Entries tagged with: Neil Young
I haven't heard Neil Young's 8-CD box set Neil Young Archives, Vol. 1: 1963-1972 yet, but this could be my favorite box set of 2009 with over 40 previously unreleased tracks.
Aside from the Neil Young box set and the Elvis Costello disc, the week abounds with worthwhile releases. From what has already been sent my way, I can recommend Cass McCombs' Catacombs, Diane Birch's Bible Belt, Girl in a Coma's Trio B.C., Patrick Wolf's The Bachelor (which very well may make my year-end favorite albums list), and The Sounds' Crossing the Rubicon.
What new music can you recommend this week? What's on your shopping list? Did I miss any releases?
Neil Young's ode to his electric car, Fork in the Road hits store shelves today. I'm not enamored with this album, but it does whet my appetite for the 8-CD box set coming June 2nd, Neil Young Archives Volume I (1963 - 1972).
Other albums I have already heard and can recommend include Bat for Lashes' Two Suns, Bob Mould's Life and Times, Casiotone for the Painfully Alone's Vs. Children, Doves' Kingdom of Rust, The Hold Steady's live album A Positive Rage, Richard Swift's The Atlantic Ocean, Superchunk's Leaves In The Gutter EP, The Thermals' Now We Can See, and The Veils' Sun Gangs.
The Score! 20 Years of Merge Records compilation features bands covering their favorite songs from the Merge Records catalog. The star studded list of contributors includes Ryan Adams, Okkervil River, the Mountain Goats, Bright Eyes, and many more talented artists.
What new releases can you recommend? Have I left anything off the list?
today in NYC
* Marc Maron @ Union Hall
* Punch Brothers @ the Living Room
* Low vs. Diamond @ The Bell House
* Ida Maria & Those Darlins @ Mercury Lounge
* Growing, ARP & Noveller @ Death By Audio
* Golden Triangle & Sisters @ Don Pedro
* The Weight & The Junkman Band @ Union Pool
* Lost Locker Combo & Sass Dragons @ Cake Shop
* Thunderheist, NinjaSonik & DJ Jubilee @ Santos Party House
* City Center, Robbie Lee & Otto Hauser @ Zebulon
* Diego Garcia (of Elefant) & Fionn Olochlainn @ The Delancey
* Forest Fire, She Keeps Bees, Virgin Forest & Sharon Van Etten @ Glasslands
* I'm Turning Into, El Jezel, Coyote Eyes, My Teenage Stride & Tayisha Busay @ Vanishing Point
* Heloise & The Savoir Faire, Opti-Grab, The Fabulous Entourage & Adira Amram @ Bowery Ballroom
Steve Winwood was supposed to play United Palace tonight, but it was cancelled.
A bunch of people were supposed to leave NYC this afternoon, but instead they made a miraculous emergency landing in the Hudson River.
Neil Young's brand new song "Fork in the Road" can be heard in the funny video below...
"I can reveal veteran rockers NEIL YOUNG and BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN will join ageing Brit-poppers BLUR as bill-toppers at next year's event.Blur have also confirmed another show in the UK in July, and people are wondering if they will play Coachella. Bruce Springsteen is also rumored to play Bonnaroo. Neil Young recently played two nights @ MSG in NYC.
Ticket sales for the most recent bash were the slowest in years.
It was even feared that the event would not sell-out for the first time in its 38-year history.
Many people pointed the finger of blame squarely at the line-up, which was devoid of any truly legendary acts. But now it looks like Somerset native Eavis has come up with the goods in spectacular fashion." [The Sun] (thx Hiro)
photos by Paul Searing
hugs @ MSG in NYC - Dec 16, 2008
[Wilco] were no match for Mr. Young and crew: Mr. Keith, the bassist Rick Rosas, the keyboardist-guitarist Anthony Crawford and especially the drummer Chad Cromwell, whose time feel suggested the perfect blend of slouch and surge. Mr. Crawford sang background vocals with Pegi Young, Mr. Young's wife, sounding strong on standards like "Cinnamon Girl" and fine on chugging new fare like "When Worlds Collide."Neil Young, Wilco and Everest played their second of two shows in a row at MSG in NYC last night (12/16). Neil's setlist on night two was almost the same, if not exactly the same, as it was the night earlier.
