Brian Fallon didn’t NEED to make Elsie. By the time this album arrived – the one and only record Fallon made with the side project he dubbed The Horrible Crowes – Fallon was already well on his way to rock star status…or, at least, it seemed that way at the time. His full-time band, The Gaslight Anthem, had released three albums and an EP in the space of three years and about two weeks – a remarkable run that saw the band gaining ground with each release. By the time Elsie arrived in September 2011, there was already buzz brewing about Gaslight Anthem LP4, and about how that album had the potential to launch Fallon and company into a whole new stratosphere. Just about anyone else would have taken a well-deserved break. Based on the exhaustion that would eventually crash The Gaslight Anthem, maybe Fallon should have. Instead, he teamed up with his guitar tech, Ian Perkins, and made one of the great left-turn albums in 21st century rock ‘n’ roll. Some days, I think it might just be his masterpiece.Read More “The Horrible Crowes – Elsie”
Brian Fallon has announced the rescheduled tour dates for Europe and the UK.Read More “Brian Fallon Rescheduled Europe Tour Dates”
Dave Hause will release two EPs, Patty and Paddy, on October 23rd. The EPs will feature songs by two of his favorite artists, Patty Griffin and Patrick “Paddy” Costello of Dillinger Four. The EPs will feature Brian Fallon, Will Hoge, Jake Blount, Lilly Hiatt, Laura Stevenson, and Bartees Strange, and the full press release can be found below.Read More “Dave Hause Announces Two Cover EPs”
In a time when concerts may feel like a distant memory, I find myself thinking of the ones I’ve seen — either in person or on film — that stands out as a reminder to keep me company during the waiting. With that, let’s look back at a career-defining, career-inspiring concert that was arguably undefeated among Gods and humans. I’m talking about the cold, presumably damp, and absolutely electrifying night of Nov. 18, 1975 at Hammersmith Odeon (as it was then called) in London, England. This is the site where a virtually unknown (at least to British audiences at the time), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band would take a crowd of 3,000+ (seated) souls and usher them into the upper gates of holiness, known as New Jersey.
Brian Fallon has announced rescheduled tour dates for next year.Read More “Brian Fallon Announces Rescheduled Tour Dates”