Brian Fallon at The Independent, by Derek Nielsen
Brian Fallon (photo: Derek Nielsen)

Brian Fallon‘s fans should know by now that the former Gaslight Anthem frontman likes to talk. A lot. I’ve only seen him perform outside of San Francisco once, so his onstage banter from what I’ve seen can be boiled down to “Man, ya’ll are crazy in California! Did I mention I’m from Jersey?”

I’ve always found his fireside chats entertaining. Throw in the alcohol-induced proclamations from enthusiastic audience members and you got yourself a Saturday evening. Oh yeah, he performs music too, I guess.. His set at the Independent this weekend was mostly songs from his new record Sleepwalkers, some cuts from his debut Painkillers, and a solo piano rendition of the Gaslight Anthem’s breakthrough hit “The ’59 Sound” to close the night out. Check out the photos below.