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[watch] Arcade Fire + Neil Young//Helpless

Arcade Fire & Neil Young performed “Helpless” at the 25th annual Bridge School Benefit concert.  If you’re not familiar, “The Bridge School Benefit is an annual non-profit charity concert held in Mountain View, California, every October at the Shoreline Amphitheatre.  The concerts are all organized by musician Neil Young and his wife, Pegi.

Proceeds benefit the Bridge School, which assists children with severe physical impairments and complex communication needs.  One of the thrusts of the program is the use of advanced augmentative and alternative communication and assistive technology.

The first concert was in October 1986, and, with the exception of 1987, the concert has been held every year since. It is known for having a relatively high-profile lineup and strong performances, primarily due to Neil Young’s extensive connections within the music industry.  Young also performs every year.  As a practice, but not a rule, the performers use acoustic instruments.” [source: wikipedia]

Enjoy the video, then visit the following links:

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Preorder the Birdge School 25th Anniversary Edition boxset here.

Donate to The Bridge School here.