Mike McColgan

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The kids are OK!

There has been much debate — public, behind closed doors, and on message boards — as to whether Boston punk does in fact rule.
Boston Rules brings back the good old days of punk
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  March 30, 2009

Geography lessons

"You could put us in Anchorage or Alaska or Antarctica or even somewhere in the Himalayas, and at heart we’d still be from Boston.”
Street Dogs remain Boston to the core
By MATT ASHARE  |  June 24, 2008

Boston music news: March 7, 2008

The Street Dogs, fronted by former Dropkick Murphys singer Mike McColgan, have signed to Hellcat Records.

Notes on Street Dogs and Eli "Paperboy" Reed

By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 04, 2008

The best of times

On Boston Harbor’s Long Island, two miles out in Quincy Bay, the Curley Building stands hulking and decrepit.
More than a decade into their career, Dropkick Murphys accept success — and pay tribute to the people and the city who helped them earn it
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 07, 2007

True believers

It’s just after 7 Saturday on Lansdowne Street, and Avalon is already swimming with bodies and charged with excitement. Street Dogs, "Fatty" (mp3 via Phoenix Bandguide) Street Dogs, "Not Without a Purpose" (mp3 via Phoenix Bandguide)
Street Dogs fight fire with fire
By MATT ASHARE  |  October 18, 2006

If it ain’t broke . . .

For the past three years, the only real suspense in the local end of the Best Music Poll has been whether the Dresden Dolls or the Dropkick Murphys would win more categories.
The local ballot reflects a stable, vital scene
By BRETT MILANO  |  May 26, 2006


Boston music news, March 10, 2006

Brooklyn-by-way-of-Shutesbury electro-rock trio Mobius have just got the opening gig on the Editors/Stellastarr* spring tour, though they’ve yet to be confirmed for the March 20 stop at the Roxy.
Notes on Mobius and Township
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  March 08, 2006

Boston music news, March 3, 2006

Punk hooligans the STREET DOGS are hard at work writing material for their third full-length album, Not Without a Purpose . . . Not Without a Fight !, which is due in late summer or early fall on their own Brass Tacks imprint.
Notes on Street Dogs, and the lineup for the kickoff of the Rock N Roll Rumble
By SARAH TOMLINSON  |  March 01, 2006

From Belfast to Boston

“You look at the Bosstones," says one veteran punk frontman, "you look at Dropkick Murphys, you look at the Bruisers, the Ducky Boys, and you hear SLF in all those bands."
The explosive impact of Stiff Little Fingers
By ANDREW MARCUS  |  January 17, 2006