The following is a dispatch from Outside Lands Festival in San Francisco, from our sister paper, SF Weekly.
While he's putting everything into a solo, Neil Young's face looks like his electric guitar sounds: flush with feeling, vaguely threatening, and thoroughly aged. Not old as in frail, but vene ... More >>
by Aaron Hillis
Not to knock films as fantastic as his Rachel Getting Married, The Silence of the Lambs, and Something Wild, but there's something wilder--or at least, more directly stimulating and pure--about Jonathan Demme's live-performance docs. The 68-year-old auteur immortalized a Talking Hea ... More >>
The Polyphonic Spree covers Neil YoungNeil Young is getting older. His songs, however, are timeless, effortless gems, graceful in their scruff and nearly impossible to break down. When an artist covers a Neil Young song, it only makes that artist look better.Such is the case with The Polyphonic Spre ... More >>
The WeekndFriday, June 15, at House of Blues, $30/$35-$49.50At age 22, critically acclaimed R&B innovator Abel Tesfaye, the man behind The Weeknd, has accomplished more than most artists in a lifetime. All of his music has been released via digital download, and now it looks like he's ready to c ... More >>
The Austin City Limits Music Festival line-up was announced at midnight, and I'm kind of miffed that RHCP are billed above Neil Young. Beyond that, you've got the usual ACL formula: the top tier of tried and true go-to festival acts (no surprise seeing the Black Keys or Jack White on this bill).Then ... More >>
I can't write this news without thinking of Ben Stiller's pitch-perfect impression of Bruce Springsteen. The (real) Boss will give the South by Southwest keynote speech March 15 at the Austin Convention Center, following in the big ol' legend-sized footsteps of Smokey Robinson and Neil Young. Maybe ... More >>
Sugar MountainSomeone once asked: "Which Neil Young shows would you like to see officially released?" To which one of the answers was: Neil Young & The Restless at the Bronco Bowl on January 14, 1989 -- "My personal Neil holy grail." And without a doubt, this is among the most adored of the t ... More >>
I hear Pete's gone; wonder if I can be music editor aga ... excuse me, I've just been told: No, no way. Ah. Anyway. Doesn't mean I can't post this playlist that's been sitting on my desktop for way too long: a complete-ish collection of covers performed by St. Vincent, for whom DC9 at Night was q ... More >>
It's tough to complain too much about the sporadic rain that's literally watering down the second afternoon of the 2011 Austin City Limits Music Festival. Texas needs to drink, y'all. No, it's not all bad. Another upside: The wet ground makes you feel like less of a jerk for sparking up. So ... More >>
Back to work and our area is still being affected by ACL spillover. So rest assured: Whatever Monday blues you may be suffering from, it be cured by heading out this evening to one of these fine shows.
Neil YoungMorton H. Meyerson Symphony CenterJune 7, 2010Better than: Almost anything. When I'm old and grey I'm pretty sure my shortlist of best life experiences will go something like this: my wedding day, the birth of my children and the night I saw Neil Young at the Meyerson.Danny HurleyNeil You ... More >>
It's that time of the month again. y'all. (No, the other one.)Yep: I'm at the Libertine tonight as I am every first Monday of the month, and I'll be spinning nothing but local jams (the latest and the greatest) for your listening pleasure from 10 p.m. till closing time. Y'know, the usual. Got lot ... More >>
Welcome to Check Out This Jam!!!, the weekly feature here on DC9 where we shed some light on the music we've been enjoying of late, regardless of the touring or album release schedules that tend to bear the focus of most of our coverage. Also, it's a chance for you readders to get more insight into ... More >>
Sugar MountainSeveral years ago, out of nowhere, a reader sent me a copy of the four-disc Rock and Roll Cowboy collection, which consists of Neil Young live tracks spanning '66 to '94. It was an astoundingly kind gesture: The set had been compiled by an industrious (Italian?) bootlegger tired of ... More >>