The Departed was a fine movie but maybe it wasn’t worth it. Flogging Molly contributed the trademark tune “I’m Shipping Up to Boston” to the soundtrack and now you hear that song all the freaking time. Whether it’s playing on the radio loudspeaker at the bakery or being used as a minor league ballplayer’s intro music, the city of Boston is happy and I simply don’t care for that.
Oh, wait. That’s a Dropkick Murphys song. How embarrassing.
Am I gonna check out the Flogging Molly set? Yes, for a few reasons, not the least of which is that sometimes punk shows are just inexplicably fun. In the spirit of this guide, though, do I especially care whether or not I see the show? I really can’t say I do.
THE VERDICT: I don’t care but I’ll likely end up there anyway.