Tag Archives: Neil Young

Neil Young Heeds New Orleans’ Call

It’s New Orleans Jazz Festival 2009 and from 50 feet away seeing Neil Young is a spiritual experience. With every bar of music, he’s still feeling it, and he makes the audience feel it in turn. Because he has long sung in falsetto, Young’s voice has largely survived intact — clear, sometimes shrill, but always [...]

A Horse with a Name: Frank “Poncho” Sampedro Tells the Crazy Horse Story

Crazy Horse guitarist Frank “Poncho” Sampedro has played in Neil Young’s band for 37 years dating back to the 1975 album Zuma. Sampedro replaced original Crazy Horse guitarist Danny Whitten, who recorded the iconic Young album Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere and parts of After the Gold Rush before dying from an overdose. Sampedro’s playing [...]

The Scene at Voodoo Days 2 and 3

Ed. Note: After Friday’s first taste of Voodoo, Kerem Ozkan weighs in on Days 2 and 3 of the Experience below. Saturday, October 27 Day 2 begins with The Features, an energetic and talented band out of Tennessee. There is no denying they’ve brought their A-game, though they ultimately prove a bit too Kings of [...]

The Scene at Voodoo Day 1

1 p.m. Your correspondent is always down for a music festival, but let’s be real here: Voodoo’s lineup this year is weiiiiird. OffBeat celebrates eclectic, idiosyncratic music taste as much as anyone, but c’mon. Is anyone excited for more than, like, three of these acts? Skepticism is the mode heading in here. Of course, music [...]

Voodoo Music Experience Rocks City Park This Weekend

If it’s Halloween weekend, it’s Voodoo. The Voodoo Music Experience returns to picturesque City Park this Friday-Sunday, Oct. 26-28, for its 14th outing–three days of eclectic music offerings, an interactive art installation and an overall spectacle befitting the season. The fest headliners represent a cross-section of the last half-century of popular music: the legendary Neil [...]

Neil Young wants to talk with you

Neil Young will chat live with fans today on Twitter at noon Pacific Time — that’s 2 p.m. Central Time — using the hashtag #askneil. Head over to http://NeilYoung.com/ to ask your questions and hear the new album Psychedelic Pill a week before it’s out at his site. Young has a lot to talk about. [...]

YouTube Du Jour: Neil Young and Crazy Horse “Walk Like A Giant”

The official video from “Walk Like a Giant,” one of the remarkable songs from Psychedelic Pill, the new album by Neil Young and Crazy Horse, has just been released. In the song Young looks back at the heady days of his youth and acknowledges that his dreams have faded along with his vitality, yet defiantly [...]

Voodoo Music & Arts Experience Headliners Announced: Green Day, Neil Young, Skrillex & Others

The initial 2012 Voodoo Music and Arts Experience presented by Stephen Rehage lineup was announced today and it includes Green Day, Neil Young & Crazy Horse, Skrillex, Justice, Tomahawk, AWOLNATION, K’Naan, Say Anything, Bootsy Collins, Gary Clark Jr. and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band. The 14th-annual festival will take place Friday, October 26 through Sunday, [...]

What We Lose…

…with digital music files: Cover art. Like the best cover art, that of Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Look Out Mama, released today, has a life of its own. Gregory Good’s cover art invites people to consider the relationship between the phrase and the photo of a young GI in Vietnam. It’s tempting to read [...]

YouTube du Jour: Neil Young

Today, Neil Young posted a 38-minute, in-studio video of him performing eight songs from his new Daniel Lanois-produced album, Le Noise. It’s a folk album – just Young and his guitar – but the guitar’s usually electric, distorted and grinding out riffs. Young told the Chicago Tribune‘s Greg Kot, “It’s folk-metal. We got this sound [...]