‘Tis the season for super-goofy, radio-station-helmed holiday shows that corral together often wildly disparate acts in the name of yuletide cheer and forced promotion, and while Z100’s Jingle Ball is the mother of them all (could a preview of the Dream/Kardashian musical be in the cards this year?), look out for RXP’s corker of a Roseland Ballroom show, uniting two of New Jersey’s finest young(er) musical exports for what promises to engender one of the most awkward backstage handshakes of all time.
Yes, indeed: My Chemical Romance and SOTC favorites (eh, sorta) the Gaslight Anthem, doing Roseland together December 3 for a show so wrong and yet so right it might lure Tom Breihan back to town. Presale info is here, and you better get on that; the crowd mix should be stupendous. Hopefully there’s no West Side Story calamity.
Oh, and MCR has a trailer for the new video available per below, and maybe that’s the best way to frame this: The Gaslight Anthem are playing with a band so big/bizarre they put out trailers for their videos. Whatever this is, enjoy it.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on November 3, 2010