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Gaslight Anthem 

8 p.m. Friday, July 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street. Sold Out.

Gaslight Anthem is living its rock & roll dream.

Danny Clinch

Gaslight Anthem is living its rock & roll dream.

Musical coronations seem to happen more quickly these days. It took Tom Petty ten years to become a Traveling Wilbury and share the stage with his heroes, but the Gaslight Anthem's Brian Fallon only had to wait a few years to get the blessing of his patron saint, Bruce Springsteen. It was hard to miss the Boss-isms on the band's breakthrough The '59 Sound, but the New Jersey-based quartet brings determined punk-rock energy to its triumphant songs loaded with Big American Themes. Handwritten will be released later this month, but the lucky hundreds packed into the Firebird for a sold-out show will no doubt get a sneak peek. People still wait for release dates to hear new music, right?

Revolutions Per Minute: The new record may not be out yet, but lead single "45" gives a taste of what's to come — big, bright paeans to rock & roll romance.

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