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Festival Preview: 2000 Trees (Cheltenham, UK)

2000 Trees is up there with the very best of the UK’s independent festivals. It’s been growing steadily over the last few years, offering some of the best in alternative rock for a fraction of what the major festivals set you back.

This year, the festival delivers some of the widest variety of punk, ska and hardcore among its indie mainstays, and we’ve collated a “must see” list for the weekend. If you’re not already headed down to Cheltenham next weekend, you can pick up tickets from the 2000 Trees website.

Check out our tips for the weekend below.



Social Distortion and Flogging Molly Announce Summer Tour

Celtic punks Flogging Molly and rock n’ roll legends Social Distortion have announced an extensive 32-date tour across America (with one date in Canada). Having formed in 1979, Social Distortion have been a band for a staggering 40 years! The band’s last release, ‘Hard Times and Nursery Rhymes’ in 2011, was the first released via current label Epitaph Records and the band’s highest charting album to date. It has previously been confirmed that Social Distortion will be entering the studio this year to record new material. Flogging Molly will be touring to support their 2017 album ‘Life Is Good’.



DS Photo Gallery: Flogging Molly with Lucero and The Huntress And Holder Of Hands From Boston’s House OF Blues

Flogging Molly brought the 2019 US leg of their current world tour to the House of Blues in Boston last Friday night. It’d been roughly six years since I’d last seen them in this very same spot (and, actually, just over eighteen years since I’d first seen them in this very same spot, albeit in a much smaller club – Axis – at the time, sandwiched in between Avail and Dropkick Murphys, all of whom were supporting Mighty Mighty Bosstones but I swear I’m not bragging). If there’s one thing that can be said about Flogging Molly circa 2019, it’s that more than two decades into the Celtic punk septet’s career, their live performance remains a total and complete bombastic juggernaut.

Frontman and bandleader Dave King led his merry band of misfits — wife and violin/tin whistle player Bridget Regan, guitarist Dennis Casey, bass player Nathen Maxwell, accordion player Matt Hensley, banjo player Spencer Swain and drummer Mike Alonso — out of the gate swinging, kicking things off with crowd favorite “(No More) Paddy’s Lament” that fired the crowd up from the start, producing the first in what seemed to be a constant onslaught of crowd surfers on this particular evening. From there, the band ripped through a dozen-and-a-half tracks that proved a pretty solid, career-spanning cross-section (though nothing from 2011’s Speed of Darkness made an appearance). They’ve been playing a very similar main set throughout most of tour, with newer tracks from their most recent album, Life Is Good, peppered in throughout a series of old favorites (“Devil’s Dance Floor,” “The Likes Of You Again,” of course “Drunken Lullabies). A couple of the numerous things that made this particular night special – aside from the fired up crowd – included a “Happy Birthday” singalong to one of Dennis Casey’s sons who was in town celebrating his eleventh trip around the sun, and a couple of brief appearances from longtime friend of the band Mike McColgan of Street Dogs fame.

Primary support on this run of the tour is provided by the mighty Lucero. If you’re a frequent visitor of this here website, you’re no-doubt aware we’ve covered band quite a bit live in a variety of different formats over the last couple of years. But aside from a run through Providence, Rhode Island, with in support of Clutch a few years ago, we haven’t seem them in an opening role in a while, so the band’s forty-five minute set was a bit of a departure and seemed like it was over way too quickly. The band’s latest album, last year’s stellar Among The Ghosts, was pretty heavily represented in the set that covered about ten songs. While a Flogging Molly crowd is A) generally pretty vocal and B) very much a FLOGGING MOLLY crowd, there was more than a little bit of cross-over on this particular night. Other highlights included a merch table-side request for “Hey Darlin’ Do You Gamble” from 2009’s 1372 Overton Park, and of course Ben and Rick’s otherwise unaccompanied run-throughs of “The War” and “Loving.” While an abbreviated, less-than-freeform Lucero set is still enjoyable and poignant as hell, we’re very much looking forward to our return trip to Memphis for to catch Ben and Brian and Roy and John and Rick at this year’s Family Block Party in April.

Each show on this leg of the tour also features opening appearances from Providence, Rhode Island’s The Huntress And Holder Of Hands. Admittedly, we’d not heard THAHOH before we found out that they were opening this run, although in hindsight we were at least peripherally aware of frontwoman MorganEve Swain’s old band, Brown Bird. The “new” band formed after the death of Swain’s husband and Brown Bird collaborator Dave Lamb, and perform as a sextet featuring string bass, cello, electric bass, drums, and Swain singing while alternating between viola and electric guitar. The result is a really, genuinely interesting sound that’s equal parts haunting chamber music and post-metal and Americana; for comparison’s sake only, I guess it’s like if Murder By Death were inspired by mournful soulfulness and not, well, whiskey or space operas (not that there’s anything wrong with that).

