I'm more of a Pogues fan, but they aren't touring. Yet, you can still get a bucketful of punk rock music infused with Irish themes, memes, and schemes with The Mahones upcoming gig at House of Targ on 8 March.
This is a big bad group, and I have no doubt they'll pack the place with all the energy and enthusiasm of those looking for a big night out. Finny (Fintan) leads the band, and his mother, Anne, who died tragically in October 2016, was a major influencer, organiser, leader, in the traditional Irish music community of Canada. Indeed, The Mahones lead man, comes from a family steeped in the Irish tradition, even though you might have to read the between the lines.