[NY Times @ night one]
Wilco (including Jeff Tweedy), Jeff Tweedy's son and Everest joined Neil at the end of the pre-encore set to help sing the chorus of Rockin in the Free World. The tour ended with hugs all around (see above). Some more pictures (kindly submitted by Paul Searing), and the setlist, below...
Neil Young @ MSG, NYC - Dec 15, 2008 (penfifteenclub)
Neil Young, Wilco and Everest played their first of two shows together at Madison Square Garden in NYC last night (12/15). They do it again tonight. Neil's set list from last night, below...
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today in NYC
* Neil Young, Wilco & Everest @ MSG
* Architect & Tiger Flowers @ Lit Lounge
* Appomattox, The Interiors & Elsinore @ Cake Shop
* Shy Child, Free Blood, Pwrfl Power @ Santos Party House
* Goes Cube, Rumanian Buck & Satisfier @ Santos Party House
* Soft Circle, Bird Show, Sun Circle, Infinity Window @ Glasslands
* John Oliver, Todd Barry, & others @ a benefit @ the Bell House
* School of Seven Bells, The War on Drugs & Linfinity @ Mercury Lounge
* Ted Leo, Cale Parks, Patrick Stickles (of Titus Andronicus) @ Market Hotel
* Pylon, Psychic Paramount, Grouper, Christmas Decorations & more @ KF
Paul Simonon of The Clash was born today in 1955.
A trailer for the Neil Young Archives Vol. 1 below...
Over Christmas 2008 and New Year 2009, [Crowded House's] Neil Finn has invited the core band from his 2001 Seven Worlds Collide project, plus some other special guests, to create a new album at Roundhead studios in Auckland, New Zealand.Wilco kick off their tour-ending two night run with Neil Young at Madison Square Garden tonight (Monday, December 15th).
Guests confirmed so far are Radiohead's Phil Selway and Ed O'Brien, legendary guitarist Johnny Marr, founder member of The Smiths and current member of US alternate rock innovators Modest Mouse, Soul Coughing's Sebastian Steinberg, multi-instrumentalist Lisa Germano, Wilco members Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Glenn Kotche and Pat Sansone, Scottish singer-songwriter KT Tunstall, along with NZ musicians Liam Finn, Don McGlashan and Bic Runga. All proceeds from this very special recording will go to support the continuing great work of Oxfam International.
There will also be a short series of intimate and informal live performances in New Zealand at Auckland's Powerstation on 5, 6 and 7 January 2009.
Everest opens both shows. Everest frontman Russell Pollard's wife's band The Watson Twins (like Everest's album and) play Town Hall in NYC in February.
I have been streaming Neil Young's Sugar Mountain - Live At Canterbury House 1968 at NPR for the past week or so, and am looking forward to watching the accompanying DVD of the performance that catches Young in an early solo performance. This disc also has me eagerly awaiting the next installment in the Neil Young Archives Performance Series.
Aside from the Neil Young live disc, I only plan to pick up the import version of Mark Olsen & Gary Louris's Ready for the Flood, the reunion of the Jayhawks members, while rummaging through the bargain bins and finishing my holiday shopping.
What new releases can you recommend? What music are you giving as holiday presents?
Kelly Pratt (Team B) @ Union Pool (more by Kyle Dean Reinford)
today in NYC
* the Woodies @ Roseland
* AC/DC & the Answer @ MSG
* Ben Sollee @ Mercury Lounge
* Mark Kozelek & Neil Halstead @ MHOW
* Ane Brun & Tobias Froberg @ Union Hall
* Frida Hyvonen @ the Swedish church
* Hank IV & Los Llamarada @ the Charleston
* Herman Dune, Turner Cody & Motel Motel @ The Bell House
* Free Blood, Us Royalty & VHS or BETA (DJ Set) @ 205 Club
* Murder By Death, William Elliot Whitmore & J Roddy Waltson @ Southpaw
Sweden represent. Jens Lekman played with Frida Hyvonen last night at the Living Room. Frida plays again at the Church of Sweden tonight while Ane Brun (born in Norway, but lives in Sweden) plays a show in Brooklyn.
Video of Kings of Leon on Pancake Mountain below...
Wilco @ Baltimore Virgin Fest (more by Bao Nguyen)
The August 12 appearance of the alternative rock band Wilco at Tanglewood has been the subject of numerous articles in and letters to The Berkshire Eagle. Guido's Fresh Marketplace would like your readership to know about our experience with Wilco.Tickets for Wilco & Neil Young's December 15th MSG show go on sale today @ 10 AM. All tour dates HERE.
