When: Sat., March 19, 7:30 p.m. 2011
Flogging Molly's blistering mash up of traditional Irish music and punk thrash wrings every bit of energy and emotion out of a crowd. Bandleader and main songwriter Dave King composes his incendiary lyrics on a typewriter that was made in 1916, the year of the Easter Rising. Thus, it's no accident that the spirit of Irish pride and rebellion resonates throughout the band's sweat-inducing repertoire. Its blend of acoustic and electric instruments keeps the music rooted in tradition while giving it a contemporary twist. The band's annual month long celebration of Saint Patrick's Day will provide an evening of rowdy rebel rousing for all. At The Fox Theater (1807 Telegraph, Oakland) Saturday, Mar.19, 7:30 p.m. $29.50 TheFoxOakland.com.
Price: $29.50 (sold out)