Street Dogs and Pipes & Pints at Mighty Sounds 2012!
Street Dogs (USA)
Street Dogs, a high-octane punk rock squadron hailing from Boston, Massachusetts, was put together in 2002 by the former Dropkick Murphys’ vocalist Mike McColgan. In that year, they released both their first demo record and its follow-up, the full-length debut of Savin Hill, and since then the Street Dogs have earned their reputation as a reliable band that never leads their fans astray. Drawing on subtle Irish influences here and there, the band has always relied on a straight-forward, rowdy punk rock. Having shared the stage with the punk legend Adolescents and Celtic punk rockers Flogging Molly, the Street Dogs went off on a never-ending punk rock tour. They’ve visited all of the United States, Europe, Australia and Japan and opened for the likes of Bad Religion, Social Distortion, Rancid, Tiger Army and The Bouncing Souls.
Apart from their debut album, Street Dogs delivered a healthy dose of punk rock fury on four others: Back to the World (2005), Fading American Dream (2006), State of Grace (2008) and the self-titled album number five, Street Dogs (2010). After signing with the prestigious punk rock Hellcat Records label for their fourth album, State of Grace, Street Dogs have been repeatedly invited to be part of the lineup at Vans Warped Tours.
Pumped with catchy street punk tunes from beginning to end, Street Dogs’ last album confirms what we already knew: they’re a fresh band that never lets down fans of old fashioned punk rock and they show no signs of letting up anytime soon. And that’s why they will always be welcome at Mighty Sounds.
Pipes & Pints (CZ)
Pipes and Pints are a celtic punk band from Prague, Czech Republic, combining punk rock with highland bagpipes. They were formed in 2006 by Vojta Kalina (highland bagpipes/vocals) with a dream of a band that combines punk rock with dirty folk music such as The Pogues. Soon after, he met Tomas Novotny (guitar/vocals, ex-Who Ate My Skate) who shared the same dream, flavored by country and rock and roll. The band released a demo and toured Central Europe (Germany, Austria, Czech Rep., Slovakia) both as a headlining band and in support of The Porters, Society Parasites, and others throughout 2007 and 2008. However, the vision of the future for Pipes and Pints was not shared by all of the original members and a line-up change resulted in the addition of Lukas Vincour (drums/vocals, ex-Punkhart and more), who moved to Prague from Moravia; Syco Mike (lead vocals, ex-Mugshot76), who canceled his return from Austria back to native California and moved to Prague with only his dog Tequila; and eventually Ondra Balvin (bass/vocals, Super Pilot, ex-ElPaso), a good friend from the streets, squats, and clubs of Prague.
In December 2008, after only a month of rehearsing, the new Pipes and Pints line-up (without Ondra on bass yet) recorded a 5-track EP which immediately became a promise of better days and the beginning of a new adventure. This EP release was well received and the boys didn’t hesitate to hit the road with it. It was during that tour Pipes and Pints added new bass player Ondra and their relentless and voracious playing at European clubs and festivals proved to everyone they were serious about their music.
In November 2009, Pipes and Pints released their debut, a full-length album entitled “Until We Die” with the cooperation of Wolverine Records for Europe and Unrepentant Records for North and South America. Pipes and Pints devoted the rest of 2009 and 2010 to what they love the most: live shows. Their unrelenting support of the album with as many gigs and tours as possible, however, resulted in unforeseen consequences and in the summer of 2011 the band went on a short hiatus. After half a year they reformed in their original line-up and hit the road with new found power. The truly admirable amount of live shows since the band’s reunion shows that the reborn Pipes and Pints will be making music “until they die”.
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