Light This City: “Born To Run (Bruce Springsteen)”

San Francisco-based metalcore outfit Light This City have posted a screamy cover of Bruce Springsteen‘s “Born To Run.” The band had this to say:

Durin​g the “​Storm​chase​r”​ recor​ding sessi​ons,​ we decid​ed “​What he hell,​ we shoul​d cover​ the boss”​.​ So we did. Given​ all the hype aroun​d him right​ now with the super​bowl,​ his new album​,​ etc we decid​ed to show you how we paid our respe​cts to Bruce​.​ C

You can check out the song on their myspace page.
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Jazzbreaker produces Jawbreaker jazz/big band tribute

Jazzbreaker, a rather unusual project, has put together a series of Jawbreaker covers recorded in the style of big band or jazz. All the instruments were performed by Joey Coloroso and the songs covered include “Boxcar,” “Kiss the Bottle,” “Want,” “Chesterfield King” and more.

You can check out some of the songs here.
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The Hold Steady to release live album+DVD, “A Positive Rage”

The Hold Steady Vagrant has unveiled plans to release a new live album and DVD package from The Hold Steady. The record is titled Positive Rage and is due out April 7, 2009. It will feature a 53-minute documentary begins with The Hold Steady’s first ever London performances with never-before-seen live footage, back stage interviews with the band members, fan commentary and the original, raw audio. Cameras follow the band as they return to the US for a 24-date tour that culminates with a performance at First Avenue in Minneapolis.

The live album was recorded on October 31, 2007 and includes seventeen songs that Craig Finn, Tad Kubler, Galen Polivka, Franz Nicolay, and Bobby Drake performed on the second of their two-night sold-out stand at the Metro in Chicago. The enhanced album will also feature five bonus studio tracks: “Ask Her For Adderall,” “Cheyenne Sunrise,” “Two Handed Handshake,” and the previously unreleased tracks “Spectres” and “40 Bucks.”

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2009 Langerado Music Festival canceled

The 2009 Langerado Music Festival has been canceled. The organizers explained:

Langerado’s independent local promoters, faced with a very tough decision in a dismal economy, cancelled the 2009 event only after every possible option was exhausted.

As Langerado Co-Promoter Ethan Schwartz explains, “Langerado has always put the fan experience first. Unfortunately, during these difficult economic times, and facing a first year in a new venue, it’s become apparent that we cannot execute a production that lives up to the high standards of our past events. Putting Langerado on hold was the toughest decision we have ever had to make. We are very grateful for the support of the greater-Miami community and the music community during this difficult time.

The initial lineup was announced in December and the event was supposed to feature Flogging Molly, Bad Brains, Against Me!, Gaslight Anthem, Aggrolites and others.
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Bonnaroo to feature Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Mars Volta

The initial lineup has been announced for the 2009 edition of Bonnaroo. The first batch of confirmed bands includes Bruce Springsteen, Beastie Boys, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, The Mars Volta, TV On The Radio, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Band of Horses, The Decemberists, Of Montreal, Coheed and Cambria, Animal Collective, Neko Case, Down, Kaki King, Okkervil River, Ted Leo And The Pharmacists, Portugal. The Man and Delta Spirit.

Check out the full lineup here. The festival will take place from June 11th through 14th in Manchester, TN.
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Matador announces special events for “Record Store Day”

Matador Records have announced their plans for 2009’s Record Store Day. The event celebrates independent record stores on April 18th and the label has created some limited edition exclusives to encourage people to visit participating stores.

The exclusives include a split featuring Jay Reatard and Sonic Youth titled Hang Them All/No Garage, Pavement Live in Germany on LP and a unique split featuring Sonic Youth and Beck covering each other.

Participating stores can be found here.
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