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Photos: Dropkick Murphys at Whiskey Republic

The Dropkick Murphys perform live at the exclusive grand opening party for Whiskey Republic on March 14, 2011.
Dropkick Murphys | Whiskey Republic | March 14, 2011
By CAROLYN BUBEL  |  March 18, 2011

The Irish rovers

"The Pogues and Boston go together in ways that belong in the realm of the unexplainable."
The Pogues return to their other 'old main drag'
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 17, 2009

Irish, but not Celtic

With the Boston Celtic Music Festival taking over a host of venues January 9 and 10 it can be easy to forget that not all Irish music is . . . Celtic music.
Gems from the Emerald Isle
By MICHAEL BRODEUR  |  January 07, 2009

Celtic tigers

At 69, Paddy Moloney is still the world’s foremost uilleann-pipes player.
Interview: the Chieftains at Symphony Hall — again
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2008

Show and tell

After a brief late-December break from the usual boatload of good shows, the flood picks up right where it left off in early January.
A whole new year of live music
By WILL SPITZ  |  January 04, 2008


Patrick McGinley is an inveterate traveler.
Finding sounds with Patrick McGinley’s Murmer
By SUSANNA BOLLE  |  December 31, 2007


The best of times

On Boston Harbor’s Long Island, two miles out in Quincy Bay, the Curley Building stands hulking and decrepit.
More than a decade into their career, Dropkick Murphys accept success — and pay tribute to the people and the city who helped them earn it
By MIKE MILIARD  |  September 07, 2007

Trouble at the top

The back of our limo has one of those yellow ribbon decals that say “Support Our Troops” — just above the “Impeach Bush” sticker.
The Walter Reed fiasco is a national disgrace
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  March 14, 2007

In the moment

The Pogues live in the moment, and last Thursday that moment lasted two hours at Avalon.
The Pogues, Avalon, March 8, 2007
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 12, 2007

The 40 greatest concerts in Boston history: 15

The Pogues | Axis | July 2, 1986
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  October 25, 2006

Set ’em up, knock ’em back - side

By  |  March 17, 2006


30 songs to spill beer on your iPod to

No song captures the quiet desperation of a hard-drinking, hardscrabble nowhere town better than this one.
The greatest drinking songs of all time
By MIKE MILIARD  |  March 16, 2006

Regaining Shane

It was 1985 and it was time for a new kind of kick. I did not expect to find it with guys playing tin whistle, banjo, and accordion, and a guy who used to sing for the B-level punk band, the Nips ( nés Nipple Erectors) — that would be the dentally chall
The return of the MacGowan Pogues
By JIM SULLIVAN  |  March 07, 2006

Regaining Shane - side

By  |  March 06, 2006