Neil Young & the Promise of the Real channel moral outrage for Desert Trip performance

October 9, 2016 9:59 PM

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Moral outrage, and its frequent companion, righteous indignation, have played crucial roles in rock ‘n’ roll since political and social commentary joined the musical conversation in the 1960s, the jumping off point in the careers of all six acts tapped to play the inaugural Desert Trip festival in Indio.

But both emotions had been in short supply, outwardly anyway, during sets from Bob Dylan and the Rolling Stones on Friday’s opening day of music, but the scales tipped in the direction of balance on Saturday as Neil Young & the Promise of the Real brought both to bear during an intensely powerful pe...

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