For The Good Mood And Good Cause

Dropkick Murphys

Streaming Up From Boston presented by Events United, UltraSound LLC and Pegasystems, Derry, New Hampshire, Massachusetts 20200317


As everyone at the time is obliged to stay at home as far as possible, streaming live performances is the thing. FM4 presents Voodoo Jürgens, Avec and Kreiml & Samurai. The RKH got e.g. the Russian Gentlemen Club in their archive. Neil Young is inviting to his fireplace and even the State Opera has a program.

The Dropkick Murphys very quickly announced, that they’ve always been playing at St. Patrick’s Day and there is nothing else that would hold them back. And they have been touring all the years, from the Southside to the Nova Rock to the Stadthalle with Flogging Molly. And as the Irish holiday normally should be celebrated in a pub or elsewhere, the formation from Boston, home of for example Slaine and La Coka Nostra, put up this show, free for everyone to watch.

After an intro part, the band just brings the good feeling right to your quarantined home. “We could do this every night!” they claim before heading to “First Class Loser”. While it is possible at some streams, to pay for the artist via PayPal, the Dropkick Murphys ask for a donation for families affected by the coronavirus. The “Worker’s Song” they dedicate to those who help “keeping us save” and “putting themselves in harm’s way”. Then they also thank everyone who helped them make this live stream possible, as they felt “they treat us right”.

Of course the classic “State Of Massachusetts” is a highlight, as is “You’ll Never Walk Alone” that they dedicate to friends in Italy. Also they perform three songs for the first time: “Mick Jones Nicked My Pudding”, “Queen Of Suffolk County” and “Burn It To The Ground”. “Rose Tattoo” must not be missing including the video on screen and the final “I’m Shipping Up To Boston” shouldn’t be either.

Like the clean studio sets of e.g. Nazareth or early Motörhead, it might feel bit weird without the audience. But it’s nice to see you’re not alone in times like these: Just on YouTube, the count was about 150,000.