Paxton was in the Army and visited the Village on the weekends to play gigs at the gaslight and the Commons.
The opening title card to Inside Llewyn Davis tells us that it is winter 1961 at the gaslight Café in Greenwich Village.
to manipulate someone into questioning their own sanity; to subtly drive someone crazy
slang; gaslighting, n
To deceive someone systematically: He set me up and has been gaslighting me
[1950s+; fr the 1944 movie Gaslight, in which a man attempts to drive his wife mad by causing her to mistrust her senses]