Check out our full photo rundown below.

 



Flogging Molly add five new bands to this year’s Salty Dog Cruise

Flogging Molly has revealed the second wave of bands for their 5th annual Salty Dog Cruise. The cruise leaves November 8th from Fort Lauderdale for a 4-nights, and now features Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls, Pennywise, Stiff Little Fingers, Hepcat, Mariachi El Bronx, Face To Face, Street Dogs, The Bronx and more. Tickets can be purchased from the cruise website.

Check out the full line up on the poster below.



Riot Fest Recap – Day One (Flogging Molly, Lagwagon, Bombpops, Direct Hit!, Pussy Riot and more)

The beer was $9. The crowd was greeted on inaugural day with a horrendous flute cover of Celine Dion’s “My Heart Will Go On”, complete with straining and crackling high notes. This year’s Riot Fest was a gorgeous, grotesque display of gathering bodies of drunk and fucked-up folks bathed in sweat thanks to an unforgiving sun radiating degrees in the upper 80’s throughout the three-day event.

Our coverage of Day One kicked off with Direct Hit, who played an energetic set, the type where the bassist Steve Murray hops sound so you hope he doesn’t land wrong and break his ankle. The band admitted most of their songs are about drugs. Ain’t nothing wrong with that. Oh, and between songs, the singer Nick Woods something about “The Big Bitch.” Towards the end of the set, drummer Danny Walkowiak actually ran from his drum set to the edge of the stage banging his drumsticks along with the clapping crowd before running back to his kit the second the band started back. It’s cliche as hell, but people loved the shit out of it.

Pussy Riot’s set was…interesting. I’ll admit I’m not a huge fan. While I do appreciate their political message and my heart goes out to member Pyotr Verzilov, who is recovering after being poisoned(!), the music didn’t quite move me that much. However, I would say their stage performance, consisting of everybody wearing florescent green ski-masks and button-up shirts was a sight to behold. But whatever momentum they was stopped when the group exited the stage and a played an audio recording of someone – who sounded like a robotic female voice – reciting twenty-five points about the one-percent and wealth redistribution. I don’t know how long the recording was, but it felt like forever, trust me. Probably sensing the crowd is restless, the group burst from the backstage, flaying their arms and torsos while the loudspeakers blasted the most Earth-shattering bass ever. That was enough to snap the crowd out of it before ending their set.

 

Next up for us were The Bombpops. Holy shit, The Bombpops. The name is fitting since this female-fronted LA band were popping bombs of raw, sonic goodness for the hefty sized crowd that afternoon. To give you an idea of their lyrical prowess, they played a song about shitting their pants called “Dear Beer,” a song about traffic called “Brake Lights” and, at one point, they talked about the heat giving them the “pussy sweats”and “sweaty assholes”.

Shifting gears, we got old-school hip-hop trio Digable Planets. Backed up by a live band, the group played the classic debut album “Reachin’ (A New Refutation of Time and Space).” Of course they played their hits “Rebirth of Slick (Cool like Dat)” and “Nickle Bag of Funk.” After twenty some-odd years, the trio still had the chemistry that made them popular in the first place. The band were no slouches either , with the bassist just going off on the slap bass solo that make Flea nod his head approvingly.

Atmosphere’s set seemed to complement Digable’s perfectly, with Slug’s dropping bars from a more introspective place. The seminal “God Loves Ugly”and “Fuck You Lucy”were definitely bangers for the large crowd as the sun ended its shift for the day. Slug’s charisma held the crowd’s attention throughout the set, with his words being more sermon and less hype, with gems such as “I wanna have as much fun as you’re having.” He did deviate from the serious by telling the crowd to raise their hands if they ever masturbated and touch take said hand and touch their neighbor with it.

Head below to check out more of our photos from Day One, including shots from Blood People, Lagwagon, Face To Face, Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly!

(All photography by Meredith Goldberg. Words by Frederic Hall.)



Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly add more dates to their co-headlining tour

Celtic punk legends Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly have added more dates to their co-headlining tour.  These new dates will see the bands stomping around in Canada and along the West Coast.

You can check out these dates and locations below.

