Gaslight Anthem

7 p.m. Tuesday, December 4. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

Gaslight Anthem
Danny Clinch

At this point in Gaslight Anthem's life, the band has graced magazine covers, landed on year-end best-albums lists, shared the stage with Bruce Springsteen and been touted as the next Clash. These accomplishments are the result of the New Jersey group's hard labor and honest songwriting: a rags-to-riches rock & roll fairy tale that often feels like an artifact of the pre-Internet world. Playing the first installment of the Point's (105.7 FM) annual Ho-Ho Shows is not exactly a career highlight for the band, but it is proof that Gaslight Anthem has climbed into another echelon of traditional success.

Location Info


Pop's Nightclub

401 Monsanto Ave.
East St. Louis, IL 62201

Category: Restaurant > Bar Food

Region: East St. Louis/ Cahokia


$25 to $32.50. 618-274-6720.

Opening Act: Greek Fire occupies a more conventional area of the Point's "Everything Alternative" Venn diagram, but even so the St. Louis band is experiencing something reminiscent of Gaslight's upward trajectory.