Video : U2’s Birthday Salute To Springsteen, (S)He’s The One

September 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

While I was out last night at World Cafe Live in Philadelphia watching some of Philadelphia’s finest musicians pay tribute to Bruce Springsteen‘s 60th Birthday, (more here at WXPN) U2 was at Giant’s Stadium in New Jersey paying their own tribute. Here’s U2 doing a version of She’s The One.

Arcade Fire Covers Born In The USA

January 24, 2009 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

It’s sort of old news already but here’s a youtube clip demonstrating a perfect example of why not to song along next to the camera when you’re taping. Arcade Fire covering Bruce Springsteen’s Born In The USA from the Obama Staffers Ball.

New Springsteen On The Way

November 17, 2008 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized 

Monday morning news hot from the inbox:

Bruce Springsteen’s new album “Working on a Dream” has been set for a January 27 release on Columbia Records. “Working on a Dream” was recorded with the E Street Band and features twelve new Springsteen compositions plus two bonus tracks. It is the fourth collaboration between Springsteen and Brendan O’Brien, who produced and mixed the album.

“Working on a Dream” Song Titles:

1. Outlaw Pete
2. My Lucky Day
3. Working on a Dream
4. Queen of the Supermarket
5. What Love Can Do
6. This Life
7. Good Eye
8. Tomorrow Never Knows
9. Life Itself
10. Kingdom of Days
11. Surprise, Surprise
12. The Last Carnival

Bonus tracks:
The Wrestler
A Night with the Jersey Devil

Bruce Springsteen said, “Towards the end of recording ‘Magic,’ excited by the return to pop production sounds, I continued writing. When my friend producer Brendan O’Brien heard the new songs, he said, ‘Let’s keep going.’ Over the course of the next year, that’s just what we did, recording with the E Street Band during the breaks on last year’s tour. I hope ‘Working on a Dream’ has caught the energy of the band fresh off the road from some of the most exciting shows we’ve ever done. All the songs were written quickly, we usually used one of our first few takes, and we all had a blast making this one from beginning to end.”

“Working on a Dream” is Bruce Springsteen’s twenty-fourth album and was recorded and mixed at Southern Tracks in Atlanta, GA with additional recording in New York City, Los Angeles, and New Jersey.


Bruce Springsteen In Philadelphia 10.04.08

October 5, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

I wasn’t there myself but here are a few video highlights of Bruce Springsteen‘s appearance at yesterday’s Obama Voter Registration Rally on the Ben Franklin Parkway In Philadelphia. Bruce plays again today in Ohio and on Monday in Michigan.

Show info via :
Columbus, Ohio
On Sunday, October 5, Springsteen comes to Columbus, OH (where he also appeared for John Kerry in 2004). He’ll be playing an acoustic set at a rally “aimed at encouraging Obama supporters to register and take advantage of Ohio’s early voting period.”

Where: Ohio State University’s Main Oval
When: Sunday, October 5. Doors open at 3:00, showtime is 4:30
How: For access to the best viewing area, preferred tickets will be distributed starting on Thursday, Oct. 2, from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. For ticket pick-up locations, see the Dayton Daily News.

Ypsilanti, Michigan
On Monday, October 6, the final day to register to vote in Michigan, it’s on to Ypsilanti to headline a rally at Eastern Michigan University’s baseball stadium.

Where: Oestrike Stadium
When: Monday, October 6. Gates open at 3:00, showtime is 4:30
How: A limited supply of tickets will be made available Friday, Oct. 3, at Obama campaign offices as well as all EMU ticket offices. Tickets will be given out on a first- come, first-served basis. EMU students will be able to obtain one ticket by showing a valid EMU ID. Eastern Michigan University will expand its normal ticket office hours Friday to accommodate the expected demand. The expanded hours and locations are as follows: Quirk Hall, 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Student Center, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and the Convocation Center, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The general public should use the Convocation Center location for ticket requests.

Bruce Springssteen
Obama Rally 10.04.08
Ben Franklin Parkway Philadephia

Set list
Promised Land
Ghost of Tom Joad
Thunder Road
Does This Bus Stop
No Surrender
Bruce’s speech in support of change
The Rising
This Land is Your Land

Promised Land

Thunder Road

Bruce’s Speech & The Rising

This Land is Your Land

Youtube Tuesday : The Ghost Of Tom Morello

April 9, 2008 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

Check this out. Tom Morello joining Bruce Springsteen on stage for a searing version of The Ghost Of Tom Joad Monday night in Anaheim, California. Be sure to watch all the way until the end as in the last minute or so Morello’s lead playing absolutely just explodes. Incredible.

The Top 25 Albums Of 2007 – 11 to 15

December 21, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

Part 3 of the Top 25 Albums Of 2007. These were some of the ones shuffled around the most as I worked and reworked the final list. Stayed tuned for some giveaways in conjunction with the top ten getting posted.

11: New Pornographers – Challengers
While I liked a few of their older songs their albums felt like a lot of filler, this one delivers from beginning to end. New Pornographers sound more like a band than a “supergroup” on this one making it their best album yet. I have to add though, the live show I saw, even with Neko and Dan Bejar in tow, was a bit disappointing, good but not great.

MP3: New Pornographers – Myriad Harbour
Buy Challengers

12: Bruce Springsteen – Magic
Bruce pulls the E Streeters in for one more go around and makes what is his best rock album since Born In The USA. Although not as direct as John Fogerty on Revival he manages to deliver his own political agenda as well. The Phil Spector-ish Girls In Their Summer Clothes may be the best single of the year.

