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11-21-2010, 04:33 PM
Hey Troy, Rich and other Chicago area peeps! If you're going to be in Chicago over Thanksgiving (I'm working on it) there is going to be a great show on Friday after Thanksgiving. After two successful Halloweensteens Michael McDermott is going to do a Thanksgivingsteen show. If you haven't guessed by now this is Michael McDermott and band doing a 2 and 1/2 hour show covering Springsteen, or as Michael explains it, he plays the Springsteen show he would like to see. It is at Joes Bar on Weed Street.
Here is a link to Michael's cover of Thunder Road at Halloweensteen. Powerful vocals and a gorgeous piano. There are a couple of spots where the recording scratches but I still think it's excellent.
11-23-2010, 09:15 AM
Workin on it...
11-23-2010, 11:54 AM
Joe's Bar is a great Pittsburgh Steelers bar...hope to check it out someday.
11-23-2010, 01:23 PM
Thanks Hank. I'll try to keep that in mind...lol
11-24-2010, 11:24 AM
Got my tickets yesterday. My buddy Mike and I are in! Meeting up with a couple other friends as well. Should be an awesome night!
11-24-2010, 09:24 PM
Troy, I'm glad you have a group together and can go to what is going to be a fabulous show. It looks like I am staying here in Louisville, so I'll miss you guys and Mr. McDermott. :cry::cry:
I am going to start planning for Halloweensteen 3 ---- maybe a Bruce tour before then?
Be sure to watch some Steeler action while at Joe's.;):D
11-29-2010, 10:47 AM
What a great night! Michael and his band really did an outstanding job presenting Bruce's music. They really seemed to be enjoying themselves very much.
I am obviously a big fan of both Bruce & Michael, and for me the highlights included the cool instrumental opening on 'Prove It All Night' (a la the live '78 version!), a beautiful coda at the end of 'The River' that was just a goosebump moment, and Michael was bobbing, weaving and almost shadow boxing during 'Backstreets'. Also, his version of his own 'A Wall I Must Climb' (as the final encore) was one of the best versions I've ever seen him do.
My buddy Mike mentioned that Michael really "out-Bruce'd" Bruce in terms of a setlist:
Spirit in the Night
Darkness on the Edge of Town
Prove It All Night
I'm on Fire (w/ wife Heather Horton)
I'm Goin Down
Because the Night
She's the One
One Step Up
10th Avenue Freeze Out
4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)
A Wall I Must Climb
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