guests to be announced soon. Tickets are on sale tomorrow (April 3rd) at Noon Eastern by clicking here.



Avoid One Thing to reunite for Boston Firefighter Fundraiser show w/Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley + more

Boston punks Avoid One Thing, founded and fronted by the Mighty Mighty Bosstones‘ bassist Joe Gittleman, have announced plans to reunite for their first show in a decade, and for a great cause.

The band will join a roster that already includes Street Dogs, Ducky Boys, Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One, The Welch Boys, Burning Streets and Duck & Cover for a show to benefit the official Lieutenant Walsh and Firefighter Kennedy Memorial Fund. Walsh and Kennedy, based out of the Engine 33/Ladder 15 house at the famous intersection of Boylston and Hereford Streets, were both killed tragically while fighting a fast-moving fire in Boston’s Back Bay neighborhood.

The fundraiser will take place Tuesday, April 22nd at Great Scott in Allston, and will also feature raffle items from Dropkick Murphys, Rancid, Swingin’ Utters, the Boston Bruins, the Boston Red Sox and many more. Stay tuned for ticket info.

Avoid One Thing’s last album, “Chopstick Bridge,” was released via SideOneDummy Records back in 2004.



New Music: Noi!se streaming new track “The Bottom Rungs” from upcoming Street Dogs split

Don’t let the image fool you, boys and girls; this is not a double post.

Washington punk act, Noi!se, are streaming a new song entitled “The Bottom Rungs” off their upcoming split with Street Dogs.

You can check it out below.

The six-song split will be released by the kind folks at Pirates Press Records on CD and 10-inch vinyl on Record Store Day (April 19th). Online versions will only be available after Record Store Day, so get out and support your local indie shop.