Posts Tagged ‘bruce springsteen’

The Pragmatist: Three Songs for Rolling the Credits on Your Edgy Family Drama

You want to get real with people. Maybe you want to focus on that intensely dysfunctional family dynamic between a drug-addicted, failed actress and her roughneck, auto-mechanic father. Perhaps you want to craft an unflinching look at an abusive mother as she comes to terms with her failures as a parent. This will be your [...]

This Week’s Greatest Hits on Arts Desk: The Boss, The R&R Hall of Fame, Twilight…and, um, Miley Cyrus?

When Will the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Run Out Of Mainstream Acts to Induct?
Meet New Moon Cast Members at Fair Oaks Mall
Clip Job: Five Bands with at Least as Many Members as Songs
Photos: Miley Cyrus @ Verizon Center
Photos: Bruce Springsteen @ Verizon Center

Photos: Bruce Springsteen @ Verizon Center

The fact that Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band last played in D.C. just this past May didn't seem to put a damper on the reception that the Boss and friends received when they hit the stage at the Verizon Center. After the jump and at the full gallery, check out some images from [...]

Springsteen/Suicide, Discussed

In which the author contemplates the Boss' misguided affinity for an obscure New York no-wave duo.
Louis P. Mazur's excellent Slate piece on Bruce Springsteen's 1975 album Born to Run hails the hit record as the fruit of one visionary's dogged persistence. Springsteen, laboring Lincoln-like through the 1970s, had twice failed to make good on [...]

Springsteen Freaks Declare D.C. Crowd ‘Embarrassing’

Bruce Springsteen fans have a lot invested in the Jersey man. They may have had a lot more invested in last night's show at the Verizon Center. Tickets sold out in minutes. Then a company sold tickets they didn't quite have. Anyone who had a ticket was lucky. This was no mere Dad Rock.
And Springsteen [...]

BriTunes: Why Brian Williams’s Music Experiment Won’t Work

In the last half of the 20th Century, the national television news anchor played a deific role in American life: benevolent, yet possessing of an aloof omniscience that suggested divinity (and, by implication, infallibility). Behind the heroically concerned brow and dispassionate baritone there seemed to lie a great wisdom: unrevealed, and therefore perfect–the archetype being [...]

Want Springsteen tickets? Donate To DC Central Kitchen

DC Central Kitchen announced in an e-mail that they are auctioning off four tickets to Bruce Springsteen's May 18 show at the Verizon Center:
"DC Central Kitchen is auctioning four tickets to Bruce Springsteen's May 18 show at the Verizon Center, complete with E Street Lounge Passes and the opportunity to meet Bruce himself! In addition [...]

Inauguration Radio Station: Sounds from the Lincoln Concert

Just returned from a spot of Indian food after the "We Are One" concert, where I collected some supremely lo-fi recordings of the hit-or-miss performances.  Garth Brooks got a lot of stagetime.  Stevie Wonder and Herbie Hancock got glossed over. and Sheryl Crowe did some decent Marley with a sanitized "Where Is the Love" [...]