Previously from the Springsteen archive: July 31st, 2005 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

As the Archive Series grows with each passing month, it's likely certain shows will be forgotten about, particularly those released in the early days of the project five to six years ago. Columbus '05, despite its reputation prior to being officially released as a fantastic audience recording during the Devils & Dust Tour, is surprisingly … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: July 31st, 2005 – Columbus, OH – Schottenstein Center

Film Review: Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Starring: Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern, Joe Pesci, Burt Young, James Hayden, William Forsythe, Danny Aiello, Treat Williams and Tuesday Wield Director: Sergio Leone Synopsis: "Noodles" (De Niro), is an elderly ex-gangster who in his youth took advantage of Prohibition and a great deal more alongside his friends. Returning to New York after … Continue reading Film Review: Once Upon a Time in America (1984)

Previously from the Springsteen archive: November 16th & 17th, 1990 – Los Angeles, CA – The Christic Shows – Shrine Auditorium

One year on from firing The E Street Band, Bruce Springsteen returned to the stage for a concert benefitting the Christic Institute, and despite his unconfident demeanour and admittedly being a little rusty, he didn't half put on two shows for the ages. His MTV (Un)Plugged outing in 1992 may have been a missed opportunity … Continue reading Previously from the Springsteen archive: November 16th & 17th, 1990 – Los Angeles, CA – The Christic Shows – Shrine Auditorium

Review: NJPW’s 2020 New Beginning Tour: U.S.A., Sapporo and Osaka

And just like that, we're looking ahead to March and the New Japan Cup. Time clearly flies when New Japan's thrilling us with one exceptional event after the other, and while the many shows across the U.S.A., Sapporo and Osaka didn't better Wrestle Kingdom 14 (not that they had to), they still gave us a … Continue reading Review: NJPW’s 2020 New Beginning Tour: U.S.A., Sapporo and Osaka

New from the Springsteen archive: May 4th, 2009 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

So if you've been out of the loop and were wondering, no I didn't decide to take January off from reviewing Springsteen's Live Downloads. After the Winterland double in late December it was decided by the powers that be to give us listeners some time to process just how momentous the release of those two shows … Continue reading New from the Springsteen archive: May 4th, 2009 – Uniondale, NY – Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum

Film Review: Softness of Bodies (2018)

Starring: Dasha Nekrasova, Morgan Krantz, Nadine Dubois, Lena Reinhold and Johannes Frick Directed by: Jordan Blady Synopsis: Charlotte is an American poet living in Berlin hoping her words will win her a respected grant. In the meantime, she has to focus on former and current relationships, feuds with colleagues and also overcoming her habit of … Continue reading Film Review: Softness of Bodies (2018)

Retro E Street Review: The Main Point Night – February 5th, 1975 – Bryn Mawr, PA

I can remember the moment I was introduced to this show remarkably well given it happened about eight years ago now. I'd gotten back from watching Sunderland play away at West Ham (We drew 1-1 I believe) and was played a "Jungleland" featuring, believe it or not, a guitar solo. I was a relatively newer … Continue reading Retro E Street Review: The Main Point Night – February 5th, 1975 – Bryn Mawr, PA

Film Review: Joker (2019)

Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Brett Cullen and Frances Conroy Directed by: Todd Phillips Synopsis: Arthur Fleck is an aspiring comedian who is struggling to get an opportunity and is constantly hamstrung by his crushing day-to-day life. When opportunity arises after secrets of his parentage are revealed, Arthur decides to really make … Continue reading Film Review: Joker (2019)

E Street Review: Springsteen Plays The Super Bowl XLIII Half-Time Show

Scooter and The Big Man bust the Super Bowl in half. Cast your mind back eleven years to the biggest night in American sports. It's half-time and the Steelers are beating the Cardinals 17-7, and while Coach Tomlin strategises Big Ben Roethlisberger and company for the second half, the fans in the "Ray Jay" Stadium … Continue reading E Street Review: Springsteen Plays The Super Bowl XLIII Half-Time Show