Celebrate St. Paddy’s Day early with Flogging Molly

If you consult the calendar, fall is officially underway in Las Vegas. If you step outside, however, you’ll notice that it feels a lot like we’re still stuck in the most scorching section of the summer with searing temps teetering perilously close to the triple digits.

Since our sensibilities are already all sorts of screwed up — what with the supposition of the season telling us one thing and our senses telling us something else entirely — now seems like just as good as time as any, really, to go ahead and start celebrating St. Patrick’s Day, and who better to provide the soundtrack to that scenario than the estimable Flogging Molly.

Well, at least that’s what we imagine was on the mind of the fine folks over at The Cosmopolitan when they tapped the septet to headline the Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day show, offering up its beloved “Drunken Lullabies” at the Boulevard Pool this weekend. While Flogging Molly sounds like St. Paddy’s Day personified, that song in particular, it’s not all there is to this Southern California outfit.

“We’re not just a St. Patrick’s Day band even though for us it’s an easy thing to do,” frontman Dave King noted in an interview with Yahoo! Music this past spring. “Don’t get me wrong, we don’t run away from it, but at the same time, if you listen to Flogging Molly albums there’s a lot more going on than just swigging beer and whatever. There’s a lot of that, of course, but there’s much more.”

Grab your green gear and head to the Cosmo on Friday to see what else is in store.

Read more from Dave Herrera at reviewjournal.com. Contact him at dherrera@reviewjournal.com.


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