Concert review: Dropkick Murphys

It seems like only yesterday I heard Sunshine Highway on Radio Wazee, and wandered over to the radio stations website to see who sang the song. This chance encounter is what sparked my interest in The Dropkick Murphys. After perusing the bands CDs on iTunes, I decided to buy The Warrior’s Code. This turned out to be a phenomenal purchase, and peaked my interest in seeing the band live. After two years of waiting for the band to come to my home town, I finally got my chance to see them two months ago at a small local venue.

The night started with two punk bands opening the way for the Dropkick Murphys. I didn’t catch the name of the first band, but the second one was named the Horror Pops. Both bands sounded good, and it was awesome seeing live punk. Once the Horror Pops went off stage, I could feel the energy in the venue rising. As soon as the Dropkick Murphys started into their opening song, the place came alive, and you could immediately tell that the band was was going to deliver a stellar performance. They did just that, and they sounded incredible when they belted out their hits “Tessie,” “I’m Shipping Up To Boston,” “The Warrior’s Code,” “Citizen C.I.A” and a number of other tunes I didn’t jot down. I had an incredible time, and am looking forward to seeing these guys play another show! Niiice!

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