BNB RSS

  • BNB RSS

BNB mailing list

  • BNB mailing list

Archives

‘Activism’ Articles

posts about Neil Young’s activism, politically and environmentally

Camden show lasts three hours, Crazy Horse-style guitar freakouts, set list, video

Neil in Camden“The Thursday, July 16, Rebel Content Tour performance at the Susquehanna Bank Center in Camden, New Jersey, proved to be the longest so far – a three-hour behemoth filled with long jam sessions, according to reports from concert-goers.

Ryan Cormier at The News Journal in Delaware, a Gannett newspaper, writes that Neil Young is no “old man,” as he delivers a massive missive of old and new songs. He states:

“At the Susquehanna Bank Center on Thursday, (Lukas) Nelson, 26, and his youthful band seemingly energized Young, 69, who treated fans to a three-hour-and-15-minute slow burn marathon tour of his career bookended by a pair of his greatest hits.

“He opened the show by appearing out of the darkness sitting at his piano for a solo rendition of ‘After the Goldrush’ and wrapped up at midnight with a squealing ‘Cinnamon Girl’ send-off, showing the dynamic range that has marked his more than 50 years in the spotlight.

The only sign of time slowing the still-hard-charging Young was a pink wrap around his right wrist. Everything else was there: his gentle, well-preserved voice, the distinctively eccentric stomps and Crazy Horse-style guitar freakouts.

“A mid-set, near-transcendental run thorough ‘Down by the River’ lasted nearly 20 minutes with Young and the band sharing solos and Young hauntingly whispering, ‘Shot my baby dead.’

Young is at his best when a fire lit – whether it’s a cause that needs defending or a big power needs to be fought, Cormier says.

“On stage or in song, there’s no hiding when Young has you in his cross-hairs. Just ask former President George W. Bush who endured a focused attack for years from the man who wrote ‘Ohio’ 45 years ago.”

 

Read more at: http://www.delawareonline.com/story/entertainment/events/pulpculture/2015/07/17/neil-young-nelson/30294523/
Here’s a video of Cinnamon Girl and Down by the River and Bad Fog of Loneliness posted by Rick McGraw.

Rumors have it the show lasted 3 hours!!!!

 

 

 


Neil Young

2015-07-16
Susquehanna Bank Center, Camden, New Jersey, USA
w/ Promise Of The Real
 
01. After The Gold Rush
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Long May You Run
04. Old Man
05. Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)
06. Hold Back The Tears
07. Out On The Weekend
08. Unknown Legend
09. Peace Of Mind
10. From Hank To Hendrix
11. Harvest Moon
12. Wolf Moon
13. Words
14. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
15. Walk On
16. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
17. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
18. People Want To Hear About Love
19. A New Day For Love
20. Down By The River
21. Workin’ Man
22. Big Box
23. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
24. Monsanto Years
25. If I Don’t Know
26. Love And Only Love
27. Cortez The Killer
28. Cinnamon Girl
 
Tour: 2015 Rebel Content Tour
Band: Promise Of The Real
Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, pump organ, harmonica
Lukas Nelson – electric guitar, vocals
Micah Nelson – electric guitar, electric charango, piano, vocals
Corey McCormick – bass, vocals
Anthony Logerfo – drums
Tato Melgar – percussion
Thanks Tom Hambleton at http://www.sugarmtn.org/

Michigan show goes over time, Young fined $10,000

Neil Young in Michigan

Photo Adam Graham Detroit News

The Detroit News is reporting that Neil Young went ten minutes past the venue’s curfew and was fined $10,000.

Adam Graham of the Detroit News calls Young’s show with Promise of the Real “Ragged, Raw and Curfew-Breaking.”

The Rebel Content Tour performed 23 songs Tuesday, July 14 at DTE Energy Music Center in Clarkston, Michigan.

Graham said Promise of the Real “plays like a younger, scrappier version of Young’s own Crazy Horse.”

He writes: “Young locked in with his bandmates throughout the show, jamming with them during extended breakdowns like he was 20 years younger than his 69 years. And songs such as ‘Cowgirl in the Sand’ and ‘Everybody Knows This is Nowhere’ were given new life, the years falling away as Young fell into sync with his bandmates. (Young is known to be a audio junkie, and Tuesday’s show sounded nothing short of pristine.)”

He describes Young as “ragged and lived in, his voice a haunting yowl that’s only grown more honest with age. He wears his rust well.”

“’Mother Earth (Natural Anthem),’ from 1990’s ‘Ragged Glory,’ set the tone for much of the evening. Young pumped it out alone at an organ, singing, ‘respect Mother Earth and her healing ways/ or trade away our children’s days’ in pained, ghostly tones. At the close of the song, he was shooed away by a team of fumigators in all-white coveralls, a bookend to the pair of farmers who took the stage earlier in the evening to spread seeds and water the potted flowers at the foot of the stage. (Give it up for performance art, everybody!)

