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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.
MICHAEL PATRICK MACDONALD
| January 04, 2013
The Irish playwright Brendan Behan, known for his plays The Hostage and The Quare Fellow and for his memoir Borstal Boy, was a raucous, charismatic, hard-drinking Irish Republican who began to write after he got out of prison for shooting at Engl
| October 05, 2012
Photos: St. Patty's Day Parade 2012
The St. Patrick's Day Parade rolled through South Boston on Sunday, March 18, 2012.
South Boston | Sunday, March 18, 2012
| March 23, 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
| March 23, 2012
The Cranberries | Roses
As a gift, roses are generic. It's fitting, then, that this would be the title of the Cranberries' first effort in more than a decade.
| March 16, 2012
Review: Burke & Hare
Simon Pegg and Andy Serkis are only faintly humorous as the titular team of assassins, Burke and Hare .
Mediocre black comedy
| December 02, 2011
Is Boardwalk Empire about to enter its golden age?
Dispel any remaining doubts. The new season (which begins this Sunday at 9 pm on HBO) unfolds with a new leisurely, cinematic grandeur.
| September 23, 2011
Sue Bourne's documentary about Irish stepdancing in general and the 2010 Irish Dance World Championships in particular treads a formulaic path.
| June 17, 2011
Drinking with family
When I moved from Cambridge to Southie five years ago, the quality of my barroom conversations immediately skyrocketed.
Conversation and community in the bars of Southie and Dorchester
| May 06, 2011
Review: An émigré's struggle with his baggage, in AIRE's Brendan
America, enthuses Irish émigré Brendan (Michael Dix Thomas), is the smell of coffee and gasoline.
When the pipes aren't calling
| April 08, 2011
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 ?
| February 25, 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.
| February 25, 2011
An (almost) A-to-Z guide to Boston
Welcome to Boston, college kids.
From Ben Affleck to Yawkey Way
| January 28, 2011
The death of Irish-Italian political entitlement
Angel Taveras may soon be Providence’s first Latino mayor. But his victory in the recent Democratic primary is much more than a triumph of the city’s growing Hispanic population.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| September 24, 2010
Swan song for Southie?
South Boston is famous for producing politicians the way Detroit is known for manufacturing automobiles.
As circumstances have changed for Irish Bostonians, the political talent pool in South Boston has dried up. Plus, voting a black slate?
DAVID S. BERNSTEIN
| April 24, 2009
The Swaggerin' Growlers | Keep Your Head Held High
The Growlers reckon their music is best heard while you're shit-faced.
Thugly Goose (2009)
| March 10, 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
| January 07, 2009
The lastest days of the Littlest Bar
The Littlest Bar sits slightly below ground at 47 Province Street, near the Granary Burying Ground and Old City Hall.
Four hundred square feet of history, camaraderie, and booze marches to its end
| January 29, 2006
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