Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Late Night Pick of the Night: Black Star, VH tour, old Bruce video

Happy New Year!  We're back for what I hope will be a fun and exciting 2012 as long as we don't all die in the predicted Mayan apocalypse.  That would be exciting but probably not a lot of fun.

Tonight's Late Night Pick of the Night is alternative rap superstars Mos Def & Talib Kweli together again as Black Star.  They'll be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight at 12:35 AM on NBC. 

In other news, it looks like Van Halen will announce their tour dates after playing a small show for journalists at NYC's Cafe Wha? on Thursday.  Perhaps it will be webcast too.  I'll keep my eye open for that. 
I’m interested to see if they charge as much as last time.  Don’t know how they did in the big cities, but I recall that JPJ Arena in C’ville wasn’t full when I saw them there in '08.  Here's the full story: http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/van-halen-to-perform-at-new-yorks-cafe-wha-this-thursday-20120102

While we wait for an announcment from Bruce Springsteen on his 2012 US tour dates, the Wolfgang's Vault site is promising us the famous 1978 Passaic NJ show to view (and perhaps download the audio) this year.  While the Passaic show is on YouTube and countless bootleg videos, it should be nice to see a “painstakingly restored and digitized to guarantee the best possible quality for online broadcast” version coming out this year.  Here's the link along will a little taste of the video, "Santa Claus Is Coming to Town": http://www.wolfgangsvault.com/blog/index.php/2011/12/merry-christmas-from-passaic-nj/?utm_source=NL&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=111223