The Gaslight Anthem

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    September 29, 2014

    5 Best Concerts to See in Phoenix This Week

    Perhaps everyone has a music hangover from this past week, because after a week that saw a giant three-day music festival get washed out by the rain and featured performances by heavyweights Katy Perry, Drake, and Lil Wayne, this upcoming is much calmer. But that doesn't mean there aren't musical ou ... More >>

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    April 24, 2013

    The Gaslight Anthem - Marquee Theatre - 4/23/2013

    A common complaint about the Phoenix live music scene is fan apathy. A show may be sold out, but many fans will keep their arms crossed and not move around much. That was not the case at Marquee Theatre Tuesday night. The Gaslight Anthem's fanbase showed what live music should be about. No matter ... More >>

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    April 23, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows In Phoenix This Week

    There isn't a Coachella this weekend, so far as I can tell -- neither a real Coachella nor The Real Coachella, which honestly seemed like a better time. That leaves us, globally, with a notable shortage of people listening to music in weird outfits and from strange campsites. These five shows might ... More >>

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    January 25, 2013

    Stop Hating on the 2013 Coachella Lineup

    Each year, like many of you, I impatiently wait for the Coachella lineup to be announced. Sometimes it's disappointing (if Daft Punk says they're not touring, chances are they're not playing the festival), but there's always going be a few redeeming artists. At best the lineup will be amazing, and i ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Coachella 2013 Official Lineup is Posted

    The wait, as they say, is finally over. You can cease all the speculation of who the hell is officially playing this year's Coachella as Goldenvoice unveiled the lineup in grand fashion. See also: -Who Is Really Playing Coachella This Year? -The Rolling Stones Aren't Playing Coachella, but Some ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Coachella's "Bloom" Video: WTF Does it Mean?

    Yesterday afternoon, the home page of the Coachella website changed to a video called "Bloom," which shows plants and art exhibits sprouting from the ground. Some look pretty creepy--did those worm/slug things 30 seconds into the video really just form a structure? At least the rest are fairly cute ... More >>

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    January 21, 2013

    Top Five Must-See Shows This Week in Phoenix

    Yeah, yeah, yeah...we get it. Mondays suck (we've read Garfield). But it means the start of a new week, which means a bunch of killer shows in and around Phoenix. And here are a few of the coolest -- our top five must-see shows this week.

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    January 17, 2013
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    January 2, 2013

    Top 5 Punk Albums of 2012

    Happy New Year loyal punk fans. If you really tied one on and you're nursing your hangover by chugging some Pedialyte, punk music may be the last thing you want to listen to. But 2012 was a great year for punk releases, which made this list difficult to narrow down to a top five. See also: -10 ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    I Was Told There'd Be Whiskey

    As 2012 draws to a close, we'll be looking forward to the 2013 and spotlighting 13 Phoenix bands that will be making a mark on the Southwest throughout the new year. Lauren Wise brings us this look at I Was Told There'd Be Whiskey, a rootsy rock 'n' roll outfit that incorporates elements of punk, co ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    Are You a Cute Blonde Lady? Now is a Good Time to be in a Music Video

    Last week, a couple of so-called indie bands released music videos that featured quirky blonde actresses. Michelle Williams traveled to Niagara Falls Wild Nothing's "Paradise" and The Girl Next Door Elisha Cuthbert imagines herself in a movie in The Gaslight Anthem's video for "Here Comes My Man." B ... More >>

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    September 29, 2012

    Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, and Hot Water Music at Mesa Amphitheatre, 9/28/12

    Rise Against, The Gaslight Anthem, and Hot Water Music @ Mesa Amphitheatre, 9/28/12Punk fans really couldn't have asked for a better line up last night. As Tim McIlrath stated in our interview, it was a dream team of sorts, with punk vets Hot Water Music kicking things off, The Gaslight Anthem perfo ... More >>

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    September 27, 2012
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    September 27, 2012

    Dust Off Your Flannel: Is the Underground Rising to the Mainstream?

    You've got a lot of reading to do, guys: snuggled tightly in this week's massive Best of Phoenix 2012 issue is a regular issue of Phoenix New Times. In anticipation of the busiest musical weekend of the year, you'll find pieces about KUPD's two-day metal festival Desert Uprising, EDM waterpark party ... More >>

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    September 24, 2012

    Rise Against's Tim McIlrath on SB 1070 and MTV

    It's been three years since Rise Against last performed in Arizona thanks to the band's participation in The Sound Strike. The terms of the boycott have changed, so Rise Against is making its triumphant return to the valley. The line-up couldn't get much better, as Rise Against is paired with long ... More >>

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    September 22, 2012

    Top Five Phoenix Music Stories of the Week

    The news waits for no one -- at least that's what we read somewhere -- so it's perfectly understandable that you, the reader, might have missed out on a musical tidbit, breaking news about your favorite venue, or one of our rants. So enjoy this digest-style sampling of some of our biggest stories f ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Hot Water Music's Chris Wollard on Exister, The Band's First Record Without "Any Hang-Ups"

