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"...Winding from the entrance around the back of the building and down Sixth Street, the line at BookPeople on Thursday bustled with hundreds of people waiting to get a picture taken with Bruce Springsteen. The event, supporting his memoir Born to Run, allegedly sold out 1,200 tickets in one minute..."
"...When Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band started performing requests at its 2009 Erwin Center blow-out, fans frenzied. With the South by Southwest Music conference announcing this morning that Jersey's favorite son will be its 2012 keynote speaker, local die-hards now have three-plus months to work themselves into a similar state, myself included!..."
"...Three weeks ago, I interviewed with Russ Hartman, who printed an offhand comment of mine in Austin Daze: "Mr. Springsteen, if you're not busy on Wednesday night before your keynote address, I've got a place for you to be, because Alejandro is going to be workin' it up at the end of the show and you're not going to want to miss that..."
"...Bruce Springsteen’s SXSW showcase at the Moody Theater in 2012 meant the E Street Band never returned to play for 10,000 additional diehards at the Erwin Center, a fact he lamented in citing Texas when asked if the tour would return to the U.S. after an Australian trek this winter..."
"...Bruce Springsteen has extended his current tour and just announced a stop in Austin Thu., Dec. 1..."
"...At the 3:20 mark – hours, not minutes – Bruce Springsteen could only repeat, “I got nothing.” Some 20,000 fanatics at the American Airlines Arena in Dallas on Tuesday knew better, even if the E Street Band looked ready for a post-concert cocktail. A somewhat anti-climactic “Bobby Jean” served as canny come down from three-plus hours at dizzying heights...."
"...Dear Editor, Thanks for the article on Bruce Springsteen at the Armadillo World Headquarters [“'The Wild, the Innocent & the E Street Shuffle,'” Music, March 16]'. The big Texan vs..."
"...South by Southwest just announced the date of Bruce Springsteen's performance during the festival, Thursday, March 15, also the day of his keynote speech for the Music side of the festival. SXSW has put together a lottery system for tickets, without yet naming the venue...."
"...The South hadn't been kind to Bruce Springsteen...."
"...Bruce Springsteen's stake into such exclusive ranks, The River, at 20 tracks, runs some four minutes too long to fit onto an 80-minute commercial CD. Originally, the album was turned in to Columbia Records as a single disc, only to be second-guessed by its author, who then added to and subtracted from it for another year..."
"...Cummings’ Thunder Road – which he wrote, directed, and stars in – is an idiosyncratic character study. Based on a short film he made in 2016, Cummings developed it into a feature that has nothing to do with illegal booze and everything to do with the kind of small-town losers with dreams of grandeur that Bruce Springsteen sings about in his anthemic song “Thunder Road.”..."
"...Doesn’t start until Thursday, but as a host, I don’t get to enjoy it – much. Moby Grape, Stooges, and PJ Harvey fell on my lone Saturdays off, but I missed Metallica, Bruce Springsteen, and worst of all, Flower Traveling Band..."
"...The use of flashbacks further fleshes out the main characters as well as the events for which Matthew is imprisoned. Providing haunting musical backlighting for the film's visuals are songs written expressly for Dead Man Walking by artists such as Bruce Springsteen, Eddie Vedder, and Johnny Cash..."
"...As I crossed the finish line for my first half-marathon, Bruce Springsteen blared in my headphones as I employed one last burst of energy to bring my jelly legs up to a sprint. You try running 13.1 miles without Brother Bruce blessing your journey...."
"...Today’s announcement that President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama will give keynote speeches at South By Southwest – him for Interactive, her for Music – makes past keynoters like Bruce Springsteen, Johnny Cash, and Lady Gaga seem like C-listers by comparison. SXSW Director Roland Swenson talked us through the booking process...."
"...Apparently, sharing management with Bruce Springsteen has rubbed off on Alejandro Escovedo. The poetic, corazón-on-his-suit-sleeve Austin rocker staged a four-hour concert at the Moody Theater Saturday night..."
"...Steven Van Zandt's always played lieutenant. He's the man on Bruce Springsteen's left in the E Street Band, and second in command on The Sopranos..."
"...Jon Landau saw the future of rock & roll in Bruce Springsteen in ’74, but those at Stubb’s Wednesday night saw the future of punk, and its name is Pwr Bttm...."
"...But once a year, we all meet on common ground, tap into our assignments at odd hours, scarf Fritos, and swap war stories of who we saw in the trenches in 15- and 30-minute increments; then it's back into the night, sometimes not to meet again for a year. Most of them asked one thing: Did I know Bruce Springsteen was going to play the Austin Music Awards?..."
"...Beginning with Bruce Springsteen's Born to Run in 1975, Roy Bittan's piano playing finds perfect complement in one word supplied by an accordionist describing the emotional palette of his instrument: pathos. Bittan (pronounced "bitten") expresses more sympathetic compassion on 88 keys than 35 years of "Jungleland" crystallized by a Rockaway Beach comber in service of Springsteen's E Street Band...."
"...SXSW Music Keynote: Bruce SpringsteenAustin Convention Center, Thursday, March 15..."
"...Bruce SpringsteenThe Rising (Columbia)..."
"...All the promo material that came with this LP screams so loudly about Bruce Springsteen's involvement that the real artist gets lost in the fray. El Jefe produced, co-wrote a couple of fine songs, and played guitar on a majority of tracks, but it's Rust Belt Rocker Grushecky's pen and voice that make this one of the most impressive roots-rock LPs this reviewer has ever heard..."
"...Bruce Springsteen and the Promise of Rock & Rollby Marc Dolan Norton, 529 pp., $29.95..."
"...Bruce SpringsteenACL Live at the Moody Theater, Wednesday, March 15..."
