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Sailing the High Seas With Punk Rock's Finest Scallywags for New Noise Magazine

For the last two years in a row, its possible that the best assignment I've gotten was covering the Salty Dog Cruise, a sailing punk rock festival headlined by Flogging Molly. Our friends The Bouncing Souls were aboard this year, as well as NOFX, Less than Jake, The Voodoo Glow Skulls, The English Beat, The Skalites, the Bunny Gang, and a few thousand scurvy pirates and wenches. We had some good time on that rocking ship.

Scallywags. Photo: Rich Johnson/Spectacle Photo.

This year, Mollys accordionist Matt Hensley and friends had a skate ramp built on the deck of the ship, which I covered for Grind TV I also did a more complete log of the voyage for New Noise Magazine. This is the first time I've worked with them and I'm looking forward to contributing more to a publication that is bucking two trends - staying independent and surviving as a print mag. Read the full feature on Flogging Molly's Salty Dog Cruise here.


I want to give a special thanks to my friends Rich Johnson and Caleb Morgan of Spectacle Photo  who shoot the raucous three day affair and captured the amazing images used for both of my pieces. 

Dave King/Rich Johnson Photo: Caleb Morgan/Spectacle Photo.
The Bunny Gang, Photo: Rich Johnson/Spectacle Photo.
This guy. Photo: Rich Johnson/Spectacle Photo.
By Jon Coen
Kienz, Souls. Photo: Rich Johnson/Spectacle Photo.
Matt Hensley. Photo: Rich Johnson/Spectacle Photo.
Dave King/NOFX. Photo: Rich Johnson/Spectacle Photo.