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The Gaslight Anthem

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by UNCGrad, Jul 18, 2012.

  1. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member


    Personally, as a self-described Springsteen hack, it's no surprise I really like this band and have for a long time. But I'll finally be seeing them for the first time this week, and in a small club no less. I'm stoked.

    Anybody else see them live? Thoughts?
  2. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    I've seen them live twice and I would do it 10+ more times. They're awesome live, and probably my favorite indie band around these days.
  3. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    Seconded (though I've only seen them once). Their new album is very good.
  4. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Huge fan. Saw them a couple of years ago. Great band.
  5. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Just started getting into them a while ago, and also love them.
  6. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Dreunc1542 turned me on to them a couple years ago, and I'm seeing them live for the first time this fall. Can't freaking wait.
  7. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    They last played Bonnaroo in 2010, so they're due back.
  8. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    Knew he would bring this up. (I was out of town last time they were in Toronto.)

    I really like them and first found out about them from a PC post on this board. The '59 Sound is a tremendous album from beginning to end, American Slang was a massive letdown for me, have high hopes for their new one.
  9. PCLoadLetter

    PCLoadLetter Well-Known Member

    Would this be a bad time to point out they're coming to town again in September, but for some reason there's no Toronto show on this tour?

    (If it's any consolation, at the show here they're actually opening for Rise Against in a city park. No thank you.)
  10. KYSportsWriter

    KYSportsWriter Well-Known Member

    I think it was Dreunc who told me about them as well, in a thread posted here IIRC. Haven't seen them live, but this group is great.
  11. John

    John Well-Known Member

    I enjoy a lot of their stuff.

    My favorite indie band right now is likely The Whigs.
  12. UNCGrad

    UNCGrad Member

    Wow. I mean, just wow. They were unbelievable. So, so tight. Had a great crowd, too, and pretty diverse in ages. Interesting.

    You know, I see Brian Fallon on TV or YouTube at the big shows or with Springsteen, and it's amazing the heart, soul and emotion he puts into those performances. I saw all of that for 90-plus minutes last night with just 700 other people. It was really hard to take your eyes off of him. Magnetic.

    Also, an aside. My buddies and I were standing outside the club before the show. The backstage entrance to the club is actually the front of the building. Spectators enter around the corner. Anyway, Fallon walks out of the bus with some friends and heads for the front. The doorman stops him, says "You have to enter on the side, man." Brian just smiled, took out his passes and simply told the guy who he was. Doorman clearly felt like a fool, but Fallon was super cool about it, shook the guy's hand, patted him on the shoulder and told him not to worry about it. No big-timing. Just completely understood the situation. That was pretty refreshing.

    I loved this band before the show. Afterward, though, I could barely sleep. I'm in. All in.
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