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New Music: Street Dogs streaming “First Cut” from upcoming Noi!se split

Boston punks Street Dogs are streaming a new song entitled “First Cut.” It’s the last of their tracks from the band’s upcoming split with Noi!se. Give ‘er a listen 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.



Noi!se streaming new song “Chameleon” off upcoming split with Street Dogs

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

You can give it a listen 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.



Street Dogs streaming new song “Johnny Come Lately” (Steve Earle cover) off upcoming split with Noi!se

Boston punks Street Dogs are streaming a new song entitled “Johnny Come Lately” off their upcoming split with Noi!se and you can give it a listen below.

The track is a cover of Steve Earle’s song, which was originally released on his “Copperhead Road” album in 1988, and has since been performed by numerous acts including The Pogues.

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.



Noi!se streaming new song “Broken Bonds” off upcoming split with Street Dogs

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

You can give it a listen 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.



Street Dogs streaming new song “We’re Still Here” off upcoming split with Noi!se

Boston punks Street Dogs are streaming a new song entitled “We’re Still Here” off their upcoming split with Noi!se and you can give it a listen 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.



Street Dogs and Noi!se announce split 10-inch for Record Store Day

We’ve been hearing about a Street Dogs / Noi!se split release for a while now, and we’ve finally got more information!

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.

Check out the tracklisting for the Street Dogs/Noi!se split below.



Free Compilation Download: “Greetings From Orlando” (featuring DoGs, Among Giants & more)

Peace Treats Records has released a compilation album featuring surf, punk, and garage bands from Orlando, Florida. The compilation “Greetings From Orlando” features DoGs, Among Giants, and many others.

You can stream/download the comp below or purchase the cassette through the label’s bandcamp page.



DS Interview: Mike McColgan on FM359, what’s next for Street Dogs, and his return to Boston

We last caught up with Street Dogs frontman Mike McColgan early last spring. At the time, the band had just announced that their recently-revealed hiatus was going to be incredibly short-lived. Little did anyone really know just how strong a year the band would have.

We were lucky enough to catch up with Mike again this week, and we caught him at a pretty good time. The Street Dogs capped a successful 2013 with their most successful Wreck The Halls tour to date, and his side project FM359 (with fellow Street Dog Johnny Rioux and fellow founding Dropkick Murphy Rick Barton) is readying their debut full-length (due January 15th via Pirates Press Records). We chatted about all things Street Dogs (including new music in the works!), FM359, and Mike’s recent return to Boston after some time spent in California. Check it out below.



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.



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.



New Music: DoGs stream “Totally Freaking Out”

Orlando punks DoGs are streaming a new single titled “Totally Freaking Out” and you can check it out here.

DoGs released a split in October with fellow Florida act Sweep the Leg through Doctor and Mechanic Records.



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.