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Watch: The Gaslight Anthem and Frank Turner perform “Great Expectations” last night in London

The Gaslight Anthem: Alex R., Brian, Benny, Ian, Baby Wade and Alex L.

Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem are wrapping up the tail end of their pre-hiatus run of shows across the Atlantic Ocean.  They band played their last headline set at O2 Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night, and were joined onstage by the great, and unexpectedly tall, Frank Turner for a slow-burn rendition of TGA’s song “Great Expectations.” Watch the video below.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Their last US show was in Bridgeport, CT, last month, effectively guaranteeing that the hiatus won’t be a permanent thing…



The Gaslight Anthem announce pending hiatus

Unfortunate, though not exactly unexpected, news from The Gaslight Anthem camp today.

In a post on their Facebook page, the band announced today that they’re taking a break from being a band upon completion of their upcoming European tour. Here’s the statement in full:

Hello all!
We wanted to let everyone know that we’ll all be taking a break from The Gaslight Anthem after this next European tour in August. We’re all going to do other projects and stay active in some way or another, both in and out of music, but we’d like to step away from the band until we decide what we’d like to do next.

We’d like to recharge and take a step back until we have something we feel excited about rather than going right back to making a record just for the sake of making the next record. We all feel this is the best decision we can make and it feels like the right one for us.

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported our band for the last eight years and we’ll see you down the road!

With love and respect,
Brian, Benny, Alex and Alex.

Fans of the band will remember that they almost pulled the plug a couple of years ago prior to the recording of their latest album, “Get Hurt,” which was released in August 2014 on Island Records. Perhaps the album wasn’t quite the shot in the arm the foursome (plus Ian) were hoping it would be. In any event, we’ll keep you posted on any new projects from the guys (new Horrible Crowes? new Bottomfeeder?) as it becomes available.



Brian Fallon performs “Honey Magnolia” and “Steven McQueen” at Newport Folk Festival

Over the weekend, The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon stopped by the Newport Folk Festival in Newport, Rhode Island and performed some of his sweet soulful music.

Fallon unleashed on the world two new songs entitled “Honey Magnolia” and “Steven McQueen”, which you can listen to below.

Fallon’s latest release with The Gaslight Anthem was the band’s August 2014 full-length, “Get Hurt”, which was released through Island Records.



The Gaslight Anthem to play four shows in July

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem will be playing four shows in the Midwest and East Coast in July. The dates and locations are below.

The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records August 2014.



Video: Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem) plays short acoustic set on CFOX

The Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon recently stopped by Vancouver, BC radio station 99.3 CFOX to play a short set of acoustic songs in front of a live studio audience. You can check out videos of Fallon playing two Gaslight tracks, a song by his side-project Molly and the Zombies, and a cover of Oasis’ “Don’t Look Back In Anger” below.

Fallon’s latest release with The Gaslight Anthem was the band’s August 2014 full-length Get Hurt, which was released through Island Records. The band’s currently in the middle of a North American tour in support of the album.



DS Photo Gallery: The Gaslight Anthem, Northcote and The Scandals at Lupo’s in Providence

 

Last Friday night, The Gaslight Anthem brought the 2015 leg of their Get Hurt US tour to Lupo’s Heartbreak Hotel in Providence, Rhode Island. Given that no Boston date appears on this leg, the occasion called for an obscenely long rush-hour drive to The Ocean State on yet another bone-jarringly cold Friday evening in the winter that just won’t end. Yours truly hadn’t been to Lupo’s since it moved from a smaller location elsewhere in Providence damn near a decade ago. The “new” location occupies what used to be the Strand Theater, a hundred-year-old former vaudeville theater that probably hasn’t been architecturally updated a hell of a lot since it first opened (some cool old information here). Much like the city it inhabits, it’s more than a tad rough around the edges, and yet more than a little bit charming (not at all unlike Philadelphia’s Trocadero in both style and context).

