Live Review: Bridge School Benefit at Shoreline

Edgy lineup energizes Bridge School concert: Aidin Vaziri | Neil Young took a risk this year. Rather than tapping the bankable legacy acts for his annual Bridge School benefit concert at Shoreline Amphitheatre, he skewed the bill a little younger, a little edgier and maybe even a little weirder. It’s not often you see Jimmy Buffett sharing a stage with No Doubt, or Coldplay’s Chris Martin trying to get people to sing along to “Earth Angel.” While the change of direction didn’t exactly pay off in ticket sales – the 22,000-capacity venue was just a little more than half-full on Saturday (a second show, with even fewer tickets sold in advance, took place Sunday) – it definitely energized the 23rd annual fundraiser, which benefits the school for children with severe physical impairments. Read more.

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