Dropkick Murphys celebrate St Patrick’s Day with Bruce Springsteen

DROPKICK MURPHYS
ANNOUNCE SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
IN SUPPORT OF GOING OUT IN STYLE
WHICH DEBUTED AT #6 ON THE BILLBOARD 200
TREK INCLUDES HEADLINING PERFORMANCES AT
PUNK ROCK BOWLING IN LAS VEGAS, NV AND
HOOTENANNY IN IRVINE, CA
 

After a whirlwind St. Patrick’s Day week including the band’s annual run of sold-out Boston-area shows-complete with a guest performance by Bruce Springsteen–and an appearance on NPR’s “On Point”Dropkick Murphys have announced North American summer tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed new CD Going Out In Style (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s highest chart debut to date.
Additionally, MTV premiered their new music video “Memorial Day.” Watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Qx0X4T_s0&feature=channel_video_title 

The trek kicks off with a May 28 Memorial Day Weekend headlining performance at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in downtown Las Vegas.  Dropkick Murphys will then launch a string of shows starting June 19 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.The tour is highlighted by a headlining slot at the annual 4th of July weekend Hootenannyin Irvine, CA, where DKM will join such artists as Reverend Horton Heat, Murder City Devils, Supersuckers, Swingin’ Utters, Royal Crown Revue, John Doe and more. These shows will be bookended by European festival dates in April and August.
Going Out In Style is receiving overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it “funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining,” while the New York Times applauds the band’s “gruff punk with some rowdy Irish roots and offer no mercy for posers or phonies.” Elsewhere, the video for “Going Out In Style“–which features guest appearances by a slew of Boston-based celebrities, aswell as NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins alumni), and fellow musicians Fat Mike (NOFX) and Chris Cheney (The Living End)–was featured at #1 on Rolling Stone‘s “Hot List,” while the CD landed the #1 spot on the magazine’s Local Favorite’s chart in the March 31, 2011 issue.
The band’s recent live shows have drawn equal accolades for what the Boston Herald calls “vital new music.” “[Al] Barr and [Ken] Casey are the best tag-team vocal barkers in punk, trading verses constantly,” the Herald continues. “DKM songs are sharp and smart, rife with populist and pro-labor sentiments.” Adds the Boston Globe, “Dropkick Murphys still have the punchy energy of a street-punk band, yet the septet has settled into the role of ambassador of all things blue-collar Boston.”
Dropkick Murphys surprised fans at the House of Blues in Boston when Bruce Springsteen joined the group on stage for a performance of “Peg ‘O My Heart,” “Badlands” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”  
Here are a few highlights from Dropkick Murphys‘ St. Patrick’s Day week:
  • March 14: Joined by boxer Micky Ward at the opening of Ken Casey’s new restaurant and sports bar The Whiskey Republic in Providence, RI
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day interview and acoustic performance on NPR’s “On Point with Tom Ashbrook.”
  • March 17: ESPN interview with Ken Casey, Scruffy Wallace and Matt Kelly
  • March 17: “Memorial Day” video premieres on MTV2 and mtvU
  • March 18: Dropkick Murphys joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen at House of Blues in Boston for “Peg ‘O My Heart,” “Badlands” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”
  • March 19: Cinemax “Max Tour Stories” airs with DKM’s Ken Casey, Al Barr, James Lynch and Tim Brennan
  • March 20: Performed an intimate set for fansat Boston’s Paradise Club to raise money for The Claddagh Fund
Catch Dropkick MurphysAl Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)–on tour in the following cities:
Date                                        City                                          Venue
Friday, April 15                        Strasbourg, France                 Artefact Festival
Saturday, April 16                    Bielefeld, Germany                 Ringlokschuppen
Sunday, April 17                      Lund, Sweden                         Färs & Frosta Sparbank Arena
Monday, April 18                      Oslo, Norway                          Spektrum
Tuesday, April 19                    Stockholm, Sweden                Arenan
Thursday, April 21               
    Erfurt, Germany                      Thuringen Hall
Friday, April 22                        Zurich, Switzerland                 Give It A Name Festival
Saturday, April 23                    Meerhout, Belgium                  Groezrock
Sunday, April 24                      Schjindel, The Netherlands     Paaspop
Monday, April 25                     München, Germany                Zenith
Tuesday, April 26                     Milan, Italy                        Loud And Proud Festival at Alcatraz
Thursday, April 28                   Barcelona, Spain                    Sala Razzmatazz 1
Friday, April 29                       Madrid, Spain                        Sala Riviera
Saturday, April 30                   Bilbao, Spain                          Sala Rockstar
Saturday, May 28                    Las Vegas, NV                      Punk Rock Bowling 
Sunday, June 19                     Winnipeg, MB                          Burton Cummings Theatre
Tuesday, June 21                   Saskatoon, SK                        Odeon Events Centre
Wednesday, June 22              Edmonton, AB                         Edmonton Event Center
Thursday, June 23                  Calgary, AB                             MacEwan Hall
Saturday, June 25                   Vancouver, BC                        Commodore Ballroom
Sunday, June 26                     Vancouver, BC                        Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 27                     Seattle, WA                             Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, June 28                   Portland, OR                           Roseland Theatre
Wednesday, June 29              San Francisco, CA                 Warfield Theatre
Saturday, July 2                      Irvine, CA                                 Hootenanny (Oak Canyon)
Sunday, July 3                        Tempe, AZ                              The Marquee
Tuesday, July 5                       San Antonio, TX                      Sunset Station
Wednesday, July 6                 Oklahoma City, OK                 Diamond Ballroom
Friday, August 12                    Püttlingen, Germany               Rocco Del Schlacko
Saturday, August 13               Eschwege, Germany              Open Flair
Sunday, August 14                  Rothenburg, Germany            Taubertal
Friday, August 19                    St. Pölten, Austria                   Frequency Festival
Saturday, August 20               Lüdinghausen, Germany        Area 4
Sunday, August 21                  Großpösna, Germany             Highfield
Buy Going Out In Style

