Dropkick Murphys

When punk meets Boston and its brand of Irish nationalism we get the Dropkick Murphys, who were here Wednesday nigh. The accordion, panpipe, and bagpipes have never looked so hot. I would say the same for the ukulele; however, Scotter and the Happy Sunshines take that title. The show at the State Theatre (now confusingly the Fillmore) was a riotous take on traditionally inspired Irish tunes. The display of moshpitting stupidity was hilariously amplified amidst the splendour of the theatre. The bodyguards have quite the strength and technique to deal with surfers. I tried to let it slide when the band sat on their high Red Sox horse and took a jab at our Tigers. Who could blame them? Half the audience was in Red Sox apparel to support the band in Tiger town. Nonetheless, amazing show; can’t wait for the next.

2 Comments so far

  1. max (unregistered) on November 16th, 2007 @ 6:03 pm

    Mollika, you’ve never struck me as a punk fan, while i, on the other hand am an old bitter punk from waaayyy back. i saw the ‘Murphys on their first tour through Detroit many years ago at the Shelter. the place holds not more than a couple hundred people and it wasn’t sold out. anyway, maybe we can hook up at the Casualties show December 8th at the Majestic. haha.

  2. Mollika* (unregistered) on November 18th, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    Max, you are quite right. I wouldn’t have even given punk a chance if it weren’t for my sister. What are the Casualties like?

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