Feb 11 2021

Light of Day 2021 – Bob’s Birthday Bash mit Joe Grushecky & Bruce Springsteen

Bob Benjamin – ein Musiker und Manager aus New Jersey – erkrankte im Jahre 1996 an Parkinson. Zwei Jahre später entschloss sich Benjamin, mit Freunden eine Stiftung ins Leben zu rufen und Spendengelder für Betroffene und Angehörige einzusammeln.

Im November 2000 fand im legendären “Stone Pony” in Asbury Park, NJ das erste “Light of Day Festival” statt. Unter anderem spielten ortsansässige Bands sowie Joe Grushecky & the Houserockers. Bruce Springsteen kündigte sein Kommen an und sorgte dafür, dass das Festival ein grosser Erfolg wurde.

In den Jahren 2001 und 2002 zog es die Show ins inzwischen abgerissene “Tradewinds” nach Sea Bright, NJ. Doch schon ein Jahr später siedelte das “Light of Day Festival” wieder nach Asbury Park, NJ um.

Seit 2004 unterstützt die “Light of Day” Stiftung unter anderem folgende gemeinnützige Organisationen:

  • Project ALS
  • MDA – ALS Division
  • ALS Association, Greater Philadelphia Chapter
  • Joan Dancy and PALS
  • PSP Foundation
  • Parkinson’s Disease Foundation
  • Parkinson’s Alliance
  • Parkinson’s Unity Walk
  • The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research
  • Central Ohio Parkinson’s Society
  • University Hospital Foundation

Im Jahr 2021 steigt das Hauptevent – “Bob’s Birthday Bash” – am 13. Februar 2021. Wegen der anhaltenden COVID-19 Pandemie rangen sich die Veranstalter dazu durch, das Fest auf drei Tage auszudehnen und Online Shows auf Facebook und/oder YouTube zu präsentieren, die in den vergangenen Jahren aufgezeichnet wurden.

Bruce Springsteen ist ebenfalls mit von der Partie. Am 13. Februar 2021 hat man die Möglichkeit, das Joe Grushecky & The Houserockers Konzert vom 18. Januar 2020 mitzuverfolgen. Damals kam Bruce Springsteen im “Paramount Theater” auf die Bühne, um mit Joe Grushecky elf Songs zu performen. Darüber hinaus wird auch das Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul Konzert im Liverpooler Cavern Club aus dem Jahre 2017 zu sehen sein.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

The Light of Day Foundation has announced that Joe Grushecky and The House Rockers with special guest Bruce Springsteen will perform on February 13 as part of Winter Love Fest 2021, which takes places this weekend from February 12-14. They have also added Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul to the lineup which will mark Van Zandt’s first performance for Light of Day. The Kid’s Rock show on Sunday, February 14, will feature Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Steve Van Zandt, Eddie Brigati from the Rascals, and Ricky Byrd from Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, performing with RockIt Academy.

The 3-day virtual festival’s goal is to utilize the power of music to raise money and awareness in its continuing battle to defeat Parkinson’s disease and its related illnesses ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis) and PSP (Progressive Supranuclear Palsy) within our lifetime. You can donate to the Light of Day Foundation here: https://www.lightofday.org/donate

The annual Asbury Park, NJ-based festival will be online this year, streaming live on Facebook and YouTube, where viewers are encouraged to donate while enjoying the show.

With more than 12 hours of streaming shows over three days, the event will feature performances from over 70 artists including Joan Jett & the Blackhearts, Willie Nile, Jesse Malin, James Maddock, Dramarama, Steve Forbert, Jill Hennessy, The Weeklings, Jeffrey Gaines, Low Cut Connie, Ed “Kingfish” Manion, Bruce Tunkel, John Eddie, Williams Honor, Ben Arnold, Adam Ezra, Joe Rapolla, and Brian Dunne among others, with more acts to be added. Light of Day is also encouraging artists to produce their own livestreams on their own platforms, which will be promoted by LOD throughout the day on Saturday, Feb. 13.

Acclaimed music photographer Mark Weiss has teamed up with Light of Day for the third straight year and will be doing another auction of his iconic images. You can bid on the images here: https://www.charitybuzz.com/support/LightOfDay

Light of Day will also have new merchandise available for the virtual Winter Love Fest at their merchandise store: https://lodstore.org/

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Feb 1 2021

Little Steven veröffentlicht “Macca to Mecca” Album inkl. DVD

Am Abend des 14. November 2017 spielte Little Steven mit seinen Disciples of Soul eine Show im “O2 Academy” in Liverpool. Wenige Stunden vorher statteten die Musiker dem legendären “Cavern Club” in der Mathew Street Nummer 10 einen Besuch ab, um dort einen vierzigminütigen Gig zu bestreiten.