Dropkick Murphys celebrate St Patrick's Day with Bruce Springsteen

DROPKICK MURPHYS
ANNOUNCE SUMMER NORTH AMERICAN TOUR DATES
IN SUPPORT OF GOING OUT IN STYLE
WHICH DEBUTED AT #6 ON THE BILLBOARD 200
TREK INCLUDES HEADLINING PERFORMANCES AT
PUNK ROCK BOWLING IN LAS VEGAS, NV AND
HOOTENANNY IN IRVINE, CA
 

After a whirlwind St. Patrick’s Day week including the band’s annual run of sold-out Boston-area shows-complete with a guest performance by Bruce Springsteen–and an appearance on NPR’s “On Point”Dropkick Murphys have announced North American summer tour dates in support of their critically acclaimed new CD Going Out In Style (Born & Bred Records/ILG), which debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200, marking the group’s highest chart debut to date.
Additionally, MTV premiered their new music video “Memorial Day.” Watch it here:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Qx0X4T_s0&feature=channel_video_title 

The trek kicks off with a May 28 Memorial Day Weekend headlining performance at the Punk Rock Bowling & Music Festival in downtown Las Vegas.  Dropkick Murphys will then launch a string of shows starting June 19 in Winnipeg, Manitoba.The tour is highlighted by a headlining slot at the annual 4th of July weekend Hootenannyin Irvine, CA, where DKM will join such artists as Reverend Horton Heat, Murder City Devils, Supersuckers, Swingin’ Utters, Royal Crown Revue, John Doe and more. These shows will be bookended by European festival dates in April and August.
Going Out In Style is receiving overwhelming praise, with USA Today declaring it “funny, moving, inspiring and, above all, entertaining,” while the New York Times applauds the band’s “gruff punk with some rowdy Irish roots and offer no mercy for posers or phonies.” Elsewhere, the video for “Going Out In Style“–which features guest appearances by a slew of Boston-based celebrities, aswell as NHL Hall of Famer Bobby Orr (Boston Bruins alumni), and fellow musicians Fat Mike (NOFX) and Chris Cheney (The Living End)–was featured at #1 on Rolling Stone‘s “Hot List,” while the CD landed the #1 spot on the magazine’s Local Favorite’s chart in the March 31, 2011 issue.
The band’s recent live shows have drawn equal accolades for what the Boston Herald calls “vital new music.” “[Al] Barr and [Ken] Casey are the best tag-team vocal barkers in punk, trading verses constantly,” the Herald continues. “DKM songs are sharp and smart, rife with populist and pro-labor sentiments.” Adds the Boston Globe, “Dropkick Murphys still have the punchy energy of a street-punk band, yet the septet has settled into the role of ambassador of all things blue-collar Boston.”
Dropkick Murphys surprised fans at the House of Blues in Boston when Bruce Springsteen joined the group on stage for a performance of “Peg ‘O My Heart,” “Badlands” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston.”  
Here are a few highlights from Dropkick Murphys‘ St. Patrick’s Day week:
  • March 14: Joined by boxer Micky Ward at the opening of Ken Casey’s new restaurant and sports bar The Whiskey Republic in Providence, RI
  • March 17: St. Patrick’s Day interview and acoustic performance on NPR’s “On Point with Tom Ashbrook.”
  • March 17: ESPN interview with Ken Casey, Scruffy Wallace and Matt Kelly
  • March 17: “Memorial Day” video premieres on MTV2 and mtvU
  • March 18: Dropkick Murphys joined onstage by Bruce Springsteen at House of Blues in Boston for “Peg ‘O My Heart,” “Badlands” and “I’m Shipping Up To Boston”
  • March 19: Cinemax “Max Tour Stories” airs with DKM’s Ken Casey, Al Barr, James Lynch and Tim Brennan
