ARCADE FIRE @ 2013 Bridge School Benefit (10.26.13)
Last night, on the first night of the 2013 Bridge School Benefit, Arcade Fire played a short set and debuted a new song inspired by a dream that Win Butler had in which he basically played a song in his mind, then awoke and transcribed it, realizing that it sounded like a Neil Young jam. In turn, the band got Young to sit in on the performance and you can check it out on the complete webcast of the show. Of course, the entire showcase takes over eight hours and there is a lot to see and love about the series which is a benefit to help children with severe speech and physical challenges. Each show is an acoustic affair, so you get to see some of your favorite artists stripped back and playing new versions of old favorites. Including in this particular webcast are sets from Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young (reunion), Queens of the Stone Age, My Morning Jacket, Elvis Costello, Jenny Lewis, Heart, Diana Krall, fun., Jack Johnson, and of course, Arcade Fire.
* The Arcade Fire set begins at 5:45:00 (the new song begins at 6:07:00).
Arcade Fire sounds so good like this.