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Bilgemunky Radio 154 – The P-Chuck Experience

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On tonight’s Bilgemunky Radio, we were joined LIVE by none other than The Pirates Charles, who kindly offered to share their new album Conquer with us in its entirety. You can buy a digital copy of the album at www.thepiratescharles.com, or wait a month or so for the CD!

1. Pirates R Us – KYAR Pirate Radio (3:55)
2. Pirates Charles – Liberation of the Condemned (1:25)
3. Pirates Charles – GUN (3:23) (more…)

TONIGHT! The Pirates Charles on Bilgemunky Radio

That’s right, in honor of their brand new album Conquer, The Pirates Charles will be joining me LIVE on Bilgemunky Radio tonight. We’ll be listening to the entire album, as well as chatting about the songs, the band, and other things of piratey interest. Download your digital copy of Conquer during the broadcast, as it will be officially launched during the show!



Review: Rise

Rating: ★★★★★
Genre: Pirate folk rock
Rating: PG-13
Target Audience: Pirates. If you don’t love this album, you’re a poser.

A review of The Pirates Charles’ new album Rise almost seems redundant. I mean, it’s The Pirates Charles for crike’s sake! And, as always, this album is full of “almost traditional” music akin to what pirates would have listened to if only they’d thought of it. If you’ve heard their earlier albums, then you know what I mean. And if you’ve ever seen them live, then you know it even moreso. (more…)

After Action Report: NorCal Pirate Festival


Mid-June has come and gone, and it was my great pleasure to attend the Northern California Pirate Festival in Vallejo. Having attended this festival each of its three years, I’d love to say that I’ve witnessed it grow into something fantastic, but in this rare case no growth was necessary – never have I seen an event so much hit the ground running as this. The 2009 season proved every bit as worthy an event as its two predecessors as the waterfront park was again converted into a full-on pirate festival for two days during Fathers’ Day weekend. (more…)

Review: The Return of David Gale

Rating: ★★★★½

Buy the CD
Genre: Pirate rock/folk.
Rating: R
Target Audience: Fans of pirate-rock or rough, swaggering traditional

It wasn’t that long ago that no one had heard of The Pirates Charles – primarily in that they didn’t yet exist. And yet in only a couple short years, they quickly rose from obscurity into what is arguably one of the best known, best loved, and “truest” pirate bands around. The secret is a rare blend of the traditional and new – sea shanties mixed in with just enough rock&roll to, well, rock, but not so much as to wholly modernize their music. Of course, the icing on the cake is that The Pirates Charles both look and sound the parts of true scallywags – an important factor in the evolution from sea songs to pirate songs. (more…)