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Watch Jeff Tweedy & Mavis Staples Cover John Fogerty’s “Wrote A Song For Everyone”

Jeff Tweedy and Mavis Staples have developed a fruitful creative partnership in recent years, with Tweedy producing a couple Staples albums and helping her finish one of her father Pops Staples' unreleased records. (She was also in Tweedy's awesome, Chicago-centric "Low Key" video.) Here's another cool thing they did together: Tweedy invited Staples o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 13, 2015

The Minus 5 – “The History You Hate” (Stereogum Premiere)

Scott McCaughey's pop-rock collective The Minus 5 will return with a new album called Dungeon Golds next month. Longtime collaborators Peter Buck and Jeff Tweedy appear multiple times on the album, including the dual-guitar attack they unspool on "The History You Hate." It's a punchy, distortion-drenched rock song sweetened by a power-pop melody, and it… More »

By: Chris DeVille / February 10, 2015

Amid A Rumored Clash Of Egos, Fun. Claim They’re Not Breaking Up

The band Fun. blew the fuck up in 2012 with the album Some Nights, but they haven't gotten around to recording a follow-up, and they don't seem to be in any hurry. Last year, Jack Antonoff recorded a well-received album with his solo side project Bleachers, and he wrote songs and produced for Taylor Swift. More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 5, 2015

Pops Staples – “Somebody Was Watching” (Prod. Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy)

Before his death in 2000, Roebuck "Pops" Staples gave the world nearly five decades' worth of gospel and soul, both on his own and as the leader of the Staples Singers, the family singing group he put together with his kids. In 1999, Pops got to work on his final album, but he never had… More »

By: Tom Breihan / January 12, 2015

The Colbert Report Says Goodbye With An All-Star Serenade & Neutral Milk Hotel’s “Holland, 1945″

Last night, Stephen Colbert ended his incredible nine-year run as host of The Colbert Report, airing his final episode. In the show's last-ever segment, Colbert brought a vast and head-spinning array of celebrity guests to the stage, and they all teamed up to sing the 1939 standard "We'll Meet Again." (It's the same song that… More »

By: Tom Breihan / December 19, 2014

Watch Arcade Fire’s Win Butler & Regine Chassagne Cover Talking Heads’ “Slippery People” With Mavis Staples

Last night, Mavis Staples threw a star-studded tribute concert in Chicago for her 75th birthday. Celebrity guests and performers were abundant, including Jeff Tweedy, Gregg Allman, Emmylou Harris, Eric Church, and Bonnie Raitt. Arcade Fire's Win Butler and Regine Chassagne were also there and came out to perform a cover of the Talking Heads'… More »

By: James Rettig / November 20, 2014

Watch Jeff Tweedy Play Charades With Ewan McGregor, Wilco Perform On The Tonight Show

Jeff Tweedy took a break from promoting his new Tweedy album to promote Wilco's 20th anniversary on last night's episode of Fallon. He even put in more time than usual as a Tonight Show guest: In addition to performing "A Magazine Called Sunset" and "Cars Can't Escape" with the band, he also played charades with… More »

By: James Rettig / October 28, 2014

Watch Tweedy’s Full Austin City Limits Episode

Tweedy was the latest artist to be featured on this season of Austin City Limits. The father/son group did an hour-long set, and played a mix of tracks from their new debut album, Sukierae, and some old Wilco cuts. They also performed a cover of Doug Sahm's "Give Back The Key To My Heart," which… More »

By: James Rettig / October 26, 2014

Watch Tweedy’s Star-Studded “Low Key” Video, Directed By Nick Offerman

Here's an incomplete list of famous people who appear in Tweedy's new video for "Low Key," a song from their new album Sukierae: Michael Shannon, John Hodgman, Conan O'Brien and Andy Richter, Chance The Rapper, Mavis Staples, Steve Albini. That is an extremely random group of people! There are probably other notable Chicagoans i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 26, 2014