  • March 20: Performed an intimate set for fansat Boston’s Paradise Club to raise money for The Claddagh Fund
Catch Dropkick MurphysAl Barr (lead vocals), Tim Brennan (guitars, accordion, whistle, vocals), Ken Casey (lead vocals, bass guitar), Jeff DaRosa (banjo, bouzouki, mandolin, harmonica, vocals), Matt Kelly (drums, vocals), James Lynch (guitar, vocals), and Scruffy Wallace (bagpipes)–on tour in the following cities:
Date                                        City                                          Venue
Friday, April 15                        Strasbourg, France                 Artefact Festival
Saturday, April 16                    Bielefeld, Germany                 Ringlokschuppen
Sunday, April 17                      Lund, Sweden                         Färs & Frosta Sparbank Arena
Monday, April 18                      Oslo, Norway                          Spektrum
Tuesday, April 19                    Stockholm, Sweden                Arenan
Thursday, April 21               
    Erfurt, Germany                      Thuringen Hall
Friday, April 22                        Zurich, Switzerland                 Give It A Name Festival
Saturday, April 23                    Meerhout, Belgium                  Groezrock
Sunday, April 24                      Schjindel, The Netherlands     Paaspop
Monday, April 25                     München, Germany                Zenith
Tuesday, April 26                     Milan, Italy                        Loud And Proud Festival at Alcatraz
Thursday, April 28                   Barcelona, Spain                    Sala Razzmatazz 1
Friday, April 29                       Madrid, Spain                        Sala Riviera
Saturday, April 30                   Bilbao, Spain                          Sala Rockstar
Saturday, May 28                    Las Vegas, NV                      Punk Rock Bowling 
Sunday, June 19                     Winnipeg, MB                          Burton Cummings Theatre
Tuesday, June 21                   Saskatoon, SK                        Odeon Events Centre
Wednesday, June 22              Edmonton, AB                         Edmonton Event Center
Thursday, June 23                  Calgary, AB                             MacEwan Hall
Saturday, June 25                   Vancouver, BC                        Commodore Ballroom
Sunday, June 26                     Vancouver, BC                        Commodore Ballroom
Monday, June 27                     Seattle, WA                             Paramount Theatre
Tuesday, June 28                   Portland, OR                           Roseland Theatre
Wednesday, June 29              San Francisco, CA                 Warfield Theatre
Saturday, July 2                      Irvine, CA                                 Hootenanny (Oak Canyon)
Sunday, July 3                        Tempe, AZ                              The Marquee
Tuesday, July 5                       San Antonio, TX                      Sunset Station
Wednesday, July 6                 Oklahoma City, OK                 Diamond Ballroom
Friday, August 12                    Püttlingen, Germany               Rocco Del Schlacko
Saturday, August 13               Eschwege, Germany              Open Flair
Sunday, August 14                  Rothenburg, Germany            Taubertal
Friday, August 19                    St. Pölten, Austria                   Frequency Festival
Saturday, August 20               Lüdinghausen, Germany        Area 4
Sunday, August 21                  Großpösna, Germany             Highfield
Buy Going Out In Style

Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson Release Video for “Wake Up Call”, Stars Michelle Rodriguez & Clifton Collins Jr!

Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson’s

“Wake Up Call” Premieres on URB
(March 23rd, Dim Mak)

Stars Michelle Rodriguez (Lost, Machete)
and Clifton Collins Jr. (Traffic, Capote)

As URB magazine points out, “we’re used to seeing Steve Aoki rocking the tank top, tight jeans, cool sneakers look behind the decks. So pardon if we do a double take when Aoki appears in a nice tailored suit in the video for ‘Wake Up Call.’” Notorious party-king Aoki in a suit should not be the only thing giving you a pause.

The video is set to Sidney Samson (famous for last year’s HUGE “Riverside”) and Aoki’s moments of throbbing beats set on top of an eerily lovely melody bursting into crunchy sounds with big club-house feel, then building up to Aoki screaming “WAKE UP!”. Starring Michelle Rodriguez, known for Lost, Machete, and Avatar, and her general badass-ness, and fellow badass Clifton Collins Jr. (Traffic, Capote), the video takes you in and out of dream-like states, Inception style. With naked women, Rodriguez in light bondage, and Collins in his skivvies, Aoki moves as Mr. Sandman, screaming into their ear to wake-up from their bizarre dreams.

Director Jason Beattie states, “I have been wanting to take a different approach with my music videos. When I heard this track and found out that Michelle Rodriguez and Clifton Collins Jr. were interested, I immediately knew it would work. As you’ll see, I took a more cinematic approach and used the music as a score. Working with all the actors (including Steve) was amazing and each of them brought incredible energy as you will see. A big thank you to Michelle, Clifton and Steve for letting me push as far as I did.”

Check out “Wake Up Call” here, and feel free to post and share.

Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson Release Video for "Wake Up Call", Stars Michelle Rodriguez & Clifton Collins Jr!

Steve Aoki & Sidney Samson’s

“Wake Up Call” Premieres on URB
(March 23rd, Dim Mak)

Stars Michelle Rodriguez (Lost, Machete)
and Clifton Collins Jr. (Traffic, Capote)

As URB magazine points out, “we’re used to seeing Steve Aoki rocking the tank top, tight jeans, cool sneakers look behind the decks. So pardon if we do a double take when Aoki appears in a nice tailored suit in the video for ‘Wake Up Call.’” Notorious party-king Aoki in a suit should not be the only thing giving you a pause.

The video is set to Sidney Samson (famous for last year’s HUGE “Riverside”) and Aoki’s moments of throbbing beats set on top of an eerily lovely melody bursting into crunchy sounds with big club-house feel, then building up to Aoki screaming “WAKE UP!”. Starring Michelle Rodriguez, known for Lost, Machete, and Avatar, and her general badass-ness, and fellow badass Clifton Collins Jr. (Traffic, Capote), the video takes you in and out of dream-like states, Inception style. With naked women, Rodriguez in light bondage, and Collins in his skivvies, Aoki moves as Mr. Sandman, screaming into their ear to wake-up from their bizarre dreams.

Director Jason Beattie states, “I have been wanting to take a different approach with my music videos. When I heard this track and found out that Michelle Rodriguez and Clifton Collins Jr. were interested, I immediately knew it would work. As you’ll see, I took a more cinematic approach and used the music as a score. Working with all the actors (including Steve) was amazing and each of them brought incredible energy as you will see. A big thank you to Michelle, Clifton and Steve for letting me push as far as I did.”

Check out “Wake Up Call” here, and feel free to post and share.

Atari Teenage Riot Releases Single “Blood In My Eyes” x Free MP3 And More!

