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Dropkick Murphys

Thanks to an indefatigable work ethic, electrifying stage show, commitment to civic engagement, and several popular songs that captured the Beantown zeitgeist, Quincy-based Celtic punk band the Dropkick Murphys have served as unofficial brand ambassadors for Boston for over twenty years, with no signs of stopping. Named after Acton-based WWII-era osteopath/professional wrestler/alcohol rehabilitation facility owner John “Dropkick” Murphy, the band — originally consisting of lead singer Mac McColgan, bassist/vocalist Ken Casey (the group’s lone constant member), guitarist Rick Barton and drummer Jeff Erna — earned their stripes in the late ‘90s after opening for the Mighty Mighty Bosstones, signing to…

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