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Dustin Griffin

I'm a Canadian writer / photographer that loves punk rock. Celtic punk in particular. I've been attending local shows since I was a kid. I now spend my time photographing shows that I attend, and do reviews of films and albums.

Stiff Little Fingers – No Going Back

stiff little fingers no going back

Well, it’s the fourth year of a new decade, and you know what that means. It’s time for new studio material from Irish punk legends Stiff Little Fingers! For a band that’s been around since 1977 (not including a short break in the mid-80’s), they’re sounding impressively energetic and spry …

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FM 359 – Truth, Love And Liberty

fm 359 Truth Love And Liberty

Folk inflected side projects seem to be popping up with greater frequency these days in the punk community. Members of bands as far reaching and influential as Bad Religion, Swingin’ Utters, Hot Water Music, Briggs, U.S. Bombs, Rancid, Social Distortion and more have all split off at one point or …

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Muirsheen Durkin and Friends – Last Order

Muirsheen Durkin

Muirsheen Durkin and Friends’ Last Order is, above all things, a party album through and through. With Ten lively renditions of traditional Celtic favorites, the band make it easy to love this. ‘Marie’s Wedding’ is an old Scottish folk song originally written by a popular (in his time) Gaelic singer …

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Lexington Field- No Man’s War

Lexington Field- No Man's War

Despite their sound changing very little over the last three years (since the release of 2010’s ‘The Streets of Dover’ EP), Lexington Field’s sound has actually been climbing a ladder with each subsequent release -,and each subsequent ladder has rung examples of the band’s growth. Cami Smith’s fiddling skills have …

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The Fatty Farmers – Refarmatory

The Fatty Farmers Review

When reviewing an album, it can often become too easy to simply compare what you’re reviewing and the content of it to works previously published by other artists. This is especially true in the Celtic punk field. For as many talented and intelligent songwriters as there are in the genre …

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Sir Reg – 21st Century Loser

Sir Reg 21St Century Loser

21st Century Loser is the album I wish Flogging Molly had released after Float. If they had it would’ve not only been seen as a return to the raw power and excitement of their first few albums, but would’ve represented some of the best songs in their catalogue to date. …

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The Lagan – Where’s Your Messiah Now

The Lagan Review

London’s The Lagan are a deceptively versatile Celtic rock/punk band. The first song on their debut album starts off not unlike a large handful of other Celtic rock records have. With the singing of a fiddle threading into rolling toms, supported by the steady rhythm of the guitars, all giving …

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