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Flogging Molly - 100% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 2000s
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This Los Angeles, California, USA-based outfit has garnered numerous comparisons to Irish outfits such as the Pogues and Black 47, and fellow Americans the Dropkick Murphys. Formed in 1997 by Dave King (vocals/guitar; ex-Fastway), Bridget Regan (violin), Tedd Hutt (guitar), Jeff Peters (bass), George Schwindt (drums) and Toby McCallum (mandolin), Flogging Molly built a solid fo Read more

The Real McKenzies - 66% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Street Dogs - 64% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Rancid - 37% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Lars Frederiksen (guitar), Brett Reed (drums), Matt Freeman (bass) and Tim Armstrong (25 November 1966, Oakland, California, USA; vocals/guitar) provide street-level punk with their ideas informed and inspired by a youth of blue-collar poverty in Albany, California, USA. Armstrong and Freeman (often under the alias Matt McCall) had formed their first band, Operation Ivy, in Read more

Social Distortion - 36% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Fullerton, Orange County, California, USA, in the summer of 1978, Social Distortion initially featured Mike Ness (3 April 1962, Stoneham, Massachusetts, USA; guitar), Casey Royer (drums), and the Agnew brothers, Rikk (vocals/guitar) and Frank (bass). That line-up only lasted until the following year, at which point the Agnews and Royer departed for fellow Fullerton Read more

Pennywise - 30% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This Hermosa Beach, California, USA-based band was fated to be the perpetual bridesmaid of the punk revival. While Green Day and Offspring were enjoying huge commercial success in the mid- to late 90s, Pennywise struggled to overcome well-publicised internal problems which ultimately led to the suicide of Jason Thirsk in 1996. The band was formed in 1988 by Thirsk (25 Decemb Read more

Anti-Flag - 28% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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This US band made their name in the late 90s and early 00s for their politically charged brand of punk rock. Formed by Justin Sane (Justin Geever, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA; guitar/vocals), Pat Thetic (drums) and Lucy Fester (vocals) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in 1988, the original line-up was in a constant state of flux and the band fell apart before it had barely sta Read more

Bad Religion - 28% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Holiday & Seasonal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US hardcore band was formed in 1980 in the suburbs of north Los Angeles, California. Their first incarnation comprised Greg Graffin (Gregory Walter Graffin III, 6 November 1964, Racine, Wisconsin, USA; vocals), Brett Gurewitz (b. 12 May 1962, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Jay Ziskrout (drums) and Jay Bentley (b. 6 June 1964, Wichita, Kansas, USA; bass), with th Read more

NOFX - 27% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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NOFX was formed in Berkeley, California, USA, in 1983. Immediately, it was obvious that they were one of the few bands on the hardcore scene to embrace humorous lyrical fare to genuinely amusing effect. The original trio of Fat Mike (Mike Burkett; vocals/bass), Eric Melvin (guitar/ vocals) and Erik Ghint/Groggy Nodbeggar/Erik Shun/Smelly (b. Erik Sandin; drums), was joined b Read more

The Bouncing Souls - 27% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Of the multitude of pop punk bands that emerged during the 90s, the majority seemed to come from the west coast of the USA, but there was a number of east coast counterparts during this era, such as the New Brunswick, New Jersey-based Bouncing Souls. The band has been going strong in one form or another since 1989, when Greg Attonitoi (vocals), Pete Steinkopf (guitar), Bryan Ki Read more

The Business - 27% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
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The Pogues - 27% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The London, England-based punk scene of the late 70s inspired some unusual intermingling of styles and the Pogues (then known as Pogue Mahone) performed punky versions of traditional Irish folk songs in pubs throughout the capital. The line-up for their first gig at The Pindar Of Wakefield on 4 October 1982 featured singer Shane MacGowan (25 December 1957, Tunbridge Wells, K Read more

Cock Sparrer - 25% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
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The Mighty Mighty Bosstones - 23% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, during the mid-80s, by Nate Albert (guitar), Joe Gittleman (bass) and Ben Carr (vocals). They were joined by Dicky Barrett (vocals) and Tim ‘Johnny Vegas’ Burton (saxophone) completing the line-up of the original Bosstones. After a laconic lacuna during the Reagan years the band returned as the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, having enro Read more

The Dubliners - 20% match to Dropkick Murphys

Genres: Folk Music Videos & Concerts World Music
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The Dubliners originally comprised Barney MacKenna (16 December 1939, Donnycarney, Dublin, Eire), Luke Kelly (b. 16 November 1940, Eire, d. 30 January 1984), Ciaron Bourke (b. 18 February 1936, Dublin, Eire, d. 10 May 1988) and former teacher Ronnie Drew (b. 18 September 1935, Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin, Eire). They formed in 1962, in the back of O’Donoghue’s bar in Read more


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