“After closing the set with a rocking, foot stomping ‘Love and Only Love,’ Young and his bandmates returned after the venue’s 11 p.m. curfew for an encore of ‘Don’t Be Denied’ and ‘Roll Another Number,’ a pair of early-to-mid-70s album tracks (from ‘Time Fades Away’ and ‘Tonight’s the Night,’ respectively).

It was an adventurous way to end the night, with Young forgoing bigger hits and tossing caution to the wind, but he long ago stopped playing other peoples’ games. Tuesday night was a show for the hardcore fans, and it was a rich reward for 40 years of loyalty.

Read more at: http://www.detroitnews.com/story/entertainment/music/2015/07/15/neil-young-ragged-raw-curfew-breaking-dte-show/30177485/

 

Neil Young
2015-07-14
DTE Energy Music Theater, Clarkston, Michigan, USA
w/ Promise Of The Real
01. After The Gold Rush
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Long May You Run
04. Old Man
05. Mother Earth
06. Out On The Weekend
07. Unknown Legend
08. From Hank To Hendrix
09. Harvest Moon
10. Wolf Moon
11. Words
12. Bad Fog Of Loneliness
13. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
14. People Want To Hear About Love
15. A New Day For Love
16. Cowgirl In The Sand
17. Workin’ Man
18. Big Box
19. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
20. Monsanto Years
21. Love And Only Love
22. Don’t Be Denied
23. Roll Another Number
Tour: 2015 Rebel Content Tour
Band: Promise Of The Real
Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, pump organ, harmonica
Lukas Nelson – electric guitar, vocals
Micah Nelson – electric guitar, electric charango, piano, vocals
Corey McCormick – bass, vocals
Anthony Logerfo – drums
Tato Melgar – percussion
Thanks Tom Hambleton at http://www.sugarmtn.org/

Cincinnati show, setlist, video

Neil in OhioHere’s a review of the Cincinnati show from a freelance writer, Walter Tunis, who writes for the Lexington-Herald Leader. This is the five show of the Rebel Content Tour, with Neil Young and Promise of the Real. They performed July 13 at the Riverbend Music Center.

He writes on his blog The Music Box: http://musicalbox.bloginky.com/2015/07/14/in-performance-neil-young-promise-of-the-new/

“Backed by the youthful Promise of the Real quintet, the same band that fortifies Young’s wild new protest album The Monsanto Years, the double Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee offered a two hour-plus retrospective that moved through the years as readily as it did a series of diverse musical temperaments that reached several epic, electric crescendos with his new performance compatriots.
“The program nodded generously to solo tunes, folk ensemble-infused works and torrential rock ‘n’ roll jams. That’s a lot of musical traffic to cover, but Young traveled through it all, at age 67, (editor’s note: Should be 69 here) as tirelessly as the Promise of the New members, all of which were easily half his age, if not younger.

“Curiously, Young saved six of the seven songs performed from the album for the second half of the show, preferring to preface the new material with midtempo Americana staples like Out on the Weekend and Unknown Legend that would have fit neatly into a Farm Aid set.

“Then came the evening’s most potent musical cloudburst, a still-venomous Ohio that Young dedicated to the four students killed four hours away and 45 years ago at Kent State University. “They were,” Young said with pokerfaced candor of the protesting students, “a threat.”

“Bigger noise, however, surrounded three extended romps recovered from three different decades – 1969’s Down By the River, 1972’s Words (Between the Lines of Age) and 1990’s Love and Only Love. Here, Young cut loose with long, jagged guitar runs that delighted the multi-generational audience as well as the Promise of the New disciples onstage with him. Watching co-guitarist Lukas Nelson beam an electric grin as Young traded Black and Decker solos with him during the closing sparks of Down By The River was the Kodak moment of the night.”

Read more at: http://musicalbox.bloginky.com/2015/07/14/in-performance-neil-young-promise-of-the-new/

 

 

 

Neil Young
2015-07-13
Riverbend Music Center, Cincinnati, Ohio, USA
w/ Promise Of The Real
Length: 2hr 20min
01. After The Gold Rush
02. Heart Of Gold
03. Old Man
04. Mother Earth
05. Out On The Weekend
06. Unknown Legend
07. From Hank To Hendrix
08. Wolf Moon
09. Words
10. Ohio
11. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
12. People Want To Hear About Love
13. Down By The River
14. Workin’ Man
15. Big Box
16. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
17. Monsanto Years
18. If I Don’t Know
19. Love And Only Love
20. Cinnamon Girl
Tour: 2015 Rebel Content Tour
Band: Promise Of The Real
Neil Young – vocals, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, pump organ, harmonica
Lukas Nelson – electric guitar, vocals
Micah Nelson – electric guitar, electric charango, piano, vocals
Corey McCormick – bass, vocals
Anthony Logerfo – drums
Tato Melgar – percussion
Setlist courtesy of Tom Hambleton at <a href="http://www over at this website.sugarmtn.org/” target=”_blank”>Sugar Mountain

Yahoo premieres The Monsanto Years hour-long movie

The Monsanto Years movieYahoo is offering an exclusive premiere of an hour-long movie The Monsanto Years.

