It's your last chance to hear the full DROPKICK MURPHYS record-release set from Tuesday -- when they celebrated their new Signed and Sealed in Blood by blasting through an hour-long set from McGreevys on Boylston Street. WFNX.com was there to capture the spectacle -- free show by Murphys live at their own bar? Mayhem! -- and tonight at 6 pm they'll be streaming the set in its entirety.
Photo by @amc3576 via Instagram
The boys are back in town.
The day after dropping their biggest album to date, Signed and Sealed in Blood -- expected to debut in the top 5 on the Billboard chart -- Boston's fifth major sports team, DROPKICK MURPHYS, opened up their hometown watering hole, McGreevys, to the public for an hour-long singalong.
Say what you will about the 2011 BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS: Rob Zombie hasn't been nominated in several years. That's progress. We're still getting shitfaced and maybe even livestreaming the afterparty in our hotel room, but for those of you who didn't make it to the Liberty Hotel, missed our live broadcast on WFNX 101.7 FM's "Boston Accents," and also your Twitter is broke or something, here's the official winners list:
PHOTOS: See Dan Watkins's slideshow for more live photos from the Dropkick Murphys/Bosstones show
If someone had told me 10 years ago that I’d be seeing a pretty killer punk rock show at Fenway Park, I would’ve responded with something like, "Wow, that’s kind of fucked up." Which it probably is, in some respects, but the grand Pooh-Bahs of Irish folk punk DROPKICK MURPHYS long ago bridged whatever gap exists between punks and people who really like baseball.
Looks like Pearl Jam fans will have to wait til next year.
Everyone's perennial guess for who'll-play-Fenway-next turned out not to be on the menu after all. Instead, as some people correctly guessed, it'll be DROPKICK MURPHYS and the MIGHTY MIGHTY BOSSTONES at Fenway Park on September 8 and 9.
***EVEN NEWER UPDATE***: Yup, it's Dropkick Murphys and the Bosstones. But is it really Fenway Park? Read this and judge for yourself.
UPDATE: Our bud Jed Gottlieb over at the Boston Herald has done some digging and unearthed a local possibility -- the Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones
UPDATE: The previous headline on this post mistakenly suggested that Dropkick Murphys were performing at the Wisconsin labor rallies on Friday. They are not. The band will be performing a long-scheduled show on Friday following a Milwaukee Admirals/Chicago Wolves game. Sorry for the confusion. SEND PIZZA
UPDATE: Tickets to all shows are now $32.50, reports Live Nation this morning...
In continuing what is now a Boston-area tradition, Dropkick Murphys today announced three shows on and around St. Patrick’s Day:
Thursday, March 17 at the House of Blues
Friday, March 18 at the House of Blues
On the eve of St. Patty's, when the streets of Boston run
green with beer, debauchery, and Irish pride, the Murphys raged for a sold-out,
psychotically amped-up crowd at the HoB. A sea of shamrock green -- shirts,
Mardi Gras beads, wigs, and one particularly festive mohawk -- surged
throughout the venue Tuesday night, as the Murphys did what they do best: put
on a kick-ass, raw-boned rock show.
OMG, dudes, it's a week before DROPKICK MURPHYS begin their annual St. Patrick's Day hometown stand. And, this being an Olympic year, it's also the release of another Live on St. Patrick's Day CD/DVD, on the band's Warner Bros-distributed label Born & Bred. And, this being an early-Easter year, it's also about a week and a half before Opening Day.
A public works crew is reportedly on its way to Quincy to clean up the wet spot left by the entire neighborhood spontaneously orgasming at the news that Aerosmith have invited Dropkick Murphys to be their "special guests" at the Comcast Center (nee the Tweeter Center, nee Great Woods) in Mansfield on June 16.
MORE PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys | House of Blue, Boston, MA | March 12, 2009
To judge by their merchandising, their popularity, and the position
they occupy in Boston's civic identity, the Dropkicks are in essence
the city's fifth major professional sports team -- with the added bonus
that they always win. They are greeted with a hero's welcome even before they present
themselves publicly. At the House of Blues, services commence with a
traditional Irish hymn (piped in) and a kilted bagpipe player (live)
and then, with room to spare and Celtic church-window tapestries
unfurled behind them, they arrive onstage blaring a three-chord
fanfare. The crowd tight enough in front for a rolling, stadium-like
pogo. Crowd surfers helpfully chuted off to the sides and delivered
back into the throng -- not summarily kicked to the curb. Good form. (Video after the jump.)