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Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band 

When: Mon., Nov. 19 2012

When Bruce Springsteen played Austin's SXSW conference back in March, he and his E Street Band put on a 2½-hour show that would have silenced any naysayers mourning the disappearance of the pop star's "glory days." Flanked by guitarist sidekicks Little Steven and Nils Lofgren, Springsteen led his 16-piece ensemble through stunning renditions of career-spanning favorites, as well as a couple Woody Guthrie covers in honor of the late protest singer's centennial. What was most surprising, though, was how well renditions of new songs like "We Take Care of Our Own" and "Jack of All Trades" held up alongside classics like "Badlands" and "Thunder Road." And while "Born to Run" was conspicuously absent from the Austin set list, the signature hit has been cropping up regularly during encores on this second leg of the band's Wrecking Ball Tour. You can hear for yourself tonight at the Pepsi Center (1000 Chopper Circle, Denver, pepsicenter.com); showtime is 7:30, with tickets ranging from $48 to $98. — Bill Forman

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