Flogging Molly rolled into the Sound Academy for the second time this year bringing their energy and celtic punk all the way from Los Angeles, California to help warm up the beginning of our fall/winter season.
It is not hard to see how Flogging Molly has such a loyal following. The seven piece band produces a such a vibrant sound based on influential bands like The Pogues and the Clash. Armed with a fiddle, banjos, mandolin, and accordion Flogging molly take Celtic rock to new heights with an incredibly energetic show and often delightfully comedic banter from lead Dave King. The band played a great set inducing "You Won’t Make a Fool Out of Me", "The Likes of You Again" and "Requiem for a Dying Song".
On a side note this was one of the brightest shows I've ever been too ! Great lighting allowed for the crowd to catch a glimpse of all band members.
I can't imagine what fun it would be to see them play in a small club on St. Patrick's Day.
Unfortunately due to a mixup and some bad reception at Sound Academy I was only able to get into the pit for about 45 seconds of opener Inward Eye's set. I did however watch the rest of their set from the crowd and just as expected the three Winnipeg brothers brought a tight set to Sound Academy with songs off of their debut "Throwing Bricks Instead Of Kisses" including "Day after Day", "Shame", "You Know I Know", "Blind Paranoia" and a cover of the Clashes "Clampdown".