The Gaskets was an American synth-pop/rock duo formed in Richmond, Virginia in 2001 by Teddy Blanks (vocals, keyboards) and Ross Harman (sequencer, guitar). Known for their frenetic stage presence and high-energy songs, Gaskets released two studio albums, and frequently performed in Richmond, New York City and Washington DC. The Gaskets broke up in April 2008. Harman committed suicide on September 6, 2010.
To celebrate the release of their second album, The Gaskets invited Richmond, Virginia-based filmmaker Joe Carabeo to record their release show at local club The Nanci Raygun in January, 2006. Featured on stage with The Gaskets was a live backing band formed by local musicians integral in the recording of the album. The sold-out show was edited by Carabeo into the concert film Loose Change Live. The DVD was released the following year.