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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

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July, 2020

I Heard the Voices of Friends Vanished and Gone

I Heard the Voices of Friends Vanished and Gone

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band First Union Center September 25, 1999 By Erik Flannigan It’s all about moments. For those of us fortunate enough to have seen many Bruce Springsteen concerts and multiple tours, particular shows stand out for any number of reasons, from the people with whom we attended to favorite songs … Continue reading "I Heard the Voices of Friends Vanished and Gone"

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June, 2020