Music Monday: Flogging Molly

March 12, 2012

 

The very first time I ever saw this band was an $8 show at Club Laga, in Pittsburgh. Since then I’ve seen them in three different states, and spent… well, they’re not $8 shows anymore. Their show at the House of Blues in Cleveland this February was the first thing I’ve shot for The Vinyl District, which was a great experience. I got to meet with one of their writers, and this happened to be his first Flogging Molly show (I tried to warn him).

 

 

 

Flogging Molly’s live show is like… well, you remember that scene from Titanic, where all the poor kids are down in steerage singing and dancing and sloshing beer around? It’s kind of like that. Kev really does a better job of explaining it than I do (I just take the pictures, folks). They’re very involved with the crowd, despite having a larger audience (and venue) these days, with a rowdy crowd singing along, and Dave heckling them from up on stage.

 

 

It was a Sunday show, so Dave welcomed everyone to the “Church of Flogging Molly.” When they broke into some of their slower ballads, everyone swaying along, it felt a little like being in church (albeit with a few more drunk people).

 

 

Dave shares his thoughts on Oliver Cromwell.

 

They’ve been closing out their shows by singing along and dancing around to Monty Python’s “Always Look on the Bright Side of Life.”

 

For more photos of Flogging Molly, check out the concert gallery.

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