Bayonne, New Jersey, street punks The Scandals got the night kicked off in raucous fashion. Perhaps it was the cold, perhaps it was the 8:30 start time, but the crowd (capacity somewhere between 1200 and 1500 depending on where you get your information, though with Lupo’s well-known penchant for over-selling tickets–seriously, check their Yelp! reviews– it’s probably close to the latter) was fairly well filled in by the time the foursome took the stage. Frontman Jared Hart led the attack, blistering through the band’s thirty-minute set in twenty-eight minutes (according to my watch). Jersey and Rhode Island aren’t obscenely far away form one another, meaning that a decent portion of the crowd was familiar with the band’s music and shouted along accordingly. Those unfamiliar also seemed pleased; more than a few near-by concertgoers commented on how the band’s newer tracks “kinda sounded like old Gaslight.” Huh…wonder why.

Northcote followed in full-band fashion. I’d previously only seen Matt Goud as a solo acoustic opener on Dave Hause’s Devour America tour this time last year. In my opinion, it’s not possible to blow Dave Hause off the stage, but I came away from that night thinking that Western Canada’s Goud came as close as possible. He traded the acoustic for a Telecaster for most of the set and was accompanied by a traditional guitar-bass-drum lineup that provided some added punch to Goud’s already exuberant stage presence. “How Can You Turn Around,” off the self-titled Northcote full-length, was a particular highlight, though that may be because it’s one of my favorite songs at the moment.

  

The Gaslight Anthem took the stage at around 10:30pm. This particular night marked the second night of this month-long jaunt, and was sandwiched curiously between two New York dates (one at the Webster Theatre, one at Terminal 5). TGA frontman Brian Fallon sauntered on stage looking perhaps a little worse for the wear after what may have been a hard and heavy night number one. In fact, he started with his typical between-song banter early, commenting on how he liked the venue and that Providence was cold that day and that he’d just woken up before leading the band into set-opener “The ’59 Sound.” What followed was a two-ish hour jaunt through the band’s almost decade-old catalog. Sure Get Hurt was well represented (not only by the giant upside-down heart set backdrop that filled what had seemed like a cavernous stage area) but by a handful of  tracks ranging from the sing-along chorus of “1,000 Years” to the slow burn of bonus track “Sweet Morphine.”

 

Slow burn was a recurring theme on the evening. A fair amount the set seemed to be down a few beats-per-minute from the standard tempo. Perhaps that’s by design. The slightly, maybe-not-even-noticeable, slower tempos allowed the band to pace themselves as they stretched out a set to more than two dozen songs. There are many, perhaps even within the band’s circle, who view the The Gaslight Anthem as the heirs apparent to the throne of Next Big American Rock Band that Pearl Jam picked up from Springsteen a couple decades earlier. While the uptempo punk-tinged “hits” from throughout their catalog breathe fire into the set and work the audience into a crowd-surfing frenzy, the standard down-tempo songs (“She Loves You,” “Red At Night,” slowed down versions of “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?” and “Great Expectations”) allowed the music itself to breathe a little bit; for Alex Rosamilia’s guitar runs to weave their way into the atmosphere while still being rooted to the earth by the more rhythmic guitar stylings of Fallon and Ian Perkins. Check out the full setlist here, and check out our photo gallery of all three bands below.



SideOneDummy Records kicks off “20th Anniversary Reissue” series with The Gaslight Anthem’s “Live at Park Ave”

Joe Sib and Bill Armstrong and the gang at SideOneDummy Records are celebrating their twentieth anniversary in style!

To mark the completion of their second decade in the game, S1D have unveiled a “20th Anniversary Reissue” series that’ll feature nine of the label’s quintessential releases freshly repressed on limited edition vinyl. Kicking things off is The Gaslight Anthem’s “Live at Park Ave.” The six-song EP was originally released back in 2009, and is now being repressed on “Coke bottle green” or translucent blue vinyl. Check out order options here…though it appears they may have already sold out.

Following “Live at Park Ave” will be The Gaslight Anthem‘s “The ’59 Sound,” Flogging Molly‘s “Swagger” and “Drunken Lullabies,” Gogol Bordello‘s “Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike,” Bedouin Soundclash‘s “Sounding A Mosaic,” Big D & The Kids Table‘s “Strictly Rude,” Swingin Utters‘ “More Scared” and, of course, 22 Jacks’ “Bob.” More details as soon as they’re available!



