The American Wake is back after recording a new album

Posted: July 1, 2012 in Bar, Country, Irish, Long Beach, Music, Orange County, Punk Rock
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The American Wake is an Irish Rock band from Long Beach and Orange County. If you have heard any song from Flogging Molly or The Pogues, then you will know exactly what The American Wake sounds like. The American Wake also has some country and punk rock influences, covering songs like The Devil Went Down to Georgia and Add It Up. For as many original songs as they have, The American Wake will cover songs at their shows, including songs you would not expect like Billie Jean and Livin’ On A Prayer. Most of their covers are faster versions, such as when they play Come On Eileen or Little Lion Man.

The American Wake currently plays at three core locations: Auld Dubliner Long Beach, Gallagher’s Huntington Beach (usually $5 cover), and Silky Sullivans Fountain Valley. Their sets are usually 45 minutes starting at 10pm, 11pm, and 12am. Sets are typically ended with their song “Oh My Guinness!” and their famous Shot Glass of Guinness game. During this song, lead singer Eric Ree calls out to the audience for anyone with a (near) full pint of Guinness to come up to the stage for a chugging contest. There is no actual prize, only pride on the line. Recently, The American Wake has been following “Oh My Guinness!” with covers of The Violent Femmes, either Kiss Off, Add It Up, or Blister In The Sun.

The American Wake @ The Auld Dubliner, Long Beach

The American Wake @ Silky Sullivans

The American Wake plays their greatest show at the annual Orange International Street Fair (OISF) on Labor Day weekend. It is only at the OISF that The American Wake will sell their newest album, sell merchandise in person, and play fest songs that they would not play at their regular shows, such as their version of Seven Drunken Nights. Mandolin player Frank LeBlanc also brings his daughter, who plays the drums as well as drummer Tod Warren does. Their show at the OISF is one for the ages and cannot be missed by anyone who loves music and having a good time. Watch this video of their original song “She Swears Like A Sailor” performed at the OISF (with their former drummer):

To find out where The American Wake will be playing next, like them on Facebook! I promise you a fun time with your friends.

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