Arroyo Seco Weekend


Past Event

Location Info:

Rose Bowl
1001 Rose Bowl Dr.
Pasadena, CA  91103
Neil Young recently reunited with Crazy Horse, but for the first day of this festival he’ll be backed by Lukas Nelson & Promise of the Real, a more versatile and stylistically wider-ranging group that nonetheless lacks Crazy Horse’s anarchic raw power. Saturday’s lineup includes two of Young’s musical allies, The Pretenders and Jack White. The Pretenders’ most recent albums, Alone (2016) and especially the underrated Break Up the Concrete (2008), are suffused with Chrissie Hynde’s rich vocals and sardonic lyrics, whereas Jack White’s new work is more showy than his more idiosyncratic garage-pop with The White Stripes. Jazz master Pharoah Sanders, though, is the real musical thrill on this mostly rock bill. Sunday’s highlights range from Gary Clark Jr.’s blues ferocity to a rare reunion of The Bangles’ garage-rocking original lineup, along with Irma Thomas, Los Lobos and many others. Also Sunday, June 24.

With Neil Young & Promise of the Real, Jack White, The Pretenders, Belle & Sebastian, Kamasi Washington, The Specials, Seu Jorge, Shakey Graves, The Milk Carton Kids, Margo Price, Hurray for the Riff Raff, North Mississippi Allstars, Gomez, Dwight Twilley, Pharoah Sanders, Typhoon, Maxim Ludwig, Jeff Goldblum
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