folk punk

E.g., 24 Jul 2017

Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys are a celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States in 1996. First playing together in the basement of a friend's barbershop, the band has made a name for itself for their relentless touring, as well as their annual St. Patrick's Day weekend shows in Boston. The subjects of their songs often deal with the working class environment in which they grew up. The band put out a series of EPs and were signed by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong's label Hellcat Records. In 1998, they released their first full length album, Do or Die.

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In 2000 Madeline began performing her songs in Athens, Georgia at the age of 15. Over the next couple of years, Madeline worked on a full length album and fronted the locally successful psychedelic pop band, The Sugar Shakers. In 2002 Madeline self-released her album Kissing & Dancing. In 2003 the record was re-released by Plan-It-X records. That year, Madeline went on her first big tour, accompanied by Zumm Zumm.

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The Astronauts

Four bands use the name "The Astronauts": 1) Surf band from Colorado in the early 1960's. Their appeal was primarily regional, but their 1963 single "Baja" drew national attention and reached #94 on the Billboard pop charts.

2) A nostalgic surf rock band from Bielefeld, Germany. Their style is instrumental space-surf rock n' roll. The liner notes from their 10" EP "Lost in Space", released in 1993 by Pin Up Records, shed some light on their retro aesthetic: "Do you play your Pin Up Monaural long-play recordings on a Mono phonograph? Please do.

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The Devils Rejects

The Devils Rejects are :
Matt on vocals, acoustic guitar and mandolin
Briony on violin and accordian
Rick on bass
Chris on electric guitar
Simon on drums

Based in swanage The Devils Rejects play all over the south. With an original set list of folk fuelled piratey tunes with a kick of punk attitude you will be stomping your feet all night. Tags: 
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Captain Chaos

Captain Chaos is a solo a musical side-project consisting of Chris Johnston (a.k.a. Chris Clavin) from Ghost Mice (and formerly Operation: Cliff Clavin, among other bands). Occasionally Clavin utilizes his friends "Colorblind" Joe or McKayla for help. He plays mostly acoustic guitar but sometimes with bass and melodica. He has toured the US West Coast and Midwest multiple times. He has recently dropped the moniker and is releasing music under chris clavin.

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Stamp Collective

Commentary: Stamp Collective is the epic tale of 10 brave souls that came together to record an entire album in 24 hours. The 24 Hour Album is the sweet, sweet fruits of their labor.

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Darren Gibson

Darren Gibson is a Melbourne based songwriter. He spent his formative musical years playing guitar in melodic hardcore band Away From Now and singing in rock act Lead Sketch Union and filling in for a variety of acts including Mid Youth Crisis. In 2008 he teamed up with pals Donnie Dureau and Jamie Hay for a collaborative release and busking tour titled, Tyre Swans.

In 2010 Gibson’s second release came in the form of a split EP with US songwriter Chuck Ragan of Hot Water Music.

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