Wednesday, July 23, 2008

2008 Warped Tour: Boston's Street Dogs

Breakout Release from a Pioneering Boston Band:
Former Dropkick Murphys frontman Mike McColgan strikes Gold on "State of Grace"

IN STORES NOW: With a genuine Boston sound and a back story to match, Street Dogs will walk out on a Warped Tour stage today - sharing their ever-improving sound with thousands of new fans on tour this year. The band is led by former Dropkick Murphy Mike McColgan (a former firefighter and a Gulf War veteran). McColgan can sing. His undeniably distinct voice with it's Irish heart on its sleeve is one of the main reasons why the brand new "State of Grace" album works so well.

EXPECTATIONS FOR "STATE OF GRACE" HAVE BEEN EXCEEDED: I knew that this album would be good - I like the band's trademark modern punk sound... (It's infused with well-written song structure and Boston-infused locales and characters.) But I guess I wasn't prepared to like "State of Grace" as much as I did. There are a number of reasons - here's two of them: "Two Angry Kids" is a brilliant little track capturing the nostalgic memories of a punk growing up - but not giving up. And, it's impossible not to love "Elizabeth," a bawdy Irish duet that shines performed by McColgan and Heather Waters. (While the song structure is completely different and "Elizabeth" is upbeat throughout there is a little tip of the hat here to the Pogues' "Fairytale of New York.")

Good Fortune awaits those who venture out and pick up this album - and of course - those who attend the Street Dogs set at the Warped Tour. And when that's over - the Street Dogs (Hellcat Records) embark on their own national tour. This one's going to be wicked - prepare to be impressed!

Street Dogs - Two Angry Kids
The "State of Grace" album is in stores

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The Street Dogs
Warped Tour Dates:

TODAY - Mansfield, MA
Comcast Center
07/24/08 Darien Center, NY
Darien Lakes Center
07/25/08 Camden, NJ
Susquehanna Bank Center
07/26/08 Uniondale, NY
Nassau Coliseum
07/27/08 Scranton, PA
Toyota Pavilion
07/28/08 Englishtown, NJ
Old Bridge Township Raceway
07/29/08 Burgettstown, PA
Post Gazette Pavilion
07/30/08 Cincinnati, OH
Riverbend Music Center
07/31/08 Noblesville, IN
Verizon Wireless Music Center
08/01/08 Milwaukee, WI
Marcus Amphitheatre
08/02/08 Tinley Park, IL
First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre
08/03/08 Shakopee, MN
Canterbury Park
08/05/08 Saskatoon, SK
Credit Union Centre
08/06/08 Calgary, AB
Race City Speedway
08/08/08 Nampa, ID
Idaho Center Amphitheatre
08/09/08 Quincy, WA
Gorge Amphitheatre
08/10/08 St Helens, OR
Columbia Meadows
08/13/08 Fresno, CA
Save Mart Center
08/14/08 Chula Vista, CA
Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
08/15/08 Mountain View, CA
Shoreline Amphitheatre
08/16/08 Wheatland, CA
Sleep Train Amphitheatre
08/17/08 Carson, CA
Home Depot Center

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