Skate and Surf announce more bands, including Acceptance’s 10 year reunion

The folks at Skate and Surf have announced more bands for the 2015 lineup, including The Gaslight Anthem, American Nightmare, mewithoutYou, and a reunion by Acceptance. Check out the full poster above.

Skate and Surf Festival will take place on May 16 and May 17, 2015 in Asbury Park, NJ. You can buy your tickets here.



Chris Farren to open for the Gaslight Anthem in Australia

Florida singer/songwriter and Fake Problems frontman Chris Farren will be opening up for The Gaslight Anthem this month and in February on their Australian dates. You can check out these Australian dates below as well as dates and locations for the full tour here.

The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island RecordsAugust 2014. Chris Farren’s latest Christmas album was released at the beginning of December last year.



DS Exclusive: 2014 – A Year in Concert Pictures (Jay Stone)

Regular Dying Scene readers may well be aware, I think 2014 was a pretty great year for music. If you need a refresher, here’s my “Best of 2014” list. It wasn’t only a great year for new releases, however. I consider myself lucky to live in the greater Boston area and, thus, to have the ability to catch a lot of great live music. For myriad reasons, (many of which include having the opportunity to bring my wife and daughter to shows), 2014 may be one of my favorite concert-going years yet.

Here at Dying Scene, we’ve been trying to step up our live music coverage over the last couple of years. Because 2014 was full of so many great moments, I took the liberty of condensing a stellar year into a couple dozen shots that I was lucky enough to capture. Included are shots from three different Chuck Ragan shows (at three different venues), the Lagwagon/Swingin’ Utters tour, Dave Hause and Continental upstairs at the legendary Middle East nightclub (different shows), an intimate acoustic performance from Street Dogs at the Midway Cafe, two Frank Turner shows in the same day, two Against Me! shows (the first, a headlining show that also included Big Eyes, the latter an opening slot with The Gaslight Anthem), The Business and The Attack ripping up Church on a Wednesday night, and, of course, the Summer Nationals tour, featuring The Vandals, Bad Religion and The Offspring. A pretty great year indeed; check out our gallery here and stay tuned to see what 2015 has in store!



The Scandals recording new music with Brian Fallon (The Gaslight Anthem)

New Jersey street punks The Scandals announced they’re recording a new EP with Brian Fallon of The Gaslight Anthem. Fans will remember that in 2013 The Scandals’ frontman Jared Hart and Brian Fallon got together to release an acoustic split.

Both bands will be touring together in February 2015. Check out the dates below.

The Scandals last released their “Trenchknife” EP in 2012 on Death To False Hope Records. The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records in August 2014.



The Gaslight Anthem announces 2015 tour dates

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem has just announced a run of 2015 tour dates for this coming winter/spring. The tour will feature support from The Scandals, Northcote and Sammy Kay. Check out the full list of dates below.

The Gaslight Anthem last released Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records August 2014.



The Gaslight Anthem releases music video for “1,000 Years”

New Jersey rockers The Gaslight Anthem  has a new video out for the song “1,000 Years,” and you can check it out below.  They already released a semi-acoustic version of the song, but this video uses the studio track and shows the band performing it on stage.

This song is off of the band’s latest release, Get Hurt, which came out on Island Records last August.



Video: The Gaslight Anthem perform semi-unplugged versions of “1,000 Days” and “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?”

The Gaslight Anthem recently performed a couple songs for Cardinal Sessions in a semi-unplugged fashion.  The did “1,000 Days” and “Wherefore Art Thou, Elvis?” and they both came out pretty solid.  If you dig all Brian Fallon’s chilled out acoustic stuff you’ll dig it.  Watch below.

The Gaslight Anthem released their latest album, Get Hurt, last August on Island Records.



Live Video: The Gaslight Anthem playing “Misery” for the first time ever

The Gaslight Anthem played their song “Misery” for the first time ever last Thursday at an acoustic show at the Ramones Museum in Berlin, Germany. You can watch a video of that performance below.

“Misery” is taken from The Gaslight Anthem’s 2012 EPs Hold You Up and Here Comes My Man. The Gaslight Anthem released their latest album, Get Hurt, last August on Island Records.