Flogging Molly's Dennis Casey Doesn't Remember Much About Those Casey Moore's Afterparties

Boston's got Dropkick Murphy's, Chicago's got The Tossers, and Tempe's got Flogging Molly.

The Celtic-punk band has become a firm tradition here, and this year marks their 8th annual stop at Tempe Beach Park. The show's practically a festival, with the band joined by a litany of rock 'n' roll acts like Roger Clyne and the Peacemakers, Suedehead, Sean Wheeler, Zander Schloss, Brother of Brazil, Inpet Hero, Halocene, Black Bottom Lighters, Wiley One, and Wescott Avenue.

Guitarist Dennis Casey and I caught up to discuss what the band has been up to over the past year, launching Borstal Beat Records, and where he eats and drinks in Phoenix/Tempe.

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Jason P. Woodbury is a music and pop-culture writer based in Phoenix. He is a regular contributor to the music blog Aquarium Drunkard and co-host of the Transmissions podcast.