 

https://www.yahoo.com/music/exclusive-premiere-watch-neil-young-promise-of-123318711796.html

 

Last week, Neil Young released The Monsanto Years, an agribusiness-themed concept album and a unique collaboration with Willie Nelson’s sons, Lukas and Micah, alongside Lukas’s bandmates in Promise of the Real. Now Yahoo Music is proud to premiere the accompanying The Monsanto Years film, which documents the recording of the album’s nine tracks at converted movie theater Teatro in Oxnard, Calif.

 
Young’s Rebel Content Tour with Promise of the Real kicked off Sunday, July 5. Each tour stop will not only include a solo acoustic set by Young plus a full electric set backed by POTR, but also “The Village of Action,” featuring information booths for local, national, and global activist groups — thus tying in to The Monsanto Years’ theme of sustainable farming, as well as other environmental and human rights issues important to Young and POTR.

Milwaukee show gets solid reviews, next stop Red Rocks

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Here’s the Milwaukee Journal’s review of Neil Young’s performance Sunday night, July 5 at the Marcus Amphitheater on the Summerfest grounds along Lake Michigan in Milwaukee. The tour is backed by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real.

Next stop is Red Rocks in Denver, Colorado July 8 and 9. See tour schedule at: http://www.bad-news-beat.org/tour-dates

Written by music critic Piet Levy, with photos by Rick Wood, Piet said while the crowd may have been braced for a lecture, they did not receive one.

 

He writes:

“The first sight on stage may have confirmed some fears, as two people dressed as farmers tossed seeds onto the stage and watered sunflowers. But it was actually a ruse to distract the audience as Young sneaked behind a battered piano for “After the Gold Rush,” from the 1970 album of the same name. That, too, is a song with a message — ‘Look at mother nature on the run’ he sings — but the surreal words are captivating.

“So was the presence of the hunched-over rocker, dressed in black — including a wide-brimmed hat that concealed his face — as a lone spotlight beamed down from above him. It was a simple image, but powerful; the most striking visual I saw during all of Summerfest, or at any concert this year. It suggested Young wasn’t going to be a lecturer; he was going to be a showman.

“That he was, performing “Heart of Gold” and “Old Man” within the first few minutes on acoustic guitar. Watching him perform the latter with quiet anguish — his face visible for the first time Sunday as he lifted his head, veins snaking across the back of his wrinkled left hand as he strummed the guitar — took on greater resonance.

“After performing a mesmerizing “Mother Earth (Natural Anthem)” on organ, men in hazmat suits appeared, spraying the stage with “pesticide.” But again, the show wasn’t making a statement so much as preparing the stage for Real’s entrance (along with Lukas’ brother Micah).”

The only thing Neil said to the audience the first 75 minutes was, “How are ya?” And when Young did play two of “Monsanto”‘s preachiest tracks, “People Want to Hear About Love” and “A New Day for Love,” people just wanted to hear Young sing, no matter what it was he was singing about.

Print deadlines prevented a full review of Young’s set. The show ran about two hours and 45 minutes.

Read more at: http://www.jsonline.com/entertainment/musicandnightlife/neil-young-at-summerfest-b99521205z1-309877721.html

 

Setlist from Tom Hambleton at Sugarmountain.org:

Neil Young
2015-07-05
Marcus Amphitheatre, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA

Summerfest
w/ Promise Of The Real

01. After The Gold Rush (solo)
02. Heart Of Gold (solo)
03. Long May You Run (solo)
04. Old Man (solo)
05. Mother Earth (solo)
06. Hold Back The Tears
07. Out On The Weekend
08. Unknown Legend
09. Peace Of Mind
10. Field Of Opportunity
11. Wolf Moon
12. Harvest Moon
13. Words
14. Flying On The Ground Is Wrong
15. Walk On
16. People Want To Hear About Love
17. A New Day For Love
18. Down By The River
19. Big Box
20. A Rock Star Bucks A Coffee Shop
21. White Line
22. Workin’ Man
23. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere
24. Monsanto Years
25. If I Don’t Know
26. Love And Only Love

27. Don’t Be Denied
28. Double E

Tour: 2015 Rebel Content Tour
Band: Promise Of The Real

Random Quote

I caught you knockin\' at my cellar door
I love you, baby, can I have some more
Ooh, ooh, the damage done.

by -- Neil Young

Neil Young on Tour

  • Neil Young on Tour

Sugar Mountain setlists

Tom Hambleton provides BNB with setlists, thankfully. His website is the most comprehensive searchable archives on the Internets about anything Neil Young related setlists. Goto Sugar Mountain.

Other Neil News

  • Neil Young News

Rust Radio

  • http://www.rustradio.org/

HH-Radio + NY Info

  • http://www.neil-young.info/
  • NY-Info-Radio

Human Highway

  • http://www.human-highway.org/

Oh My Darling Clementine

BNB has 2445296 Guests, from the new start