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March 16, 2010
Music Monday: New Black 47 for the holiday

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Music Monday: New Black 47 for the holiday

Posted by Bill Forman on Mon, Mar 15, 2010 at 12:42 PM

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Flogging Molly and the Frames are fine, but if you want to do St. Paddy’s Day right this year, then get yourself a copy of Black 47’s righteous new album, Bankers & Gangsters.

Emerging from Bainbridge Avenue, an Irish immigrant neighborhood in the northwest Bronx, Black 47 is famous for extraordinary live shows that have earned them a reputation as “the house band for New York City.”

While other Irish-inclined outfits are content to apply an emerald gloss to their rock or folk leanings, Black 47 takes no prisoner with its stormy mix of Celtic punk, Clash-city rockers, elegiac anthems and incendiary odes to Irish Republican heroes like James Connolly and Michael Collins.

So if you're feeling a bit revolutionary this week, or just want to kick up the adrenaline level, let Black 47 be your La Fheile Padraig soundtrack.To get a better idea of what they're all about, check out this three-minute interview with frontman Larry Kirwan:


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