Dropkick Murphys last released 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory in 2017 via Born and Bred Records and Flogging Molly’s last release was Life is Good in 2017 via Vanguard Records



Flogging Molly, Face To Face & Lost In Stereo to feature on “Fireball – Fuelling The Fire Tour” in the UK

Flogging Molly, Face to Face and Lost In Stereo are to feature as part of the third annual ‘Fireball – Fuelling The Fire’ Tour. The tour runs through December in the UK. Full details of the tour dates are below. Tickets are on sale now from Ticketmaster.

There is one more band still to be announced.



Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly announce co-headlining US tour

For the first time ever, Celtic punk legends Dropkick Murphys and Flogging Molly are teaming up for a co-headlining tour across the US. Dropkick Murphys are fresh off their nationwide US tour with Agnostic Front and Bim Skala Bim, and Flogging Molly just finished up their Life is Good Spring 2018 tour. Both are ready to hit the road again in June, with the tour getting started in Cleveland and ending in New Hampshire. You can check out the full list of dates below.

Dropkick Murphys last released “11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory” in 2017 via Born and Bred Records and Flogging Molly’s last release was “Life is Good” in 2017 via Vanguard Records. Prior to their co-headlining tour, Flogging Molly is setting sail for their 4th annual Salty Dog Cruise on April 20th.



Flogging Molly releases video for “Going Home”

Flogging Molly has recently premiered a video for their single “Going Home”, a previously unreleased track from their ‘Life is Good’ recording sessions. You can watch the video below.

Flogging Molly’s last release was “Life is Good” in 2017 via Vanguard Records. Their next tour dates are scheduled in March and April throughout the West Coast before they board the 2018 Salty Dog Cruise.



Flogging Molly stream two unreleased songs from ‘Life Is Good’ recording sessions

Celtic punks Flogging Molly, who are currently on tour, have released a track that didn’t get on the “Life Is Good” record. “Going Home” is up on streaming services now, with another song that didn’t make the cut, “There’s Nothing Left Pt.2” out on March 16th (in time for St Patricks Day, of course…)

You can watch a video for “Going Home” below.

 



The Offspring announce European tour dates

O.C. punk veterans The Offspring will be appearing at many festivals in Europe this summer and two play shows there with Anti-Flag. Prior to that, they will play Cosquin Rock in Argentina next month and Flogging Molly‘s Salty Dog Cruise in April. All the dates are below.

The Offspring were recently in the studio recording their long-awaited follow-up to 2012’s Days Go By, which is expected to be released sometime this year. The band might also be releasing a new EP.



Flogging Molly announce “Life Is Good Tour” spring 2018

Celtic punks Flogging Molly have announced that they will be hitting the road in spring 2018 for a US tour in support of their latest album, Life Is Good. The tour will kick off on March 1st in Columbia, SC and will take the band to Bend, OR where the tour will conclude on March 24th. The 18 date run also includes a massive St. Patrick’s Day celebration at the Hollywood Palladium on March 17th.

The band will be playing songs off of their latest politically charged album as well as the hits from the rest of their discography.

Fan pre-sale is currently available with special code “MYSONG”, which you can find more about here. You can view a full list of dates and locations below.

Flogging Molly last released Life Is Good, their first album in six years, last June on Vanguard Records.



Flogging Molly announce 2018 Salty Dog Cruise

Celtic punks Flogging Molly have announced the lineup for next year’s Salty Dog Cruise, which will be sailing from April 20th to 23rd, 2018 on the Norwegian Sky to Key West and the Bahamas. Joining Flogging Molly are The Offspring, The Buzzcocks, The Vandals, Lagwagon, The Adolescents, Mad Caddies, Punk Rock Karaoke, Beans on Toast and more.

Tickets are on sale now, with more information available here.

Flogging Molly last released Life Is Good, their first album in six years, last June on Vanguard Records.



Flogging Molly stream new animated music video for “Reptiles (We Woke Up)”

Flogging Molly premiered their new music video today on Vevo. The track is titled “Reptiles (We Woke Up) and was directed by the band’s longtime friend Richie Smyth (U2, The Verve) whose unique animation style brings the provocative anthem to life on-screen. The track is from their latest album “Life Is Good”. Check the video out here.

Director Richie had this to say about the video:

“The idea for the video was to take Dave on a journey as he starts to transform in to a reptile. CGI was a cool way to do this. On the surface we see a literal visual rendition of the song like a ‘call to action’ as Dave gathers his army but underneath the surface it’s telling the story of Dave’s early days as a musician. The house he leaves at the start is the actual house he was born and raised in. I grew up with him and we would kick all the chains as we walked home from school. The beach is where we spent our youth. Then Molly Malone’s in Hollywood is where Dave and Bridget first met and the band was born. I shot Dave performing the song so the animators could track his movements onto the CGI character! It’s his actual performance.”

