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BWE Soundtrack: The Gaslight Anthem

Gaslight_Cover.jpgTonight’s episode featured the song “The ’59 Sound” by The Gaslight Anthem. Their second album (also called “The ’59 Sound”) came out in late August, but the band continues to gain momentum after being named to some best of 2008 lists like Rolling Stone and NME . After being selected as the Best Week Ever theme song this week, an appearance on Letterman next Friday, and an upcoming European tour, perhaps all the band really has left to accomplish is to play a presidential inauguration concert like Springsteen.

The Gaslight Anthem sometimes gets classified as a “punk” band, but that can be misleading. These days, punk just does not have the same cache it did before Blink 182 made it all TRL friendly. Nowadays, the punk moniker conjures up images of either whiney emo kids singing about being alone or hardcore mohawked dudes rebelling against God knows what. The truth is there are cool bands out there like The Gaslight Anthem playing genuine, honest rock music (see also The Hold Steady).

Check out more of The Gaslight Anthem ahead!

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92Y PRESENTS: Best Week Ever Live!

BWE-WITH-PFT.jpgGet your best gown/one-piece-breakaway tux to the drycleaner, because next week you’ve got a ball to get to. And by ball… we really mean a very special live Best Week Ever event!

On Tuesday, January 27th at 8:30pm, join Paul F. Tompkins, Doug Benson, Chuck Nice and the writers and producers of Best Week Ever with Paul F. Tompkins for “Best Evening Ever with Paul F. Tompkins.”

John Hodgman from The Daily Show will moderate a panel that will give fans an behind-the-scenes look at how the show is made. The evening also includes stand up performances and exclusives from the new season.

To get your tickets, visit the event page.

92nd St. Y Tribeca is located on 200 Hudson St. in New York City.