The Gaslight Anthem
Every year, more young bands seek to inherit Bruce Springsteen's legacy of brains-meets-brawn heartland rock. One of the best is the Gaslight Anthem, who not only hail from the now-63-year-old Boss's native New Jersey but also tapped his current producer, Brendan O'Brien, for their latest album, released last July. Aside from a string-draped acoustic ballad called "National Anthem," Handwritten didn't add much dimension to the band's familiar aesthetic. Its best moments, particularly "45," are right up there with anything off 2008's breakout The '59 Sound — all bar-chord pound and skyward solos. With the Bouncing Souls and Cory Branan. 18+. (Photo by Danny Clinch)
Thu., Feb. 28, 7:30 p.m., 2013
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