FOXBOROUGH, MA – Tonight the Jaycees Concert on the Common series continues with the celtic punk band, The Gobshites.
Formed in 2002 by Peter Walsh, their music has been compared with theÂ PoguesÂ andÂ Black 47, but with a twist: as well as taking Irish songs and punking them up, they take classic punk songs and ‘Irish’ them up; for example, in their hands TheÂ Ramones‘sÂ Long Way Back To GermanyÂ becomesÂ Long Way Back To IrelandÂ with a fiddle jig incorporated.
Although the band has had several lineup changes through the years, the current core lineup has been solid since early 2009, and includes former members of Meat Depressed,Â Charm City Saints, Last Night’s Whiskey, Suckerpunch, and Trash Boys.
In 2005 they released their first full-length CDÂ When The Shite Hits The Fans, and also appear onÂ What the Shite? – Shite ‘n’ Onions Vol. 2. In 2007, their second and third albums “Another Round” and “Get Bombed” were released. The band has performed all over the Northeast United States, appearing at Irish pubs and rock clubs, as well as Shamrockfest in Washington, DC, the South BostonÂ St. Patrick’s Day parade, and Irish2000 Festival in Upstate New York. They’ve appeared withÂ Black 47,Â Flatfoot 56,Â The Tossers,Â Street Dogs,Â Young Dubliners,Â Gaelic Storm,Â Derek Warfield,Â Neck (band)Â andÂ Tommy Ramone, among many other acts. Currently, they’re working to finish up their fourth release, “Songs Me Da’ Got Pissed To,” an album of traditional Irish songs and tunes, as well as “Poitin”, an “Official Bootleg” CD of rare tracks, demos, and remixes.
Tonights Concert will air live on Foxboro Cable Access’s Public Channel, Comcast 8 & Verizon 39. Â A live webstream is also available here: http://www.fcatv.org/live