Die Band performte während der Show zahlreiche Beatles Klassiker wie “Magical Mystery Tour” oder “All You Need Is Love”.


The Cavern Club, Liverpool 2006

Der “Cavern Club” öffnete am 16. Januar 1957 seine Tore in der Liverpooler Mathew Street Nummer 10. Am 9. Februar 1961 hatten die Beatles dort ihren ersten Auftritt, nachdem sie aus Hamburg zurückgekehrt waren. Wenige Monate später trafen sie auf Brian Epstein, der ihr Manager wurde und sie zum Aushängeschild des sogenannten “Mersey Beat” machte.

Little Steven brachte diesen Auftritt am 29. Januar 2021 auf CD/DVD in den Handel. Ausserdem findet man auf der Veröffentlichung den Song “I Saw Her Standing There”, den Little Steven am 4. November 2017 mit Paul McCartney im Londoner “Roadhouse” zum Besten gegeben hat.

Little Steven “Macca to Mecca!” kann auf Amazon.de oder im Stonepony Shop bestellt werden.

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

Macca To Mecca! Begins as a 12-song tribute to The Beatles that kicks off with a riveting performance of “I Saw Her Standing There” recorded at The Roundhouse in London with a special appearance by Paul McCartney. It is followed by an extraordinary surprise set at Liverpool’s legendary Cavern Club recorded November 2017 during the band’s sold out European tour. The intimate lunchtime gig is filled with rocking renditions of “Magical Mystery Tour,” “Good Morning, Good Morning,” “Got To Get You Into My Life,” and “All You Need Is Love,” alongside iconic songs famously performed by the nascent Fab Four, including “Boys” (originally by The Shirelles), “Slow Down” (by Larry Williams) and “Soldier Of Love” (first recorded by Arthur Alexander).

Tracklist:

“I Saw Her Standing There Intro” (Roadhouse London, 4. November 2017)
“I Saw Her Standing There” (Roadhouse London, 4. November 2017)
“Cavern Club Intro”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Magical Mystery Tour”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Boys”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Slow Down Intro”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Slow Down”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Some Other Guy”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Soldier Of Love Intro”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Soldier Of Love (Lay Down Your Arms)”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Good Morning Good Morning”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Got To Get You Into My Life”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“All You Need Is Love”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)
“Birthday”(Cavern Club, Liverpool, 14. November 2017)

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Okt 25 2019

Little Steven – ROCKNROLL REBEL – THE EARLY WORK

Little Steven Van Zandt öffnet die Türen zu seinem Studio und wird uns ab dem 6. Dezember 2019 mit bisher unveröffentlichten Songs, Demos, B-Seiten und Rehearsal-Aufnahmen verwöhnen.

Der mittlerweile 68jährige Gründer der “Disciples of Soul”, E Street Band Gitarrist, Radio DJ und Schauspieler bringt im Dezember 2019 mit “ROCKNROLL REBEL – THE EARLY WORK” eine Sammlung seiner digital überarbeiteten Solo-Alben inklusiver 51 Bonus Tracks auf den Markt.

“ROCKNROLL REBEL – THE EARLY WORK” umfasst folgende Songs:

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL:
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN (1982)

1. Lyin’ In A Bed Of Fire
2. Inside Of Me
3. Until The Good Is Gone
4. Men Without Women
5. Under The Gun
6. Save Me
7. Princess Of Little Italy
8. Angel Eyes
9. Forever
10. I’ve Been Waiting

LITTLE STEVEN AND THE DISCIPLES OF SOUL:
VOICE OF AMERICA (1983)

1. Voice Of America
2. Justice
3. Checkpoint Charlie
4. Solidarity
5. Out Of The Darkness
6. Los Desaparecidos (The Disappeared Ones)
7. Fear
8. I Am A Patriot (And The River Opens For The Righteous)
9. Among The Believers
10. Undefeated (Everybody Goes Home)

LITTLE STEVEN:
FREEDOM – NO COMPROMISE (1987)

1. Freedom
2. Trail Of Broken Treaties
3. Pretoria
4. Bitter Fruit
5. No More Party’s
6. Can’t You Feel The Fire
7. Native American
8. Sanctuary

LITTLE STEVEN:
REVOLUTION (1989)

