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Boiled in Lead

Tonight @ Shank Hall - 8 p.m.

Aug. 30, 2008
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Like many modern Irish bands, Minneapolis’ Boiled In Lead views the traditional sounds of the old country as merely a starting point, often burying their Celtic motifs behind a grinding lead guitar. Although hometown critics have dubbed them Irish folk-punk, their 2008 album, Sliver, actually owed more to progressive rock than punk, invoking the renaissance tinges of Led Zeppelin while still stirring up celebratory choruses to raise a pint glass to. Boiled In Lead plays an 8 p.m. show at Shank Hall tonight.

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