State In The Real – Penn State Music Scene


The 24th day band is Flogging Molly. 

“Flogging Molly has always defied categorization…They infuse punk rock with Celtic instruments—violin, mandolin and the accordion—and they merge blues progressions with grinding guitars and traditional Irish music, the music of King’s youth. ‘We’re not a traditional band,’ explains Dublin-born King. ‘We are influenced by traditional music and inspired by it, but without question we put our own twist on it.’ Theirs is music of exile and rebellion, of struggle and history and protest. It’s music of a country torn down the middle, a deeply beautiful and wounded country that knows no quit, and Flogging Molly pays homage to that resolve in every note. Whether it’s a driving anthem like ‘Black Friday Rule’ or the upbeat duet with Lucinda Williams, ‘Factory Girls’, the band’s only criteria for its music is simple and bone-deep: that it matter.” (from Bonnaroo website description of the band)


Dave King – vocals

Tedd Hutt –  guitar

Jeff Peters – bass

Bridget Regan – fiddle

Genre: Alternative, Celtic Punk

Latest Album: Speed of Darkness

Hometown: Los Angeles, CA