Tag Archives: Bruce Springsteen

ON THE ROAD: Light of Day Winterfest 2016: Bob’s Birthday Bash @ Paramount Theatre / Asbury Park, NJ / January 16, 2016

It was “Sweet Sixteen” all the way for New Jersey’s annual series of benefit concerts to raise funds for the fight against Parkinson’s disease. The 16th annual event also happened to be held on the 16th day of the 16th year of the current century. In addition to a number of smaller shows happening around […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Madison Square Garden (No Nukes) / New York, NY / September 21-22, 1979

On New Year’s Day 1979, Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band concluded their seven-month Darkness on the Edge of Town tour, one of the greatest in rock history. Laying low since then, it was quite exciting to hear that in late September Bruce and the boys would reconvene for the two No Nukes shows […]

ON THE ROAD: Elvis Costello: Tennessee Theatre / Knoxville TN / June 20, 2014

I recently had a good laugh reading Elvis Costello’s remarks after an interviewer followed a line of questioning that Costello deduced must have been derived from his Wikipedia entry. It is a fact that most muses about Costello simply regurgitate the same worn-out list of notable artists that he has worked with. How could anyone […]

Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band @ Bridgestone Arena / Nashville TN / April 17, 2014

Since seeing Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band play live for the first time in 1975 at New York City’s Bottom Line night club, he and the band have taken up significant space in my life. In addition to attending shows (tonight was #57), the space devoted in my study to Springsteen studio and […]

CLASSIC CONCERT: Cheech and Chong & Muddy Waters @ Convention Hall / Asbury Park / August 4, 1973

Asbury Park, NJ has a long history with rock music with plenty of it happening in the Boardwalk’s historic Convention Hall. The list of greats who played there includes The Rolling Stones, The Who, Pink Floyd and even Led Zeppelin who played there one night instead of Woodstock. The 3,600-seat venue still stands today hosting […]

Billboard for Jack White’s Blunderbuss Hangs in Nashville

Nashville has a tradition of posting billboards to promote country music. But in what may be a first for the rock side of Music City, artist-resident and Third Man Records impresario, Jack White, now has one posted to tout the success of his recent Blunderbuss LP. Here’s a shot of the electronic screen that has […]

R.I.P.: Stanley Snadowsky, Co-Founder of The Bottom Line

Here is a link to the New York Times obit on Stanley Snadowsky, co-founder of the legendary Greenwich Village night club: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/03/nyregion/stanley-snadowsky-founder-of-greenwich-village-nightclub-dies-at-70.html?_r=0 The Bottom Line was open from 1972 through 2004. During the late 70’s heyday of the record business, it was the industry’s premier showcase venue, launching many new artists into the spotlight. Seating […]