Concert Reviews

Review: Stiff Little Fingers at Summit Music Hall, 8/20/11

STIFF LITTLE FINGERS at SUMMIT | 8.20.11
"This is an old Irish folk song," announced Stiff Little Fingers frontman Jake Burns before the very last song of the show. After an entire set of some of the band's best material, it could only be "Alternative Ulster," and as the song began, the crowd, punk rockers older and younger, seemed to go wild instantly with enthusiastic dancing and even a "friendly" circle pit of sorts fully broke out, after threatening to the rest of the night.
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Tom Murphy is a writer, visual artist and musician from Aurora, Colorado. He was a prolific music writer for Westword and a documenter of the Denver music scene.