Atari Teenage Riot Announce New Single ‘Blood In My Eyes’
(March 22nd on iTunes, April 19th release on all DSPs, Dim Mak )
Single Includes Remix of Last Year’s “Activate!”
“It’s rare in a world now ruled by Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to hear music that is so angry with itself and with everything else around it. But ATR’s overwhelming energy is difficult to deny, and difficult not to admire — preferably from a safe distance.” 
– SPIN Magazine
Atari Teenage Riot are a reminder of how pop can scare the bejesus out of the thick and the bigoted when it’s done fast, smart and furious as fuck.
– NME
Atari Teenage Riot release their new single, “Blood In My Eyes”, through Digital
Hardcore Recordings as a teaser for the band’s forthcoming album, Is This Hyperreal?,
set to be released Summer, 2011.
“Blood In My Eyes” features Nic Endo on lead vocal. She speaks out for the multitude
of women who have become the victims of human trafficking, their sexuality exploited
for financial gain right under the gaze of the ineffectual governments of the self-
proclaimed civilised west. Nic, wholly in tune with her trademark Japanese face-paint
depicting “Resistance,” makes her point in the inimitable Atari way.
Human trafficking is an issue most musicians would rather leave untouched. In popular
music it’s considered cool to present yourself with the accoutrements of modern life
like expensive cars, bling, champagne etc. Basically everything that makes people feel
envy and adulation towards the artists who try to portray an image of being ‘successful’,
while the music industry is close to collapse – but that’s another song on to be
addressed on ATR’s new album.
“Blood In My Eyes” is a riveting electronic punk rock diatribe, paying homage to the
feminine retributive subtexts espoused by cult films like ‘Kill Bill’ and heavily censored
French art-house offering, ‘Baise-Moi.’
Nic expounds a cautionary tale, alerting us that all who stand by and do nothing share
the guilt.
With its straight-forward throbbing 909 drum machine patterns, massive guitar riffs,
ear-splitting adrenaline rushes of noise and powerful female vocals, ‘Blood In My Eyes’
charges down an unswerving path determined to confront the future head on.
“Blood In My Eyes” is the second ATR single from Is This Hyperreal?, which is due this
summer on Dim Mak. ATR’s relationship with Dim Mak begin with a simple email from
Alec Empire to the label-head Steve Aoki, and the rest is history between the band known for
undeniable energy, and the label known for the same

Atari Teenage Riot Releases Single "Blood In My Eyes" x Free MP3 And More!

Atari Teenage Riot Announce New Single ‘Blood In My Eyes’
(March 22nd on iTunes, April 19th release on all DSPs, Dim Mak )
Single Includes Remix of Last Year’s “Activate!”
“It’s rare in a world now ruled by Miley Cyrus and Justin Bieber to hear music that is so angry with itself and with everything else around it. But ATR’s overwhelming energy is difficult to deny, and difficult not to admire — preferably from a safe distance.” 
– SPIN Magazine
Atari Teenage Riot are a reminder of how pop can scare the bejesus out of the thick and the bigoted when it’s done fast, smart and furious as fuck.
– NME
Atari Teenage Riot release their new single, “Blood In My Eyes”, through Digital
Hardcore Recordings as a teaser for the band’s forthcoming album, Is This Hyperreal?,
set to be released Summer, 2011.
“Blood In My Eyes” features Nic Endo on lead vocal. She speaks out for the multitude
of women who have become the victims of human trafficking, their sexuality exploited
for financial gain right under the gaze of the ineffectual governments of the self-
proclaimed civilised west. Nic, wholly in tune with her trademark Japanese face-paint
depicting “Resistance,” makes her point in the inimitable Atari way.
Human trafficking is an issue most musicians would rather leave untouched. In popular
music it’s considered cool to present yourself with the accoutrements of modern life
like expensive cars, bling, champagne etc. Basically everything that makes people feel
envy and adulation towards the artists who try to portray an image of being ‘successful’,
while the music industry is close to collapse – but that’s another song on to be
addressed on ATR’s new album.
“Blood In My Eyes” is a riveting electronic punk rock diatribe, paying homage to the
feminine retributive subtexts espoused by cult films like ‘Kill Bill’ and heavily censored
French art-house offering, ‘Baise-Moi.’
Nic expounds a cautionary tale, alerting us that all who stand by and do nothing share
the guilt.
With its straight-forward throbbing 909 drum machine patterns, massive guitar riffs,
ear-splitting adrenaline rushes of noise and powerful female vocals, ‘Blood In My Eyes’
charges down an unswerving path determined to confront the future head on.
“Blood In My Eyes” is the second ATR single from Is This Hyperreal?, which is due this
summer on Dim Mak. ATR’s relationship with Dim Mak begin with a simple email from
Alec Empire to the label-head Steve Aoki, and the rest is history between the band known for
undeniable energy, and the label known for the same