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Flogging Molly

"Flogging Molly" is a seven-piece Irish American Celtic punk band, that formed in Los Angeles and is currently signed under SideOneDummy Records.

Flogging Molly has released four major studio albums, ''Swagger'', ''Drunken Lullabies'', ''Whiskey on a Sunday'', and ''Within a Mile of Home'', as well as an independent live album entitled ''Alive Behind the Green Door''. They have toured with the Warped Tour and Larry Kirwan's American Fléadh Festival. They also contributed to the Rock Against Bush project. Also, as of late they have done extensive touring with the self-proclaimed Gypsy punk band, Gogol Bordello, which is also signed under SideOneDummy Records.

In a recent interview with Kerrang! magazine, Dave King revealed that the band's name comes from Molly Malone's, an Irish pub in LA. "We used to play there every Monday night and we felt like we were flogging a dead horse, so we called the band Flogging Molly."

Their music is heavily influenced by such bands as The Pogues, and has many references to the Roman Catholic Church and ranges from boisterous punk rock like the pirate-themed "Salty Dog" and "Seven Deadly Sins," or the defiant "What's Left of the Flag...

years active 1997–present
origin Los Angeles, California
music genre Celtic Punk
current members Dave King (musician)
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