The second night of Neil Young's stand at the Dolby Theater in Hollywood closely resembled the first night's set list, adding covers of Tim Hardin and Bob Dylan songs to replace rarely played gems from his own catalog.
Both nights emphasized his work from the 1970s and the March 30 show included four from "Harvest," three songs from "After the Gold Rush" and one each from "Times Fades Away," "Comes a Time," CSNY and the Stills-Young Band's lone LP. Performed with an air of nonchalance, Young meandered about the stage between songs, testing harmonicas, rebuffing shouted requests and, on occasion, stopping to chat with his wooden Indian "Woody," who gave him council on how to deal with fans crying out for "Cinnamon Girl." Initially, he said he wouldn't play it without Crazy Horse; his later response to the shouts was a direct insult.
If there's a constant with Young's shows, it's a surprise element that in some cases frustrates fans and keeps other returning year after year. Compared to his other solo shows, the L.A. bookings were about as close to hit parade as Young might ever perform. Previous solo visits emphasized new records - "Le Noise" in 2010, "Silver and Gold" in 2000 - and in both of these concerts Young sought to see how older material fit within those albums' sonic space.