Watch Tweedy’s Full Album Release Show At Brooklyn Academy Of Music

Father-son duo Tweedy released their debut album, Sukierae, yesterday and celebrated with a release show last night at the Brooklyn Academy Of Music. Tweedy were backed by their touring band, which consists of Jim Elkington, Darin Gray, and Liam Cunningham. Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius (who contributed vocals on the album) also joined,… More »

By: James Rettig / September 24, 2014

Watch Stephen Colbert Unleash The Dad Jokes Upon Tweedy

In his capacity as the frontman of Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has been on The Colbert Report more than once. He was on again last night, this time as half of Tweedy, his new band with his son Spencer. Unsurprisingly, the whole idea of a father/son band gave Colbert a whole lot of material… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 23, 2014

Stream Tweedy Sukierae

Tweedy, the new band that Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy formed with his drummer son Spencer, haven't yet released their debut album Sukierae, but they haven't exactly been withholding, either. Over the past few months, the band has shared nearly half of the new album: "I'll Sing It," "Summer Noon," "Wait For Love,"… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 15, 2014

Tweedy – “Flowering”

Remember how Wilco posted Yankee Hotel Foxtrot for free online until they could find a label to release it? It seems like Jeff Tweedy is doing something similar with his new band Tweedy, a duo that also features his 18-year-old drummer son Spencer. He's just doing it a piece at a time. Tweedy's debut album… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 14, 2014

Tweedy – “High As Hello”

Tweedy, the duo of Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy and his drumming son Spencer, are still a month and a half away from releasing Sukierae, their first album together, and they've already shared a pile of its songs: "I'll Sing It," "Summer Noon," "Wait For Love," "Diamond Light Pt. 1," "FakeMore »

By: Tom Breihan / August 7, 2014

Tweedy – “Low Key”

Father/son team Tweedy have been steadily releasing tracks since the project was first announced -- so far, we've heard "I'll Sing It," "Summer Noon," "Wait For Love," "Diamond Light Pt. 1," "Fake Fur Coat," and some live debuts. And here's another semi-new one for you. It's the studio… More »

By: James Rettig / July 31, 2014

Photos: Newport Folk Festival 2014

This past weekend brought the 2014 edition of the Newport Folk Festival. Headliners included Jenny Lewis, Jack White, Jeff Tweedy, and a very special appearance by Mavis Staples. We sent photographer Taylor Hill to capture the event, and you can find our gallery of performance photos and portraits above. More »

By: Miles Bowe / July 29, 2014

Watch Tweedy Breeze Through “Summer Noon” On Fallon

Spencer Tweedy, son of Wilco frontman Jeff, has probably watched his dad perform on TV at least a handful of times. Last night, Jeff was on TV again, and Spencer was up there with him. The two Tweedys have formed the new band Tweedy together, and their Sukierae, their first album as a unit, i… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 25, 2014

Tweedy – “Fake Fur Coat”

Tweedy is Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy's new band with his son, drummer Spencer. Their first album together is called Sukierae, and we've already heard a handful of its songs: "I'll Sing It," "Summer Noon," "Wait For Love," "Diamond Light Pt. 1." Today, they've shared another one called "Fake Fur Coat." Jeff… More »

By: Tom Breihan / July 24, 2014

Tweedy – “Diamond Light Pt. 1″ (Stereogum Premiere)

The songs released so far from Jeff and Spencer Tweedy's Sukierae -- "I'll Sing It," "Summer Noon," and "Wait For Love" -- have been relatively straightforward folk-rock tracks that ostensibly could've popped up any time during Tweedy's two-decade tenure with Wilco. "Diamond Light - Part 1," on the other hand, is a… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 17, 2014

Tweedy – “Wait For Love”

The latest single from Jeff and Spencer Tweedy's Sukierae is here, following "I'll Sing It" and "Summer Noon." It's a slow jam called "Wait For Love" that features some highly pleasant whistling. Alongside the Tweedys, Scott McCaughey plays piano and Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig of Lucius provide backing vocals on it. The… More »

By: Chris DeVille / July 11, 2014
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