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A New Bruce Springsteen Biography, Anais Mitchell In The Studio

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band. Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band in its iconic 'Born To Run' to 'Born In The U.S.A.' lineup. (Frank Stefanko)

Today on Soundcheck: Author Peter Ames Carlin joins us to talk about his new biography, Bruce, which delves into the life and career of rock legend Bruce Springsteen.

Then, singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell performs a lovely set of songs from her latest album Young Man In America in the Soundcheck studio.

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Peter Ames Carlin and Anais Mitchell

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A new biography by Peter Ames Carlin sheds light on Bruce Springsteen's hardscrabble youth before he became the rock legend.

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Which Holiday Songs Creep You Out?

"He sees you when you're sleeping. He knows when you're awake."

Yikes. Voiceover from a horror film trailer? No! Those are just some mildly disturbing lyrics from the beloved Christmas classic, "Santa Claus is Coming To Town." Ah, the holidays. Filled with good tidings, joy, presents -- and plenty of unintentionally dark and disconcerting musical lyrics disguised under a blanket of cheery major chords. 

This Thursday, Soundcheck contributor Faith Salie joins us to share three holiday songs that give her the willies. We want to know: What holiday songs freak you out?

Leave a comment below, or call us to sing your creepy carol at 866.939.1612

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Check Ahead: Super Hi-Fi, 'Dub To The Bone'

Super Hi-Fi's debut album Dub To The Bone will stream exclusively on our site through its release on December 4, 2012. Listen to the adventurous new album from Brooklyn's own trombone-heavy Afro-dub band.

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Gig Alert: Delta Spirit

Arena-ready rock band Delta Spirit plays at Irving Plaza Tuesday night. Download the track "California" from their new self-titled album

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