Wilco connected with Guido's when our B.Y.O.B. (Bring Your Own Bag) program caught the band's attention. In our stores, using one's own bags enters customers into monthly Guido's gift certificate raffles. Wilco donated 1,000 custom-printed, reusable cloth tote bags to be liberally distributed to shoppers in both store locations. Winners of the July B.Y.O B. raffle were given premium shed tickets to the Wilco performance. A generous number of Wilco at Tanglewood lawn tickets were made available for our customers and were given away at in-store events.
Wilco's popular music brought a large, youthful audience to Tanglewood. This enthusiastic crowd enjoyed a hugely successful concert while also benefiting the local economy through increased tourism.
Wilco has come and gone in Berkshire County, leaving a solid win-win aftermath: satisfied fans, a boosted local economy, and Wilco cloth totes as souvenirs to use for years to come. We appreciate Wilco's willingness to engage local independent businesses in their promotional efforts. We look forward to the appearance of like-minded performers at Tanglewood in the future!
MATTHEW MASIERO (Richmond) & CHRIS MASIERO (Lenox)
The authors are the co-owners of Guido's Fresh Marketplace in Pittsfield and Great Barrington
[Berkshire Eagle Online]
We are very proud to announce the debut release from Toronto's Human Highway, a duo featuring Islands' frontman Nick Thorburn, alongside seminal Canadian songwriter, Jim Guthrie, entitled "Moody Motorcycle."Joe's Pub tickets don't seem to be available as of the time I'm writing this. Cake Shop probably won't have advance tix.
To celebrate the album's release, courtesy of the good folks at Suicide Squeeze Records, the band has announced their first ever live performances for the lucky few in the New York Metropolitan area. Appearing as co-headliners w/ Harper Simon, Thorburn and Guthrie will bring Human Highway, for the first time ever, to New York's Cake-Shop on Monday, September 15th, and the lovely Joe's Pub on Tuesday, September 16th.
Stream the entire Human Highway album on their MySpace. The tracklist is below.
Nick Thorburn's other band Islands is playing a NYC show on August 23rd.
Live Nation announced today that music icon Neil Young will embark on a North American tour commencing October 14th in St. Paul, Minnesota and continuing for eight weeks, culminating at New York's Madison Square Garden on December 15th. The new tour comes on the heels of Young's hugely successful 2008 European tour that brought him before audiences in 14 countries over the course of three months...That means NYC gets Wilco. MSG tickets go on sale September 15th. Other dates go on sale even sooner. Death Cab's next NYC show is at Radio City Music Hall. Wilco's last NYC show was at McCarren Pool. Neil Young's last NYC shows were at United Palace. All Neil Young tour dates below...
...The concerts will feature Young with the same band that so ably backed him in Europe -- Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony Crawford and Pegi Young. Song sets are expected to be eclectic, featuring both newer material and classic Neil Young hits. Death Cab For Cutie and Everest will support dates from October 14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on the bill for dates starting November 29 through the tour's conclusion, with the exception of the December 9 Chicago date which will feature (TBD) and Everest in support.
All shows for this tour will be general admission floor with reserved seating in the stands. General admission tickets will be prices at $75.00 with reserved stand tickets ranging in price from $45.00 to $250.00 (plus all applicable service charges).
DOWNLOAD: Neil Young - My My, Hey Hey (MP3)
An East Carolina University biologist, Jason Bond, discovered a new species of trapdoor spider and opted to call the arachnid after his favorite musician, Canadian Neil Young, naming it Myrmekiaphila neilyoungi.In slightly older news, Neil Young to release Archives volume one on Blu-ray
"There are rather strict rules about how you name new species," Bond said in a statement.
"As long as these rules are followed you can give a new species just about any name you please. With regards to Neil Young, I really enjoy his music and have had a great appreciation of him as an activist for peace and justice." [Reuters]
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DOWNLOAD: Razor Love (Neil Young) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Baby We'll Be Fine (The National) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: True Love Will Find You In The End (Daniel Johnston) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Mobius Band in a Green Cotton Sweater (Casiotone FT Painfully A)
DOWNLOAD: I'll Keep It With Mine (Bob Dylan) (MP3)
DOWNLOAD: Digital Love (Daft Punk) (MP3)
Brooklyn/Massachusetts-based trio Mobius Band is not unfamiliar with the EP format. They produced four separate EP's before their first LP, "The Loving Sounds of Static," was released in 2005. Now, on the heels of the bands sophomore LP "Heaven" comes a new twist on an old theme - a free covers EP of love songs recorded in Massachusetts, and just in time for you and your sweetie (or perhaps your ex) to celebrate Valentine's Day.Mobius Band leave on a tour of Europe with Editors next week. Those dates below...
