Bridge School Benefit 2010 Lineup

The lineup of performers for this year's Bridge School Benefit Concert was announced Monday.

  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Pearl Jam
  • Elvis Costello
  • Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson
  • Lucinda Williams
  • Billy Idol
  • Jackson Browne & David Lindley
  • Modest Mouse
  • Grizzly Bear


  • Buffalo Springfield
  • Pearl Jam
  • T-Bone Burnett's Speaking Clock Review (T-Bone, Elton John, Leon Russell, Elvis Costello, Ralph Stanley, Neko Case, Jeff Bridges)
  • Merle Haggard & Kris Kristofferson
  • Modest Mouse
  • Grizzly Bear

On the one hand, I absolutely love this lineup.

  • Getting to see one of Neil's primitive bands, Buffalo Springfield, who haven't played a show since 1968, is a real treat. Granted, the original bass player and drummer have since passed away, but the band sets the mood for Neil, so this will a side I have not seen in the past.
  • Pearl Jam back at Bridge School after a too long hiatus and just days from their 20th anniversary.
  • This lineup proves my point about getting to see great musicians I would never under other circumstances see, like Elivs, Merle, Kris, Lucinda, Jackson Browne, and T-Bone's collective. The music is going to be fantastic, no doubt about it.
  • I was just wondering what ever happened to Modest Mouse. This'll be my first MM show, and I'm really looking forward to it.
  • Grizzly Bear are the token neo-hippie/folk band this year. Though not as transcendant as, for instance, Yeasayer, they show promise.

On the other hand, we're bringing out 16-year-old nephew Roman with us, and this perhaps the "oldest" lineup I've ever seen at Bridge School (and that somehow includes the year with Sir Paul and Tony Bennet), so I'm not sure if he'll dig it. Certainly, if there is some prejudice but he can slog through it, it'll be a rewarding experiencing, because this is undoubtedly a lineup packed with great musicians.

Tickets on sale Sunday morning.


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