Boston's best bring braggadocio to beat the band
• “Like a swaggering Boston-Irish AC/DC, Dropkick Murphys more than live up to the image suggested by their name. Drawing on the pugilistic approach of early punk acts like Stiff Little Fingers, The Ramones and The Clash, as well as their most obvious antecedents The Pogues, the Murphys take the stage like bruisers looking for a bar brawl in the local boozer. Dropkick Murphys bring a breathless fusion of the boisterous three-chord, two-minute start-to-stop immediacy of The Ramones’ early over-caffeinated catalog, mixed with the beery embrace of Irish drinking anthems.” (RW)
Dropkick Murphys wih
The Mahones, Old Man Markley
8 p.m. Track 29, 1400 Market St.
(423) 266-4323, track29.co