According to the Urban Dictionary, a Gobshite is: someone who blabbers on about incredibly senseless things; a loud-mouthed person who talks a lot, but nothing with any value; or Liam Gallagher. In Boston though, a Gobshite is a member of a Celtic punk-folk band, heavily influenced by the Pogues, who sing mostly about drinking.
How much do they sing about drinking? Their last two albums were called Another Round and Get Bombed. Song titles include “Pub Crawling”; “Cheers”; “I Only Drink Stout”; and “Drinking Again.”
No surprise then that they’re playing at the Burren, the Davis Square Irish pub, on Thursdays in January. You know what this band will give you– a rousing mix of Celtic traditional music and fiddle-and-accordion-driven covers of classic punk songs– and they don’t disappoint. Have a Guinness, dance around, and sing along.
In addition to the Burren gigs tonight and on Thursday 1/28, the Gobshites will also be appearing at the Middle East downstairs on Friday 1/22 at the benefit show for victims of the Haiti Earthquake. Also appearing will be Force the Fallen, Forgetful Jones, The Doom Buggies, Sherman Burns, and the Van Burens. 18+, $10 cover. NOTE: 7:30 Doors.
The Show Guide, Resources for upcoming local shows: bookmark this site for a quick, easy way to get info on every upcoming show, and calendars and info for every venue in town.
Links to concert listings:
WZBC concert report
Boston Phoenix Club listings
Pollstar concert info for Boston
TT the Bear’s place
The Middle East
Toad in Cambridge
The Lizard Lounge
Plough & Stars
Notlob folk concert series
Theatres and larger venues:
The House of Blues
The Orpheum Theatre
The Wilbur Theatre
Bank of America Pavilion (formerly HarborLights)
Other useful sites:
Info on local bands and shows: Boston Band Crush
Cheap, fun events, including music: Cheap Thrills Boston
The legendary music scene mag: The Noise