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Dropkick Murphys’ Tour Bus Involved In Fatal Accident

Dropkick Murphys, the Celtic punk band from Boston, were driving to a Dallas airport early Sunday morning to drop a band member off. As the Associated Press reports, near Austin, a man stepped in front of their tour bus and was killed. In a Facebook post about the accident, the band claimed that “police suspect… More »

By: Tom Breihan / November 17, 2014 - 10:12 am

Photos: Riot Fest Denver 2014

Riot Fest has grown into a gigantic music festival that occurs in three different iterations throughout the year. For the Denver edition this past weekend, the lineup featured bands from all over the spectrum: Weezer, Rise Against!, The Flaming Lips, TV On The Radio, Wu-Tang Clan, and a whole lot more. We sent our photographer… More »

By: Miles Bowe / September 23, 2014 - 11:39 am

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a bit, but before the hip-hop marathon started, Sunday may have had the best start of the weekend with Deep Sea Diver’s early 2pm set. You may not have heard of… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2013 - 4:49 pm

Watch Dropkick Murphys Singer Beat Up Fan Doing Nazi Salute Onstage In NYC

If you ever want to see some absolute violence, just point a racist skinhead out to a non-racist skinhead. And skinhead brawling doesn’t stop just because the skinheads in question got old or started landing albums in Billboard‘s top 10. Over the weekend, Boston’s venerable beer-punk institution the Dropkick Murphys were playing a two-night St. More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 20, 2013 - 10:34 am

Dropkick Murphys – “The Boys Are Back” Video

At the beginning of the year, I gave Album Of The Week to Signed And Sealed In Blood, the latest from the reliably hammerheaded Boston bagpipe-punk crew Dropkick Murphys. It’s an exceedingly, gratifyingly simplistic album, and its most simplistic song is the opener, a gang-shout battering ram called “The Boys Are Back.” The song’s video… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 1, 2013 - 12:20 pm

Album Of The Week: Dropkick Murphys Signed And Sealed In Blood

St. Patrick’s Day 2001, I’m shipping back up to Syracuse, back to school after a spring break spent doing nothing but playing Wrestlemania 2000 on the Nintendo 64 and drinking with my friends in Baltimore. It’s five in the morning, and I haven’t slept. My friend Nat was supposed to pick me up the previou… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 8, 2013 - 4:23 pm

Stream Dropkick Murphys Signed And Sealed In Blood

Boston’s Dropkick Murphys have now spent a decade and a half fusing Irish reels with roomful-of-drunk-bruisers punk shoutalongs. Their whole thing should’ve worn thin long ago, but it remains remarkably fun. Next week, they’ll release their new album Signed And Sealed In Blood, and it’s a total blast. Stream the whole thing at Conan O’Brien’sMore »

By: Tom Breihan / January 2, 2013 - 5:15 pm

Six More Indie Songs Inspired By Baseball

Something about America’s pastime inspires whimsical paeans from even the generally sports-ambivalent world of indie rock. Just ask Death Cab For Cutie frontman Benjamin Gibbard, who took a break from prepping his solo debut, Former Lives (out via Barsuk 10/16), to post a long-dormant track titled “Ichiro’s Theme” to Soundcloud. Gibbard was reflecting on yesterday’… More »

By: Kenny Herzog / July 24, 2012 - 3:28 pm

The Red Sox’s Good Luck Charm: Celtic Punk

Although it may seem that all we nourish ourselves with is music and pop culture … well, no, that’s about right. But hey sometimes artists help us with the tunnel vision and bring the national pasttime into focus, like when the the Hold Steady sang “Take Me Out To The Ballgame,” or when the Smithereens’… More »

By: Stereogum / October 26, 2007 - 8:29 pm

Who’s The Boss Listening To?

We showed Against Me! some wine-drenched love a ways back and got mostly grief for it. First comment: “This is absolute dog shit.” Sigh. If only Bruce Springsteen were a regular Stereogum commenter! We recently mentioned everyone covering the Boss, but ever wonder what current bands he might like to cover? Well, besides Against Me!,… More »

By: Stereogum / October 24, 2007 - 10:59 am