Ashers East Coast Tour


Clearly determined to escape the cold, dark New England winter, Ashers (featuring Mark Unseen) will be embarking on a 17-date East coast tour, culminating in a week of shows in the Sunshine State.  Look for them to share the stage with The Creepshow, DSK, and label-mates Refuse Resist, as well as make an appearance at Love Suxs Fest with Common Enemy and Gloominous Doom.

In honor of this tour, Thorp Records is offering Ashers’ debut full-length CD, Kill Your Master, with a poster and sticker for just $6 through March 31!


Feb 18 Philadelphia, PA @ Shore House
Feb 19 Hamburg, PA @ Behler-Hein Legion Hall – Love Sux Fest
Feb 20 Baltimore, MD @ Saint Christopher’s
Feb 21 Harrisonburg, VA @ Blue Nile
Feb 22 West Ashville, NC @ The Get Down
Feb 23 Fayetteville, NC @ Black Cat Lounge
Feb 24 Savanannah, GA @ Wormhole
Feb 25 Jacksonville, FL @ Lomax Lodge
Feb 26 Ft Lauderdale, FL @ Monterey Club w/ The Creepshow
Feb 27 Orlando, FL @ Cameo w/ Refuse Resist
Feb 28 St Petersburg, FL @ Club Fubar w/ Refuse Resist
Mar 1 Miami, FL @ Eve w/ Refuse Resist
Mar 2 Tampa, FL @ Brass Mug
Mar 3 Atlanta, GA @ Purgatory w/ DSK
Mar 4 Charlotte, NC @ Milestone
Mar 5 Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox
Mar 6 Richmond, VA @ TBA

Street Dogs – Rabble Rousing




February 1, 2010 – Los Angeles, CA – Punk rock proponents for social justice, Street Dogs, have announced plans to return to the studio in February to record their fifth studio album and follow-up to their critically acclaimed 2008 Hellcat debut State of Grace.  The band will be recording with bassist Johnny Rioux as producer and Rick Barton (original Dropkick Murphys guitarist) co-producing at the infamous punk rock studio the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado which was built by members of Descendents, All and Black Flag.


Punk rock runs deep in the veins of Street Dogs, with former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan’s uncompromising lyrics alongside bassist Johnny Rioux, guitarists Marcus Hollar and Tobe Bean III and drummer Paul Rucker’s fist pumping street punk anthems.  The band burst onto the scene in 2002 and has released a string of classic albums including 2008’s State of Grace, which critics called “a raucous and purposeful working man’s ride” (Dallas Morning News) with “the kind of political streak rarely heard since the Clash” (Cleveland Scene).


After incessant tours around the world alongside bands like The Offspring, Alkaline Trio, Anit-Flag, Reverend Horton Heat and headlining tours in US and UK in support of State of Grace, Street Dogs will enter the studio in February ready to shake the system and rally the people like never before on their fifth studio album.


“Every time we go into the studio we are trying to make our finest record,” says McColgan. “So on February ninth when we enter the Blasting Room in Fort Collins, Colorado that is the goal to make our best record.  Also this record will be more of a rabble rousing punk record than our previous records and have more of an edge and an attack on it.  We will work to all of our strengths on this effort and we are very excited to have Rick Barton co-producing the record.”


“Our next and fifth record will capture the purest form of the band to date,” adds Rioux.  “We are making it as if it were our first record. The punk and hardcore songs will be MORE punk and hardcore.  Our Celtic influence and songs will be more Celtic, the folk, folkier and so on.  It’s almost as if we are making records in the reverse of most bands. Ending up back at square one, and square one never sounded better.  Basically, we want to make our new favorite record.”




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The Welch Boys

The Welch Boys
(c) 2006 Sailor’s Grave Records

The Welch Boys are doing their part to keep Boston, MA on the punk rock map. With the official release of their self-titled CD out now on Sailor's Grave Records. The Welch Boys are a 5 member street punk band from straight outta Boston replete with aggressive guitar work crashing drums and rowdy sing-a-long choruses. Comprised of members of legendary acts such as The Blue Bloods and Slapshot, The pedigree of The Welch Boys doesn't fail to impress. If you're a fan of Dropkick or Streetdogs, odds are great that you'll also be a fan of The Welch Boys. The 15 tracks clock in at just over a half an hour so those with short attention spans need not be concerned. The songs contain many usual punk concerns such as unity, false friendship, emotional struggle, and as with most of the Boston punk, there is an overwhelming sense of civic pride. Though they run around a lot of familar territory, The Welch Boys bring a fresh sound and voice to the anthemic Boston punk sound. Bottom line, The Welch Boys don't dissapoint.