DROPKICK MURPHYS Launch Fall US Tour With CLUTCH & HATEBREED

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Dropkick Murphys announce their fall 2019, coast-to-coast US tour with Clutch, beginning September 20th at the MassMutual Center in Springfield, Massachusetts. Joining for most dates will be Hatebreed, along with special guests Amigo the Devil and Russ Rankin of Good Riddance for select dates. The trek will end at the WAMU Theater in Seattle, Washington, on October 15th. Tickets for most dates go on sale Thursday (April 18th, 2019). Continue reading

Danny Kiranos On Amigo The Devil Persona “It Felt Wrong To Attach My Personal Name To Emotions That Weren’t Mine”

 

Danny Kiranos aka Amigo The Devil is something of an anomaly, a performer who has been tagged as folk music, but has lyrics and themes you might find on a death metal record. One listen to 2018’s ‘Everything Is Fine’ and you’ll understand what separates Amigo from the rest.  Perhaps it’s his everyday looks, or his haunting melancholic music that has allowed him to open for Dropkick Murphys and getting on a lot of Danny Wimmer festivals, including this years Sonic Temple Festival and winning fans over the old fashioned way.  In an era of pomp and circumstance, it’s refreshing to see an artist who can captivate with just his voice and a guitar. Continue reading

My AFTERSHOCK FESTIVAL 2018 Experience, Part Two [Review & Photo Gallery]

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Photos By: Johnnie Crow [Instagram, Twitter, Facebook]

Continuing on with my Aftershock Festival 2018 experience for day two, we entered the venue on Sunday at around 12:30 PM to catch Amigo the Devil performing on the Monster Stage. With our media credentials already taken care of, the entry process went far smoother than it did on Saturday. Thankfully, were able to simply walk right through the gate. Continue reading

Aftershock 2018 Spotlight: AMIGO THE DEVIL [Video Stream]

*This is part of our “Aftershock Festival 2018 Spotlight” where we branch out and focus on some of the up-and-coming bands that fans can see at this year’s Aftershock Festival on October 13th & 14th.  This week, we’re checking out AMIGO THE DEVIL.*

Adding a healthy dose of variety to the Aftershock lineup this year is acoustic folk artist Danny Kiranos, aka Amigo the Devil. For the most part Kiranos delivers a one-man unplugged performance with just his vocals along with a guitar/banjo. His musical style can range from tongue-in-cheek humored, singalong bar ballads such as “I Hope Your Husband Dies” to the dark and morbid, Harry Chapin-esque “Cocaine and Abel” while drawing inspiration from bluegrass, southern rock, and extreme music. The sonic depth and emotion of Amigo the Devil received a much-appreciated, unfiltered treatment in the studio via veteran mega-producer Ross Robinson (Korn, Slipknot, Limp Bizkit) who produced the new album ‘Everything is Fine.’ It was recorded at Valentine Studios, which had been untouched since the seventies, with all original gear, straight to tape. With Brad Wilk (Rage Against the Machine, Audioslave) overseeing the project, the record is exactly what Kiranos had always wanted, commenting, “It was the first process of recording that ever made complete sense with absolutely no filler or veil to compensate for the sounds … It was absolute and pure brutal honesty …” Continue reading