Thursday, November 01, 2012

News & Notes: KISS, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Bon Jovi, Gary Clark Jr.

My Music Worth Buying co-host TJR has posted a in-depth review of KISS' latest album Monster. You can click here to hear his intelligent review on YouTube. You can view any (or all) episodes of Music Worth Buying at

Bruce Springsteen in April 2012. Photo: Kelly A. Swift
Most of you have likely heard already that Bruce Springsteen and Jon Bon Jovi (both of New Jersey) and Billy Joel of Long Island, New York are set to join forces on Friday, Nov. 2, 2012 to perform a benefit concert for victims of Hurricane Sandy.

According to a report in the Associated Press (AP), the "telecast will benefit the American Red Cross and will be shown on NBC and its cable stations including Bravo, CNBC, USA, MSNBC and E! Other networks are invited to join in."

Hosted by Matt Lauer, the benefit show will be broadcast from Rockefeller Center in New York City. The concert will air at 8 p.m. Eastern, and will be taped-delayed to us out on the West Coast. Additional performers include Sting, Jimmy Fallon and Christina Aguilera.

On a selfish and somewhat related note: did anyone bother to contact New Jersey rockers The Smithereens to perform at the show?

Gary Clark Jr.'s Blak And Blu is an excellent album, and I'm glad to see the disc makes it debut on the Billboard Top 200 Album Charts at #6.

The singer-songwriter-guitarist is set to perform on Good Morning America and The Late Show With David Letterman this month.

Every date on his upcoming domestic tour has sold out, including three shows at the Bowery Ballroom in New York City and three shows at the Troubadour in Los Angeles within an hour of tickets going on sale.
Click here to read from review of the amazing Clark's performance at Coachella that ran in The Orange County Register back in April 2012.

Gary Clark Jr.'s upcoming tour dates are as follows:

11/2 Boston, MA The Royale

11/4 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

11/5 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom

11/7 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom
11/9 Washington, DC 9:30 Club

11/10 Philadelphia, PA Theatre of the Living Arts

11/13 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

11/14 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

11/15 Los Angeles, CA Troubadour

11/16 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore

1 comment:

newwavegeo said...

The benefit for victims of Hurricane Sandy featured some moving performances, esp. Springsteen's "Land of Hope and Dreams" and Jon Bon Jovi's medley "Who Says You Can't Go Home/Livin' on a Prayer."