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The Real McKenzies 

When: Wed., May 30 2012

While uilleann pipes have been an integral part of Celtic punk band Black 47's music since the late '80s, the instrument's bigger and wheezier-sounding Scottish cousin is rarely deployed in rock, apart from the occasional Dropkick Murphys song. So Vancouver's Real McKenzies score some points for originality there, and additional credit for the rough-hewn energy you've come to expect from bands on the Fat Wreck Chords label. If your tastes run anywhere from the Pogues to NOFX, visit the Black Sheep (2106 E. Platte Ave., blacksheeprocks.com) tonight for $12/advance, $15/door. Showtime is 7:30 for the all-ages show, with Civet and 99 Bottles doing opening honors. — Bill Forman

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