The Swaggerin’ Growlers will perform Saturday, Nov. 27 beginning 8 p.m. at Billy’s Tavern, 1 Starr St. behind the downtown business block.

One of Boston’s top Celtic punk and riot folk bands, the Swaggerin’ Growlers are heavily influenced by legendary Irish bands The Pogues and Flogging Molly, as well as folk icons Woody Guthrie and Billy Bragg.

The Swaggerin’ Growlers’ undeniably high energy brand of folk punk takes the crowd from pulse-pounding, blast beat punk to heartfelt down-tempo anthems and fight songs and back again, with everyone singing along at the top of their lungs. The band members cite unheated houses during the winter, getting fired, poverty, the Beat Generation, alcohol, coffee, cigarettes, books, poetry, anger and New England as huge influences for their music. Since their start five and a half years ago, the Growlers have gigged relentlessly over the United State, racking up 250-plus shows in front of everyone from little children and their grandparents to hordes of street punks.

The Swaggerin’ Growlers are guaranteed to get everyone on their feet and dancing off all that turkey and stuffing. To learn more about the band, visit

There is a $3 cover charge. For more information, call 354-1177 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to