Flogging Molly / Jon Snodgrass and Friends / Scott H. Biram at South Side Ballroom
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Although it could be understandable to think Flogging Molly’s annual swing through town is a sort of pre-St. Patrick’s Day ritualistic rehashing, such a notion isn’t really fair. Aside from Boston punks Dropkick Murphys, there isn’t a rock outfit in the land more synonymous with Irish heritage — but this Dave King-led crew is far from the Jimmy Buffet of the Emerald Isle. Indeed, its 20ish years have been about more than bagpipes and tin whistles. They tell tales from the motherland throughout the band’s catalog via feverishly-paced, thunderous punk rock.