Photo Recap: Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Trey Anastasio at The Borgata in Atlantic City

After a tremendous show at the Wells Fargo Center in South Philadelphia last week, Neil Young and Crazy Horse diverted their tour a bit to play a benefit for the American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief effort last night at The Borgata in Atlantic City. In addition to tour openers Patti Smith and Everest, this show also featured a last-minute acoustic set from Phish frontman Trey Anastasio. Check out a recap of the show in the gallery above.


Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Patti Smith brought noise and inspiration to Philly (photos, review, setlists)

It’s quite simple, actually; imagination and inspiration go hand in hand. If you don’t use the one, you lose the other. So when folks wonder what goads on veteran rockers like Neil Young (67 years old, 52 years making music) and Patti Smith (65 years old, 41 years making music), this is precisely where they should look. From whimsical skits and comical props, to epic improvisations of freeform noise (Young, naturally) and evocative lyrics (Smith, who else?), both artists showed at the Wells Fargo Center last night that they were hardly deficient in imagination – and both turned in inspired sets. Continue reading →


Double Booked: Neil Young vs. Passion Pit

It is a problem that has plagued modern society. It has jolted you out of your sleep in worry and cold sweats. It has left you crippled with regret. It can literally ruin your night. It is the dreaded double booking. Two potentially dope concerts, one potentially dope night. Here on Double Booked, we’ll help make your decision between Neil Young’s appearance at Wells Fargo Center and Passion Pit’s appearance at The Electric Factory easier by breaking down the two shows by category, and deciding which reigns supreme. Let’s do this. Continue reading →


Neil Young playing a Sandy benefit concert in Atlantic City next week

Photo by Andrea Barsanti

With their show launching at the Wells Fargo Center in a little less than 12 hours, Neil Young and Crazy Horse just announced another area appearance – this one a benefit for The American Red Cross’ Hurricane Sandy relief efforts. They’ll play at the Borgata Casino and Spa in Atlantic City on Friday, December 6, and tickets go on sale tomorrow, November 30, at noon. This is a significantly smaller venue than the Wells Fargo – 2,400 capacity, as compared to 19,500 capacity – so it will sure to be an up-close and intimate evening, for a good cause. Tickets and more information will be available here.


The Week So Far: 14 must-read stories on The Key

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Interview: Talking wood nymphs and a show at Ortlieb’s with Brooklyn’s Savoir Adore. [link]

Hear a new song from Nothing, sign up to be in their Key Studio Sessions audience. [link]

Interview: Craig Hendrix of Philly’s Auctioneer on songwriting and Shaking Through. [link]

Lehigh Valley jazz-psych duo XVSK stop by to record a Key Studio Session. [link]

Photos of a spellbinding night at Union Transfer with Beach House. [link]

Breaking down the numbers of WXPN’s 885 Songs that Rock countdown. [link]

Watch a jangling new music video from Low Cut Connie, filmed at the North Star Bar. [link]

Get a taste of the new record from Freeway with his Freedom of Speech mixtape. [link]

Listen to The Dead Milkmen recorded live on WXPN…25 years ago. [link]

Download a free mixtape from Black Dub’s Trixie Whitley. [link]

Watch Rap City, the WHYY documentary on Philly’s hip-hop scene circa 1988. [link]

Couldn’t make it to Austin City Limits? Neil Young and Crazy Horse‘s entire set is streaming. [link]

Also in Austin, Philly sons The War on Drugs played a killer “Arms Like Boulders.” [link]

Jack White dances and beatboxes in his music video for “I’m Shakin’.” [link]


Watch Neil Young and Crazy Horse’s full set from Austin City Limits Festival (playing Wells Fargo Center in November)

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This past weekend Neil Young and Crazy Horse played the Austin City Limits Festival. Watch the full set below via Dangerous Minds. The video starts about 4 minutes in and once it gets started Neil and the band rage along like the great rock and roll band they are. They play the Wells Fargo Center on Thursday, November 29th. Go here to buy tickets and for more information about the show. At ACL Young and Crazy Horse played some old favorites and a handful of new songs from their forthcoming album, Psychedelic Pill, out on October 30th.


Listen to Neil Young and Crazy Horse shred for seventeen minutes in the new video for “Ramada Inn” (playing Wells Fargo Center on 11/29)

Photo by Andrea Barsanti
Archival footage and kaleidoscopic imagery mix in this new music video from Neil Young and Crazy Horse. The seventeen-minute “Ramada Inn” is longing, gritty and cinematic, and is sure to be a set centerpiece when the band plays the Wells Fargo Center on November 29. Tickets and information on the show can be found here. “Ramada Inn” will be on Young’s forthcoming release Psychedelic Pill, out October 30 on Reprise Records.