The folks over at BruceSpringsteen.Net have discovered that the Boss' "influence has broadened outside of the mainstream rock community." Gee, really? But despite the lame-as-it-can-get introduction, the whole notion of Hangin' On E Street is great.
Musicians, from the frequently Boss-compared Gaslight Anthem to the rather unexpected Wyclef Jean (who's hardly up-and-coming, but anyway), sit down to talk about what inspiration they draw from Springsteen's music. Bring a video camera and throw in an exclusively recorded cover version and there you have it.
I think I'd go apeshit if the Avett Brothers were to bust out "Glory Days" for their May 7 show at the Rialto:
And I just saw that Magnolia Electric Co. is added to the bill. I've seen this Jason Molina project twice - at Club Congress and at the Crystal Ballroom in Portland - and the Neil Young comparisons definitely ring true. This is going to be one hell of a show...
Avett Brothers - Swept Away
Magnolia Electric Co. - Lonesome Valley
Magnolia Electric Co. - The Dark Don't Hide It (live)