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.
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Monday, November 25, 2013 at 1:10 PM (PST) by hayley
Monday, November 11, 2013 at 1:47 PM (PST) by milhouse
Over the Halloween weekend, San Francisco-based Pirates Press Records celebrated their 9th anniversary with a couple of shows. The guys at the label sure know how to put on a party, and enlisted the help of some of their friends in Street Dogs, Harrington Saints, The Interrupters, The Ratchets, Druglords of The Avenue, and many, many more. Street Dogs headlined Friday and Saturday, with FM359 taking over duties on Sunday. Over the anniversary shows, 11 bands performed, and not one of them sucked. In fact, I even found a new favorite band in the form of Bishops Green.
Unfortunately I was only able to attend Friday night, however I did make it for Street Dogs set on Saturday, and the last song (“The Fighter”) performed by FM359 on Sunday. Friday night began with a little acoustic set from Lenny Lashley and he definitely set the mood. There was just this positive, celebratory energy that seemed to be flowing through the club.
After Lenny was Santa Cruz-based, female-fronted Custom Fit. The band sounded great, very clean – a particular moment that stands out was their kick-ass cover of Cock Sparrer’s “Teenage Heart”. I’m always bad at show reviews because for me once the music gets playing and the crowd starts dancing, it’s all a blur of good times. The weekend was definitely a streetpunk/Oi! event, and all vibes were jubilant.
Sydney Ducks was next to take the stage. The band recently released their new album, “Death Toll”, through Pirates Press, and focused heavily on that material for their set. Really dance-able, groovy punk (if that even makes sense). The band hails from San Francisco, and you definitely get that vibe. Downtown Struts guitarist Ben (who was performing Saturday night) filled in to help the Ducks out, and you couldn’t tell that he literally had a day to learn the entire set. Bravo sir.
The Harrington Saints are a band that I have had the privilege to see several times, and they never cease to please me. The guys recently released their “Singles Collection” EP and just returned from a little UK tour.
To round out the night’s performances was Street Dogs. Not much needs to be said about these guys that they haven;t already shown. Tough, melodic, evocative, and real, the Street Dogs are always a pleasure to see live. This show was a little unique as it was on the heels of the Red Sox’s World Series win, adding to the celebratory mood. The band played the normal staples, “Toby’s Got a Drinkin’ Problem”, “In Defense of Dorchester”, “Back to the World”, etc, and really got everyone excited for the next two nights to come.
Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 9:30 AM (PST) by Bizarro Dustin
The split was released digitally this week, while physical copies are expected to come out soon through Doctor and Mechanic Records.
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at 7:39 PM (PST) by jaystone
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.
RVIVR has released a music video for their song “Old Dogs”. The song comes off the band’s sophomore album, The Beauty Between.
You can watch the video here.
The Beauty Between was released February 25 via Rumbletowne Records.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 10:05 AM (PST) by Johnny X
Back in February Street Dogs singer Mike McColgan and bassist Johnny Rioux along with Rick Barton (Continental, ex-Dropkick Murphys) announced that they had started a new side project band by the name of FM359. In March McColgan said the band had a bunch of songs recorded and that they were planning on releasing them sometime this year or early next. Then that was it. No word since. Until today.
Looks like the band has started a facebook page featuring what appears to be their debut release’s album cover art (left) and a little description of the band’s sound: “a humanitarian (non-religious) GOSPEL Americana (punk) rock sound.”
You can stream a couple of their songs (“Some Folks” and “When The People Check Out”) below.
It’s a little confusing as to what their debut release will be (full length? 7-inch?) but it looks like it will be released via Pirates Press.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9:42 AM (PST) by Johnny X
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.
Monday, August 26, 2013 at 4:48 PM (PST) by bob9746
The band will play East Coast Tsunami Fest in September.
Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 4:05 PM (PST) by KevinMichaelRowe
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.
Tickets for the festival are available for pre-order here. Get ‘em before they’re all gone!
Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 11:44 AM (PST) by jaystone
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.
Saturday, June 15, 2013 at 12:06 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
Orlando, Florida punks DoGs are offering their new album “Sports Beer” up for free download.
You can snatch it up right here.
The band will self-release “Sports Beer” physically on July 4th. DoG’s last album “Disappointing,” which can be downloaded for free on their bandcamp site, was released on August 10th, 2012.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 at 1:13 PM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
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.
Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 11:13 AM (PST) by Screeching Bottlerocket
California pop-punk legends Bracket are streaming an alternate take of their song song “2 Hot Dogs For 99 Cents” (from 1995’s “4 Wheel Vibe) which will be appearing on their upcoming rarities album “Rare Cuts Vol. 2.” Here’s what they had to say about the track:
“A song from the John Peel Sessions. Recorded in England in 1995. We changed the cents to pence because we were in England and because we are incredibly clever.”
Click here to check it out.
“Rare Cuts Vol. 2” is set to be released on June 14th. You can stream the compilation’s precursor “Rare Cuts Vol. 1” right here.
Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 12:10 PM (PST) by jaystone
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.
Friday, May 10, 2013 at 9:40 AM (PST) by Lauren Mills
Boston punk act Street Dogs are selling a special package to raise money for a family that was affected by the Boston bombings. The package include a remastered studio version of their song “In Defense Of Dorchester,” a live version of the song from their upcoming live album and a t-shirt. Here’s what the band had to say:
“On April 15th, the Richard family was watching the Boston Marathon when bombs exploded nearby. Their young son Martin was killed. His younger sister and his mother remain seriously injured. Many people (like ourselves) asked how we could help the Richards. The Richard Family Fund has been set up to provide an avenue of assistance by friends at St. Mark’s Area Main Street and the Center for Civic Media. We are offering up a re-mastered version of our song “In Defense Of Dorchester” to the fund; a re-mastered studio version, a great LIVE version (& video) from our upcoming (live) record, and an “In Defense Of Dorchester” T-shirt too. All proceeds will go to the Richard Family Fund. The STREET DOGS stand behind the Richard family – and sincerely hope you will consider contributing.: Respectfully Submitted, Mike McColgan /// Street Dogs.”
You can check out the package here.