Posted in music | tour dates on November 19, 2010

Buffalo Springfield

"Buffalo Springfield issued only three studio albums during the influential band's short two years together from 1966-68: "Buffalo Springfield," "Buffalo Springfield Again" and "Last Time Around."

All indications going into the group's reunion performances last month for Neil Young's annual Bridge School benefit concerts in Northern California seemed to suggest that the operative album title for this latter-day get-together was going to be "Last Time Around."

However, "Buffalo Springfield Again" might be the more fitting choice, as Pop & Hiss is hearing rumblings of some additional performances next year, possibly even a summer tour. (It wouldn't come as a big surprise to any of those who were on hand to witness the joy the group members appeared to be having being in one another's company once again.)

It had been 42 years since Neil Young, Stephen Stills and Richie Furay last performed together as Buffalo Springfield before they reunited for the Bridge School event, which benefits the Northern California institution that serves severely disabled students and their families. Young and his wife, Pegi, have been staging the annual benefits for 24 years now, and their son, Ben, has been a Bridge School student. (The other two original band members, bassist Bruce Palmer and drummer Dewey Martin, died in 2004 and 2009, respectively.)

Their set included such Springfield touchstone numbers as "Mr. Soul," "Rock and Roll Woman," "For What It's Worth (Stop, Hey, What's That Sound)," "Kind Woman," "Bluebird," "Go and Say Goodbye" and "Nowadays Clancy Can't Even Sing."" [LA TIMES]

The reunited Buffalo Springfield played both nights of this year's Bridge School Benefit, as did Pearl Jam and the slightly less established Grizzly Bear, whose only other show since their August Governors Island gig, was their September Hollywood Bowl show with Phoenix and Girls. In fact, Grizzly Bear only played eight North American shows in 2010. The other four were Coachella, Lollapalooza, Dickinson Colleage, and Williamsburg Waterfront with Band of Horses.

Back in 2007, Grizzly Bear headlined a tour with Beach House and Papercuts (it hit Bowery Ballroom). In 2008, Papercuts opened for Beach House on a tour again, but that time Beach House was the headliner (it hit Bowery Ballroom). And now it has been announced that it will in fact be Papercuts who heads out on the road with Beach House in 2011. Tickets for the Webster Hall show go on sale at noon (though you can still also buy them through the presale with a sweatshirt).

No new Buffalo Springfield, Grizzly Bear, Beach House or Papercuts dates to report, though the latter two's tour is reposted, with some videos, below...


For What It's Worth, Song 9 Buffalo Springfield Bridge School Benefit

Buffalo Springfield - On The Way Home - Bridge School

Buffalo Springfield - "I Am A Child" and "Kind Woman" Bridge School Benefit Oct. 24, 2010

Beach House & Papercuts tour dates
Thu Feb 17, 2011 Los Angeles, CA The Music Box
Fri Feb 18, 2011 San Francisco, CA The Fillmore
Wed Feb 23, 2011 New York, NY Webster Hall
Thu Feb 24, 2011 Philadelphia, PA Trocadero Theatre
Sat Feb 26, 2011 Washington, DC 9:30 Club



Comments (18)

is that a mentally retarded kid in the reflection of the picture...

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 11:55 AM

I will shit myself if this happens. I was thinking about flying out to Cali last month just to see them. I saw Neil last May and it was one of the greatest shows I've ever seen. It was sad seeing him playing electric guitar alone on stage.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 12:01 PM

To: Anonymous 11:55

FU asshole!

Posted by Ray | November 19, 2010 12:06 PM

cash cow

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 12:19 PM

^11:55 that's pretty low.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 12:25 PM

11:55 ...I beleive in free speech, but I also believe that BV should send your IP address to the father of that child so he can find you and beat the life out of you.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 12:34 PM

its a kid in the audience, left side. its a video artifact of cutting away from the audience shot.

Posted by Stand Old | November 19, 2010 12:41 PM

Whip my hair back and forth

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 12:54 PM

I would pay any amount of money to see Buffalo Springfield

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 12:55 PM

^ Ditto. Man this has got me psyched. Now all I can hope for is Jefferson Airplane; but, that doesn't seem likely as Grace seems to be enjoying retirement way too much.

Posted by citybug | November 19, 2010 1:03 PM

1155 i was thinking the same thing

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 1:30 PM

1:30 - I was thinking that your mother is a cunt for not aborting you. Asshole!

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 1:45 PM

calm down, he may not even be a full-on retard.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 2:18 PM

I'll bet the mom of that retard wishes she got an abortion.

"Well, there goes my life..."

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 2:24 PM

city bug, can you be my best friend? I wrote the comment at 12:55 and Jefferson Airplane is my favorite band, but you are spot on about Grace and it's never going to happen....major bummer.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 2:39 PM

Neil's first son Zeke, born in 1972 by Carrie Snodgress, also suffers from cerebral palsy.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 2:59 PM

11:55 was just asking a question. To which 2:59 answered.

What do you flamers expect to accomplish with posts like that? No, seriously, tell me. To pat yourself on the back? To feel better about yourselves? To make some random person feel bad?

It's all moot.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 3:53 PM

the bridge shows were ok. unfortunately they were with acoustic guitars and they were out of tune alot. but if bs played electric guitars, that would be amazing. 1968 was the best year for 60's rock. bs in '68 were unbelievable. undo mundo, $500 tickets.

Posted by Anonymous | November 19, 2010 8:03 PM

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