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Filtering by Tag: 2012
Today, it's time to share with our readers the 3 Minute Record Best Albums of 2012. Yesterday, we posted our first podcast in which we talked about our favorite albums of this year. In case you missed it, due to all the holiday food filling up your belly, please do us a favor be sure to check it out! (To download: Right Click (PC)/CTRL-Click (Mac) and then select Save Link As….)
Tonight, our staff will do our very best to spin many of these records and much more at The Royale from 10 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. We hope you can join us for a pint or two at our favorite corner watering hole and listen to some of our favorite music from this year. Please - as the sign above indicates - just don't sit at the back table at 10 p.m.
So, without further pomp and circumstance here is our list. Enjoy!
Best of 2012
Lucero - Women and Work (ATO)
Hot Water Music - Exister (Rise)
Cory Branan - Mutt (Bloodshot)
Craig Finn - Clear Heart Full Eyes (Full Time Hobby)
Gaslight Anthem - Handwritten (Mercury)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
Alabama Shakes - Boys & Girls (ATO)
White Rabbits - Milk Famous (TBD)
Minus The Bear - Infinity Overhead (Dangerbird)
Blake Fleming - Time's Up (self-released)
Reissues: My Bloody Valentine - Loveless (1991 Creation / 2012 Sony)
Shiner - The Egg (2001 DeSoto / 2012 Son Of Man)
Archers Of Loaf - Vee Vee (1995 Alias / 2012 Merge)
Sugar - Copper Blue (1992 Ryko / 2012 Merge)
Codeine – Barely Real EP (1992 Sub Pop / 2012 The Numero Group)
Cloud Nothings - Attack on Memory (Carpark)
Wanda Jackson - Unfinished Business (Sugar Hill)
Make Do and Mend - Everything You Ever Loved (Rise)
The Menzingers - On the Impossible Past (Epitaph)
Japandroids - Celebration Rock (Polyvinyl)
Bruce Springsteen - Wrecking Ball (Columbia)
Cat Power - Sun (Matador)
Sharon Van Etten - Tramp (Jagjaguwar)
Bobby Womack - The Bravest Man In The Universe (XL Recordings)
Heartless Bastards - Arrow (Partisan Records)
Reissues: R.E.M. - Document [25th Anniversary Edition] (1987 I.R.S. / 2012 Capitol)
Peter Gabriel - So [25th Anniversary Deluxe Edition] (1986 Geffen / 2012 Real World Productions)
The Velvet Underground & Nico - S/T [45th Anniversary Super Deluxe Edition] (1967 Verve / 2012 Polydor/UME)
Ryan Adams - Life After Deaf [Live Boxset] (PAXAM)
Cotton Mather - Kontiki (1997 Copper Records / 2012 Star Apple Kingdom)
This morning the announcement finally came down regarding the first leg of the Bruce Springsteen 'Wrecking Ball' tour including a group of U.S. shows.
While local fans -- which obviously includes us here at 3 Minute Record -- were disappointed that St. Louis didn't make the cut on the first leg of the tour, the news of this announcement is not exactly surprising. Springsteen is usually well into the tour when the buses roll past the Arch into the Gateway City. During the last two tours, the Springsteen played shows in the late summer and early fall. By this point the E Street Band is a well-oiled machine and ready to bring all the power it can muster.
The dates for the first leg, running from mid-March to early May, mostly encompass the Eastern U.S. with a few exceptions of a couple of dates in California and a stop at the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. The European dates, announced for some time, begin in mid-May and run through the end of July. At that time, there will likely be another break to recover and a third leg of the tour will likely start in late August or September. Just before these US dates Springsteen will be the Keynote Speaker at the South By Southwest conference in Austin where he will also perform.
The main question on everyone's mind regarding this tour is how Springsteen will replace the presence of long-time saxophonist Clarence Clemons who passed away last year. After a 40-year professional relationship, there is no possible way that Springsteen can replace the sound of Clemons' horn. As with the very best saxophone players Clemons had a distinctive sound all his own.
I know what the diehard fans are going to say next. Yes, Springsteen replaced long-time organ player Danny Federici onstage, but he left in the middle of a tour and gave a farewell performance. There is no word whether Springsteen will attempt to do the same with Clemons. Currently, no one outside of the inner camp really knows the answer to that question there and that's probably best. There is no reason to start any comparisons or negative energy if Springsteen has chosen someone to provide Clemons' sax solos.
This is just another chapter in the storied history of a treasured artist. Let him dictate how he wants things done. After all, he's the Boss.
US Tour Dates
March 18 Atlanta, GA Philips Arena
March 19 Greensboro, NC Greensboro Coliseum
March 23 Tampa, FL Tampa Bay Times Forum
March 26 Boston, MA TD Garden
March 28 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
March 29 Philadelphia, PA Wells Fargo Center
April 1 Washington, DC Verizon Center
April 3 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
April 4 East Rutherford, NJ Izod Center
April 6 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
April 9 New York, NY Madison Square Garden
April 12 Detroit, MI The Palace of Auburn Hills
April 13 Buffalo, NY First Niagara Center
April 16 Albany, NY Times Union Center
April 17 Cleveland, OH Quicken Loans Arena
April 24 San Jose, CA HP Pavilion
April 26 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena
April 29 New Orleans, LA New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival
May 2 Newark, NJ Prudential Center