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December, 2020

I CAN STAND UP AND FACE THE WORLD AGAIN

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band LISTEN NOW: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY, November 7, 2009 By Erik Flannigan For Bruce Springsteen, 2009 began with the Super Bowl and wrapped with a series of memorable full-album performances. First, a brief history.  Complete, in-sequence album performances date back to the ‘70s, when Pink Floyd … Continue reading "I CAN STAND UP AND FACE THE WORLD AGAIN"

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Turkuaz’s 8 nugs of Hanukkah are Here

Turkuaz’s 8 nugs of Hanukkah are Here

It’s the final night of Hanukkah and the final day of Turkuaz’s ‘8 nugs of Hanukkah’. This year’s holiday celebration brought us audio from live performances, studio sessions, and virtual sessions. Each beautifully unique show will delight both longtime fans and those wanting to get to know Turkuaz for the first time. Check out information … Continue reading "Turkuaz’s 8 nugs of Hanukkah are Here"

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The New Jersey Hustle

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Hammersmith Odeon, London, England, November 24, 1975 By Erik Flannigan Performing under pressure can bring out the best in us, but it can also skew perception. The long-standing narrative surrounding Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band’s four-stop European tour in 1975 was that response to opening night … Continue reading "The New Jersey Hustle"

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November, 2020

We Made It Through The Heart Of A Hurricane

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina April 28, 2008 By Erik Flannigan Loss is one of life’s most challenging experiences. There is no universal path to solace, no prescriptive behaviors to mitigate its pain. But as we process the death of a loved one, at some point in the … Continue reading "We Made It Through The Heart Of A Hurricane"

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October, 2020

Animal Collective is Still Weird After All These Years

Animal Collective is Still Weird After All These Years

In 2010, Animal Collective was fresh off the massive success of Merriweather Post Pavillion, a bold and wonderful record that is widely considered one of the most influential albums of the late aughts. Following Merriweather, a question lingered- what’s next? It turns out “next” was a project four years in the making. Since 2006, Animal … Continue reading "Animal Collective is Still Weird After All These Years"

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The White Stripes: Live At The Magic Stick

The White Stripes: Live At The Magic Stick

August 18th, 2000 had The White Stripes performing at Detroit’s venerable Magic Stick. Supported by near-and-dear friends (who’d later become bandmates and collaborators), the Greenhornes and Whirlwind Heat, the recording provides a window into the Stripes’ mindset that Summer — just after their West Coast De Stijl headlining tour in June and still yet to experience the insanity of their … Continue reading "The White Stripes: Live At The Magic Stick"

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Walk Over To Your Dial, Turn It Up As Loud As It’ll Go

Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band Fox Theatre, Atlanta, GA, September 30, 1978 By Erik Flannigan I’ve written before about the role the Darkness tour radio broadcasts played in the career development of Bruce Springsteen. Broadcast live from the Agora in Cleveland, the Capitol Theatre in Passaic, The Roxy in West Hollywood, and Winterland … Continue reading "Walk Over To Your Dial, Turn It Up As Loud As It’ll Go"

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September, 2020