On Thursday, March 3, Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band will pitch their tent at the BMO Harris Bradley Center and deliver a fiery, delirious, three-hour sermon on the life-affirming power of Rock And Roll. Bruce will belt it out, Max Weinberg will make you wistful for the old Conan show, and Steven Van Zandt will wear a bandana. If you’ve never seen The Boss before, you’re missing out on one hell of a show.
But what if sweaty marathon concerts delivered by dudes pushing 70 aren’t your thing? The you’re in luck: Milwaukee musician and producer Victor Buell IV has recorded a somber, synthwave cover of the Springsteen classic “Dancing In The Dark,” and it’s kind of wonderful and great. The Calliope guitarist and solo artist says the hazy and down-tempo cover is “a lil’ tip o’ the hat to The Boss,” but it also stands on its own as plaintive meditation on frustration and despair. Enjoy the song, as well as its equally trippy, if mostly Courteney Cox-less video, below.