The last few months have undoubtedly been a whirlwind for The Gaslight Anthem. The Jersey-based barroom punk band has gone from sweating out opening slots on small punk rock bills to playing headlining dates across North America and Europe, with a few national TV performances along the way. The band’s latest release, The ’59 Sound, dropped last year on SideOneDummy Records and a week hasn’t passed since its release that it hasn’t been the soundtrack to a car ride, round of dishwashing, or some online work. Check out my review of the album HERE if you want some additional gushing. Otherwise, enjoy my interview with guitarist Alex Rosamilia. Cheers!

On November 11th, 2008 Matt Murphy went to interview The Artist Life while they were playing Cafe Decuf with the Kathleen Turner Overdrive and Means on the Unity Tour. This band blends Punk Rock and Pop Rock effortlessly to create catchy memorable songs that never seem cliche (check out some songs on their MySpace. Their new record Lets Start a Riot is in stores and you won’t regret picking it up. Check the rad interview with Ian Blackwood (frontman), Dean Richards (guitar) and Jake Parsonson (drums) above!

Lonely Road is the second studio album by The Red Jumpsuit Apparatus, which was released on February 3, 2009. The first single off the album was “You Better Pray”. The song “Pen & Paper” was released as a free download on the band’s website. Three weeks before the debut of the album, the songs “Represent”, “Pull Me Back” and “Believe” were made available for free streaming from their website.