1. Revolution (Deluxe Edition)
2. Where Do We Go From Here
3. Revolution
4. Education
5. Balance
6. Love and Forgiveness
7. Newspeak
8. Sexy
9. Leonard Peltier
10. Liberation Theology
11. Discipline

LITTLE STEVEN VAN ZANDT:
BORN AGAIN SAVAGE (1999)

1. Born Again Savage
2. Camouflage of Righteousness
3. Guns, Drugs, And Gasoline
4. Face of God
5. Saint Francis
6. Salvation
7. Organize
8. Flesheater
9. Lust for Enlightenment
10. Tongues of Angels

ARTISTS UNITED AGAINST APARTHEID:
SUN CITY (1985)

1. Sun City
2. No More Apartheid
3. Revolutionary Situation
4. Sun City (Version II) (Edit)
5. Let Me See Your I.D.
6. The Struggle Continues
7. Silver And Gold

LITTLE STEVEN:
BONUS TRACKS (4 CD):

DISC 1:
MEN WITHOUT WOMEN (AND BEFORE)

1. RockNRoll Rebel (Previously Unreleased – Studio Track – 1983) – Little Steven
2. Who Told You? (Previously Unreleased – Gulliver’s Pub – Red Bank, NJ – June 15, 1973) – Southside Johnny and The Kid
3. That’s How It Feels (Previously Unreleased – Stone Pony – Asbury Park, NJ – May 30, 1976) – Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes
4. When You Dance (Previously Unreleased – Rehearsal – Mono – 1976) – Asbury Jukes
5. Little Darlin’ (Previously Unreleased – Stone Pony Rehearsal – Mono – 1977) – Asbury Jukes
6. Ain’t No Lady (Previously Unreleased – Stone Pony Rehearsal – Mono – 1977) – Asbury Jukes
7. Love On The Wrong Side of Town (Previously Unreleased – Stone Pony Rehearsal – Mono – 1977) – Asbury Jukes
8. Little Girl So Fine (Previously Unreleased – Rehearsal – Mono – 1976) – Asbury Jukes
9. Some Things Just Don’t Change (Previously Unreleased – Stone Pony Rehearsal – Mono – 1977) – Asbury Jukes
10. She Got Me Where She Wants Me (Previously Unreleased – Stone Pony Rehearsal – Mono – 1977) – Asbury Jukes
11. Men Without Women Radio Spot (1982)
12. Angel Eyes (Previously Unreleased – Britt Row Version – 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
13. Forever (Previously Unreleased – Britt Row Version – 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
14. Until The Good Is Gone (Previously Unreleased – Britt Row Version – 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
15. I’ve Been Waiting (Previously Unreleased – Early Version – 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul with Southside Johnny
16. Caravan (7″ single – 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
17. Save Me (Previously Unreleased – Peppermint Lounge – New York, NY – July 18, 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
18. Time (Previously Unreleased – Studio Track – 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul

DISC 2:
VOICE OF AMERICA

1. This Time It’s For Real (Previously Unreleased – Marquee Club – London, UK – October 18, 1982/Peppermint Lounge – New York, NY – July 18, 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
2. It’s Possible (Previously Unreleased – Studio Track – Mono – Date Unknown) – Little Steven
3. Vote! (That Mutha Out) (12″ single – 1984) – Little Steven
4. Vote! Part II (Previously Unreleased – Rap Version – 1984) – Little Steven
5. Vote! Part III (After World War III) (Rap Version – 12″ single – 1984) – Little Steven
6. Vote! Part IV (Instrumental) (12″ single – 1984) – Little Steven
7. Vote! Part V (Previously Unreleased – Rap Version – 1984)
8. Caravan (Previously Unreleased – Marquee Club – London, UK – October 18, 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
9. I Don’t Want To Go Home (Previously Unreleased – Marquee Club – London, UK – October 18, 1982) – Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
10. US Festival Radio Spot (1983)
11. Alive For The First Time (Previously Unreleased – Writing Session, The Birth of a Song – 1983)- Little Steven
12. Voice of America Radio Spot (1984)
13. Out Of The Darkness (12″ single – 1984) – Little Steven
14. Inside Of Me (Previously Unreleased – French TV – 1983) – Little Steven

DISC 3:
SUN CITY

1. Let Me See Your I.D. (Extended Mix – 12″ single – 1985) – Artists United Against Apartheid
2. Let Me See Your I.D. (Extended Street Mix – 12″ single – 1985) – Artists United Against Apartheid
3. Let Me See Your I.D. (Beat And Scratch Mix – 12″ single – 1985) – Artists United Against Apartheid
4. Not So Far Away (Dub Mix – UK 12″ single – 1985) – Artists United Against Apartheid
5. Sun City (Last Remix – UK 12″ single – 1985) – Artists United Against Apartheid
6. Soweto Nights (Previously Unreleased – 1985) – Artists United Against Apartheid
7. The Struggle Continues (Previously Unreleased – Extra Miles Davis Version – 1985) – Artists United Against Apartheid