    When you're a hard touring band, it takes some adjusting to actually get off the road. Gritty Florida-based punk rockers Hot Water Music have nearly gotten the hang of this, taking a hiatus before releasing its eighth full-length record, Exister. Eight years after its last album, The New What Next ... More >>

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    September 19, 2012

    The Gaslight Anthem's Benny Horowitz on Handwritten and SB 1070

    It's a pretty good time to be The Gaslight Anthem. The band, which at times sounds like a nostalgic punk rock version of Bruce Springsteen, recently signed to a major label to release its forth full length album, Handwritten. After the band's frontman, Brian Fallon dedicated some time to bluesy side ... More >>

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    September 4, 2012

    Nine Ways To Actually Make Money As A Musician

    Once again reminding us the record industry resembles the band on the Titanic playing as it sinks, Rolling Stone reported "9 Ways Musicians Actually Make Money Today." To be blunt, it's pretty stupid.

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    July 10, 2012

    Sound Wave Music Festival 2012 Announced for September 29

    The last weekend of September is turning into a major logjam of blockbuster concerts, to say the least. Yesterday, we dished all the details about KUPD's two-day hard rock rager Desert Uprising, which kicks off on Friday, September 28, out at Ashley Furniture HomeStore Pavillion. Over on the oppos ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Throwback Thursday: What is "Orgcore Punk?"

    We've taken a look at the bands that dominated the '90s with chart topping singles and one hit wonders, but this week, we're doing something different. The term "orgcore" may have you scratching your head more than a cultural institution like Green Day, but it's always been my favorite subgenre of ... More >>

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    February 24, 2012

    Man Overboard's Justin Collier on Pop Punk, New Jersey, and New Found Glory

    ​Man Overboard, a Garden State pop punk group, is enjoying a whirlwind career. After touring with New Found Glory last year, the band just wrapped up a series of shows in the UK, and is gearing up for its first American headlining tour. The group has released 50 or 60 songs since it formed ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Frank Turner Discusses Touring, London Riots, and Drinking With Grandma

    Frank Turner has been enjoying unexpected success as a solo folk/punk musician after the demise his hardcore band, Million Dead. Turner has garnered an international fanbase over the past few years, touring relentlessly with bands like Social Distortion, Flogging Molly, and The Gaslight Anthem. His ... More >>

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    July 14, 2011
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    May 27, 2011

    Stephen "Psyko Steve" Chilton, What Are You Listening To?

    Maria VassettStephen Chilton​Stephen "Psyko Steve" Chilton The Valley-based music promoter has more than 20 events he's producing, which may be found at When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? When I am in the car, I ... More >>

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    April 19, 2011

    Fake Problems' Chris Farren on Daytrotter, Radio City Music Hall, and Arrested Development

    Fake Problems​Fake Problems doesn't have many problems, real or imagined. Instead of worrying, they focus on having a good time and touring often. Singer/guitarist Chris Farren taught the band how to play Bobby Darin's "Dream Lover" while lounging poolside before opening for Lucero in Phoenix a co ... More >>

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    December 29, 2010

    Best of 2010 Lists from Other Phoenix Music Writers

    ​This week's issue of New Times has Best of 2010 lists from a slew of contributors to our music section as well as Nothing Not New columnist Jay Bennett and a few other staffers. We compiled 13 writers' lists of the top 25 albums of the year into our own little Pazz & Jop-style top 25 list wh ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Macy Gray, Third Eye Blind, Joe Sib, 2 Tone Lizard Kings, and Other Weekend Events

    Macy Gray is scheduled to perform at CityScape on Friday.Macy Gray and Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon hanging out at the same party?Such will be the case this weekend as the R&B star is scheduled to stage a free concert tomorrow night during this weekend's grand opening celebration of CityScape in do ... More >>

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    August 5, 2010

    Nothing Not New: Podcast #8

    ​Music editor Martin Cizmar and I are back with another podcast, in which we discuss the overratedness of The Gaslight Anthem, the bleak Danger Mouse/Sparklehorse collaboration, my failed attempt at concert promoting, the return of Crowded House, and a bunch of other stuff that you didn't even rea ... More >>

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    July 21, 2010

    The Gaslight Anthem at Marquee Theatre on 7/20/2010

    ​You should be proud, New Jersey. Your garden state is more than reality TV show guidos and guidettes, big hair, fist-pumping and GTL (gym, tan, laundry). You guys know how to rock. New Jersey has spawned legendary rock bands like Bon Jovi and Bruce Springsteen.Oh, and the Gaslight Anthem Heavily ... More >>

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    July 15, 2010
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    July 9, 2010

    What's Selling: Hoodlums Music and Movies

    ​Hoodlums has been the indie-rock home for ASU kids for many years. This week, the kids are branching out a little bit. While there are no great surprises in Hoodlums' top 10 list of bestsellers, classic rocker Tom Petty comes in at number one, and the Rolling Stones, Ozzy Osbourne, and Devo all m ... More >>

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    June 24, 2010

    Foals: Total Life Forever

    ​Artist: FoalsTitle: Total Life ForeverRelease date: June 22Label: Sub PopThough I disagree with a commenter on one of my posts this week (Shawn from excellent local music blog Electric Mustache) about the merits of electro-punk Sleigh Bells, I agree with him that S.B. are a band that you either l ... More >>

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    June 18, 2010

    World Cup Theme by Shakira Plagiarized?

