Spoonboy (born 1983) is a member of Washington, D.C.-based punk-pop band, The Max Levine Ensemble. He plays guitar and sings in this band, and has also released a solo acoustic album on Plan-It-X Records in 2005 entitled, "I Love You, This Is A Robbery". Spoonboy was born in Takoma Park, Maryland.
Defiance, Ohio is an acoustic punk band from Bloomington, Indiana. They are known for their extensive touring and intense, enthusiastic live shows. They are named (tongue in cheek) after the real town Defiance, Ohio. The band has a unique line-up for a punk act, featuring violin, cello, banjo and upright bass. Since Defiance, Ohio formed in 2002 they have released three full length LPs, Share What Ya Got, The Great Depression, The Fear and several singles, B sides and split EPs.
Justin Sane is the lead guitarist and singer of the political punk rock band Anti-Flag. He has released two solo pieces to date; a 6 song EP entitled "These are the Days" and "Life, Love, and the Pursuit of Justice" in 2003. These recordings generally focus on love, family, and more everyday concepts rather than the politically charged stance of Anti-Flag. He is currently working on a new solo record, and has begun to preview new tracks during live performances.
Greenland Whalefishers started out in Bergen Norway in 1994, long before anyone had heard of bands like Flogging Molly or Dropkick Murphys. Combining british punk with celtic folk influences, the band soon became one of the most interesting post-pogues bands . Almost two decades of touring all around the world, releasing seven full length albums, piles of singles and EPs and an uncountable number of split-releases, contributing with music to the movie
Shane MacGowan (born December 25, 1957) is best known as the original singer and songwriter with The Pogues, and is considered one of the most important and poetic Irish songwriters of the last thirty years. MacGowan drew on his Irish heritage to create The Pogues, a band that he founded, but from which he was away during a long hiatus in the 1990s. Many of his songs are influenced by Irish nationalism, Irish history, the experiences of the Irish in London and in London life in general.
The Popes were originally assembled by Shane MacGowan (of the Pogues) after he either quit (his version) or was booted (the band's version) from the Pogues. Although they began life as Shane's backing band, Shane's somewhat "erratic" behavior gave them the incentive and the room to branch out on their own a bit. They have released one studio cd, "Holloway Boulevard," on Snapper records, and a live set coupled with the studio set, also on Snapper Records. With Shane back touring with the Pogues, it's unclear whether the Popes will continue on their own or go their separate ways.
Born of a proud lineage of convicts, bushrangers, stowaways and scoundrels THE CURRENCY form a six-piece orchestra parading traditional folk instruments alongside a firecracker punk rhythm section. Fiddle, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar play a mix of jigs, sea shanties, oz rock and punk anthems that keep the crowd dancing like wild dingoes.
LIVE SHOWS THE CURRENCY pride themselves on putting on a good show, always picking great venues and
Bubbling forth like a mossy belch of polka filth from the greasy, jet fuel-contaminated wetlands of the Northwest, comes The Bad Things. With junkyard waltzes and shameless shanties, The Bad Things are hellbent on providing traditional music for the post-apocalyptic era. "Combining elements of Gypsy, folk, Klezmer, Hillbilly ballads, mariachi crooners, and a Vaudeville theatrical aesthetic, the group has a reputation for drunken debauchery and feverish dancing at their live shows.....The group lends their old-fashioned style with a post-modern sense of black humor."
Kilnaboy were formed in February of 2004 in Cardiff and is made up of 1 lovely lady and 6 rampant lads. Their mission in life is to spread love through dirty, filthy folkery music with the aim of planting a few seeds of love on the way. They bring Punk and Folk music together in a way you could never imagine, and it is gaurenteed to have you out of your seat, getting jiggy and shaking your legs around with groups of people you've probably never even met before! http://www.kilnaboy.co.uk