Review by Greg Haymes
I’ve loved Flogging Molly ever since I first heard them at the one and only Vans Warped Tour to grace Nippertown – at the Albany-Saratoga Speedway in Malta a dozen years ago. They were whippin’ it up on a small stage about as far from the main entrance entrance as you could get. And while 90 percent of the other bands on the fest were stirring up the usual paint-by-numbers mosh-pit soundtrack, frontman-bandleader Dave King and his mates were mixing up their full-throttle Celtic punk anthems with an occasional Guinness-soaked waltz and even a cover of Welshman Tom Jones’ “Delilah.” I was sold.
And while last month’s FM show at the Palace Theatre in Albany was good, it fell short of great.