Hopefully you had a New Year’s resolution of seeing more live music. For the fan of Boston-punk, here’s a chance to get jump start on your promise to yourself. We offering a pair of tickets to see the Street Dogs on Saturday, January 2nd at Downtown Brew at 7:30. The show is all ages. Scroll down to enter to win.
The Dropkick Murphys formed in predominantly Irish South Boston, fusing hardcore street punk with an ever-increasing amount of Celtic folk influences, like a harder-edged and more street version of the Pogues. The Dropkick Murphys’ lead singer was the fierce, gravelly Mike McColgan. Following that band’s first album in 1998, Do or Die, McColgan (a veteran of the first Gulf War) left the Dropkick Murphys to join the Boston Fire Department. Ties between the Boston Irish community and the local fire department run deep, and being a fireman has long been one of the most prestigious jobs in South Boston, but by 2002, McColgan returned to music, forming the Street Dogs.