"Street Dogs" is a punk rock band hailing from Boston, Massachusetts. The lead singer is Mike McColgan, former lead singer of Dropkick Murphys.
In 1998, McColgan left Dropkick Murphys, after releasing their first full-length record, ''Do or Die'', to pursue a life-long dream of becoming a firefighter for the Boston Fire Department. Street Dogs formed in 2002 after McColgan decided he could no longer stay away from music. Their first album ''Savin Hill'' was a complete success and resulted in a supporting tour with Celtic punk band Flogging Molly. The band underwent a complete shuffle in 2004 when McColgan emotionally quit his firefighting career to continue his musical career and to record their second album ''Back to the World'', losing fellow ex-Murphys drummer, Jeff Erna and guitarist, Rob Guidotti. To fill that gap, the band enlisted Markus Hollar on lead guitar, and expanded the range of their sound with the addition of rythmn guitarist Tobe Bean. The spot on the drums was filled by Joe Sirois, who had formerly been with The Mighty Mighty Bosstones.
Their second release, ''Back To The World'', proved to be even more of success for the band. It was hailed critically i...
|years active||2002 – Present (time)|
|music genre||Street punk|
|current members|| Mike McColgan|
|past members|| Jeff Erna|