As if I didn't love The Gaslight Anthem enough already … apparently, they're covering Pearl Jam's "State of Love and Trust" on their current UK tour. I must hear this (though I can't find a recording yet, unfortunately).
Also, what a difference a studio makes. TGA blew the freakin' roof off the Ed Sullivan Theater last week on "Letterman"—the host seemed particularly impressed. You can watch the clip either through the official Letterman site (though I don't know how long this link will last), or via YouTube. My heavens, what a performance.
Compare this version of "The '59 Sound" with the performance from Conan a few months ago … same song, different network, totally different sound. NBC sucks.