Tuesday, October 16, 2007

A lot of ink and internet has been given to comparisons between the works of Bruce Springsteen and his influence on bands like The Arcade Fire. Both Bruce and the AF sing about striking out in the face of darkness, to lift that weight off your back that's holding you down, of fighting back when the powers that be threaten to break you down. So it was with a little "hell yeah fist-pump in the air" that the inevitable happened in Ottawa this week as Win Butler and RĂ©gine Chassagne of Arcade Fire joined Bruce and the E Street Band on stage

Good read: Eye Weekly - Why Springsteen, Why Now? - Michael Barclay