DISC 4:
FREEDOM – NO COMPROMISE, REVOLUTION (AND LATER)

1. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades – Cana No Mas Dub Mix – UK 12″ single – 1987) – Little Steven
2. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades – No Pasaran Mix – UK 12″ single – 1987) – Little Steven
3. Bitter Fruit (With Rubén Blades – Platano Quemado Mix with Steel Drums – UK 12″ single – 1987) – Little Steven
4. Fruta Amarga (With Rubén Blades – Spanish 12″ single – 1987) – Little Steven
5. No More Partys (For Those About To Party…) (Rock Mix – 12″ single – 1987) – Little Steven
6. No More Partys (Funky Party Edit) (R and B Mix – UK 7″ single – 1987) – Little Steven
7. Vote Jesse In (Previously Unreleased – Jesse Jackson Campaign Song – 1988) – Little Steven
8. Revolution (Naked City Mix – UK 12″single – 1989) – Little Steven
9. Revolution (Naked City Mix Part 2 – Maceo’s Thang – UK 12″ single- 1989) – Little Steven
10. I Wish It Would Rain (Previously Unreleased – Vin Scelsa Hungerthon – 1995) – Little Steven, Southside Johnny, Rusty Cloud, Bobby Bandiera, David Hayes
11. Princess Of Little Italy (Previously Unreleased – Vin Scelsa Hungerthon – 1995) – Little Steven, Rusty Cloud, Bobby Bandiera, David Hayes
12. It’s Been A Long Time (Previously Unreleased – Solo Acoustic – 2019) – Little Steven

Die offizielle Pressemeldung:

Little Steven has opened the doors on his personal archive of recordings to present an in-depth look at his solo career with a brand new boxed set. RockNRoll Rebel – The Early Work (Wicked Cool/UMe) collects the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer’s solo work from 1973-1999 – including Artists United Against Apartheid’s landmark 1985 LP, Sun City – together with 51 bonus tracks spanning previously unreleased demos, B-sides, rehearsals, outtakes, classic concert performances, and a number of never-before-heard Steven Van Zandt compositions.

“It’s been a blast going through the archives and finding all these hidden gems,” says Van Zandt. “In addition to demos in various stages of completion, there are entire songs I’d completely forgotten about, and we found some really early things pre-Jukes like Southside Johnny and the Kid (the kid being me!). I’m excited for the fans to hear all of this stuff and to have my albums back on vinyl for the first time in decades!

Limited to just 1,000 copies, the bespoke slipcase multi-format boxed set includes remastered editions of six long-out-of-print classic albums – Men Without Women (1982), Voice Of America (1983), Sun City (1985), Freedom – No Compromise (1987), Revolution (1989) and Born Again Savage (1999) – across seven-colored vinyl LPs alongside four CDs of rarities and bonus tracks.

  • Limited to only 1,000 units worldwide
  • Six albums across seven coloured LP’s & 4CD’s containing 51 bonus tracks
  • Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul: Men Without Women (1982)
  • Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul: Voice Of America (1983)
  • Artists United Against Apartheid: Sun City (1985)
  • Little Steven: Freedom – No Compromise (1987)
  • Little Steven: Revolution (1989)
  • Little Steven Van Zandt: Born Again Savage (1999)

uDiscover Germany bietet die auf 1.000 Exemplare limitierte Box für 199,99 € inkl. MwSt. an.

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Mai 9 2019

Asbury Park, NJ: Little Steven Summer of Sorcery Releaseparty mit Bruce Springsteen

Am vergangenen Mittwoch – 8. Mai 2019 – stellte Little Steven sein nagelneues Studioalbum “Summer of Sorcery” im Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park, NJ vor.

Vor knapp 2.000 Zuschauern performte der E Street Gitarrist etliche Klassiker sowie zahlreiche Songs seines neuen Longplayers. Wie schon am 4. Mai 2019 im “Saban Theatre” in Los Angeles wurde er bei einigen Kompositionen von Bruce Springsteen unterstützt. Die beiden begeisterten die Fans erneut mit “10th Avenue Freeze-Out”, “Sun City” sowie “I Don’t Want To Go Home”.