Flogging Molly will begin touring next month starting on October 12th. You can see the full list of dates below.



Fat Mike Presents Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival Featuring NOFX, Flogging Molly, Bad Religion

Created from the mind and liver of NOFX‘s frontman Fat Mike, the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival will debut in the Western U.S. this fall with five special events featuring the best in punk rock music and regional craft beer.

Named for NOFX’s classic Punk In Drublic album, which has sold over one million copies, Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival launches September 16 in Tacoma, WA, with stops in Boise, ID, Concord, CA, Sacramento, CA, and Huntington Beach, CA. NOFX will co-headline each date of Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival alongside Flogging Molly in some markets and Bad Religion in others​, and every show will also feature four other​ bands. Look for full details to be announced in August at www.PunkInDrublicFest.com.

Each Punk In Drublic festival date will feature up to four hours of craft beer tastings with over 100 craft beers, including some of the West Coast’s best and local favorites. Craft beer tastings are included with admission. Festival hours will be Noon – 9:00 PM.

Fat Mike has joined forces with premier music event producer/promoter Synergy Global Entertainment and respected craft beer event production powerhouse Brew Ha Ha Productions for the festival. In addition, to celebrate Punk In Drublic, Fat Mike teamed up with craft beer pioneers Stone Brewing to brew their very own Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager, which will be available in cans only in the festival markets. This collaboration is a huge show of support by Stone, as it marks the first time ever that Stone has worked with a musician for a can release. They’ve even included the festival tour dates on the back of each can. This is a first-of-its-kind level of commitment from a brewery partner for a festival tour.

When asked how Stone & NOFX Punk in Drublic Hoppy Lager tastes, Fat Mike says, “It’s something to wash the noise away.” However, other slogans offered by Mike that were quickly turned down by Stone included, “It’s the beer of champagnes” and finally, “They say you can’t get beer from a stone…oh shit, we just did!”

“We know we’re crazy for letting Fat Mike in our brewery, but we’re doing it anyway,” says Greg Koch, Stone Brewing co-founder. “We have a lot in common in not only refusing to follow the status quo, but actively rejecting it. I have incredible respect for what he and Fat Wreck Chords have done for the independent music scene. Craft beer is currently in a similar open-your-eyes-to-the-man’s-corporate-obfuscation battle. Is independent craft beer punk rock? Very. And even more so now with this collab. See you in the pit!”

Cameron Collins, Co-Founder & Director of Events at Brew Ha Ha Productions explains, “Craft beer and punk rock are cut from the same cloth. Small, independent, and up against some big challenges: taking on BIG BEER, and local bands determined to do it their way, despite what might make them a quick buck. Punk In Drublic throws off the mantle of the ordinary to create an event unlike any other…a perfect pairing of craft beer and punk rock!”

Catch the Punk In Drublic Craft Beer & Music Festival “stumbling through a town near you”:

Saturday, September 16 – Tacoma, WA – America’s Car Museum (on sale Friday, July 28)
Sunday, September 17 – Boise, ID – Ford Idaho Center Amphitheater (on sale Friday, July 28)
Saturday, October 14 – Concord, CA – Concord Pavilion (on sale Friday, August 11)
Sunday, October 15 – Sacramento, CA – Bonney Field (on sale Friday, August 11)
Saturday, October 28 – Huntington Beach, CA – Bolsa Chica State Park (on sale Friday, September 1)

The Saturday, September 16 (Tacoma) and Sunday, September 17 (Boise) Punk In Drublic shows will feature performances from NOFX, Bad Religion, Goldfinger, Less Than Jake, Bad Cop / Bad Cop and more. Tickets for these two shows go on sale Friday, July 28 at 10:00 AM local time at www.PunkInDrublicFest.com.

General Admission and VIP tickets for the Tacoma and Boise shows are priced as follows. Ticket details for other dates will be announced in August. All tickets include craft beer tasting and access to view the music stage for attendees 21 years or older.

General Admission: starting at $39
Early Entry + VIP Lounge: $99
Early Entry + VIP Lounge + Meet & Greet: $199

VIP Tickets include access to a VIP Entry Lane and VIP Lounge, with:
– Exclusive craft beer tastings
– VIP viewing area of the stage
– Private restrooms
– VIP cash bar
– One hour early entry for craft beer tastings (for those 21+), starting at 12:00 PM