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Gaslight Society


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Gaslight Society was a Washington, DC band dedicated to bridging the gap between modern garage rock and classic blues. It was formed in 2005 when singer Janet Pinkham responded to an ad placed by guitarist Steve Losey, who was looking to create a band "just as comfortable playing the Clash as Muddy Waters." Gaslight Society was known for Janet's powerful, soulful vocals, Losey's dirty guitar riffs, and Steve Kaufman's fluid basslines. They released their self-titled debut in 2008, with former Jebus drummer Dave Bjerke. In early 2009, former The Alphabetical Order drummer Jeff Miller joined the band. With Jeff's driving, post punk-influenced drumming style as its new foundation, Gaslight Society played energetic, well-received shows at the Rock and Roll Hotel, Velvet Lounge, the Red and the Black and other DC venues.

Their second album, "Slain in the Spirit," was released on Red Stapler Records on July 31, 2012. It was to be their second and final album.  Recorded in a cabin in the rural Virginia woods one weekend in November 2009. Singer Janet Pinkham had to suddenly move to North Carolina, but before she left, the band wanted to capture its sound at their peak. They gathered at a cabin in Hungry Run, Virginia, owned by friend and producer Gabriel Fry’s parents and cut every song they hadn’t yet recorded. In a review, DC Rock Live compared Janet's vocals to Janis Joplin's, and praised the album as "spirited and fun" and "garage rock worthy of the Patti Smith Band.”


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