“Sun City” ist der Titelsong des gleichnamigen Albums aus dem Jahre 1985. Nachdem Little Steven im Jahre 1984 die E Street Band verlassen und “Voice of America” veröffentlicht hatte, gründete er die Initiative “Artists United Against Apartheid”, welche sich gegen den Vergnügungspark “Sun City” in Südafrika auflehnte.


Artists United Against Apartheid – Sun City (Album, 1985)

Mit 50 international bekannten Künstlern nahm er den Song “Sun City” auf und veröffentlichte ihn am 7. Dezember 1985 auf dem Studiowerk “Sun City”. Noch heute unvergessen ist sein Auftritt am 11. Juni 1988 beim “Nelson Mandela 70th Birthday Tribute Concert” im Londoner Wembley Stadion. An der Seite von Jim Kerr (Simple Minds), Meat Loaf, Jackson Browne und anderen Künstlern performte er “Sun City” live vor 100.000 Menschen.


Demnächst Neu: Western Stars von Bruce Springsteen

Übrigens kündigte Bruce Springsteen vor wenigen Tagen eine neue E Street Band Tour samt Album an!

In einem exklusiven Interview mit dem Streamingdienst NETFLIX bestätigte der “Boss”, dass er vor einem Monat Songs für ein neues Album geschrieben hat. Zudem werde er mit der E Street Band wieder auf Tour gehen. Ferner gab er in besagtem Interview mit Starregisseur Martin Scorsese zu Protokoll, dass er sieben lange Jahre nichts für die Band schreiben konnte.

Springsteen sagte:

“I’ve spent about seven years without writing anything for the E Street Band. I couldn’t write anything for the band. And of course, you think you’ll never be able to do that again. It’s a trick every time you do it”.

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Mai 5 2019

Los Angeles, CA: Little Steven Summer of Sorcery Releaseparty mit Bruce Springsteen

Little Steven tourt derzeit durch Nordamerika.
Gestern Abend – am 4. Mai 2019 – war der 68jährige Künstler mit seinen “Disciples of Soul” im 2.000 Zuschauer fassenden “Saban Theatre” in Los Angeles, CA zu Gast. Anlässlich der Release Party seines aktuellen Longplayers “Summer of Sorcery” spielte Little Steven eine umjubelte Show mit zahlreichen Hits und neuen Kompositionen.

Ganz überraschend kam Bruce Springsteen auf die Bühne, um mit Steven Van Zandt die Klassiker “10th Avenue Freeze-Out”, “Sun City” sowie “I Don’t Want To Go Home” zu performen.

Das neue Little Steven Album “Summer of Sorcery” erschien am 3. Mai 2019 und umfasst 12 brandneue Tracks. Das Werk wurde mit Little Stevens Begleitband “Disciples of Soul” in den “Renegade Studios” aufgenommen und abgemischt.

Tracklist:

  1. Communion
  2. Party Mambo!
  3. Love Again
  4. Vortex
  5. A World Of Our Own
  6. Gravity
  7. Soul Power Twist
  8. Superfly Terraplane
  9. Education
  10. Suddenly You
  11. I Visit The Blues
  12. Summer Of Sorcery

Produktbeschreibung:

‘Summer Of Sorcery’, the follow up to the critically acclaimed ‘Soulfire’ is SVZ’s first album of original material in 20 years. It was written during the second half of the ‘Soulfire’ Tour and recorded at Stevie’s Renegade Studio September-November 2018. All 12 songs are original SVZ compositions, 1 recut from his Revolution Album, 1 outtake from the Lilyhammer Score, and 10 new songs. The album was recorded with the same members of The Disciples Of Soul that have been touring this past year. The album is a breakthrough artistically for Stevie in several ways, “My first five albums in the 80s were both very personal, and very political. I wanted the new material to be more fictionalized. The way records were when I grew up. Before it was an Artform. The concept (loosely) was capturing and communicating that first rush of Summer. The electricity of that feeling of unlimited possibilities. Of falling in love with the world for the first time. Obviously, there are occasional personal references, and a bit of what’s going on socially scattered throughout, but I achieved what I set out to do. I created a collection of fictional audio movie scenes that feel like Summer. I’m quite proud of it.”

“Summer of Sorcery” ist als Vinyl-LP, CD und Download auf Amazon und/oder im Stonepony Shop erhältlich.

Nicht vergessen!
Im Rahmen der “Summer of Sorcery Tour 2019” sind ´fünf Little Steven & The Disciples of Soul Shows in Deutschland geplant.

Die Termine:

Tickets für die Deutschlandtermine kann man auf EVENTIM.de ordern.

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