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Dropkick Murphys

Dropkick Murphys are a celtic punk band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, United States in 1996. First playing together in the basement of a friend's barbershop, the band has made a name for itself for their relentless touring, as well as their annual St. Patrick's Day weekend shows in Boston. The subjects of their songs often deal with the working class environment in which they grew up. The band put out a series of EPs and were signed by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong's label Hellcat Records. In 1998, they released their first full length album, Do or Die.

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The Gaslight Anthem

The Gaslight Anthem is a punk rock band from New Brunswick, New Jersey, United States. Since forming in 2005, they have released three full-length albums and an EP. They were described by Kerrang! magazine as “the best new band you’ll hear in 2008.” The lineup consists of Brian Fallon (vocals and guitar), Alex Levine (bass), Benny Horowitz (drums), and Alex Rosamilia (guitar). The Gaslight Anthem’s music embraces many elements of blues, classic rock, and punk rock. The band has described their sound as “Bruce Springsteen singing for a Cure cover band, with a tinge more aggression.

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Mutiny

There is more than one artist with this name: 1) This entry on Last.fm was originally about Mutiny the folk punk band from Melbourne, Australia. They formed in 1991 and have released 5 albums/eps.
See: Mutiny's Myspace profile and Mutiny's Wikipedia entry 2) Mutiny is an anarchist crust/grind punk band from Canada featuring members of Leper, Self-Rule and Iskra. 7'' was released on four Canadian DIY labels. For this Mutiny's Page goto http://www.last.fm/music/Mutiny+(CANADA) 3) Mutiny is a P-funk band with ex-members of George Clinton's Parliament/Funkadelic empire.

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Against Me!

Against Me! is a punk rock band originally from Naples, Florida, and later relocated to Gainesville, Florida. They are known for their heavily folk-influenced sound and energetic live shows (Spin named them one of the 25 greatest live bands in 2006). Their first full-length album, released on No Idea Records in 2002, was the highly-acclaimed Reinventing Axl Rose. In December 2005, they signed to Sire Records, and released their major label debut, New Wave, on July 10, 2007.

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The Go Set

When singer/songwriter J. Keenan and bassist Mark Moran formed The Go Set in 2003, it seemed only natural to combine the elements of the music they had grown up on. Having both been brought up on everything from traditional celtic and folk music, to early seventies punk rock, and with a voice for political perspective and social conscience, The Go Set embarked on a unique musical journey. Combining the folk elements of the bagpipes, accordion, and mandolin, with distorted punk guitars and a rock n roll ethos, The Go Set created a sound and direction all its own.

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Cobra Skulls

Cobra Skulls are a punk rock band from Reno, Nevada who are signed to Fat Wreck Chords. History
Cobra Skulls were formed in 2005 by Devin Peralta (bass, vocals), Charlie Parker (guitar) and Chad Cleaveland (drums). They released an EP titled Draw Muhammad in 2006. The EP caught the attention of Red Scare Industries who signed the band and released their debut album "Sitting Army" in 2007. To promote the album the band went on tour with Against Me!, Mad Caddies, and The Loved Ones, opening shows for them.[1] During the 2007 tour the band added a second guitarist Adam Beck.

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The Currency

The Currency are born of a proud lineage of convicts, bushrangers, stowaways and scoundrels. Combining punk rock and roll with celtic folk, these lads and lasses take up where legendary bands like 'Weddings Parties Anything' and 'Midnight Oil' left off by reviving the colonial folk ballad tradition. It's a rollicking seven piece orchestra that combines folk instruments with a fire cracker punk rhythm section. Fiddle, accordion, tin whistle, mandolin, acoustic and electric guitar play a mix of of jigs and reels, waltzes, oz rock and punk that keeps the crowd dancing like crazy dingoes.

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The Smith Street Band

The Smith Street Band (formerly Wil Wagner and the Smith Street Band) are an Australian rock band based in Melbourne, Victoria, in which the titular Smith Street can be found. The band currently consists of vocalist/guitarist Wil Wagner, lead guitarist/vocalist Lee Hartney, bassist Michael "Fitzy" Fitzgerald, keyboardist/guitarist/vocalist Lucy Wilson, guitarist/vocalist Jess Locke, and drummer Matt Bodiam. Born out of a backing band for the solo ventures of Wil Wagner in 2009 (the name itself an allusion to Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band), the band quickly found a following of its own through extensive touring and a grass-roots online community. The band have toured throughout Australia, the U.S., Europe and China, selling out shows and performing with artists such as Bomb the Music Industry!, Frank Turner and Lagwagon. The band's first release was a seven-inch (later an EP), entitled South Side Facing Wall. The band have also released four full-length albums: No-One Gets Lost Anymore (2011), Sunshine & Technology (2012), Throw Me in the River (2014) and More Scared of You Than You Are of Me (2017). In 2013, the band released a 10" EP titled Don't Fuck with Our Dreams on Poison City Records. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.

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Defiance, Ohio

Defiance, Ohio is a punk band from Columbus, Ohio. They are known for their extensive touring and intense, enthusiastic live shows. They are named (tongue in cheek) after the real town Defiance, Ohio. The band has a unique line-up for a punk act, featuring violin, cello, banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, and electric bass (formerly an upright bass). Since Defiance, Ohio formed in 2002 they have released four full length LPs, Share What Ya Got, The Great Depression, The Fear, the Fear, the Fear, Midwestern Minutes and several singles, B sides and split EPs.

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