HAPPY HOUR WITH FLOGGING MOLLY this Friday, October 23

HAPPY HOUR WITH FLOGGING MOLLY
A ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSION
HOSTED BY SIDEONEDUMMY RECORDS’ JOE SIB
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 23 AT FLOGGINGMOLLY.COM

Flogging Molly will air Happy Hour With Flogging Molly, a one-hour roundtable discussion moderated by SideOneDummy’s Joe Sib and featuring questions submitted by fans. Airing this Friday, October 23 at 10 p.m. Ireland time / 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on YouTube, Facebook and FloggingMolly.com.

Happy Hour with Flogging Molly hosted by SideOneDummy’s Joe Sib

Happy Hour With Flogging Molly celebrates the release of the Swagger 20th Anniversary limited edition vinyl box set. The roundtable discussion will be an inside look at the history of the band and the era in which this album was released, with stories detailing this pivotal time in the band’s career. Originally released in 2000 on SideOneDummy RecordsSwagger was Flogging Molly’s debut studio album. Happy Hour With Flogging Molly is sponsored by Breckenridge Brewery’s Nitro Irish Stout.

The Swagger 20th Anniversary package – which is limited to 5000 units – includes a remixed and remastered version of the album in a double gatefold vinyl package and features a bonus version of “Sentimental Johnny” en Español as “Juan El Sentimental.” A bonus LP on blue splatter vinyl features three live songs recorded in 2001 at Denver’s famed Bluebird Theatre plus a Traditional Irish Set (recorded with Steve Albini in “one take with no overdubs”), a never-before-seen DVD music documentary from 2000 including a full live club performance, an expanded Lyric Booklet featuring photos from the band’s personal collection, Flogging Molly Logo vinyl slip mat, Flogging Molly logo embroidered patch and exclusive four-badge Swagger button pack will also be included.

The Swagger 20th Anniversary Edition package is now available via the SideOneDummy U.S. store HERE and EU store HERE.

Swagger 20th Anniversary Limited Edition Box Set

20 years ago, Swagger impacted the punk and rock music worlds as an utterly unique statement from an undeniably incredible group of musicians, who to that point had been honing the songs in increasingly packed bars until all were razor sharp. Swagger would go on to serve as the blueprint for an entire style of modern punk rock, melding classic punk with Celtic roots and instrumentation.

Dave King, frontman for Flogging Molly, had the following to share about the upcoming reissue:

“Never in our wildest dreams did we ever imagine that 20 years on, we would be celebrating the release of our first studio album, Swagger. Yet here we are, a little older, maybe none the wiser, but very grateful for what has been an amazing experience.

More than 20 years ago we set sail for Chicago, the home of Electrical Audio and the wonderful Steve Albini. With a fistful of songs, from ‘Salty Dog’ to ‘Far Away Boys’, we plugged in and belted out everything we had and made sure that no song was left behind. Little did we know that Swagger would become the breaking ground, and the sound, of Flogging Molly.

So, we would like to thank you all for the last 20 years of wonderful memories,
and hopefully many more to come.”

From our family to yours,
Dave King / Flogging Molly

Flogging Molly is Dave King (lead vocals, acoustic guitar, bodhran), Bridget Regan (violin, tin whistle, vocals), Dennis Casey (guitar, vocals), Matt Hensley (accordion, concertina, vocals), Nathen Maxwell (bass guitar, vocals), Spencer Swain (mandolin, banjo, guitar, vocals), Mike Alonso (drums, percussion).

Flogging Molly Swagger 20th Anniversary Edition Box Set

 

Steve Soto Tribute Livestream Concert on August 22

SOCIAL DISTORTION, JOYRIDE, DEATH BY STEREO, LAGWAGON, BAD COP BAD COP, & MORE TO PERFORM AS PART OF STEVE SOTO TRIBUTE LIFESTREAM CONCERT HOSTED BY SIDEONEDUMMY/22 JACKS’ JOE SIB on SATURDAY, AUGUST 22 at 5pm PT

ALL PROCEEDS WILL BENEFIT
SAVE OUR STAGES AND
NATIONAL INDEPENDENT TALENT ORGANIZATION (NITO)

TICKETS ON SALE NOW AT
http://stevesototributeconcert.veeps.com

Iconic Southern California punk bands are coming together at Social Sanctuary on Sunday, August 22, to perform a livestream tribute concert through VEEPS in honor of the late, great, punk veteran, Steve Soto, widely known as a founding member of the Adolescents, plus 22 Jacks, as well as performing in bands such as Agent Orange and Manic Hispanic.

Social Distortion, Lagwagon, Elvis Cortez (Left Alone, The Transplants), Death By Stereo, Bad Cop Bad Cop, Swingin’ Utters, Joyride and surprise guests are confirmed to perform. The bands will be covering songs written by Soto. The tribute will be hosted by SideOneDummy co-founder Joe Sib, who also co-founded 22 Jacks with Steve Soto. Live music will begin at 5PM PT. Tickets are now on sale at http://stevesototributeconcert.veeps.com

All proceeds of ticket sales go to NITO – National Independent Talent Organization and Save Our Stages- National Independent Venue Association (NIVA). Their mission is to preserve and nurture the ecosystem of independent live music venues and promoters throughout the United States. Because of the global pandemic, independent music venues are dangerously close to closing permanently. It is vital congress passes the #RestartAct, which includes a new loan program to provide funding to cover 6 months of payroll, benefits, and fixed operating expenses for businesses that have taken a substantial revenue hit during the COVID-19 pandemic. To learn how you can help, visit: https://www.saveourstages.com

The Steve Soto Tribute Concert is being put on by Free Mason Productions. The production company of Cathy Mason, a 20-year lifer in the punk scene, Mason has managed tours and productions for a myriad of rock bands including Lagwagon, Bad Religion and Rancid. She even did a stint working with SideOneDummy in her early days. In 2010, Ms Mason began running all production for Punk Rock Bowling, the famed music festival and bowling tournament hosted in Las Vegas.

“I really want everybody that’s been hit by this to be taken care of,” Mason says. “We’ve lost all of our income, we lost everything we’ve known about our lives. If I can help anyone pay their rent for the month, it will make a difference. Now is the time we really should be taking care of each other.”

It’s not about the biggest bands or revenue-it’s about the community rallying around what brought them together in the first place.

For tickets and more information, visit: http://stevesototributeconcert.veeps.com

To hear some classic 22 Jacks tracks, check out Spotify here.

To learn more about the tribute concert:

Natalie Schaffer | Big Picture Media
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