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A week or so ago we told you that when Wilco’s not covering Skip Spence, they’re covering Neil Young. They initially made like Shakey for the 2010 MusiCares event. Judging from unkind reviews the show received, they were probably the only band that rehearsed, so why not continue covering Neil Young? They did just that in Portland last night, offering the Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall Buffalo Springfield’s “Broken Arrow.” (Thanks for the heads up, Ryan.) We have video footage. Elsewhere, Jeff Tweedy & Co. are taking things to the International stage.

It would be pretty Canadian of them — though not as Canadian as the Thermals — if they repeated their “Broken Arrow” at the Winter Olympics on Saturday. Yes, as we mentioned and weren’t lying about in October, they’ll be doing a free show at David Lam Park in Vancouver on 2/13. And, speaking of “free,” Wilco posted free downloads (with suggested donations) to assist in the rebuilding of Haiti.

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  1. Zack Q  |   Posted on Feb 10th, 2010 0

    Actually, I saw Wilco at their tour kick-off in Missoula on Sunday, and they played “Broken Arrow” there as well.

  2. I just found out my Wilco date sold out and I didn’t get tickets. Depressing.

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  3. Attended the London show last semester whilst abroad. The donation’s well worth the download–they made some serious noise for the first hour or so (Ashes of American Flags, Bull Black Nova, I Am Trying to Break Your Heart, Handshake Drugs) and mixed in an grab-bag after that (Sonny Feeling, Box Full of Letters, Hummingbird). Somebody’s mic failed so Tweedy closed with Someone Else’s Song unmicced and unplugged. Very cool.

  4. bunnyzero  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2010 0

    This song is nearly sacred. Wilco did it pretty much as a nice tribute, true to the oriiginal. Any of you kiddies who aren’t familiar with Buffalo Springfield should definitely do yourselves a big favor and check them out!

  5. Diamond Head  |   Posted on Feb 11th, 2010 0

    …a very odd, early, cut and pastey song by 1967 standards…

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