The New Jersey-based rock band will play The Civic Theatre, and we have a pair of tickets to give away.
Recently at Grantland.com, Steven Hyden reviewed The Gaslight Anthem's recent album, Get Hurt, writing:
As a songwriter, [Brian] Fallon’s core talent is his ability to take uplifting music and lyrical hogwash and assemble them into broadly appealing packages that make groups of individuals reflexively hug one another. If your head isn’t immediately wrapped up in an affectionate choke hold the moment the music comes on, the Gaslight Anthem will have already lost you. But what I really feel for Fallon on Get Hurt is envy. He has constructed a life that allows him to communicate solely (and with surprising effectiveness) in the language of rock-and-roll myth. He has fully crossed over into that world.
The album is the band's first after Handwritten, which helped the New Jersey-based Gaslight Anthem and its Springsteenishly urgent songs reach a larger audience. Fallon promised something new for Get Hurt and delivered--a Who-ishness that on tour has sometimes manifested itself in a cover of "Baba O'Riley."
The Gaslight Anthem will play the Civic Theatre Friday night with Against Me! and TwoPointEight opening, and we have a pair of tickets to give away. Register here for a chance to win. The contest closes Friday at noon.