Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Early with Two Nights of Dropkick MurhpysMarch 12th, 2013
Dropkick Murphys were formed more than 15 years ago in the Boston suburbs. Their first album, Do or Die, came out two years later, in 1998. But shortly thereafter, original frontman Mike McColgan left the group to fulfill his lifelong dream of becoming a fireman. But despite the band’s lineup changes since, three things have remained constant: Ken Casey (bass and vocals), a workingman’s Celtic punk sound and, no matter the date, every Dropkick Murphys show is a St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Currently, Casey plays with Al Barr (vocals), Tim Brennan (guitar), Jeff Darosa (mandolin and keys), Matt Kelly (drums and vocals), James Lynch (guitar and vocals) and Josh “Scruffy” Wallace (bagpipes). And with well known songs like “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” (which found the band new fans with its placement on the soundtrack for The Departed), “Kiss Me, I’m Shitfaced” and “The State of Massachusetts,” it would be easy to rely on their deep catalog, but instead, Dropkick Murphys (above, doing “Going Out in Style”) continue to make original music, releasing their eighth studio album, Signed and Sealed in Blood (stream it below), this past January. And now you can get a jump on your St. Patrick’s Day plans when the high-energy Dropkick Murphys play Terminal 5 tonight and tomorrow.