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FM359 (Street Dogs/Continental side project) readies “Truth, Love & Liberty” pre-orders

The long-awaited full-length debut from FM359 is finally upon us!

As you should already know by now, FM359 is fronted by Street Dogs‘ vocalist Mike McColgan. Joining him in this project are fellow founding member of Dropkick Murphys Rick Barton (also of Continental fame), and fellow Street Dog Johnny Rioux. The resulting collaboration has been billed as “Americana, classic rock, country, tinges of punk rock, wrapped up in an uplifting folk, or even gospel backdrop; just without all the hand clapping...” We’ve heard it, and we agree.

The band’s debut full-length, entitled “Truth, Love & Liberty,” is now set for pre-order via Pirates Press Records, the same label released FM359’s “Some Folks” seven-inch earlier this year. Click here to get yours.



DS Show Report: Street Dogs – Wreck The Halls (Boston, 12/21/13)

The close of 2012 marked the end, at least temporarily, of Street Dogs as we knew them. The band had recently announced an indefinite hiatus, and longtime guitarist Tobe Bean had departed for more alkaline pastures.

Fast-forward a year, and as it turns out, the Street Dogs hiatus was, as it turns out, not much of a hiatus after all. The band resurfaced with a new guitar section (Lenny Lashley and the Have Nots’ Matt Pruitt replacing Bean and Marcus Hollar), a couple new 7-inches, a European tour and, of  course, their annual Wreck The Halls shows.

Wreck The Halls rolled into the band’s hometown of Boston for an early evening gig at the House Of Blues. The cavernous qualities of the 2400+ capacity venue have the ability to make for a punk-rock-show-going experience that is somewhat more detached than one might be expecting, leaving it the sole responsibility of the artist to bring their “A game” in order to establish a connection with the audience of anything approaching a visceral level. Fortunately on this evening, “Street Dogs in Boston” and “A game” were nothing if not synonymous.

The early start to the evening, when paired with family holiday party duties and obligatory Boston traffic rendered this particular writer (and I’d suspect a fair number of showgoers) incapable of arriving in time for the entire set from openers The Fenian Sons, and half the set of Stars and Stripes. For the uninitiated, the latter band is the usually off-again American oi! project featuring the inimitable Jack “Choke” Kelly of Slapshot fame.

Direct support on the evening was provided by The Unseen, themselves local legends of the street punk scene. Yours truly has never been a huge Unseen fan, though it is undeniable to say that the five-piece put on a hell of a high energy show. Frontman Mark Unseen did his best to break the fourth wall (and the photo pit), using the willing-and-able audience as the group’s sixth man. Even a brief cameo by well-renowned (tongue-in-cheek) Unseen hater Lenny Lashley was in order.

To start their set, the Street Dogs were ushered out by the  Bunker Hill Pipe Band, setting the stage for what would become an evening filled with collaboration and audience participation; a truly communal experience. The band ripped into “Savin Hill” and “Punk Rock & Roll” right out of the gate, and never really took the gas pedal off the floor. The retooled lineup seemed to hit the ground running, and showed no signs of being a band with maybe less than three-dozen shows under their respective belts. Frankly, and without mincing words, the band sounded just as tight as ever.

While the band is certainly capable of shining in standalone fashion in their own right, the varied setlist provided by such a headlining opportunity provided more than a few noteworthy moments. More than one homage was paid to the late, great Joe Strummer (“The General’s Boombox,” “Coma Girl” and “Guns of Brixton”) on the eve of the eleventh anniversary of his passing. “Two Angry Kids” featured a return appearance from Bean, providing a three-guitar assault that reappeared on probably half of the remaining songs. A Lashley-led mini Darkbuster set (“Try To Make It Right,” “Stand and Deliver” and “Skinhead”) provided myriad singalong moments of the drunken variety. Longtime McColgan friend/collaborator and founding Dropkick Murphys guitarist Rick Barton (now of Continental fame) joined the band during the encore for a mini-DKM set featuring “Get Up” and “Never Alone” from the classic Do Or Die LP. Kelley Costello joined on vocals for a rousing rendition of “Elizabeth.” Local boys Matt Charette and Hugh Morrison contributed on mandolin and accordion respectively. Current Dropkick’s piper Scruffy Wallace joined on tin whistle, and the entire crowd joined in the excitement for show-closer “Boston Breakout,” the band’s rework of the Sham 69 classic “Borstal Breakout.”

I’ve spent my fair share of words on these pages lamenting the loss of the “scene” in Boston, at least in the traditional sense. If Wreck The Halls was any indication, though, the scene is very much still coming together and throwing down like the good ol’ days. And while future remains very much unwritten for the Street Dogs, given the urgency and vitality that the current lineup have displayed since getting together a scant few months ago, it is clear that whatever is written will be loud, bold and bright. We can only hope for it to come sooner rather than later.

Check out our Wreck The Halls photo gallery below.



Video: Street Dogs perform acoustic versions of “Punk Rock And Roll” and “Anti X-Mas Song”

Boston punks Street Dogs stopped into Punks In Vegas to record acoustic versions of “Punk Rock And Roll” and “Anti X-Mas Song.” Check them out here.

The band will soon be releasing a split with Noi!se via Pirates Press Records.



Watch: Street Dogs perform live at Boston’s RadioBDC

Boston punks Street Dogs are currently on their way to Chicago for the next stop on their Wreck The Halls tour. Last Thursday, however, Mike and Lenny and Matt stopped by their hometown’s RadioBDC for a rousing acoustic performance. Got twenty-five minutes or so on this snowy Saturday? Check out the whole performance below.

The newly-reloaded Street Dogs lineup has got a split with Noi!se coming out in the not-too-distant future via Pirates Press Records. Their Wreck The Halls tour rolls through the Northeast next weekend.



