The Blue Bloods

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Explosive, erudite and energetic, Boston's the Blue Bloods bust out hard hitting, almost anthemic punk rock tunes to bring a crowd up off their feet and into the air. The emphasis is on the rock -- hard hitting and hooky guitar work complementing raw and melodic vocals. They aptly synthesize their influences, which include Minor Threat, Slapshot, Black Flag, The Misfits, Bad Religion, Social Distortion, The Bouncing Souls and more.Hard work and a DIY ethic helped the Blue Bloods record and release their first two CDs Release the Hounds (1999) and Twice as Strong (2001) on their own label Basement Records. Twice as Strong gained them both media and label attention. In 2002, the band signed to the popular European punk label I-Scream Records. They hit the Outpost Studio (Stoughton, MA) in August 2002 to record their self-titled full-length album under the guidance of Jim Siegal (Dropkick Murphys, Blood for Blood). 2003 saw the album released overseas in April on I-Scream and stateside in September on GMM Records. In October the band got the opportunity to be a part of the European “Back On The Map Tour” with other Boston greats Slapshot and Blood for Blood.The band’s latest album, Death of a Salesman, was release in Europe in late 2004 and is scheduled for US release on May 16th, 2006. The band continues to play live for their great fans as much as possible, and will be hitting the studio in fall 2006 to record their next record.Next gig: Friday May, 19th 2006Bill’s Bar 5.5 Lansdowne Street, Bostondoors at 10pm 21+ $5.00 with guests The Pug Uglies and Noble Rot (formally The Drags)Tim Baxter - vocalsGreg Genovese - bass/vocalsRice - guitar/vocalsKristin Drago - guitarJym Bagtaz – drumsDiscography:“Standing At the Edge” – Banded Together to Fight Hard Times (HammerHits) Nov 2005Death of a Salesman (I Scream Records) Nov 2004“Left Out In the Cold” – Boston In-Fest Compilation (FNS Records) May 2004“Burning Bridges Light the Way” – Boston United Compilation (Rodent Popsicle Records) April 2004The Blue Bloods (I Scream Records) April 2003Twice as Strong (Basement Records) Sept 2001Release the Hounds (Basement Records) Oct 1999