Bridge School Benefit 2013 Performances: Watch Arcade Fire, Tom Waits, and More
Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, fun., and others played Neil Young's acoustic benefit
Neil Young’s 2013 Bridge School Benefit is over, but video from the annual charity show is streaming now. The lineup for the concert featured Queens of the Stone Age, Arcade Fire (subbing for the canceled Killers), My Morning Jacket, Tom Waits, Elvis Costello, Heart, fun., Jack Johnson, Jenny Lewis, Diana Krall, and a reunion of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young.
Among the highlights from the acoustic-only event: Arcade Fire performed a new song, joined by Young, titled “I Dreamed a Neil Young Song,” which frontman Win Butler explained came to him, duh, in a dream; watch that shambolic effort around the six-hour, six-minute mark above (Arcade Fire’s full set starts around the five-hour, 40-minute mark).
My Morning Jacket were joined by Young for a low-key cover of his “Harvest Moon,” which you can watch around the five-hour, 10-minute mark (My Morning Jacket’s full set starts around the four-hour, 50-minute mark). MMJ also invited Young, Costello, and Lewis to join a cover of the Velvet Underground’s “Oh! Sweet Nuthin” in honor of the late Lou Reed; watch that below.
Recent SPIN cover stars Queens of the Stone Age’s unusual unplugged set starts around the six-hour, 40-minute mark above, and you can also see Lewis, fun., CSNY, and more.
Waits’ set was his first live show in five years; scroll down to see the full 10-song performance, which draws largely on songs from 2011’s Bad as Me.