Get SF Weekly Newsletters

Thursday, January 8, 2009

The Gaslight Anthem Brings Punky Pathos to S.F. in April

Posted By on Thu, Jan 8, 2009 at 2:13 PM

thegaslightanthem_thumb_400x270.jpg
Whenever people talk about New Jersey band the Gaslight Anthem, the name Bruce Springsteen is often not far behind. And why not? First off: They're from Jersey and they don't sound like Bon Jovi. And, more importantly, there's something undeniably Springsteenian about frontman Brian Fallon's vocal delivery and his concise, blue-collar-commiserating story songs that speak of failed dreams, tough loves, and times gone by. But with its punkish electric sound -- kinda like a cross between vintage rock'n'roll, soul, and emocore -- the Gaslight Anthem is quickly asserting its own personalilty on the American music scene. This spring you can see why the quartet gets critics drooling when the Gaslight Anthem comes to Slim's on Thursday, April 16. Advance tix are $17; check out the Slim's website for more info.

  • Pin It

About The Author

John Graham

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Popular Stories

  1. Most Popular Stories
  2. Stories You Missed

Like us on Facebook

Slideshows

  • clipping at Brava Theater Sept. 11
    Sub Pop recording artists 'clipping.' brought their brand of noise-driven experimental hip hop to the closing night of 2016's San Francisco Electronic Music Fest this past Sunday. The packed Brava Theater hosted an initially seated crowd that ended the night jumping and dancing against the front of the stage. The trio performed a set focused on their recently released Sci-Fi Horror concept album, 'Splendor & Misery', then delved into their dancier and more aggressive back catalogue, and recent single 'Wriggle'. Opening performances included local experimental electronic duo 'Tujurikkuja' and computer music artist 'Madalyn Merkey.'"