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XPN MusicNotes: College kid’s year is made when he joins Springsteen on stage in Philly for “No Surrender.”

Springsteen and fan in Philly | still from video
Springsteen and Matthew Aucoin in Philly | still from video

““I got up there and I looked at the crowd. It was the time of my life! I can see why Springsteen loves playing in Philly!”

Talk about having your 15 minutes of fame! Texas A&M student Matthew Aucoin had the once in a lifetime thrill of joining Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on-stage Friday night at Citizens Bank Park in Philly for a spirited rendition of “No Surrender.” Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: See Bruce Springsteen literally “dance in the dark,” hear a new Hiss Golden Messenger track

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band have become legendary for their  energetic, never-ending performances, but Monday night in Paris the Boss proved too much for the power supply at AccorHotels Arena as they blew a main electrical fuse during the show- cutting electricity to the stage for about 20 minutes and forcing Springsteen to do a little impromptu dancing in the dark.  Watch.

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Watch Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band pay tribute to Prince with “Purple Rain”

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band | Photo by Cameron Pollack | cameronpollackphotography.com

Friday night at their show at the Barclay’s Center in Brooklyn, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band opened their show with a tribute to Prince, performing “Purple Rain.”

The Boss wasn’t the only musician to cover Prince since his passing last Thursday. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Protomartyr at Underground Arts, BC Camplight at Ortlieb’s, Suburban Living at Bourbon and Branch, and more…

Protomartyr | photo by Zak Bratto | courtesy of the artist
Protomartyr | photo by Zak Bratto | courtesy of the artist

Post-punk band Protomartyr is at Underground Arts tonight with support from Priests and Taiwan Housing Project. The band, who is often compared to Wire and The Fall, is on tour to promote their most recent record, The Agent Intellect. More information here. Continue reading →