Over the St. Patrick’s Day weekend, I was lucky enough to find myself watching some amazing bands perform in the SF Bay Area. Saturday night saw the nine band extravaganza at Thee Parkside (write-up coming soon), but Friday kicked the weekend off right with Flogging Molly‘s annual Green 17 Tour stop at The Fox Theatre in Oakland, CA.
The first band to the stage was Johnny Mad Cap and the Distractions. I was late to the show and I regretfully missed their set, but you can check out some shots from their performance here, from fellow pit photographer Alan Snodgrass.
Next to play was Jerry Hannan and The Mad Hannans. Flogging Molly always has great bands opening for them, getting the crowd and energy ready for the main event. I caught the latter part of the set but it was awesome. Really killer guitars.
La raison de la saison was Flogging Molly. The annual Green 17 Tour is something I look forward to every year, and their set definitely fulfilled my fix. The band never disappoints, with endless energy and quintessential style and sound. It is a beautiful thing to witness. Dennis, Bob, Dave and Bridget, Nathan and Matt, and George to round it out, this band keeps on delivering. No frills, just class. Talent.
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