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Neil Young Tribute


Dante's (map) Downtown
Fri., June 8, 9 p.m. 2012 21+

Eliza Sohn

True love means accepting a person's worst points along with the best, so what better way to honor Neil Young, grumpy spirit animal of all folk rockers, than by covering two albums that are considered his best, along with one that's decidedly not. The Minus 5 have accepted the very real challenge of 1981's Re•ac•tor. Scott McCaughey, with his self-effacing charisma, seems better equipped than Young to deliver nine solid minutes of "Got mashed potato/Ain't got no T-bone"—repeated over and over on the album's most notorious track, "T-Bone"—but I have a hard time believing that even they could make it not annoying. The Lewi Longmire Band covers 1969's Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere, Young's first collaboration with Crazy Horse, featuring "Cinnamon Girl" and "Down by the River." The Don of Division Street, with Longmire and McCaughey, get the best one: 1975's Tonight's the Night, which, like all the greatest rock albums, is about drugs and mortality. REBECCA WILSON


350 W Burnside, Portland, OR 97204
Hours: Daily 11 am-2:30 am

Venue Hours
  • Daily 11 am-2:30 am
Event Times
This event is in the past.
  • Fri., June 8, 9 p.m. 2012
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