Wilco

Right now, Wilco is on the huge AmericanaramA tour with Bob Dylan and My Morning Jacket, and a few nights ago, the big show came to the Jones Beach Theater on Long Island. For that show Beck joined the bill, and he also came to the stage for a few collaborations during Wilco’s set. Together, they covered Big Star co-leader Chris Bell’s cult-favorite “I Am The Cosmos” before doing “California Stars,” a Woody Guthrie kinda-cover from Wilco and Billy Bragg’s first Mermaid Avenue album. Then Cibo Matto, of all people, also came onstage, and the whole crew did Beck’s fondly-remembered 20-year-old breakout “Loser,” as well as covers of the Beatles’ “Yer Blues” and “Tomorrow Never Knows,” with the sometime Cibo Matto member Sean Lennon helping out. But this must’ve been one of those weird shows where people keep their phones put away most of the time, since only the “Loser,” “California Stars,” and “Yer Blues” footage exists online right now. The videos all look terrible but sound OK, and you can watch them below.

You’ll find Wilco’s whole setlist here.

[photo via @CiboMattoCib_oMa, via JamBase]

Comments (1)
  1. Beck only played one date of the AmericanaramA tour. Not a “few” as posted here. When Wilco and Beck played “Loser” there were phones lit up everywhere. Though apparently those people were just texting or instagramming because as this article notes, there’s not much on youtube. Fortunately, Beck headlined the Newport Folk Festival the day after playing with Wilco with a similar set, and the entire thing is streaming via NPR. Find the link for that as well as photos, a detailed review of all three Beck concerts from last weekend – including this show with Wilco – and more at https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.580985265285351.1073741877.238542309529650

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