Cinnamon Girl: Women Artists Cover Neil Young for Charity is my personal favorite release of the week for the following three reasons: I am a huge Neil Young fan; women with guitars make me weak; and all proceeds from the album go toward a great cause. Casting for Recovery is a national non-profit support and educational program for women who have or have had breast cancer. Stream some of the tracks at the album's MySpace page. The whole tracklisting is below.
British Sea Power returns with Do You Like Rock Music?, its most accessible album yet. Robert Pollard fans can pick up his latest album, Superman Was a Rocker. Look Mexico releases a collection of two EPs and b-sides, The Crucial Collection
What new releases you picking up this week? What can you recommend? Have I left anything worthwhile off the list?
Sufjan Stevens w/ fans outside Southpaw, Brooklyn - Dec 17, 2007 (CRED)
Celebration @ Onion Holiday Party, NYC - Dec 18, 2007 (CRED)
Ben Keith, Pegi & Neil Young, & Ralph Molina @ United Palace - Dec 18, 2007 (CRED)
* Jaymay is playing Union Hall
* Public Enemy is playing Irving Plaza
* Bjorkestra & Sun Ra Arkestra @ Paul Robeson Theater ("Surprise show")
* Mark Ronson, Aaron Lacrate & Rakim are DJing Love
* Neil Young plays his 6th & final NYC show @ United Palace
* David Cross, Dave Hill, Janeane Garofalo & others @ Blender
* The Setting Suns (Interpol/Swervedriver) play Mercury Lounge
* Rufus Wainright, Teddy Thompson & friends raise money @ Highline Ballroom
* Dewey Cox & band (Walk Hard) are playing a promotional party @ Knitting Factory
* Watch the first 10 minutes of Walk Hard online
* Lily Allen is pregnant
Due to a last minute fire inspection and electrical problems inside the venue that began around 4pm on Wednesday fans were stuck waiting outside in the cold for nearly 2 hours before they were let inside the venue. The roughly 3,000 people stretched blocks around the side of the theater under a fairly underwhelming police presence (the crowd photo is of the fans waiting). Once inside the venue they announced that the opener, Neil's wife Peggi, was allowing Neil to just get straight into his set which still began nearly 45 minutes later than scheduled. The NYFD maintained a strong presence throughout the show and Neil cracked a few jokes at the NYPD’s expense saying that everything was hopefully under control as long as he did not catch on fire.
Neil Young is a notorious control freak, as he joked during Thursday's show. And he wasn't kidding. Fans walking into the Orpheum Theatre were given a small slip of paper informing them when, exactly, they could consume a beer. (During the opening act was fine, but not when Young took the stage.)Neil Young plays the first of six NYC shows at United Palace tonight (Dec 12). Tickets were expensive, and some people will be standing. The first half of his sets are solo acoustic. The second half is electric with a band. Get there early if you want to get drunk? ha. Details on some paintings Neil will be selling to benefit the Bridge School, below....
A pre-show announcement requested quiet and no shouted-out requests. Young had carefully developed his playlist, the voice said over the P.A. Please respect the artist. [The Boston Globe]
"Cinnamon Girl" is an all-women Neil Young tribute CD that's coming out in February for charity. Tracklist below....
Miracle Fortress @ the 2007 Polaris Awards (CRED)
Miracle Fortress, Sunset Rubdown, Basia Bulat, Handsome Furs, The Acorn, The Besnard Lakes, Tokyo Police Club, Patrick Watson, The Weakerthans, Land of Talk and Neil Young are among the list of 33 hot Canadian bands this year. In related news, Jessie from Miracle Fortress recently left a message about their recent problem at the border....
They said it was "final" when it was the fifth show. Now they say this sixth one is the final one too.
Neil Young @ United Palace in NYC, 2007Listen to four new songs. More tour dates here.
Dec 12 - sold out
Dec 13 - sold out
Dec 15 - sold out
Dec 16 - sold out
Dec 18 - sold out
Dec 19 - tickets on sale Mon Oct 29 @ 10am
TICKET PRICES: $186.00, $106.00, $86.00, & $61.00