Dropkick Murphys

Live review: Dropkick Murphys @ the Fillmore Auditorium

Bar room brawl rock with a stadium feel. Songs about whisky, gin and beer. Boston-based Dropkick Murphys brought its brand of Irish punk-folk to a sold out Fillmore Auditorium Tuesday night leaving innocent bystanders to wonder if there are really that many people around here filled with so much angst and energy.

Offspring, Paramore @ Fiddler's Green

[photopress:offspring.jpg,full,pp_image] The Offspring performing May 18 in Santa Barbara, Calif. Photo from Offspring.com. As I sat, swayed, danced, and bounced through the Big Gig, one song kept bubbling to top of mind: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club's "Whatever Happened To My Rock 'n' Roll." Surrounded by the next generation of punk rock girls and boys, happily bouncing and pogo-ing to the tunes Saturday at Fiddler's Green, I tried to share the bliss they were feeling.