The Gaslight Anthem
(13th Aug 2013) Who has predicted the number one album "Handwritten" to be the big
commercial breakthrough for The Gaslight Anhtem, will be disappointed:
Würzburgs Posthalle music club is indeed filled presentable,
but still has plenty of place for the present. The ca 1500, who have
come to see a show that is typically American to the point and at least
offers the smallest minimalism you can expect for 33 euros. Singer
Brian Fallon is the most conspicuous actor in the New Jersey collective
that live comes as a quinted when playing live. Even he taked himself a
good half hour before changing a single word with the audience. There
is that one can certainly see positive music on music and song to song,
and at least those who are familiar with the song material, the band
once again can say that the band has achieved a whole lot of hits.
There is music on music and song to song, a fact that can be taken very
positive, and at least those who are familiar with the song material of
the band once again notice that the band has a lot og hits to offer.
Gaslight songs above all win from the textual component, and that makes
it more difficult for the unitiated part of the audience to find access
to the songs, who might be a little bored from the apparent uniformity
of the songs. The details in the guitar work are not always to be heard
today, because the sound is still not uncomfortably loud, but close to
the limit of dynamics of the concrete building.. When Brian presents
the acoustic song “American Slang” to the audience
all on his own or the band unceremoniously stripps down "Boxer" from
the 2009 album "American Slang", there are also a few quiet moments.
Otherwise the set is made up of punk-tinged indie rock which the
audience, today consisting of many students, receives very well. That
the band cut their biggest hit "The 59 Sound" from the set despite
vociferous public demand, leads to a little resentment among some of
those present, but that is intercepted by rapid insertion of the
background music. After all, the band perfomance is knotless, and
singer Brian has seen much worse days than today. Highlights: 45 and
Here Comes My Man.
The Ghost Rockets, opening act from Schweinfurt, is the typical opening band that you engageif you have not found a high-caliber until shortly before the concert. The playing time is 45 minutes too long, and despite martial announcement of the new song it sounds just like the one before. Especially drummer and guitarist hardly have any variation in their game, amd the singer acts much too motivated. The local press views the band as the great local savour, however the music fan notes that the Ghost Rockets have still pretty much to learn - and that Frankonia is not necessarily the greatest talent wrought for rock musicians.
Text © by Heiko Eschenbach