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Colin McQuillan Passes Away

Colin McQuillan Passes Away

Colin McQuillan, the lead singer for Belfast based Street Punk band Runnin’ Riot, has passed away. Band members Marty, Ralph and Eden, made the announcement today saying:

We are devastated to announce that our brother and comrade Colin passed away peacefully in his sleep this morning. Anyone who knew Colin knows his passion for music and his love for Runnin’ Riot and our family/fans. We would…

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The Langers Ball Release Free EP

The Langers Ball Release Free EP

In honor of their seventh year anniversary, St. Paul based Celtic punk band The Langer’s Ball, have released a seven track digital EP for free. The tracks were all recorded at Iowa Public Radio my Phil Maass for the Fol Tree radio program, which originally aired on August 8, 2014.

The EP also includes a bonus track which was recorded at The Villa in Savage, Minnesota. The download is currently…

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McCraes Battalion - Armistice Day

McCraes Battalion – Armistice Day



The McCraes Battalion band, from San Francisco, is still in its youth, formed just two years ago, but…

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This past June, St. Joseph based punk band, Radkey performed at the Academy 2 in Dublin. It was great to be able to hear these guys live, and to snap a few shots of the show. We were also able to catch up with bassist Isaiah, and talk a little bit about some of their other performances, and what the future holds for the band.

Finnegan’s Hell Releases New Single And Video

Finnegan’s Hell Releases New Single And Video

Swedish Celtic punk band Finnegan’s Hell, has released a new single (along with their classic version of “The Molly Maguires”) and video for their song titled “Drunk, Sick And Blue.” The new track is off the bands upcoming album with the same name, and is set to be released on September 26, 2014 on Heptown Records.

The single is now available on Itunes and Spotify.

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Hooligans United: Rancid Tribute Album Coming Soon

Hooligans United: Rancid Tribute Album Coming Soon

Some exciting news this week for fans of legendary punk band Rancid. It appears that a tribute album is in the works and will be featuring bands such as Street Dogs, Far From Finished, and according to their Facebook page, The Mahones are on board as well.

Currently, not much is known about the album, but what we do know is that it’s going to be released by Hellcat and Smelvis records. We also…

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The Mahones - The Blood Is On Your Hands

The Mahones – The Blood Is On Your Hands

Video for The Blood Is On Your Hands from The Mahones live album, ‘A Great Night On The Lash: Live In Italy.’ Video directed by Katelynn Lawless.

The story behind A Great Night On The Lash (Live In Italy)…

“The Mahones had not recorded a live cd for over 10 years, and we needed a new one that featured the latest line up with the amazing Katie Kaboom. The last live album, “Live At The Horseshoe”,…

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Win Tickets To See Radkey At The Academy 2 In Dublin

Win Tickets To See Radkey At The Academy 2 In Dublin

St. Joseph based punk band Radkey, will be playing a show at the Academy 2 in Dublin on June 26, 2014. We’ve got a pair of tickets that we will be giving away to one lucky winner, chosen at random. To enter the contest, just answer a simple question about the band in the form below. You can also increase your odds by either following Irish Punk on Twitter, or liking our Facebook page. Don’t miss…

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Flatfoot 56 To Be Featured On Watch Dogs Sound Track

Flatfoot 56 To Be Featured On Watch Dogs Sound Track

Celtic Punk band Flatfoot 56, announced that they will be included on the soundtrack to one of the most anticipated games in recent memory. Ubisofts Watch Dogs, is an action – adventure game which takes place in a fictionalized version the bands hometown of Chicago, Illinois. The band posted the following on their official Facebook:

We are very exited to have been given the chance to be a part…

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Riot Fest has just announced the complete lineup that will be a part of their 10th anniversary of the festival. The Riot Fest & Expo in Toronto from will be from September 6-7, and include: Dropkick Murphys, Social Distortion, Buzzcocks, and Lucero.

Riot Fest & Carnival in Chicago will be from September 12-14, and include: Stiff Little Fingers, Dropkick Murphys, Social Distortion, NOFX, and Pussy Riot.

And finally, Riot Fest & Sideshow in Denver, will take place from September 19-21. Some of the bands include: Dropkick Murphys, Stiff Little Fingers, Rise Against, Me First and the Gimme gimmes and Social Distortion.

2014 Riot Fest Lineup Announced Riot Fest has just announced the complete lineup that will be a part of their 10th anniversary of the festival.