Up Close in Toronto - Review & Photos: 12/4 & 5/08
Photo by Frank Yang .: chromewaves v7.5
Toronto's premier concert blogger over on Chromewaves, Frank Yang took some great shots from the pit and brings us some top notch reporting of Neil Young, Wilco and Everest at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on December 4 & 5:
It’s impossible to fully articulate how huge Neil Young is for me. Besides having been one of my very favourite artists from the very start of my “musical awakening” some 17 years ago, it’s also not an exaggeration to say that if I were to draw a single common thread through all the bands I love or the styles of music they play, it would be him. Some may owe larger debts than others, but whether they dwell in the folkier end of the spectrum or the noisy, one way or another, they’re in the shadow of Neil.
So when the man comes home for a show - yes, he began his career up in Winnipeg but the man’s birth certificate says “Toronto” - it’s going to be a special occasion. And when he does so with one of your very favourite bands in the world as support, as he did this time with Wilco, then the phrase “must-see” just seems woefully inadequate.
Frank & Neil
Awesome report Frank! Way cool on hanging with Neil. Rock on bro.
See more photos by Frank Yang and his full review.