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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



Flatfoot 56 Premieres New Video for Folk Version of “Cain”

Veteran Celtic punks, Flatfoot 56 just released an incredible video for their uber-stripped down version of the fan-favorite “Cain” from the new EP The Vancouver Sessions If you’ve heard the original version, which premiered on the epic LP Jungle of the Midwest Sea released back in ’07, you’re probably not even going to recognize this one. It’s far more mellow and has a fantastically folksy, rustic sound to it. When we asked frontman Tobin Bawinkel about the new video, he told us: “(It) was a blast to shoot. We shot it on a Sunday afternoon in about three hours. A whole group of us carried all our gear into a local forest preserve and proceeded to get as dirty as we could. We were a site for all the people walking by as we slapped each other with mud. We loved the way the video turned out. The producer (Jordan Saylor from JLS Collective) did a great job editing it up. We hope you enjoy it as well.” So, check it out below!



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.



DS Exclusive: Flatfoot 56 premiere new EP, “The Vancouver Sessions”

DyingScene is excited to bring you Flatfoot 56‘s new EP, “The Vancouver Sessions!”

The EP is a collection of the band’s traditionally driving, anthemic songs that have been given a melodic, even soulful, overhaul, along with a new track in the same style, “I Believe It.” The recording includes more traditional instruments such as Irish whistle, accordion, Uillleann bagpipes, and Irish bones. The result is a relaxed, but no less powerful departure from the band’s normal aggressive sound. Check it out for yourself in the stream below.

The EP will be out on Sailor’s Grave Records tomorrow, May 25th.

Flatfoot 56’s last album was 2017’s “Odd Boat.”



Flatfoot 56 stream new song “How Long” off upcoming EP “The Vancouver Session”

Celtic punk rock band Flatfoot 56 are streaming a brand new song called “How Long.” The track appears on their upcoming EP, The Vancouver Sessions and is the only brand new original song on the release. Campfire jams are one thing, but Flatfoot 56 takes it to another level with this new tune.

Here is what the band had to say about the song:

“This is the only brand new song on The Vancouver Sessions EP. The song includes back up vocals by our singer’s wife Vanessa, and also includes a first for Flatfoot in that it utilizes the brighter sounds of a high string guitar. The song’s lyrics talk about the yearning for something more than all of the chaos the world seems to be throwing around. Consistent with many of Flatfoot 56’s lyrical themes, this one leaves the listener hoping and looking for something more.” 

You can check it out here. You can also pre-order The Vancouver Sessions here.

The full EP will be out on May 25. For now, head over to RiotFest, where they have also premiered the track “Cain.”



Flatfoot 56 (Celtic, IL) Stream Track From Forthcoming Acoustic EP “The Vancouver Sessions”

Chicago-based Celtic punk rock band Flatfoot 56 are streaming a song from a forthcoming EP. The Vancouver Sessions will see the group take on four tracks from their back catalogue and one new effort with a fresh set of ears. Using traditional folk instruments such as the Irish whistle, Uilleann bagpipes, and the Irish bones, the band have re-imagined their earlier material into pieces that are “thoughtful—and tender, at times—reminders of what life can be if we slow down and take lyrics in”, according to vocalist Tobin Bawinkel.

The full EP will be out on May 25. For now, head over to RiotFest, where they have premiered the track “Cain.”



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.

 



Irish Moutarde (folk punk) streaming new album “Perdition”

Quebec City French Irish punks (yes, that’s a thing) Irish Moutarde are currently streaming their new album “Perdition”. It’s like whiskey meets maple syrup, which then grabs head cheese and throws it at a wall. Pretty good stuff.

Check out the album below.

This is the second full length release from the Canadians, the first since 2013’s “Raise ‘Em All”. If your a fan of Dropkick Murphy’s or Real McKenzies you’ll enjoy these guys.



Finnegan’s Hell (Sweden, Celtic punk) release video for “Shane MacGowan’s Grave”

Swedish Celtic punks Finnegan’s Hell have released a video for “Shane MacGowan’s Grave”, a track from new album “Life and Death”, which was released last month via Heptown Records.

The album is available to buy digitally or on CD from the label. You can watch the video below.



Dropkick Murphys announce collaboration with Magic Hat Brewing for “Barroom Hero” ale

Boston punk legends Dropkick Murphys have just announced their collaboration with Magic Hat Brewing for a traditional English pub ale that is “dark amber in color and with a roasted coffee aroma that invites the imbiber into a smooth caramel and chocolate malt finish.” 

Barroom Hero will support the Claddagh Fund, a charity formed by Ken Casey (frontman) to support non profits in benefitting vulnerable populations.

The ale starts shipping in February, in time for the band’s spring U.S. tour and St. Patrick’s Day, and will be available for a limited time through the summer in 4-packs of 16oz cans and on draught.



Finnegan’s Hell (Swedish Celtic punk) premiere video for “Coal Mine” ahead of upcoming album

Sweden’s Finnegan’s Hell have premiered their second single from their upcoming album, “Life and Death.” The album is due to be released on February 23rd via Heptown Records.

Check out the video for “Coal Mine” below!



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.