The Gaslights / Casey Reid / Dirty 30s

9 p.m. Thursday, February 15. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).

The Gaslights

$7. 314-773-3363.

While some bands are torn apart by bad record deals, members leaving, girlfriends cheating or just the sheer exhaustion of touring, it took a van-totaling collision with an 800-pound moose in Montana to slow Kansas City country rockers the Gaslights down. And even then they didn't think about calling it quits: They just holed up in a small-town bar for a couple of days after the accident and figured out what to do next. Part of that involved the band's firecracker singer Abigail Henderson getting married — right there in the bar — to tall, blue-eyed, Telecaster-slingin' guitarist Chris Meck. Touring, writing and recording constantly, the Gaslights are almost too busy to even think about getting a label contract, and they're too realistic to dream of fame. If hard work, heartbreak, twang music and laughter at the day's end are your speed, then the Gaslights are your band. Casey Reid and the Dirty 30s round out the bill.

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