The Gobshites perform a rowdy mix of Boston flavored celtic rock. Lead man Pete Depressed is also the front man for local punk favorites Meat Depressed. He is a talented band leader, and with The Gobshites, he has put together a top quality group of musicians that can rock any pub where Guiness is served.
For their Sonic Lobotomy performance, the band chose to play a few traditional Irish tunes with a punk twist, and a few traditional punk tunes with an Irish twist. They also threw in a few originals. This episode is one of my favorites. The cover version of the Waterboy’s tune “Fisherman’s Blues” was incredible. I’m half Irish, and these guys made my Irish half dance like an enebriated , red headed leprechaun. Great performance.
Yesterday’s Herpoes are one of a group of new, talented punk bands from Boston that play with a genuine passion that is characteristic of youthfull angst. These guys are influenced by the punk bands that their parents listened to.. like the Clash and the Jam. they bring this familiar sound into the context of Boston street punk, and bang out catchy three chord anthems that stick in your head. It’s great to see that bands like Yesterday’s Heroes are keeping the punk rock torch lit. This was a great performance by an up and coming local talent. I was glad to capture Yesterday’s Heroes on my show.