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Posts Tagged ‘ Bruce Springsteen ’

Springsteen Set For Croke Park

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As an avid Bruce Springsteen fan and as the proud owner of an unused Garth Brooks ticket it’s hard to respond to this news with anything but at least mild trepidation; but all signs indicate that Bruce Springsteen is set to play two nights in Croke Park this coming summer. Continue reading

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Dublin Grooves To Jake Clemons

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Dual blogged on I’m Talkin’ Here

Rarely I go to a gig entirely oblivious to the music of whichever artist I go to see. I’ll usually at least know their biggest hit. But when said artist is the sax player in my all time favourite band, good faith alone sees me buying a ticket, and I’m glad I did.

As I myself was, anyone who buys a ticket to see Jake Clemons based on his E Street involvement will be quite surprised. The sax is there, but he’s a singer and artist in his own right and from his legendary front man  and mythological uncle he’s picked up quite a few tricks of the trade. Special mention has got to go firstly to Clemons’ support act (and indeed joint vocalist for some of the main act) Nicole Maguire. Hailing from Cork she told us how Clemons has taken a shine to her work and she is now on her second tour with him, well deserved for the quality of work she is producing. Walking into Whelans admittedly a little late and catching her mid song was a near TV moment for me, my attention fixed on nothing but the hugely impressive talent emitting from the stage. Watch her closely. Continue reading

More Than Just A Melody

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Reblogged from I’m Talkin’ Here

I’ve always loved music. Listening, singing, playing; it’s always been there. We listen to music for a multitude of reasons. To sing, to dance, to pick us up and even sometimes to bring us down. It stirs emotion, to those who allow it; above and beyond things we’ve ever previously experienced. Continue reading

Wrecking Ball Weekender Brings Tour To A Close

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“And we’ll be back. And we’ll be back. And we’ll be back…” This was the promise made. All 63 years of him, Bruce Springsteen strolled across the stage in Kilkenny’s Nowlan Park last night as he bid a fond farewell to all the fans present, and those that have been with the band all the way through the last 18 months.

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Springsteen Keeps The Wrecking Ball Rolling In Cork

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So, how do you top playing one of your biggest albums live start to finish two days before yet another landmark gig in your forty year career? Well if you’re Bruce Springsteen, you only play three tracks from said album yet still churn out one of the finest live shows of 2013.
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Springsteen Spreads The Gospel In Limerick

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Before I begin I should point something out that I probably failed to this time last year as I wrote up the two RDS gigs, yours truly is a Springsteen nut. If you read something here and feel it’s unnaturally biased and glossing over details, chances are it is. Just thought we should get that out of the way!

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The Gaslight Anthem Bring New Jersey Rock To The Olympia

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The Gaslight Anthem are a rock outfit from New Jersey and you’ve never heard of them. That isn’t a statement of condescension or hipster speak though, rather it’s a statement of pure disbelief. Though they may be a punk outfit to an extent and thrive on the underground end of things, they write and perform music that could slip so easily onto regular mainstream radio that it beggars belief how they haven’t had a big mainstream hit yet. But then, no fan of theirs wants that, their level of fame currently is ideal and sees them retain that garage band feel that made them in the first place.
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