VIDEO: Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon kinda screwed up his presentation

Whoops.  Don't tell Brian we posted this picture with the link
Whoops. Don’t tell Brian we posted this picture with the link
I like Gaslight Anthem, but sometimes their singer (Brian Fallon)  is not too tight between songs if he decides to talk.  Love the band, think their audience believes it is more “punk” than it really is (moshing doesn’t mean you are punk), and the band  –for better or worse – is hitched to some of the Jersey rock and roll lineage.  I’d embrace it.  Mostly, they have.
Great piece on the NPR site about the night Fallon told the”Bruuuuce”-ers to shut up.
Last weekend the Gaslight Anthem’s Brian Fallon lashed out at his audience; an audience that had already been lashed by winds and rain during what was pretty terrific set in a spectacular new waterfront venue in lower Manhattan.

VIDEO: Bob Seger humbles everyone watching “The Voice”

If you haven’t seen the video of Bob Seger on “The Voice”, check it out here.  Like American Idol, the music competition show invites guests to perform with the contestants.

This video has been circulating for a while, but worth a look to hear a old rock and roller absolutely kill it with a pair of newbies (Swon Brothers) who are not bad if they stay out of Rascal Flatts territory.  We don’t need another falsetto country lite band, right?  And they seemed geeked to be sitting by Seger – as they should be.

“Night Moves” (though a  truncated version) is done proud.  And the backing band will be a nice surprise.  Some killer B3 organ and a damn good cover band version of the song for Seger and the kids to sing.  Just wonder if anyone in the audience had a clue that the Michigan legend was in fine voice and probably the best rocker/musician/guest they will hear all season.