Posted by The Killdares on Nov 30, 2011
Recently the band hooked up with Richie Frieman of PensEyeView.com for a lengthy in-depth interview that gets up close and personal. PensEyeView.com is an active online blog site featuring some of the best emerging artists, and we are proud to be this month’s featured artist. Wanna know more about the band? Read the entire interview here.
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 1, 2011
By: Lanny Fields
Published: September 25th, 2011
I had not heard of the Dallas, Texas Celtic rock band The Killdares before I watched their recently released concert DVD Up Against the Lights. The first thing I noticed was the professional look. There’s a polished, modern style to the editing that gives it the feel of an arena rock show. The second thing that got my attention was the non-stereotypical songwriting evident in their originals. I was halfway expecting standard songs about whiskey, murder and politics – you know…Celtic rock stuff – but actually what I picked up on was a 1960′s “smile on your brother” kinda vibe coming from drummer and lead vocalist Tim Smith’s lyrics. Pleasantly surprised. While the lyrics may have a folk-rock bent, musically The Killdares have more in common with Aerosmith or Led Zeppelin. [Read entire Review here]
Posted by The Killdares on Aug 30, 2011
The Complete Killdares Experience
By Pete Maher, Midwest Irish Focus
Published: August 1, 2011
When I first met The Killdares – at the 2010 Iowa Irish Fest in Waterloo, Iowa – they had quite literally just finished the initial production of this multimedia package at a show in Dallas and they were understandably excited about it. And here we are, just about a year later, and it is very clear to me now why they were so excited.
That is because “The Killdares – Up Against The Lights” is the real deal. Not only is it a full-length concert video, exceptionally recorded, edited and produced – it is also a double CD of just about every favorite Killdares song or tune with a few previously unreleased stunners tossed in there as well. In both efforts, the talents of all band members are exceptionally well showcased.
From the lead singing and driving drumbeats of band founder Tim Smith and the highland piping of Matt Willis to the lyrical fiddle Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by The Killdares on Jul 13, 2011
By Joseph Dilworth Jr., Pop Culture Zoo
Published July 4, 2011
“…My high praise for the band and their music has only increased over time and, with their newest release, they’d earned a place on my bucket list of bands I need to see live. Recorded on July 30, 2010 at the historic Granada Theater in Dallas, TX, Up Against The Lights – Live in Concert packages together a high definition DVD along with two CDs of the entire show in one neat little collection.
If you have a high end home theater system then the DVD will be a very nice treat for you. Dim the lights and crank up the volume. The picture quality is superlative and the sound is crisp and clean. But you will quickly forget the technical aspects as you get drawn into the performance that is The Killdares live.” [Read entire review here]
Posted by The Killdares on Mar 20, 2011
Online exclusive: Q&A with Killdares founder Tim Smith
Published: March 18, 2011
By: Michael Kormos, Corsicana Daily Sun
Corsicana, TX —After last year’s Relay for Life campground was unexpectedly rained out, The Killdares improvised and rocked the Navarro County Exposition Center. The show ended with the band accepting a key to the city from Mayor C.L. “Buster” Brown III. Corsicana’s favorite “Celtic-rock” band is coming back to town for a St. Patrick’s Day weekend fundraiser. The Killdares are set to play the Palace at 6:30 p.m. Friday…Read the entire Q&A here
Posted by The Killdares on Nov 5, 2010
The Killdares release concert DVD Up Against the Lights
Published: November 5, 2010
By: Jessica Harp, Pegasus News
DALLAS — Thursday night, a band unlike any other in the DFW area hosted a screening to show off their upcoming live-in-concert DVD. The Killdares are a Celtic rock band that blends a power pop sound with a mix of rock ‘n’ roll hooks and a sometimes-traditional Celtic rock flair – thanks to the amazing use of fiddle and bagpipes. The result is an easy-to-listen-to, accessible sound for people of all ages. And perhaps because of that, the band has quite a large and loyal fanbase…Read the entire review here.
Posted by The Killdares on Mar 4, 2010
Published: March 2010
By: Michael Kormos
Recently KD lead singer/drummer Tim Smith sat down with North Texas’ Explore magazine for an intimate Q and A feature cover story. A cool glimpse into the lives of The Killdares, how the band was started, how the band likes to make records, and who they’re influences are. Check out the cover and Read the entire interview here.
Posted by The Killdares on Aug 21, 2009
Originally Posted on Amazon.com July 10, 2009
By Richard Clark
Up until six weeks ago, I had heard of The Killdares but had never heard any of their music. Then, I heard them play a summer concert series in a town near my home outside of Fort Worth
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Posted by The Killdares on Jul 24, 2009
Times Record News, Wichita Falls TX – July 24, 2009
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Posted by The Killdares on Jul 1, 2009
The Advocate Magazine – Dallas, TX – July 2009
By Christina Hughes Babb
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Posted by The Killdares on Mar 24, 2009
That’s what Bill’s Music Forum at the “blog catalog” has to say about The Killdares and the latest album Secrets of the Day. We couldn’t be more honored being given such a high compliment… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by admin on Mar 9, 2009
In last week’s TOP STORIES on www.popculturezoo.com, The Killdares latest album was given an awesome review by Joseph Dilworth Jr., Editor-in-Chief at Pop Culture Zoo.
Here’s just a little of what he had to say… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by The Killdares on Jan 12, 2009
Just as 2009 was about to begin for the band, Tim & Roberta spoke with Brian Lush of RockWired.com via phone about the latest album Secrets of the Day, working with producer Ronan Chris Murphy, and their continued journey into mixing Celtic sounds with Rock. This is a great extended conversation, and a rare glimpse into the band. Read the entire interview here.
Posted by The Killdares on Dec 17, 2008
A big thanks goes out to Wildy Haskell, as the new album gets a great nod at Wildy’s World blogspot! Check it out here.