June 8, 2013: 5-Fifty-5 Party - Mike Walker Punk Rawker's
50th Birthday!!!, Victoria BC.
See below, or click Shows
for more information.
Upcoming Shows Announced:
2013: Mike Walker Punk Rawker's 50th Birthday!!!
5 Fifty-5 Party: 5 Bands, 50 Years for $5
It’s the one and
only 5-Fifty-5 party (5 bands, Fifty years for $5), featuring
the McGillicuddys, The Resistance, Goon Squad and with
special appearances by Big Whiskey and the Green Men.
The Bad Guys are back! Johnny, Mikey, Marky and Gary will
be Hijacking you back to 1986! We won’t be taking
any Liberties, and you’re guaranteed to not get
a Raw Deal (sorry). Expect tunes from the classic “Irresistible”
demo, the “Raw Deal” EP and ungreased gems
and surprises. A Total blast from the past!!!
Bassmaster Open E Ran-D and DJ Ice Fresh Mike-E are coming
out of retirement to lace ‘em up one more time.
Old Time hockey! Sadly, it looks like the Big Cow has
gone to the pasture in the sky, but we’ve still
got Joe T laying down the beats on Dr Rhythm. That’s
right; the mighty Goon Squad is in the motherfucking house.
Drink beer, play hockey.
Paddy’s back for one Big Whiskey for the road! Expect
sad tales of working at the shoe store (poor Paddy), happy
drinkin’ tunes (happy Paddy) - and no, we still
won’t play Brennan on the God damned Moor, so there!
Five shots of Celtic rockin’ Big Whiskey to kick
start your liver!
The Green Men:
Mick and Ewan Green will be dragged out of the pub and
thrust on to the stage one last time. To be fair, we
told them there was a Whiskey sale on.
Manager at Swans: “You gave them how many free
Manager at Irish Times after the first night: “Uh
sorry, we’ve got someone else booked, so we won’t
need you for the next few nights after all. Oh, and
we’re not paying you either.”
Tony Kane: “This really is the Rock’n’roll
Swindle! I don’t know how you managed it.”
Saturday June 8, 2013 at Logan’s
Seniors Residence of the Damned.
Doors at 9 PM, first band at 9:30. $5 at the door -
even the cover is old school! You might wat to get there
early, as this is a special night and will likely sell
2013: McGillicudys at the Victoria Highland
McGillicuddys will be playing on the entertainment
stage at Victoria's 150th annual Highland Games at Topaz
Park. The games include Highland dance competitions,
pipe competitions, heavy games, sheep herding (don't
go there), food, Scottish and Celtic vendors, AND the
beer garden which opens at 11:00 AM (we thought you'd
want to make a note of that). There'll be caber tossing
and hammer throwing, men and women in kilts, haggis
hurling, and did we mention a beer garden? For you royal
watchers, His Royal Highness The Duke of York (AKA Randy
Andy) will be in attendance as Chief of the Games for
the 150th Victoria Highland Games & Celtic Festival,
so lock up your wives and daughters . . . and your mothers,
we're guessing. You can bet we'll be keeping a protective
eye over Jilly and Lucky.
Sunday May 19 at The Victoria Highland Games, Topaz Park.
Gates 8:00 AM, McGillicuddys
play 4:00 PM. For the various admission options
check the Admission
2013: McGillicuddys at the Rat's Nest, with
Class of 1984
The good old Rat's
Nest is getting knocked down after all these
years, and we're helping closing things
out with a bang! From the very first gig
around 1985 with No Means No and the Resistance
(Mike's old punk band) and continuing on
keeping the underground scene alive up to
the present, either hosting gigs or as a
recording studio - McGillicuddys' first
album, 'Kilt by Death' was recorded there
- it's gonna be missed. Come join McGillicuddys,
the Class of 1984 and a couple of other
bands, and remember what real punk was like:
basement shows, not mall tattoo shops. BYOB
and . . .