Street Dog to perform on Radio BDC Live tomorrow

Boston punks Street Dogs will be performing tomorrow for a Radio BDC Live in the Lab special.  The band will go on at 1 pm, and the event will be available for streaming at 6pm.

You can watch last year’s set here.

The Street Dogs’ last release was the Rust Belt Nation EP, put out lat May on Pirate Press Records.



Video: Street Dogs full acoustic performance and interview

Last week, we brought you video of Street Dogs Mike McColgan and Lenny Lashley (along with Boston scene vet Matt Charette) performing an acoustic rendition “Poor, Poor Jimmy” while guests on the Bay State Rock program on WAAF.

Now, you can watch the full, unedited performance that features the fellas chewing the fat with host Carmelita and performing songs like “Savin Hill” and “Free” below.

The newly-reloaded Street Dogs lineup has got a split with Noi!se coming out in the not-too-distant future. Their Wreck The Halls tour begins this week.



Street Dogs perform acoustic rendition of “Poor, Poor, Jimmy

Boston punks Street Dogs recently stopped by Boston radio station WAAF 97.7 where they performed an acoustic version of “Poor, Poor, Jimmy,” which you can check out below.

Street Dogs released a couple seven-inches on Pirates Press Records earlier this year, and are readying a split with Noi!se in the not-too-distant future. The latter release will be the first featuring the Street Dogs’ newly-retooled lineup, which features Lenny Lashley and Matt Pruitt on guitar and Pete Sosa on drums.



Street Dogs announce tour dates for Wreck The Halls 2013

Boston punks Street Dogs have announced dates and select openers for the 2013 edition of their “Wreck The Halls” tour.

So far, seven dates covering both coasts have been announced. The Unseen, Stars & Stripes and The Fenian Sons have been announced as openers for the Street Dogs’ hometown show at Boston’s House of Blues. Click here for the full rundown.

The Street Dogs released a couple seven-inches on Pirates Press Records earlier this year, and are readying a split with Noi!se in the not-too-distant future. The latter release will be the first featuring the Street Dogs’ newly-retooled lineup, which features Lenny Lashley and Matt Pruitt on guitar and Pete Sosa on drums.



Pirates Press announces 9th Anniversary Weekend (Street Dogs, FM359, Harrington Saints, etc)

Pirates Press Records has announced their 9 year anniversary and they’re throwing a huge weekend party to celebrate. On November First, Second, and Third they will be taking over Bottom Of The Hill, San Francisco, and bringing Street Dogs, FM359 (Street Dogs side project), Harrington Saints, NOI!SE, The Ratchets, Custom Fit, Druglords of the Avenues, Downtown Struts, Sydney Ducks, Bishops Green, and Lenny Lashley’s Gange Of One all to one stage.

Check out all the details here.



Video: Street Dogs live at Whelan’s in Dublin, Ireland (full set)

The Street Dogs just wrapped up their European tour, and we’ve got a video from their stop in Dublin, Ireland. It’s their full hour-long set, and you can watch it here.

The band will play East Coast Tsunami Fest in September.



East Coast Tsunami Fest announces 2013 lineup (the Bouncing Souls, Street Dogs, etc.)

The lineup for the 2013 edition of East Coast Tsunami Fest, which will be taking place on September 27th – 30th at Reverb in Reading, PA, has been officially announced.

The festival will feature performances from Street Dogs, Bouncing Souls, Comeback Kid, Cro-Mags and many other legendary hardcore and punk bands. Click here to check out the full lineup.

Tickets for the festival are available for pre-order here. Get ‘em before they’re all gone!



DS Interview: Lenny Lashley on Street Dogs, Gang of One, Torr Skoog and more

Lenny Lashley has been synonymous with the Boston punk scene for as long as this writer can remember. So when it was initially announced that the former Darkbuster frontman would take be taking over for Tobe Bean in the Street Dogs, it seemed, while potentially volatile, it could be a match made in heaven. But hey, it’s Boston punk rock, what else would you expect?

I had the privilege of catching up with Lenny outside a local coffee shop on what was the first sunny day Boston had seen in about two weeks. We talked about his upcoming solo full-length debut, the decision to join Street Dogs, the recent passing of Torr Skoog, and the state of the Boston punk scene. Click here to check it out.



The Hex Bombs stream new song from upcoming 7-inch “None Shall Be Forgotten” (feat. Street Dogs’ Mike McColgan)

Michigan street punks The Hex Bombs are streaming the title track from their upcoming 7-inch entitled “None Shall Be Forgotten,” which features Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan as its main singer.

You can check it out right here.

The band will release the 7-inch on June 25th via East Grand Record Company. The last released a self-titled 7-inch in November, 2012.



Full Album Stream and Pre-order: Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One – “Illuminator”

Boston punk veteran (and newest Street Dog) Lenny Lashley has announced pre-order options for his solo debut, “Illuminator.” Pirates Press and Panic State Records are teaming up for the vinyl release (issued under his Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One moniker), and each will have two exclusive color options available. Click here to see them all in their gold-themed beauty.

Interested to hear Lashley’s new album before its June 25th release date? Click here to stream the whole thing. And keep it tuned to Dying Scene for more with Lenny in the (hopefully) near future.



Lenny Lashley’s Gang of One (Street Dogs, Darkbuster) announces debut full-length

Boston punk veteran and newly-announced Street Dog Lenny Lashley (Darkbuster) has announced plans for an upcoming full-length release under his ‘Lenny Lashley’s Gang Of One’ moniker. Entitled “Illuminator,” the album will drop in at least digital and vinyl forms on June 25 via Pirates Press Records and Panic State Records.

Pre-orders and preview tracks will be available shortly. Stay tuned.