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Dec. 16th, 2006 @ 09:36 am Flogging Molly is Coming to the U.S and Canada!
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
I love the band Flogging Molly! This punk-rock-Irish group really rocks! And they are going on tour again! This is great!!! The Green 17 tour is bringing Flogging Molly around the country (and Canada!), and you can buy presale tickets right now!!!!

Here are the dates of the presale:

2/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre – Presale ends Thursday, February 1st at 8AM Eastern Time

2/23 – Los Angeles, CA – Henry Fonda Theatre – Presale ends Thursday, February 1st at 8AM Eastern Time

3/8 – Montreal, PQ – Metropolis - Presale ends Monday, March 5th at 8AM Eastern Time

3/11 – Charlotte, NC – Tremont Music Hall - Presale ends Sunday, March 4th at 8AM Eastern Time

3/15 – Tulsa, OK – Cain’s Ballroom - Presale ends Monday, March 12th at 8AM Eastern Time

Don't worry, new tour dates and presales should be posted soon!

All you have to do is click on (or type) this link, http://www.musictoday.com/redirect/bounce.asp?cid=19, and type in your email address. Don't worry, they WON'T spam you, or put you on a mailing list! It is just so that you could be sent a link to buy presale tickets (with lower service fees!). If you are going, have a great time! I hear they are great live!

* This tour date list, presale start day / time, and presale end day / time is subject to change at any moment.
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Jul. 24th, 2006 @ 10:49 am Any San Diego Kids?

I don't know if any of you are from San Diego, but there's the perfect event for all of you to attend if you like a) drinking and b) floggin molly.

The Southern Comfort Music Festival is coming to San Diego to the East Village at 7th and Market. It's the weekend of September 9th and 10th. Flogging Molly is headlining on Saturday, but there's some other awesome music that weekend including Cowboy Mouth, Mudhoney, and The Roots. Come check out all the great music as well as enjoy some Southern Comfort.

More information to come at www.southerncomfort.com

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May. 24th, 2006 @ 02:55 pm This Wonderous Invention Called the Intryweb
Current Music: Ballad of 1975, Roaring Jack
I found a wonderful online radio station.

It broadcasts through Live 365 which you can find here.

Look for the radio station "Shite'n'Onions". It's nothing but pure drunk Irish Punk. They play Dropkick Murphys, Flogging Molly, Black 47, etc.

Feel free to give it a listen.
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Nov. 6th, 2005 @ 03:13 pm Boycot the Congress Theater, Chicago
I'd like to propose that all bands, promoters, and concert goers consider a boycot on shows at the Congress Theater in Chicago.

The reason for this has nothing to do with the great bands and great shows that have played there... but has everything to do with the management and security personnel at that facility!

These people, in their infinate wisdom have decided that the standard studded belts that who knows how many of us wear just about every day are some sort of dangerous weapon and are not allowed into the building. (This is their supposed policy at least)

This all came to a head for me last night at Riotfest (a great show) when we were forced to leave our belts at the door... and then lost them when security threw them all away! I have no idea how many people lost their personal possesions, but even one person is too many!

Here's my breakdown of the problem:

First of all... the belts are not some kind of weapon nor are they dangerous unless some total idiot decides to take it off and wack people with it... and I've never seen that at a show in all the years I've gone to shows. I can see not allowing the inch long spikes, brass knuckles, glass bottles, knives... that just makes sense, but our belts?

Secondly... this is nothing more than total oppression! They basically have come and said that those of us in the punk community can't dress like punks at a punk show! Talk about B.S.!

To add more to the problem... they don't advertise on ticket sites or advise the promoters of the shows to advertise their insane restrictions. So, people get to the show (often by public transportation) and are told "Go put it back in your car." Yeah, that works if you drove only! So they point to a garbage can near the door and say leave it there or put it outside somewhere. Then to top matters off... they threw away the whole can full of belts with all the other garbage! So instead of leaving it at the door or outside and only running the risk of loosing your stuff to some dishonest person, you get the security that is hired by the management of the theater basically taking your property and throwing it away! How can it get more screwed up than this?

If you ask me, that policy is B.S. and to top it off, they pick and choose who they apply it to because some people did get in with belts like that, although many of us didn't.

So what I recomend is that people just don't go there! If you are a promoter for a show and are looking for a venue, don't choose that one! If you are a band looking for a show, suggest your promoters don't book that venue because of the unfair treatment your fans will get when they arrive! And if you have to go that venue because there's a show you just can't miss... I guess bite the bullet and leave your studded belts and bondage belts at home because you run the risk of loosing it. I sure don't like loosing stuff I shelled out my hard earned money to buy.