Saturday May 4 at the
Doors at 9. 5 bucks and
a can of food for the food bank at the door.
That punk enough for ya?
March 17, 2013:
McGillicuddys' St. Paddy's Day Party, featuring
DJ Cheey Tiki
Take the Donegal Express
downtown to Lucky Bar for the ONLY St. Paddy’s
Party That Matters! McGillicuddys will be bringing
the full on Celtic rockin’ psycho ceilidh
back to the heart of downtown Victoria, so whether
you’re Irish, or Irish for a day, there’s
no excuse not to stagger on down and get half
a pint of Powers down your neck. Wear green,
drink black and don’t forget your silly
hats! Our good friend DJ Cheeky O’Tiki
will be spinning some awesome tunes to keep
the party going non-stop.
Sunday, March 17 at
Doors at 8 PM, McGillicuddys
start at 9 PM. $10 at the door.
This is an EARLY
show, so you’re advised to come early
and get well lubricated.
January 25, 2012:
Canoe Burns Night Party
A man may drink, and no be drunk;
A man may fight, and no be slain;
A man may kiss a bonie lass,
And aye be welcome back again!
Friday, January 25 the Canoe Brewpub's place to
be for the McGillicuddys Burns Night Party! No,
there's no sale, but plenty of finely crafted ale.
There's lassies fair and whisky rare, and . . .
oh, never mind.
Wear your kilt if you've got one, but please leave
your sheep at home (you know who I'm talking about).
The awesome duo of Nathan Roberts and Steve Kelly
will be rocking us on the duelling great highland
bagpipes for some Caledonian-flavoured tunes, and
don't miss the Address to the Haggis or complementary
haggis tasting courtesy of the Canoe Pub. Things
kick off at 9pm and go 'til we shut the pub down.
For you penny pinchers, there's a $5 cover after
9pm, so get there early. Slainte!
October 20, 2012: Timbers
Army Pre-Game Party
Saturday October 20, Portland Timbers Army Pre-game
Party (Southsiders welcome too!), the night before the
big match: Timbers vs. Whitecaps. Special ales from
Gigantic (PDX) and Parallel 49 (YVR) in attendance while
they last - you snooze, you lose. With Green Flag (Portland
Timbers-themed punk from PDX). Expect Celtic punk, footy
chants, beer, whiskey and plenty of dancing and singing
along. Last year was epic, so don't miss this. If you're
not hung over for that match the next day, you're not
trying hard enough (you big girl's blouse). Doors: 8:30.
Admission: $5/Free with 107ist card.
for more information.
Review - McGillicuddys
- Sin Lane (2010)
There is another awesome review
of our new CD, Sin Lane, at Celtic
Folk-Punk and More.
Read the review ,
or go to Reviews to read all
You can also see kinksmarkham's
Blog for this review.
The McGillicuddys - Sin
There is a review of the new McGillicuddys CD, Sin
Lane, in the current issue of Absolute Underground:
Read the review ,
or go to Reviews to read all
McGillicuddys CD "Sin Lane" OUT NOW!!!
been a long time coming, but McGillicuddys'
brand new CD, Sin Lane is
now officially released. We'll be providing more details
about the new disk, so keep your eyes glued to this space.
For now, you can check out the complete track list below.
Sin Lane is currently available
from the band and at gigs, and will be available very
soon from the Store page of this
site so you can get your very own copy by mail order.
Sin Lane features
nine band-new McGillicuddys original songs, Richard Thompson's
1952 Vincent Black Lightning, the Nips' Gabrielle,
and The Banks of the Roses (Traditional).
Complete Track List:
1. Ferry to the Smoke
2. Calgary, 11:35
3. Thinking of You
4. The Banks of the Roses
6. The Siren’s Drone
8. A Hard Way
10. 1952 Vincent Black Lightning
11. Valencia (Three Miles to Cape Beale)
12. Last Round in Lacombe
13. We'll be Coming Down the Road