After resisting for months, I finally gave in recently and downloaded the Gaslight Anthem album The ’59 Sound on eMusic. I’m not really sure what took me so long to come around; I think maybe I didn’t like the group’s name or something petty like that.
Needless to say, I’m glad I wisened up (though not in time for my favorite albums of the year). Thankfully, the band has included the Valley on its headlining spring tour with a stop at the Clubhouse in Tempe on April 21. Tickets go on sale Jan. 10 for the all-ages show, though I’m not sure where or for how much. Heartless Bastards open.
Elsewhere, I Am Fuel, You Are Friends has some acoustic Gaslight Anthem goodness.