PHOTOS: Dropkick Murphys, Turnpike Troubadours, The Rumjacks in Boston, MA (03.17.23)
If there’s a better way to spend St. Patrick’s Day in Boston than at a Dropkick Murphys show, we’ve yet to find it. Boston’s native sons descended on Lansdowne St. for their annual homestand of holiday shows, with one big change this year. They’ve graduated to the newly opened 5,000 capacity MGM Music Hall at Fenway. Three of their four shows took place at MGM which had yet open prior to last year’s St. Patrick’s Day shows.
This year Dropkicks are doing more than just celebrating the holiday, they’re also promoting two new albums. Last September they released This Machine Still Kills Fascists, an all acoustic album that was recorded in Oklahoma, the home state of Woody Guthrie, whom the band paraphrased with the title of their album. Guthrie used to perform with “This machine kills fascists” written on his guitar. The second album they’re promoting is the upcoming Okemah Rising, due out in May. That one also was recorded around the same time period. Both albums were written entirely with unused lyrics and writings of Woody Guthrie, who’s daughter Nora invited the band to use.
Dropkicks capped their run of shows with one at House of Blues where they have traditionally performed this time of year on Sunday night. We got the chance to see Friday night’s show, and you can look through photos from that one below along with some from openers Turnpike Troubadors and The Rumjacks.
Listen to Dropkick Murphys’ latest album This Machine Still Kills Fascists – HERE.
Pre-order Dropkick Murphys’ upcoming album Okemah Rising – HERE.
Dropkick Murphys, Turnpike Troubadors, The Rumjacks at MGM Music Hall on March 17th: