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Punk Rock Day

"🎶 I'm shipping up to Boston, And I've lost my leg!"

Dropkick Murphys, a punk rock band formed in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996, is renowned for their energetic music and strong Irish heritage. They uniquely blend punk rock with traditional Irish music, creating a distinctive sound that resonates with their audience. Their lyrics often explore themes of working-class struggles, solidarity, and cultural pride. The band achieved widespread recognition with hits like "I'm Shipping Up to Boston" and "The State of Massachusetts," earning a dedicated fanbase that appreciates their lively performances and heartfelt messages. Dropkick Murphys remain influential in the punk rock scene, celebrating their heritage and connecting with audiences worldwide. As part of their visual identity, Dropkick Murphys incorporate a Scottish tartan to honor their Celtic roots. While their music primarily reflects Irish heritage, the inclusion of Scottish elements acknowledges the broader Celtic culture. The tartan symbolizes the shared history and cultural bonds between Irish and Scottish people, celebrating the unity and strength of the Celtic identity. This tartan design was inspired by the Wallace Hunting tartan worn by their bagpiper, Scruffy. The colors used in the design are frequently associated with the band, further emphasizing their connection to Celtic traditions and working-class pride. The band's name, Dropkick Murphys, pays homage to a Massachusetts rehab clinic known as 'Dropkick Murphy's.' 🖤 💚 🇮🇪

Jun 4

The Dropkick Murphys originated in Quincy, Massachusetts, in 1996, formed by singer Mike McColgan, bassist Ken Casey, and guitarist Rick Barton. They began as a band that fused the sounds of punk rock with traditional Irish music, creating a unique and energetic style that has defined their identity. The band's music incorporates bagpipes, tin whistles, and accordion, alongside the classic punk rock setup of guitars, bass, and drums. Their lyrics often celebrate working-class pride, resilience, and heritage, resonating with a broad audience. Over the years, the Dropkick Murphys have become renowned for their raucous live performances and their anthemic songs, such as "Shipping Up to Boston," which have solidified their place in both the punk rock and Celtic music scenes.

Tartan design by Rocky Roeger

For more on the Dropkick Murphys current schedule, click the kilted graphic!

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