Physically, the venue is really nice... it's unfortunate that the management chooses such ignorant policies towards their patrons and hires such morons to run security. The bands that I've seen there in the past kick ass too... and believe me many of the band members I talked to last night were pretty uhappy about all of this too.

Please Re-Post this to anyone you can... get the word out so more people don't loose their stuff!
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Sep. 10th, 2005 @ 06:38 am hay there all
Im the new one. Im curantly in iraq, will be back soon. Im a fan of dropkick, and F M. Im usually drunk and thats what finds its way to the cd player so i desided i should jone this community.
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Aug. 4th, 2005 @ 02:45 pm Info needed
Current Mood: enthralled
Current Music: "Martintown" The Peelers
Hello guys,

I'm gonna be in Boston for the second weekend of september, so I was wondering if there anything going on there? Or what would be the pub to have decent stout?


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Jul. 11th, 2005 @ 05:32 pm (no subject)
hey guys, i thought some of you might be interested in the new hellcat band, left alone. i came across some mp3's from their new album here on the epitaph site and they sound great! i definetly recommend checking them out, its worth it! i love the title track from the album, lonely stars & broken hearts. their album just came out a few weeks ago. what do you guys think? theyre touring this summer too! they might be one of the best bands on hellcats roster...well besides rancid.
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Jul. 10th, 2005 @ 12:36 pm "If I Should Fall From Grace With God..."
Current Music: Billy's Bones, the Pogues
I recently had the pleasure of finally being able to sit down and watch "If I Should Fall From Grace, the Shane MacGowan Story". Anyone who knows me, knows that I really dig the Pogues. I think they're absolutely the first band to combine traditional Irish music with punk rock. If it weren't for the Pogues, bands like Flogging Molly and Dropkick Murphys might be a bit later in coming.

Shane MacGowan... one of the main writers for the Pogues. He's truly an interesting character. At first glance he is not the most attractive man...

But he certainly has talent. He's a wonderful singer and writer.

It's an interesting look into a singer in a very pivotal band from the '80's. The band behind songs like Fairytale of New York and a Pair of Brown Eyes. It's sad to think that over ten years ago this band ceased to be. And it's been 15 since Shane MacGowan departed.

But going back to MacGowan himself. He's truly an interesting fellow. He's the very definition of functioning alcoholic. And the one thing I truly appreciated, being a Pogues fan, was it gave insight to both sides of the argument for why MacGowan had split from the Pogues in the first place.

It's truly worthy of watching if you're interested in this type of music. I am calling it a must see.

(cross-posted to risingphoenix13)
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Jul. 1st, 2005 @ 10:56 pm New member
Current Mood: tiredtired
Current Music: Dropkick Murphys "Take it and Run"
Hey Gaelicflame... sup? I see you in ireland addicts. Listening to the new DKM. (Green Fields of France is sad....and no I'm not a pussy, thanks (LOL) I love the Pogues and DKM, I guess it speaks to my part Irish/Scot heritage. Although I am a mutt and much more than Irish and Scot. ;)
I'm looking forward to learning of more irish punk that I can obsess over. :)
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Apr. 11th, 2005 @ 07:30 pm Ultimate Pogues Collection
Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: Thousands Are Sailing, the Pogues
I finally picked up the Ultimate Pogues Collection this past week. I must say, it's a pretty good mix. The first disc is definitely a greatest hits of sorts. The Pogues were never too spectacularly popular. But a lot of the songs on there are amazing. the first disc contains "Streams of Whiskey", "Boys From County Hell", "Thousands Are Sailing", "Fiesta", and so on.

The second disc is them live from the Brixton Academy. That was even more interesting. I never had the luck of seeing them play live. I wish I had. Shane McGowan sounds especially drunk on "Turkish Song of the Dead". But for me, that adds to the CD, not detracts. It makes me happy and reminds me that this is a kind of legacy from Ireland. The ability to craft stories and to share them in pubs (something that I really dig about Flogging Molly as well). It seems that in this day and age, a lot of music has veered away from that mentality. But there are those precious few that try to continue on with a legacy. That makes me happy.

I would definitely suggest picking up this album (especially if you're into Flogging Molly). It's a wonderful buy and well worth the money (since I think the only one that's available right now is the import... or at least it's the only one I could find).
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