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The Gaslight Anthem: A Jersey Rocker Gets Personal

August 2, 2012With a gift for arena-friendly choruses and Springsteen-esque energy, The Gaslight Anthem bears the unmistakable sonic imprint of the Garden State. Frontman Brian Fallon visits The Current to play a stripped-down version of the band's single, "45," that's surprisingly tender and melancholy.

New Jersey has a proud heritage in rock music, from punk legends like Misfits to the Boss himself. The sonic imprint of the Garden State is unmistakable in the music of The Gaslight Anthem, which carries on in Jersey's proud rock 'n' roll tradition.

While in the Twin Cities to support Handwritten, the band's fourth studio album, Gaslight Anthem frontman Brian Fallon stopped by The Current's studios to talk with Mary Lucia about the difference between performing at clubs vs. music festivals, busking on the street and, of course, Bruce Springsteen.

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Michael DeMark, audio; Nate Ryan, video and photography.

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