Hear Wilco And Beck Do “Loser” & “California Stars” In Long Island

By Tom Breihan / July 31, 2013 - 9:19 am

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]