Dropkick Murphys

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2013

    The Best of Coachella: Weekend One

    Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor cape draped over a suit that looked like it was made of mercury. The vibrant collage was topped with a headpiece that Liberace might have worn had he ever bee ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Metal Heads, Viking Women and Lightning Bolts: Festival Tales Through The Eyes of the Artists

    By: Heidi DarbyFestivals warrant endless tales of shenanigans, close calls, extreme bladder control, and of course, unforgettable live music. Overflowing lineups and constant interaction with strangers virtually guarantee festival fans a handful of outrageous stories -not to mention a bit of wisdom ... More >>

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    July 6, 2012

    The Reverend Horton Heat Makes Out a Legacy at Hootenanny

    The Reverend Horton Heat's memories of headlining the Hootenanny are getting pretty foggy--lost in a sweltering haze of hard living, hellfire and hillbilly guitar riffs. And considering he rarely seems to take a breath between touring and recording, it's only natural the Rev (born Jim Heath) would l ... More >>

  • Music

    July 5, 2012

    The Reverend Horton Heat Makes Out a Legacy at Hootenanny

    From mosh pits to man kisses, the rockabilly icon celebrates 10 years at the Oak Canyon Ranch festival

  • Music

    September 29, 2011

    Jerry Only Brings the Misfits Back From the Grave

    Thirty years later, he says their legacy is just beginning.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Guns, Video Games, Rap Music, and Sumo Wrestling: Coverage of the Call of Duty XP 2011 in LA

    ​The Call of Duty XP event took place over the Labor Day weekend, with publisher Activision making some huge announcements regarding their next money maker game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. The event, of course, was filled with gaming tournaments, major announcements regarding Modern Warfare ... More >>

  • Music

    June 30, 2011

    Dropkick Murphys Climb Up the Topsails

    The Boston group reflects on their latest release and the Bruins' Stanley Cup Victory

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    The SideWynders Win Rockabilly Showdown

    Courtesy of OC Market PlaceThe SideWynders​The SideWynders battled their way through some of the finest stand-up bass, washboard, and pompadors that Southern California has to offer, and came out victorious on Saturday. The LA-based five piece were finalists in the second annual West Coast Rockabi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 31, 2011

    The 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Las Vegas

    Javier CabralFans eager for Cock Sparrer to play​Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival May 27-31Downtown Las VegasHow do I even begin to describe the degree of epic-ness for an event like the 13th Annual Punk Rock Bowling Tournament and Music Festival in Downtown Las Vegas? A lineup of r ... More >>

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    April 28, 2011
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    April 6, 2011

    Call for Entries: the West Coast Rockabilly Showdown at the OC Market Place

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyYour band could share a bill with the Dropkick Murphys at Hootenanny 2011 this year​Calling all unsigned rockabilly bands: The 2nd Annual West Coast Rockabilly Showdown is looking for contestants. The showdown, which features four competition rounds to be held Satur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2011

    Five Union Songs for Wiscosin Workers

    ​In Wisconsin, a bill stripping public unions of most collective bargaining rights awaits the signature of Republican Governor Scott Walker. It's the latest phase in an ongoing legislative saga that intensified a month ago when all 14 Democratic state Senators fled to Illinois to prevent quorum on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2010

    20 Best Concert Photos of 2010

    Christopher Victorio/OC WeeklyAerosmith​It's terribly difficult to condense a whole year of spectacular concerts into 25 photos, but here we are: OC Weekly's best concert photos of the year. If you missed these shows, relive the moment through our slideshows.1. Aerosmith Aerosmith was a spectacle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 28, 2010

    What You Missed: Warped Tour, The Slam Skate Competition, Psychedelic Furs

    Doug Neill​So the weekend's over, the US is out of the World Cup, and yeah, you're back in the office. Already. But let's relive the weekend. Just for a bit. What'd you miss? We were all over the place again, dropping in on the Warped Tour in Carson, the Slam OC Skate Competition in Costa Mesa and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2010

    Over the Weekend: Flogging Molly, Jan. 1, House of Blues, Anaheim

    The Hype: After a decade-plus of recording and touring, Flogging Molly has become--in most circles at least--a household name. The LA band, which expertly mashes anthemic punk energy with the traditional folk sounds of the Emerald Isle, has cleverly carved out a niche for themselves and amassed a l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2009

    Please Allow Me To Introduce Myself

    ​I've been bear-hugged by Gnarls Barkley's Cee-Lo Green. Talked politics with Toby Keith. Sat with Norah Jones just weeks after her multi-platinum debut dropped and killed a pint of Bushmills with AC/DC singer Brian Johnson. All of this went down during the past decade while writing for Florida ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 12, 2009

    Incoming: Insane Clown Posse, Dropkick Murphys, More at the Grove of Anaheim

    ​Woop woop. Following the much-hyped, much-mocked by Internet detractors (including, uh, me?) "Gathering of the Juggalos" festival, cult favorite duo Insane Clown Posse are set to play the Grove of Anaheim on September 27. Tickets to see Violent J and Shaggy 2 Dope are on sale this Saturday at noo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    The Eternal Spic-Mick Connection

    In honor of the wearing of the green, one of my all-time favorite ¡Ask a Mexican! back-and-forths, one so scandalous it got a man suspended from work:Dear Mexican: Why do spics and micks get along so well? Is it because both races are drunk, fornicating, degenerate Catholics?Don MulletinoDear Mick: ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2009

    Obligatory Irish Music Post, Because it's Calendar-Appropriate

    Hey, so I guess it's St. Patrick's Day. Yay?I've never been much for the holiday--I don't really see the point in an occasion when the only point is to drink, and yet it frequently falls on a weeknight. See also de Mayo, Cinco. Plus, there's unpleasant memories due to a St. Patrick's Day cover story ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2008

    Leisure Suited Larry and His Giant Balloon

    Don't ask me how, but I ended up at the much-ballyhooed Great Park last Saturday for an evening of Irish music, a mini-passion of mine ever since hearing the Dropkick Murphys lend sizzling tension to The Departed with their cover of Woody Guthrie's "I'm Shipping up to Boston." Can't remember the nam ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    Current TV's Fix: The Future (or Present) of Music Journalism?

    Fix Extended Play is a new online video music magazine hosted by Douglas Caballero for a company called Current. The premiere episode (view all 21 minutes of it here) includes feature-y segments on Portland punks the Thermals, M.I.A.-ish electro diva Santogold, UK electronic-pop chameleons Hot Chip ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2008

    Photos: Dropkick Murphys at the Grove on 03/02

    Also playing: Big D and The Kids Table and Everybody Out. All photos of Sunday's show by Christopher Victorio. Much much more behind the cut.

  • Music

    November 15, 2007


    Electric Chair

  • Culture

    April 19, 2007


    An ode to the classic canvas Vans Authentic lace-up

  • Music

    January 11, 2007

    A Webb Pierce Selection

    Jan. 11-Jan. 18

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    December 1, 2005


    Top 10 records sold...

  • Features

    May 19, 2005
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    March 24, 2005


    Bionic Records, Cypress

  • Features

    December 30, 2004

    Diary of a Loud County

    The Year In Live Reviews

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    November 4, 2004
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    July 24, 2003
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    May 24, 2001

    Pauline Hannah Go

    Amateur cynicist, eventual UC Irvine grad, overall underachiever extraordinaire