'77 Montreal w/ Rancid, Dropkick Murphys

'77 Montreal w/ Rancid, Dropkick Murphys

X, The Vandals, The Bouncing Souls, Madball, Jake Burns, Joyce Manor

Friday, July 28, 2017

1:00 pm

Parc Jean-Drapeau

Montréal, QC

Rancid
Rancid
Rancid were formed in 1991 in Berkeley, California, by Matt Freeman and Tim Armstrong, both of whom were former members of Operation Ivy and Downfall (6).
Rancid includes Armstrong on guitar and vocals, Freeman on bass and vocals, Brett Reed on drums and Lars Frederiksen on guitar and vocals. Reed left the band in 2006 and was replaced by Branden Steineckert, former drummer of The Used. As of November 2006, Armstrong and Freeman have been permanent members of the band and Frederiksen did not join Rancid until 1993 after the band was searching for a second guitar player.
They are credited, along with fellow California bands The Offspring and Green Day, with reviving mainstream popular interest in punk rock in the United States during the mid 1990s and having recorded on Fat Wreck Chords and Epitaph Records (among others), have played a major role in the re-invention of ‘traditional’ punk values in a modern punk scene dominated by pop, metal and emo sensibilities.
Rancid's style often draws comparison with The Clash in their albums ...And Out Come The Wolves and Life Won't Wait, the latter of which is sometimes referred to as "Rancid's Sandinista!". This influence is further emphasized by direct homages to the seminal punk rock group in the lyrics to several of Rancid's songs, such as the title track to Indestructible.
Dropkick Murphys
Dropkick Murphys
Oi! Punk band from Boston, MA, formed in 1996 by Ken Casey (bass/vocals), Rick Barton (guitar) and Mike McColgan (vocals). The band is known for its Oi!/punk sound, its frequent covers of Irish standards, and lyrics which often focus on unions and working class ethics and concerns. In 1998, the band signed to Hellcat Records, a label run by members of Rancid and connected to Epitaph Records. After the release of their first LP, "Do Or Die", Mike McColgan left the band to pursue his desire to become a firefighter. The split was amicable and McColgan would return to music a few years later, fronting the Street Dogs. He was replaced by Al Barr. Rick Barton left after the band's second album, "The Gang's All Here" to pursue outside interests. By the release of their next album, "Sing Loud, Sing Proud", the band had expanded to include Casey, Barr, longtime drummer Matt Kelly, 2 guitarists, a mandolin player, and a bagpipe player.

In 2004, the Dropkick Murphys recorded and released the song "Tessie", an old tune associated with the Boston Red Sox baseball team. The song was featured in the movie "Fever Pitch". In 2006, the band recorded "I'm Shipping Up To Boston", which used lyrics from an old Woody Guthrie poem and was featured in the movie "The Departed". It remains perhaps their best-known song.

In 2007, the Dropkick Murphys formed their own record label, Born & Bred Records, to release their material.

Current lineup:
Al Barr - lead vocals
Ken Casey - lead vocals, bass
Matt Kelly - drums, bodhran, vocals
James Lynch - guitar, vocals
Tim Brennan - guitar, accordion, vocals
Jeff DaRosa - mandolin, banjo, bouzouki, whistle, acoustic guitar, keyboard, vocals
Scruffy Wallace - bagpipes
X
X
John Doe, Exene Cervenka, DJ Bonebrake, Billy Zoom

X formed in 1977 inside the L.A. punk scene. Charismatic vocalists John Doe and Exene Cervenka were joined by drummer DJ Bonebrake and guitarist Billy Zoom. The first four albums of the band were produced by ex-Doors Ray Manzarek, who also played keyboard on some of the songs.

X split towards the end of the 1980s, with each of the four members pursuing their own solo projects. They join forces again from time to time, both in studio and live activities.
The Vandals
The Vandals
Punk Rock band from California.

Joe Escalante & Warren Fitzgerald also own and operate Kung Fu Records.
The Bouncing Souls
The Bouncing Souls
Melodic "sing along" pop punk band from New Jersey, originally formed in 1987 while the band members were still in high school. In 1993, They formed Chunksaah Records to release their early material. After heavy touring they eventually signed a deal with BYO Records in 1995, re-releasing their original LP + their sophomore LP. In 1997 they signed to Epitaph, where they stayed until 2006. Following that, they released some more material through Chunksaah before signing to Rise Records for their ninth full-length.

The band was formed by Greg Attonito (vocals), Pete Steinkopf aka The Pete (guitar), Bryan Kienlen aka Papillon (bass) and Shal Khichi (drums). The lineup has stayed consistent with the exception of the drummer. Original drummer Shal Khichi was with them until 1999, when he left and was replaced with Michael McDermott (2). In 2013 McDermott left and was replaced by George Rebelo.
Madball
Madball
Madball is a New York-based band that originated in 1988 as a side-project of Agnostic Front.
Agnostic Front's frontman Roger Miret would let his younger brother, Freddy "Madball" Cricien take the microphone on lead vocals during Agnostic Front shows and that is where it started.
Madball's first few gigs consisted of un-used Agnostic Front songs.

Upon founding the band consisted of
Roger Miret on bass, Vinnie Stigma on guitar, Will Shepler on drums, and vocalist Freddy Cricien.
After years of playing regional shows in and around the New York area, a second guitarist, Matt Henderson, would join the band.

One year later Roger Miret left the band, and was replaced by bassist Hoya Roc — a good friend of Freddy Cricien — who was looking for a new band to play with.
The new incarnation of the band was signed by Roadrunner Records in 1994. Touring steadily, the band built a sizable fan base outside their hometown.

1995 saw the band participating in the N.Y.H.C. Documentary. Extensive interviews were conducted with Freddy as well as a performance on July 29th, 1995 at the now defunct "Coney Island High". Freddy's brother, Roger, broke several vertebrae in his back at that show, requiring him to be in traction for the better part of a year.

The band briefly broke up from early 2001 until late 2002. The current lineup of Freddy Cricien, Hoya Roc, Mitts (ex-Skarhead), and Rigg Ross (ex-Hatebreed) began touring and recording at the end of 2002.

Members:
Freddy Cricien - vocals
Hoya Roc - bass guitar
Mitts - guitar
Mike Justian - drums

Former members:
Ben Dussault - drums
Rigg Ross - drums
Vinnie Stigma - guitar
Roger Miret – bass guitar
Matt Henderson - guitar
Will Shepler - drums
John Lafata - drums
Walter Ryan - drums
Jake Burns
Jake Burns
b. 21 February 1958, Belfast, Northern Ireland
John "Jake" Burns is a singer and guitarist, best known as the frontman of Stiff Little Fingers.
Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor
Joyce Manor is an American punk rock band from Torrance, California, formed in 2008.
Venue Information:
Parc Jean-Drapeau
1 Circuit Gilles Villeneuve
Montréal, QC, H3C 1A9
http://www.parcjeandrapeau.com/en/