    While Americans don't take to football ("soccer" in our land) the way the rest of the world does, there's something special about the World Cup. Something so special, that even musicians can't help put take part in all the excitement. While R. Kelly wrote an official theme for the global quadrennial ... More >>

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    June 10, 2010
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    April 26, 2010

    Lily Allen is Wanted... By British Politicians

    Lily Allen: Every British politician wants her. They want her bad.​Even if Lilly Allen is not in an extremely public fight with Courtney Love, she still finds ways to make headlines. According to NME, both the Conservative and the Labour Party invited the outspoken British recording artist to ... More >>

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    February 9, 2010

    Bonnaroo 2010 Lineup Announced: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Weezer, Stevie Wonder and More

    ​Tennessee's Bonnaroo music festival has announced a full line-up for this June. No real surprises here: Dave Matthews Band, Kings of Leon, Stevie Wonder, Jay-Z, Weezer, and the Flaming Lips are the top of the pile.The Dead Weather, Phoenix, John Fogerty, Jimmy Cliff, Tenacious D, Zac Brown Band, ... More >>

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    September 10, 2009
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    August 17, 2009

    Incoming: Gaslight Anthem, Dethklok, Bone Thugs, Rufus Wainwright

    The Gaslight Anthem​It's been nearly a year since The Gaslight Anthem started buzzing with the release of their second album, The '59 Sound, but they're showing no signs of cooling off. In fact, last month was arguably the band's best ever month, as a guest appearance by Bruce Springsteen, the God ... More >>

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    July 2, 2009

    Obama on Michael Jackson, New Bloc Party Video, Kanye Directs Video

    Idolator: What Have You Done With Your CD Library? (If You've Done Anything With It?) NME: Obama: 'I grew up on Michael Jackson's music' NME: Watch Bloc Party's new video now - exclusive Pitchfork: Jesu Isis = Greymachine Rolling Stone: Michael Jackson's Neverland: What Should Happen to the Super ... More >>

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    June 6, 2009

    Sonic Youth Singer Disses Radiohead, T.I. Gets Hitched, Mini T's on AOL

    Pitchfork: Kim Gordon Disses "The Radiohead Model" So Much Silence: Miniature Tigers on The Interface Spin: Coldplay's Next Record "Might Be Bad" NME: T.I. marries longtime girlfriend 'Tiny' Rolling Stone: Daryl Hall on His "Oddball" Life in Hall & Oates, Web Series Waved Rumor: Rock Clip of the Wee ... More >>

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    April 22, 2009

    The Gaslight Anthem In Photos

    The Gaslight Anthem played their "'59 Sound" to a packed house last night at The Clubhouse. See shots of their performance in our slide show. Haven't heard of The Gaslight Anthem? Here are a few links and their music video for "Great Expectaions" to get you started: The Gaslight Anthem Official ... More >>

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    April 16, 2009
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    January 30, 2009

    Coachella Lineup Officially Announced

    Coachella's 2009 official lineup is officially out -- as of 3:15 this morning, says Michael Lopez. Here it is: Girl Talk, Crystal Castles, The Knux, Fleet Foxes, Lupe Fiasco (that's, in order, five of my 10 favorite records of 2008) plus The Black Keys, Late of the Pier, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Gasligh ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    Just Announced: Black Lips, Cursive, Fall Out Boy, Gaslight Anthem, The Little Ones

    A great week for show announcements, as we've got indie faves The Black Lips, Cursive, Gaslight Anthem, and The Little Ones coming.Oh, and Fall Out Boy. You know, for kids.The Black Lips (above) have a druggy, melodic sound they call "psych-punk," which strikes me as something like The Stooges playi ... More >>

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    January 16, 2009

    The Killers Coming To Dodge April 16

    The big show announcements just keep coming. Earlier today we had Fall Out Boy and a host of buzzing bands (Gaslight Anthem, Black Lips) now we've got The Killers on April 16 at Dodge Theatre. Tickets for the Las Vegas faux-indie act's show go on sale next Friday. Tickets at, and i ... More >>

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    January 13, 2009

    Coachella Artists Start Leaking

    The first batch of bands for the hottest music festival around, the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, has been leaked. Confirmed Artists: the Killers, the Airborne Toxic Event, the Bug, Buraka Som Sistema, Crystal Castles, Drop The Lime, Fleet Foxes, Flying Lotus, Girl Talk, the Hold Steady, ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    The Best Album of 2008? Sorry 'Science,' I Go With Girl Talk

    Can an album comprised solely of samples really be an artistic achievement? Honestly, I'm a little bit torn about naming Girl Talk's Feed The Animals the best album of the year. After all, it is a record made up entirely of mashups, so, strictly speaking, there's not a note of new music in this ba ... More >>

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