CALLING ALL MONTREAL-AREA FANS
Boss birthday bash in Canada does its part for hungry hearts
Here at Backstreets, we often think of September 23 as a national holiday. This year, as Bruce Springsteen approaches 70, that doesn't feel so out of touch with reality. While we've written about the Pink Cadillac Club parties getting underway tonight, they're not nearly the only birthday celebrations planned — and, of course, the holiday is international.
North of the border, a tribute concert to commemorate Springsteen's 70th birthday will raise funds for Moisson Montreal, the city's —
and Canada's — largest food bank.
The Last of the Duke Street Kings, Montreal's own
world-class Bruce tribute band, will provide a
rocking evening of great Boss music Monday night
at La Sala Rossa, one of the city's best established
clubs. Last of the Duke Street Kings are known not
only for doing a masterful job of playing
Springsteen songs, but for capturing the spirit of
an E Street Band performance with their joy and
Other performers include an all-star band led by
Montrealer Howard Bilerman, Grammy-nominated
musician, producer and engineer. Howard's long
list of credits include drumming for Arcade Fire
as well as working on award-winning recordings
for Leonard Cohen, Godspeed You! Black Emperor,
and literally hundreds of others. Sharing the stage
with Howard will be Campbell Woods, Chris Velan
Josh Toal, Mike O'Brien, Simon Nakonechny and
If you're in the area, celebrate Bruce's music with a fun night for a terrific cause, September 23 at Sala Rossa, doors open at 7:30. Tickets are $25 at the door, or $20 in advance via eventbrite.ca or thepointofsale.com.