In their 25th year of raising money for a worthy cause, Neil and Pegi Young put together a great lineup of artists this past weekend at the Bridge School Benefit concert. Two sold out days at Shoreline Amphitheatre made for a great day of musical entertainment. It was a great lineup, with returning names like Eddie Vedder, Dave Matthews, Norah Jones and Beck. Newcomers this year included Mumford & Sons and Arcade Fire, and both put on an outstanding performance. It was unfortunate that many people left before Arcade Fire went on, but it did open up the lawn a bit for those of us sticking around. Tony Bennett was certainly a different sound for the show, but it sounded great!
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This was actually my first time seeing Elvis Costello live. It has been 25 years since Costello brought out “The Spectacular Spinning Songbook” where the audience is invited to participate in a one-of-a-kind concert. If you are lucky enough to live near (or travel to) one of the nine cities where Elvis Costello and The Imposters will play this month, you won’t be sorry.
This is the Time Machine Tour. Even with the entire Moving Pictures set, Rush managed to squeeze in tracks from 14 of their 19 studio albums. And all that was done in three hours time, but also includes numerous video bits, including a six minute closing skit with Paul Rudd and Jason Segel (from “I Love You, Man”).