Flogging Molly and Skinny Lister - Revolution Live, Fort Lauderdale - Feb. 12

Whatever you think of the Grateful Dead, you have to respect the admiration they inspired with their music. People gave up on all other ambitions to follow them around the country.

Likewise, whatever preconceptions you might have about the California band Flogging Molly, seeing the dedication of their fans at last night's concert at Revolution Live would force you to listen to them with fresh ears. At their best, Flogging Molly's recorded music is soulful hardcore pub music. At its worst, they sound like a generic Warped Tour band with an Irish accent.

But I figured the army of fans dressed in green who waited in line to get into the concert a full hour before the first opening band took the stage couldn't all be wrong.

See also
- Photos: Flogging Molly and Skinny Lister at Revolution Live
- Flogging Molly's Frontman Dave King on Humor and Music
- British Band Skinny Lister Started with the Singing of "Sea Shanties"

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David Rolland is a freelance writer for New Times Broward-Palm Beach and Miami New Times. His novel, The End of the Century, published by Jitney Books, is available at many fine booksellers.
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