The Madeleine Brand Show for March 6, 2012

New Music Tuesday with Drew Tewksbury: Bruce Springsteen and Balkan Beat Box

The 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Show

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Bruce Springsteen (L) and Joe Walsh (R) perform onstage at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards held at Staples Center on February 12, 2012, in L.A.

Music critic Drew Tewksbury reviews new releases from Bruce Springsteen and Balkan Beat Box.

Bruce Springsteen:

Bruce Springsteen proves he's still a working class hero with his new album "Wrecking Ball." He told Rolling Stone that "this is as direct a record as I ever made."

Springsteen's 17th album is full of ire towards Wall Street's "greed and corruption and a look into the devastation it has wrought." Bruce Springsteen at the 2012 Grammy Awards:

Balkan Beat Box:

Balkan Beat Box's Ori Kaplan and Tamir Muskat met in Brooklyn, New York as teenagers. They had trouble finding a musical genre that represented themselves, so they created their own. Styles of Mediterranean and Balkan traditions fuse with hip hop and dancehall beats.


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