Seattle Theatre Group (STG) announces the following concerts going on sale this week.
The Gaslight Anthem
Date: July 8, 2012 @ 9:00pm
Venue: The Crocodile (All Ages)
Price: $20.00, not including applicable fees
Seating: General Admission
On Sale: On Sale Now!
"We're not into just kinda being like a little footnote," says The Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon. "We want to be The Ones, y'know?" With American Slang, The Gaslight Anthem makes an extraordinary leap forward towards that very goal. The New Jersey-based band's third long player reveals a remarkably powerful rock 'n' roll outfit honed by two years of nearly non-stop touring. Singer/guitarist Brian Fallon's passionate lyrical approach has grown more personal and introspective, his raw throated vocals stronger and more resonant against the band's pulse-pounding dynamic force. Songs like "Bring It On," "Orphans" and the rousing title track bristle and burn with the spirit of soul, the energy of punk, and the artistic ambition of any hall of famer you'd care to name. American Slang is the battle cry of a great band finding its own voice and using it to shout to the rooftops and beyond. "This record sounds more like us," guitarist Alex Rosamilia says. "It's a little darker, a little sadder. It's still definitely anthemic - the older stuff was more triumphant; this is more like, we won, but there were casualties." The Gaslight Anthem exploded out of the New Brunswick punk underground with 2007's energetic debut, Sink or Swim (XOXO Records). The Señor and the Queen (Sabot Productions) EP followed in early 2008, its ambition foreshadowing the band's stunning SideOneDummy Records debut, THE '59 Sound. With its melding of classic rock, soul and punk power, the album proved an immediate critical and popular sensation, with The New York Times praising the "rich, lustrous songwriting" and "taut punk arrangements," noting that Fallon's "casually observed storytelling, overflowing with detail, seethes with a cool desperation reminiscent of Mr. Springsteen in the late '70s." With its astonishing range and undeniable urgency, American Slang is The Gaslight Anthem laying it all on the line, giving it all they had to give. Achieving their dreams only served to fuel The Gaslight Anthem's already limitless ambition, driving the band to test their mettle as artists and as men.