Dropkick Murphys, from Quincy, Massachusetts, are a Celtic punk rock band which initially signed to the independent label Hellcat Records. The group grew its fanbase by touring extensively and playing huge punk rock shows in Boston, particularly during the week of St. Patrick’s Day. The band broke through to the mainstream with their 2004 single “Tessie” but reached their peak success with their song “Shipping Up to Boston.” This track was featured in the Academy Award-winning film, The Departed, in 2006 and quickly became the song that the band was most well-known for as well as their only Platinum-selling single. The group has continued to release albums that place relatively high on the Billboard charts, particularly for their signature brand of fast, loud, drunken punk rock, with the most recent being 2017’s 11 Short Stories of Pain and Glory.
So be sure to pick up a Dropkick Murphys t-shirt from our collection before St. Patrick’s Day comes around.