Highland Kickoff Ceilidh with The Mahones
Concert featuring The Mahones, Irish Punk at its Finest Since 1990!
*2012 Independent Music Award Winners for Best Punk Album (The Black Irish)*
From an Irish pub to an Academy Award winning movie: The Mahones have come a long way in 2 years! Heralded as pioneers of the Irish punk scene, and internationally recognized as one of the best and hardest working punk outfits around, The Mahones formed on St. Patrick's Day in 1990, and have been working on their own brand of Irish punk ever since. With a working class ethic and a love of classic punk, Finny McConnell formed the band to combine his love of punk rock and his Irish culture.
With 9 classic albums under their belt, the band experienced a tremendous surge in popularity upon the release of their 10th album, The Black Irish. It was voted Best Punk Album at The Independent Music Awards (USA), and the band's hit song "Paint The Town Red" was featured in the climactic final fight scene of Academy Award winning film The Fighter. The band was determined to follow-it up with an even bigger, better sound. Their 11th studio album, Angels & Devils, certainly rose to the challenge. It was the 2012 winner of Best Irish Punk Album, as voted by leading worldwide Irish Punk authorities Shite N Onions (USA), Paddy Rock Radio (USA), Punk.ie (Ireland) and Vandala Concepts (Canada). It made the top 100 new releases on iTunes worldwide, and the top 10 in Germany.
In high demand, the Black Irish and Angels & Devils world tour(s) brought The Mahones through 30 countries worldwide, culminating in a double live album which was recorded in summer 2013 during a headlining appearance at the 20th anniversary of the Rock Im Ring at Arena Ritten in Italy, in front of an eager audience of 5000. The double live album was released in February, 2014, on The Mahones' new DIY label, Whiskey Devil Records and has already elicited an abundance of excellent reviews worldwide. The Mahones' next studio album, The Hunger & The Fight, is a double concept album, scheduled for release in August and December 2014.
With songs that have become the essential soundtrack to every Irish punk out there, young and old, The Mahones have found themselves growing with every year, and are now headlining festivals around the world, and sharing the stage with their musical heroes. The Mahones are proud to have a long list of TV and movie appearances from their growing repertoire of Irish punk classics.
For the past 24 years, The Mahones have released a slew of successful albums, and are world-renowned for an energy-packed, electrifying live show that has garnered them a worldwide base of dedicated fans.
With special guests The Langers Ball, The Langer's Ball features Michael Sturm on Guitar, Mandolin & Vocals, Hannah Rediske on Piano Accordion & Penny Whistle, Drew Miller on Bass, Danny McDermott Lead Guitar, & Backing Vocals, and Derek Jaimes on Drums & Backing Vocals. The full-band Langer's Ball plays fast, fun aggressive Irish Punk Rock music. The warm reception for the live release, along with Michael & Hannah's need to rock inspired them to pick up the mantle of Irish punk rock once more, and in late 2011, they met the right musicians for the job. Bringing in Derek Jaimes, a former drummer of fellow Celtic rockers, The Wild Colonial Bhoys, Drew Miller, Bassist & leader of the legendary Rock'n'Reel band Boiled in Lead, and Rockabilly guitarist Danny McDermott who has played with countless bands. Together these 5 re-worked the material the duo had been playing for years, bringing new energy and talent to the mix, as well as revisiting the songwriting and bringing new originals to the stage.
Music from The Langer's Ball is regularly featured on podcasts from around the world such as Paddy Rock Radio, Shite 'n' Onions, Celtic Roots Radio, 67 Music, Marc Gunn's Irish & Celtic Music Podcast, and many more.
And Kansas City's own Connacht Town!
The concert is the kickoff to the Kansas City Scottish Highland Games annual festival and a great chance to catch three amazing Irish rock bands.
E. H. Young Riverfront Park (View)
1001 NW Argosy Parkway
Riverside , MO 64152