Monday, January 23, 2006

Austin Does Young

After 2004's successful Who tribute CD and last year's mighty fine Austin compilation, Turn 1, Ty Chandler and Almost There Records are putting on a Neil Young Tribute Show at Stubb's this Saturday, January 28.

Young, who will be keynote speaker at this year's SXSW, casts a long, eccentric musical shadow that spans both styles and generations. Saturday's line-up bears testament to that fact.

Scheduled acts include: Militant Babies, The Fighting Brothers McCarthy, The Missing Tapes, The Golden Apples, King Tears, Gleeson, Mandible, Superego, Grand Champeen, Tia Carrera, The Hackberries, and Milton Mapes. The show starts at 9pm and cover is $7. That's a lot of entertainment for $7, folks.

Incidentally, I saw Neil Young on the Old Ways tour at Houston's now-defunct Astroworld back in 1985. That particular album wasn't one of Young's best, but his marathon rendition of "Down By the River" left me gape-mouthed.

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