cleaning out the drafts folder

From the last 18 months, a bunch of record reviews I didn’t finish writing. You, too, can wonder where they were going! You can try to figure out why I was so bad at blogging last year! You can hope that I am better at this shit next year! First up, some two sentence reviews…

concerts: the gaslight anthem & cory branan @ cat’s cradle

Setlist: ’59 Sound / Old White Lincoln / Biloxi Parish / Howl / Stay Lucky / Film Noir / The Patient Ferris Wheel / 45 / The Queen Of Lower Chelsea / Boxer / Too Much Blood / Wooderson / Drive / American Slang // Encore: National Anthem / Handwritten / Great Expectations / House…

the gaslight anthem @ the lincoln theatre, raleigh

I wrote about last night’s Gaslight show for Speakers In Code. Brian Fallon is still my favorite forever and ever amen. Charlotte’s Matrimony and Bloodshot Records’ Cory Branan opened; Matrimony was really enjoyable, but a little less electric guitar-y than I expected from a Gaslight opener. Cory was genius as always, and closed with “Girl…

the gaslight anthem @ the cat’s cradle

Great Expectations / 45 / Old White Lincoln / Even Cowgirls Get The Blues / Howl / Casanova, Baby! / The Diamond Street Church Choir / Here Comes My Man / I’da Called You Woody, Joe / Angry Johnny And The Radio / Blue Jeans & White T Shirts / Film Noir / American Slang…

photo preview: the gaslight anthem @ cat’s cradle

I’ll have photos up tomorrow and a full write-up on SIC on Monday, but this photo really says it all: my heart is aching and singing in a way that transcends words, and if you have never loved a band that much, so much that it makes you ache with longing and want and joy…

album review: the gaslight anthem – handwritten

if i put too much blood on the page If you’re already a fan of swaggering Jersey rockers the Gaslight Anthem, then you already know what Handwritten, the band’s fourth full-length and major label debut, sounds like: it sounds like the Gaslight Anthem, and it’s merely a matter of where it ends up falling on…

the gaslight anthem — american slang

the Gaslight Anthem, American Slang. Out 6/15, SideOneDummy Records. Let’s get this out of the way first, because it’s the only thing reviews will be able to talk about until it’s said: American Slang is not as good an album as The ’59 Sound. And now, lest you think everything else I say is a…

brian fallon @ the black cat

the gaslight anthem @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. There’s no doubt that the Gaslight Anthem’s The ’59 Sound is an incredible album, from start to finish; it deserved every piece of raving praise that it received at the end of 2008 and I’m desperately excited for their next release. They also put on…

the gaslight anthem @ cat’s cradle

the gaslight anthem @ cat’s cradle, originally uploaded by minervacat. An utterly kickass show. The ’59 Sound is great; Gaslight Anthem’s live set is even better.