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Street Dogs

The Street Dogs hail from Boston, Massachusetts. The lead singer is Mike McColgan, former lead singer of Dropkick Murphys.

In 1998, McColgan left Dropkick Murphys, after releasing their first full-length record, Do or Die, to pursue a life-long dream ofbecoming a firefighter for the Boston Fire Department. Street Dogs formed in 2002 after McColgan decided he could no longerstay away from music. Their first album Savin Hill was a complete success and resulted in a supporting tour with Celtic punkband Flogging Molly. The band underwent a complete shuffle in 2004 when McColgan emo ...read more

The Street Dogs hail from Boston, Massachusetts. The lead singer is Mike McColgan, former lead singer of Dropkick Murphys.

In 1998, McColgan left Dropkick Murphys, after releasing their first full-length record, Do or Die, to pursue a life-long dream ofbecoming a firefighter for the Boston Fire Department. Street Dogs formed in 2002 after McColgan decided he could no longerstay away from music. Their first album Savin Hill was a complete success and resulted in a supporting tour with Celtic punkband Flogging Molly. The band underwent a complete shuffle in 2004 when McColgan emotionally quit his firefighting career tocontinue his musical career and to record their second album Back to the World, losing fellow ex-Murphys drummer, Jeff Ernaand guitarist, Rob Guidotti. To fill that gap, the band enlisted Markus Hollar on lead guitar, and expanded the range of theirsound with the addition of rythmn guitarist Tobe Bean. The spot on the drums was filled by Joe Sirois, who had formerly beenwith The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.

Their second release, Back To The World, proved to be even more of success for the band. It was hailed critically in the US,Europe and Japan and opened the doors to touring with the notable likes of Social Distortion, Tiger Army, Bad Religion,Millencolin (in Europe), The Bouncing Souls (US And Japan) and The Briefs. The band also toured on the Vans Warped Tour inthe summer of 2005 and embarked on their first headlining tours in the US and Europe. Early 2006 saw more headlining showsin northeast US as well as an opening slot with the legendary band The Pogues in Boston on March 14. The rest of 2006 sawthe band opening for notable punk bands, including Rancid for a couple dates.

After their early 2006 tour dates, the band began pre-production of their next release, which took place in Boston, MA,Houston, TX and Los Angeles, CA. Fading American Dream, which is the title of the next album, is set to be released onOctober 10th [4]. It is being recorded with producer Ted Hutt, who has produced such bands as Flogging Molly, Madcap, andThe Bouncing Souls.

The Street Dogs are notable as their lyrics relate to the working class and there is no doubt that they draw influence fromthe likes of Billy Bragg with their « hide

Similar Bands: The Briggs, The Mighty Mighty Bosstones, Dropkick Murphys, The Skids, The Bruisers

LPs
Street Dogs
2010

4.1
15 Votes
State of Grace
2008

3.6
23 Votes
Fading American Dream
2006

4.1
30 Votes
Back To The World
2005

3.9
29 Votes
Savin Hill
2003

4
11 Votes
EPs
Tale Of Mass Deception
2004

4
1 Votes
Demo
2002

4
1 Votes

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