Music Monday: The Boss

Things have been kind of tame around town in recent months because a lot of acts love to start touring in the spring and summer. Now we’re heating up a bit. Ironically, LA got some rain this week though. Anyways, this week has a little something for everyone. Rockers, rappers and people who fancy themselves huge fans of the one and only, The Boss.

Natalie Merchant at Orpheum on 3/9

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She owned as part of 10,000 Maniacs and has continued to have a large musical presence as a solo artist. Merchant dropped her seventh studio album last fall and is now heading to LA to delivery Paradise Is There: The New Tigerlily Recordings to her adoring fans.

Puddle of Mudd at Whisky A Go Go on 3/11

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It’s hard to believe that this band broke out 15 years ago. That’s when their mainstream hit Come Clean hit the shelves and songs like “Blurry” went straight to number one. The following year they scored another hit with “She Hates Me” and had everyone singing along. While they haven’t put anything out since 2009’s Volume 4: Songs in the Key of Love & Hate, they still manage to play around the country on the regular.

Waka Flocka Flame at Club Nokia on 3/11

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With one of the most interesting names in the hip hop game, this “No Hands” rapper is bringing the party to Downtown with an energetic show that’s bound to blow the roof off the place. Think Good Charlotte may show up to perform the song they did together from the Pixels soundtrack?

Silverstein at The Fonda 3/12

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One of the top billed bands at Warped Tour for over a decade now, these Canadian rockers hit the road earlier last year to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the fan favorite album, Discovering the Waterfront and are now back at it again in support of their latest, I Am Alive in Everything I Touch.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at LA Memorial Sports Arena on 3/15

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Note, this is the first of a few shows Bruce and the Band has planned at this place. They’re playing the classic The River album in its entirety, on top of other classics. Also…for Angelenos, these will be the last concerts at this venue before they close their doors forever. It’s not only a night for great music but a memorable night for the city as well.

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