Neil Young isn't the first person to lament that digital technology makes recordings sound tinny and dehydrated, but he's the first one with the clout and imagination to do something about it. At South by Southwest, he debuted the PonoPlayer, a portable playback device, which attempts to restore much of the tonal warmth and sonic range that's been severely lacking in low-quality digital players. For a guy who nearly died of a brain aneurysm in 2005, Young has been stubbornly prolific in the past decade, releasing such quintessential albums as Chrome Dreams II and the experimental Le Noise, sparking radiantly sizzling guitar interplay in reunions with Buffalo Springfield and Crazy Horse, and unveiling set-list surprises at solo acoustic shows like this four-night stand. Also Sunday, March 30, & Tuesday-Wednesday, April 1-2.
Sat., March 29, 8 p.m.; Sun., March 30, 8 p.m.; Tue., April 1, 8 p.m.; Wed., April 2, 8 p.m., 2014 (Expired: 04/02/14)
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