"...Bruce SpringsteenWorking on a Dream (Columbia)..."
"...Having been a fan of the 1970s Steelers, they were naturally my pick in the Superbowl, so I’m feeling pretty smug. I even watched Bruce Springsteen during halftime and came away from it thinking, “Not bad, Bruce – ya stuffed your career into a 12-minute medley..."
"...• George Harrison accepting Mick Jagger's Fab Four induction, 1988, then the Stones frontman and Bruce Springsteen screeching "I Saw Her Standing There" with the Beatle's harmony...."
"...The most disconcerting part of the otherwise inspiring Bruce Springsteen concert at the Erwin Center was encountering a block full of limos when I left. Most were either black or white, some stretch, stacked up on both sides of the street, in some places two rows thick..."
"...For the last 16 years, Alejandro Escovedo has been one of America's two or three greatest popular music artists, but if you just moved to Austin, you probably don't know it. If you live somewhere else and know the longtime local, perhaps it's because you saw the YouTube video of him performing "Always a Friend" with Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band, April 14 in Houston..."
"...The 30th anniversary convergence promised a headlining set from AMA fixture Alejandro Escovedo, billed with special guests, but even Moser didn’t know until the day of the show whether Bruce Springsteen would show up, let alone get onstage (see “Did I Know Bruce Springsteen Was Going to Play 2012?”)...."
"...Written over seven years – longhand, in the author's notebooks – Born to Run transcends mere fulfillment of fans' desires. Rather, Bruce Springsteen boldly sails a remarkable, fantastical odyssey: Blue-collar kid from small town New Jersey becomes a singular musical embodiment of the American spirit..."
"...AC: The tension between father and son, especially in the kitchen scene, reminds me of Bruce Springsteen's descriptions of growing up. Was that also your experience growing up in Fifties/Sixties Jersey and wanting to be a musician?..."
"..."Cody and the Lost Planet Airmen were the preservers of truck-stop music and honky-tonk music in the Seventies. They were always singing about the ozone, so I drew the Ozone Express, headed out between two worlds."1974: Bruce Springsteen, AWHQ..."
"...Amazon.com lists more than 80 books under the subject of Bruce Springsteen, including one written by the man himself (Songs). None, however, have used Springsteen, his music, and his popularity as a jumping off point to explore the history of Asbury Park, N.J., the place where Bruce became "the Boss." Wolff paints a well-researched, detailed portrait of South Jersey, but his thesis that the story of the seaside resort is the story of America doesn't really congeal..."
"...ONE STEP UP/ TWO STEPS BACK: THE SONGS OF BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN..."
"..."Every song on Born in the U.S.A. is a brilliant piece of working-class poetry," praises Johnny Walker, who channels Bruce Springsteen on Friday, fronting the E..."
"...Bruce Springsteen & the E Street BandFrank Erwin Center, April 5..."
"...Bruce Springsteen & the E Street BandFrank Erwin Center, April 17 Life is good here in the promised land. If Bruce Springsteen's themes -- rivers, cars, highways, girls, work, freedom -- have always been quintessentially American, the fundamentalist zeal of his music is outright Lincolnesque..."
"...Bruce Springsteen appears at BookPeople next Thursday promoting his bestselling autobiography Born to Run, not to be confused with a 1996 Bruce-ography of the same title written by sometimes Chronicle contributor emeritus Dave Marsh. The tell-all, focusing on music first, life second, delves deep into the Boss' recurring depression issues..."
"...Once the Sacramento outlet expanded to open a store on L.A.’s Sunset Strip, within spitting distance of all the record companies’ headquarters, Tower Records grew to iconic status. Elton John, in one of the crucial non-employee interviews (David Geffen, Bruce Springsteen, and Dave Grohl are some of the others) would ritualistically come in every Tuesday morning and walk all the aisles with a list of planned purchases, while his limo driver followed with a container to hold them all..."
"...Bruce SpringsteenWrecking Ball (Columbia)..."
"...Joy Division constricting into New Order, Johnny Ramone's downstroke-sanded Mosrite Ventures II guitar, Joan Jett's Jaguar XJ-S – there isn't even time for the Hall's next two floors, housing fuselage wreckage from Otis Redding's last flight and a telegram from comedian Redd Foxx to Jackie Wilson on the occasion of the soul pioneer's ultimately fatal, decadelong coma: "Get up niggah, we need you and love you and screw you." The acid blotter in Janis Joplin's glass case has been removed, the Hall's 25,000 items yielding only 4,000 on display. Upstairs, bricks in The Wall offset the spire-bound special exhibit "From Asbury Park to the Promised Land: The Life and Music of Bruce Springsteen." The Long Center's local screening two weeks ago of Springsteen's new DVD set, London Calling – Live in Hyde Park, suddenly seems 2-D...."
"...Alejandro Escovedo striding onstage for the first encore at Houston's Toyota Center arena the night of April 14 still seems surreal. Bruce Springsteen talked up but didn't immediately name a Lone Star singer-songwriter who could have been anyone from Billy Joe Shaver to Britt Daniel..."
"...Fair & Square (Oh Boy)Bruce Springsteen..."
"...By the by, the Butts have also announced tentative plans to re-release their hard-to-find Double Live album, in MP3 form only, sometime this year... If you spotted Bruce Springsteen at the Bob Marley Festival last weekend, it wasn't because somebody spiked your ganja, say volunteers at the event..."
"...BIG BAD VOODOO DADDY: If Southside Johnny traded his Jersey sneer for some Memphis jump and West Coast sheen, Voodoo Daddy might've toured with Springsteen in the early Eighties, and.... Huh? Well, if Jack Ruby had taken up music and gone straight....."