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Dropkick Murphys: Talking punk, place, and parochialism with the last gang in town.

The day after the world didn't end — and a couple of weeks before the January 8 release of their new album Signed and Sealed in Blood — I met up with Dropkick Murphys' Ken Casey, Matt Kelly, and James Lynch at Mul's Diner in Southie.


The General Assembly’s State of the Union series

Don't worry, we ain't talking politics here.
Building a bridge
By CHRIS CONTI  |  April 06, 2012

Photos: Danny O’Connor and 'Irish' Micky Ward do a boxing demo at McGreevey's

Danny O’Connor addresses the media about his plans for 2012 and beyond, joined by the Dropkicks who'll be supporting him in his pursuit of a world title. "Irish" Micky Ward joins Danny for a boxing workout demo with Danny after the talk.
March 14, 2012
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  March 30, 2012

Photos: Dropkick Murphys St. Patrick's Day show at House of Blues

The Dropkick Murphys perform live on St. Patrick's Day (March 17, 2012) at the House of Blues.
March 17, 2012
By JEREMIAH ROBINSON  |  March 23, 2012

Out: The Dropkicks Murphys steal the scene at the Boston Music Awards; Viva Viva, Mean Creek, and Moufy also honored

Punk's not dead — it just wears a scally cap and a Joe Thornton-era Bruins jersey.
Still shipping
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  November 25, 2011

Dropkick Murphys, Moufy, Mean Creek top the list of 2011 Boston Music Awards Winners

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...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 20, 2011


Photos: Dropkick Murphys at the MFA

The Dropkicks invade the MFA.
Dropkick Murphys play WFNX's MFA Sessions at the Museum of Fine Arts | September 9, 2011
By JANICE CHECCHIO  |  September 16, 2011

Lots of noise

A last-minute heads-up for two outstanding shows on THURSDAY (the 15th) — a freebie at the Newport Blues Café (401.841.5510) features JOE FLETCHER & THE WRONG REASONS , THE WANDAS , and THE SKINNY MILLIONAIRES , while a big weekend at the Whiske
Plus, singing out against hunger
[live review] Shipping up to Fenway Park with the Dropkick Murphys and Bosstones

[live review] Shipping up to Fenway Park with the Dropkick Murphys and Bosstones

PHOTOS: See Dan Watkins's slideshow for more live photos from the Dropkick Murphys/Bosstones showIf someone had told me 10 years ago that I’d be seeing...
By Barry Thompson  |  September 09, 2011

Photos: Dropkick Murphys at Royale

It’s no secret that the Dropkick Murphys are New England’s fifth major-league sports team. This week, they brought the Bruins and the Stanley Cup to Royale, before shipping up to Fenway Park for two nights.
Royale | September 6, 2011
By DEREK KOUYOUMJIAN  |  September 09, 2011

Photos: Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones at Fenway Park, Night 1

Dropkick Murphys, Bosstones, and Street Dogs rock Fenway Park for the first of two bagpipe-and-scally-cap-filled concerts.
Dropkick Murphys + Mighty Mighty Bosstones + Street Dogs | Fenway Park | September 8
By DAN WATKINS  |  September 09, 2011

Can you say DKMMMB? Dropkick Murphys and Mighty Mighty Bosstones to play (part of) Fenway Park.

CALLED UP TO THE BIG LEAGUES: The last time DKM/MMB got together at a ballpark, somebody took this video. Looks like Pearl Jam fans will...
By Carly Carioli  |  June 28, 2011

A Red Sox aural history

Going to a ballgame for the music is like visiting a bus station for bouillabaisse. You shouldn't get your hopes up.
How I learned to face the music
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  April 08, 2011
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A pint with Ken Casey and Al Barr of the Dropkick Murphys

For whoever's interested, here's the full transcript of my chat with Ken Casey and Al Barr at McGreevy's from a few weeks back, just in time for St. Patrick's Day. The story we ran made it seem like Barr didn't say much. In fact, he shared a whole bunch
"I didn't know we were associated with Faneuil Hall"
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 18, 2011

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

Against Me! survive the major labels ... barely

Against Me! played the best rock show I've ever seen. This was almost seven years ago at Jackson Mann K-8 School in Allston, for a capacity crowd of about 300 people. Or maybe closer to 600. Or maybe fewer. I didn't take a head count.  
Achieving clarity
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  March 11, 2011


Sage Francis's office party; Ken Casey & friends' new Whiskey

Two big names in music are doing big things locally within the upcoming week: world-class lyricist and Strange Famous Records CEO Sage Francis will host another SFR office party, and later in the week Dropkick Murphys' frontman Ken Casey will officially
Party time!
By CHRIS CONTI  |  March 11, 2011

Dropkick Murphys Going Out in Style- Official Video

Can you name all of the cameos in the video?
By MorningIntern  |  March 04, 2011

With Going Out in Style, Dropkick Murphys remain Boston's most treasured punk success

Dropkick Murphys are the best tourist trap in this city. Maybe in any city. Maybe in the world.
The tightest ship in the business.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  February 25, 2011
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Michael Patrick MacDonald writes the Dropkicks' backstory

Who is Cornelius Larkin, and how did his obituary come to be on the cover of the new Dropkick Murphys disc, Going Out in Style ?    
Common ground
By CLEA SIMON  |  February 25, 2011
UPDATED: Dropkick Murphys stand with Wisconsin labor protestors

UPDATED: Dropkick Murphys stand with Wisconsin labor protestors

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...
By Carly Carioli  |  February 22, 2011


Blackboard jungle

Look who's swinging in on a vine with a long and loud Tarzan yell to take over as chairman of the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education: it's our old pal "George of the Jungle" Caruolo.
Taking charge; bitchin' 'bout the Steelers; campaign notes
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 11, 2011

50 shows to see before finals week

This is a message fromBostonFunShit, the Phoenix's authority on having a good time: Get out of your dorm. Here are 50 ways to have an unforgettable evening this semester.
Pulling an all-nighter
By @BOSTONFUNSHIT  |  January 28, 2011

An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston

Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
By LUKE O'NEIL  |  January 28, 2011

2011 brings Jon Hope, the McGunks, Jocie Adams, and more

We're wrapping up our 2011 preview, checking in with a few more of our favorite local acts and artists.
On the horizon
By CHRIS CONTI  |  January 07, 2011

The future was now at the 2010 BMAs

Scene together
Scene together
By MICHAEL MAROTTA  |  December 10, 2010

Dropkick Murphys announce St. Patrick's Day gigs

Dropkick Murphys announce St. Patrick's Day gigs

 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...
By Michael Marotta  |  October 12, 2010
How "Rizzoli & Isles" Could Be A Better Boston Show

How "Rizzoli & Isles" Could Be A Better Boston Show

Since “Rizzoli & Isles” premiered earlier this year on TNT, I've been looking for people to join me in skewering the program. Certainly I'm not...
By Chris Faraone  |  September 07, 2010

10 things to do on St. Patty's Day 2010

Places to go, food to eat, and where to have fun on this Irish holiday.
You don't have to be Irish to score some fun this St. Patrick's Day
By BOSTON PHOENIX WEB TEAM  |  March 19, 2010

Titus Andronicus | The Monitor

As if to allay any fears of a starchy Civil War concept album, Titus Andronicus frontman Patrick Stickles spends the first minute of The Monitor shouting out a series of cultural artifacts that postdate that conflict by, oh, about a hundred years: th
XL (2010)
By MIKAEL WOOD  |  March 19, 2010