MP3: Bruce Springsteen – Radio Nowhere
Buy Magic

13: Spoon – Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
Spoon sounds like no one else. To me it’s not as immediate sounding as their last, Gimme Fiction, but still filled with great pop songs. You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb and The Underdog are instant classics.

MP3: Spoon – You Got Yr. Cherry Bomb
Buy Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga

14: The A-Sides Silver Storms
If Chris Martin of Coldplay had the same Springsteen obsession that Win Butler of Arcade Fire has, it would probably sound something like Philadelphia’s A-Sides. Expansive and dramatic without the overkill, they’ve created a shimmering, beautiful record that solidifes their place as a band on the rise.

MP3: The A-Sides – A Florida Grove
Buy Silver Storms

15: Iron and Wine – The Shepherd’s Dog
The warm intimate folky feel of the disc is something that immediately grabs you and transports you to another place. Delicate hypnotic percussion, soft strummy guitars, a sprinkling of other ambient sounds all woven together by Sam Beam’s softspoken vocal style, create an almost spiritual vibe to the whole thing that is just mesmerizing.

MP3: Wolves (Song of The Shepherd’s Dog)
Buy The Shepherd’s Dog

Previous 16 to 20 21 to 25

Video: Arcade Fire with Bruce Springsteen

October 15, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire – State Trooper

Bruce Springsteen and Arcade Fire – Keep The Car Running

This is just about everywhere, but who cares I’m going to do it too. In case you haven’t seen this yet, it’s amazing. Last night’s surprise guest appearance by Regine and Win of Arcade Fire with Bruce Springsteen in Ottowa, Ontario CA.

[video by]

5 On A Friday : There’s Magic In the Night

October 5, 2007 by · 2 Comments
Filed under: Uncategorized 

Bruce Springsteen’s new album Magic was released this past Tuesday. In honor of the two shows in Philadelphia he’ll be performing tonight and tomorrow night, 5 songs that embody the “magic” Bruce has become renowned for. Up first, what may be the single most definitive version of any Springsteen song, Incident on 57th Street from February 1975, live at The Main Point in Philadelphia. A pair of songs from the 1978 tour, Growing Up complete with one of his famed storytelling interludes, and Prove It All Night with a blazing guitar workout intro. An amazing reworking of It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City from closing night of the Devils and Dust tour, and a early breathtaking acoustic version of the song where the line “Show a little faith, there’s magic in the night” originated, Thunder Road from 1974.

1: Bruce Springsteen – Incident On 57th Street
February 2nd, 1975 – The Main Point Philadelphia PA
2: Bruce Springsteen – Growin’ Up
June 25th 1978, Seattle, WA
3: Bruce Springsteen – Prove It All Night
August 9th, 1978 – The Agora, Cleveland OH
4: Bruce Springsteen – It’s Hard To Be A Saint In The City
November 22nd, 2005 – Sovereign Bank Arena Trenton NJ
5: Bruce Springsteen – Thunder Road (acoustic)
1974, 914 Studios, New York City NY

“Magic” Tour Dates
9/24 Asbury Park, NJ Convention Hall — Rehearsal
9/25 Asbury Park, NJ Convention Hall — Rehearsal
9/28 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena — Rehearsal
10/2 Hartford, CT Hartford Civic Center Set List
10/5 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
10/6 Philadelphia, PA Wachovia Center
10/9 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
10/10 East Rutherford, NJ Continental Airlines Arena
10/14 Ottawa, ONT Civic Centre
10/15 Toronto, ONT Air Canada Centre
10/17 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/18 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
10/21 Chicago, IL United Center
10/22 Chicago, IL United Center
10/26 Oakland, CA Oracle Arena
10/29 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
10/30 Los Angeles, CA Sports Arena
11/2 St. Paul, MN Xcel Energy Center
11/4 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
11/5 Auburn Hills, MI Palace Of Auburn Hills
11/11 Washington, D.C. Verizon Arena
11/12 Washington, D.C. Verizon Arena
11/14 Pittsburgh, PA Mellon Arena
11/15 Albany, NY Times Union Center
11/18 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
11/19 Boston, MA TD Banknorth Garden
11/25 Madrid, SPAIN Palacio De Deportes

11/26 Bilbao, SPAIN Bilbao Exhibition Centre
11/28 Milan, ITALY Datchforum
11/30 Arnhem, NETHERLANDS Geldredome
12/2 Mannheim, GERMANY Sap Arena
12/4 Oslo, NORWAY Oslo Spektrum
12/8 Copenhagen, DENMARK Forum Copenhagen
12/10 Stockholm, SWEDEN Globe Arena
12/12 Antwerp, BELGIUM Sports Paleis
12/13 Cologne, GERMANY Koln Arena
12/15 Belfast, IRELAND Odyssey Arena
12/17 Paris, FRANCE Palais Omnisports De Bercy
12/19 London, UK O2 Arena


Little Bits Of Magic

September 1, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

It doesn’t hit stores until October 2, but right now you can get 30 second tastes of ALL of the songs on Bruce Springsteen’s Magic here

5 On A Friday : Radio, Radio

August 31, 2007 by · Leave a Comment
Filed under: Uncategorized 

To quote the words of one Mr. Van Morrison “Turn up your radio…”

1: Bruce Springsteen – Radio Nowhere
Buy Magic
2: Mary Weiss – Cry About The Radio
Buy Dangerous Game
3: Grave Cowboys – Truck Radio
Buy Dead Man’s Shoes
4: Jesse Malin – Broken Radio
Buy Glitter In The Gutter
5: Jim White – Static On The Radio (w/Aimee Mann)
Buy Drill A Hole In That Substrate And Tell Me What You See

Next Page »