The appeal of those Crosby, Stills & Nash harmonies is undeniable. The question is, does this same magic hold up after almost 40 years of this band's existence? Reports indicate yes—with their highly influential rock and a grouping directly related to their historic departures or oustings from their pre-CSN groups: David Crosby with the Byrds, Stephen Stills with Buffalo Springfield, and Graham Nash with the Hollies. Yes, it's true that the added magic of a Young onto that comma-laden combo has produced some great results as well, but love of that chilled-out sound that charmed its way through the late '60s and well into the '70s is enough to get people clamoring into the Xcel. And you can bet they'll be playing some of the classics off of the legendary Déjà Vu album without Neil Young. I'll be waiting for the strains of "Almost Cut My Hair" and will definitely be letting my freak flag fly.
Fri., July 11, 8 p.m., 2008