He's played the South Philly arena several times, both alone and with his buddies Crosby, Stills and Nash. Now

Neil Young's

back as a solo (with band) headliner for one last lap around the Spectrum, before they tear that sucker down. Electric Factory is even staging this one in old-school, stand-and-groove fashion - with general admission and no seats on the floor. Young's just-out CD/DVD release "Sugar Mountain-Live" also harkens to the past, capturing an intimate man and his acoustic guitar British show from 1968. But at the other extreme, reviewers of his current tour have been blathering that the guy has never sung or played better than today. Musical disciples Wilco are in the featured guest spot on the bill, while Everest opens.

Wachovia Spectrum, 3601 S. Broad St., 7 tonight, $48, $78, $97, $250, 800-298-4200, www.comcasttix.com.

- Jonathan Takiff