The Real McKenzies will release Shine not Burn, their highly anticipated, intimate, bare bones, full acoustic album this summer. Shine not Burn will explore all the beauty of Scottish folk music at its best, with the lads incorporating mandolins, penny whistles, bag pipes and more. To give you a wee preview of what to expect weâve got a free download for you titled â10,000 Shotsâ and you can take a listen by going here! The Real McKenzies have a busy year planned, check out they had to say below:
Seventeen years ago we never dreamed that our fucked up lives and loves could have led to where we are today. Throughout fifteen of these blissful years we’ve enjoyed recording, touring and performing our Scottish-Canadian folk-rock all around the world. We’ve had the honor of playing massive venues, huge-decibel shows, and weekend-long Celtic rock festivals. But during these same tours we occasionally play quaint venues, dimly-lit squats, tiny pubs. It’s these concerts where we’ve loved closing in tight to our fans and enjoying an intimacy level that’s lost on the mainstage. In 2009 we toured with acoustic guitars, mandolins, penny whistles, 3-piece drums sets and upright basses, to drop the amplitude and try something new. We chose Wild at Heart in Kreuzberg, Germany to record one of these performances and put together a new release called ‘Shine not Burn’ (The original heraldic motto of the Clan McKenzie). From this live recording and the time we spent in Berlin in and around the performance, we’ve also compiled a great deal of video which we plan to release as a new DVD package entitled ‘The Real McKenzies Love You’ due for release in April of 2010. We’d like to thank our fans who provide us with constant inspiration and drive to continue representing our passions. Although once again we find ourselves with less than a sawbuck in the bank, we’re stoked to perform 3 Eurotours, a Canadian tour, and a whoever-the-hell-else-will-have-us tour in 2010. Cheers mates! We love you!
Check back soon as we will release album art, track listing and a solid release date soon!
The Real McKenzies <span=“color:green;”St. Paddy’s Day Mini Tour Dates:
11.03.10 CAN / Vancouver / Rickshaw Theatre
12.03.10 CAN / Whitehorse / Coasters
13.03.10 CAN / Whitehorse / Coasters
16.03.10 CAN / Kamloops / The Pogue Mahone
17.03.10 CAN / Calgary / The Republik
18.03.10 CAN / Edmonton / New City
19.03.10 CAN / Saskatoon / Amigoâs
20.03.10 CAN / Winnipeg / The Royal Albert Arms
Click here to view all The Real McKenzies tour dates.
If there ever was a good way to get mugged, I found it. Yeah, No one wants to get robbed, but if you do, I canât think of a better way.
So, Iâm walking down the streets of Buenos Aires at around 7 am looking for a bar and I stop at an intersection. I wanted to text one of our camera dudes and tell him that I was gonna wander around town for a while and maybe he wanted to film me. I pushed send and a guy on a bike accidentally knocks my I-phone out of my hand. Wait a second, he doesnât stop and my I-phone isnât on the ground. I look to my right and there he is, holding my phone (which has a fuck load of pictures that I donât really want made public) with his right hand and making a pretty fast getaway. Wow! Iâve been robbed!
I kind of laugh and think, pretty sneaky. What a fucking great way to get robbed. No violence, no trauma, no chance Iâm gonna run after him. Pretty sweet really. I also had a few hundred bucks in the phone case, but I would rather lose that then get held up at gunpoint or bashed in the head with a pipe. So even though I lost, I really kind of won. South America ainât such a bad place after all.
Ps. I had a passcode lock on my phone so you didnât get shit mother fucker! You do get points for style though. I was impressed.
NOFX are heading to Europe! Be sure to check back as more dates will be added.
28.06.10 NL Amsterdam – Melkweg
30.06.10 NOR Oslo-Sentrum Scene
01.07.10 SWE BorlÃ¤nge -Love And Peace Festival
02.07.10 DK Roskilde – Festival
04.07.10 D With full force festival
07.07.10 P Warsaw – Palladuim
09.07.10 FIN Ruisrock-Festival
Click here to view the upcoming Fermented and Flailing dates with Teenage Bottlerocket and Tony Sly.
Check out the NOFX sale we are having:
The Loved Ones head out with AFI next week and you can take a gander at the dates below. Check out their MySpace page for up to date news and click here for a free downloadable track titled âDistractedâ off of The Loved Ones’ latest EP Distractions.
03/12/10 Nashville, TN at Rocketown w/ AFI
03/13/10 Chalotte, NC at The Fillmore w/ AFI
03/14/10 St. Augustine, FL at St. Johns County Fairgrounds HARVEST OF HOPE FEST
03/15/10 Jacksonville, TN at Plush w/ AFI
03/16/10 Tampa, FL at The Ritz w/ AFI
03/18/10 Pensacola, FL at Seville Quarter Party Plaza w/ AFI, Scarlet Grey
03/19/10 New Orleans, LA at House Of Blues w/ AFI
STRUNG OUT kicked off their tour with The Dropkick Murphys and you can check the dates below! They are currently on tour supporting their latest release, Agents Of The Underground produced by Cameron Webb (Motorhead, Social Distortion, Ignite). Click here to download âBlack Crossesâ and âVanityâ and here to visit the bands MySpace page. STRUNG OUT has an extensive European tour booked and you can view all the dates by going here.
02/23/10 Norfolk, VA at The Norva w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
02/24/10 Montclair, NJ at Wellmont Theatre w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
02/25/10 Atlantic City, NJ at House Of Blues w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
02/28/10 Kansas City, MO at Beaumont Club w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/01/10 Dallas, TX at House Of Blues w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/02/10 Houston, TX at Warehouse Live w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/03/10 Austin, TX at Stubb’s w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/05/10 Tampa, FL at The Ritz w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/06/10 Ft. Lauderdale, FL at Revolution Live w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/07/10 Orlando, FL at House Of Blues w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/08/10 Charlotte, NC at Filmore w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
03/09/10 Washington, DC at 9:30 Club w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask SOLD OUT
03/10/10 Wallingford, CT at The Dome w/ Dropkick Murphys, Larry & His Flask
Tony Slyâs 12 Song Program is out today and you can order it on CD, vinyl, or digitally via ITUNES by clicking here. Currently, AOL Spinner is exclusively premiering 12 Song Program and you can listen to the record by going here; or head over to their MP3 of the day section and download a track off 12 Song Program titled âVia Munichâ by clicking here! Tony Sly embarks on his European tour with Joey Cape this week, click here to view the dates.
Click here to read a review just posted by Absolutepunk.net!
We have a couple of cool contests running, click here and <a href=http://www.shopradiocast.com/pages/Tony-Sly-Contest.html target="_blank">here to enter.
Donât miss Tony Sly on tour. See the tour dates and buy tickets <a href=http://www.fatwreck.com/tour/single_artist/97 target="_blank">here!
Donât forget Tony Sly and Joey Capeâs <a href=http://www.fatwreck.com/record/detail/240 target="_blank">split 7" comes out on March 2nd!
Night Birds are slightly invading Europe now.
Europe, get stoked! Bad Cop/ Bad Cop is set to tour there this August!!
Punkworldviews posted some cool photos of Old Man Markley playing in Salt Lake City!
The Copyrights received a pretty sweet review from Punknews.
Useless ID posted an update about their upcoming Euro shows. Stay safe fellas!
What do punk rockers and craft brewers have in common? Apparently a lot! Check out Champion Brewery getting cozy with NOFX and Against Me!
NOFX reflect on 20 years of Punk In Drublic in this Alternative Press piece!
Less Than Jake get interviewed by a fan, read it here!