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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

The Killigans

Quite improbably, from that nearly-bereft-of-Irish-culture midwestern vortex, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA, comes The Killigans. I've been a huge fan since I stumbled across them utterly by accident earlier this summer at a now defunct local bar/concert venue under the downtown viaduct. By any standard you choose, those guys rock. And for someone whose musical cultural preferences lie in ancient Tommy Makem recordings, Boston pubs and Galway stages, it's a cool drink of water in a desert of pop culture, mass-mind drivel. Unabashedly Catholic without rubbing your face in it, to boot.

They are self described as "Working class folk punk, not your typical bar band, for fans of dropkick murphys, The Street Dogs, Gogol Bordello, flogging molly, the pogues, social distortion, the scotch greens, bad religion, NOFX, and the Swingin Utters"

Can't wait to hear their new CD, scheduled for release this fall.

From their 2006 debut CD, Brown Bottle Hymnal:

From a tour last summer:

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