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Hear “Real Real Gone” From Van Morrison’s New Duets Album

RCA Records will release a new Van Morrison album entitled Duets, which features re-worked Morrison songs recorded with some of his peers. Featured singers include Michael Bublé, Steve Winwood, Bobby Womack, Mark Knopfler, Taj Mahal, Mavis Staples, Natalie Cole, George Benson, Gregory Porter, Clare Teal, PK Proby, Joss Stone, Georgie Fame, Mick Hucknall, Chris Farlowe,… More »

By: Gabriela Tully Claymore / February 17, 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

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 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 Arcade Fire Perform With Mavis Staples In Chicago

Two nights ago, Arcade Fire played the first night of a two-night stand at Chicago's United Center, and they marked the occasion by covering Bo Diddley's "Who Do You Love." Last night, they upped the ante, inviting the Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples to the stage for a couple of songs during… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 28, 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

Stream Mavis Staples One True Vine

Chicago soul maven Mavis Staples will release her second Jeff Tweedy-produced album, One True Vine, next week. We've already heard her cover of Funkadelic's "Can You Get To That" and the even funkier "I Like The Things About Me," but the whole thing is ready to preview now. Check it out over at… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / June 17, 2013

Mavis Stapes – “I Like The Things About Me”

The Chicago soul/gospel legend Mavis Staples has now recorded two albums with Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy serving as producer, and on the second of those, the forthcoming One True Vine, Tweedy and his young son Spencer also play all the instruments. We've already posted one track from the album, a cover of Funkadelic's "CanMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013

Mavis Staples – “Can You Get to That” (Funkadelic Cover) (Feat. Jeff Tweedy)

Three years ago, the great Chicago soul and gospel legend Mavis Staples released You Are Not Alone, the comeback album that Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy produced for her. In a couple of months, she'll follow that up with her new LP One True Vine, another full-length Tweedy collaboration. (I'm going way out on a lim… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 8, 2013

Watch Jeff Tweedy, Mavis Staples & Sean Lennon Cover “Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)” On Colbert

On Wednesday, Stephen Colbert signed off his show with an old timey Christmas carol, "Good King Wencesles," joined by Michael Stipe and Mandy Patinkin. Last night, he signed off his entire 2012 season with a performance of a more modern Christmas classic, Lennon and Ono's "Happy X-Mas (War Is Over)." This time he stayed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 14, 2012

Mavis Staples & Win Butler Cover “The Weight”

Here's the legendary Ms. Staples with Win doing the Band's stone-cold classic "The Weight," live and onstage from this past weekend's Outside Lands festival in San Francisco:… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 15, 2011

Tegan & Sara @ Newport Folk Festival 7/30/11

Tegan & Sara made their Newport Folk Festival debut over the weekend. "We made it to Newport!! What a lovely and quaint little place!" Tegan blogged upon arrival. "Rhode Island is adorable and reminds me a lot of the East Coast of Canada." The acoustic performance was the duo's only scheduled US gig thi… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 1, 2011

Bonnaroo 2011 Photos: Sunday

This final batch of Randy Cremean's photos from this year's 10th annual Bonnaroo festival includes the Strokes, Cold War Kids, Robyn, Mavis Staples, a SuperJam featuring Dr. John and Dan Auerbach, and more. More »

By: Scott Lapatine / June 13, 2011

Peace, Crazy, Love Trains Collide At The Rally To Restore Sanity And/Or Fear

Hundreds of thousands of bloggers Americans gathered at the National Mall in D.C. today to watch Comedy Central stars John Stewart and Stephen Colbert and friends (e.g., Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Father Guido Sarducci) take on (in Stewart's words) "the country's 24-hour politico-pundit-perpetual-panic conflictinator," and basically give the middle finger to Glenn Beck. Reasonableness was at the… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / October 30, 2010

Week In Tweedy: Colbert, Letterman, Farm Aid 25

Busy last few days for Jeff Tweedy. Farm Aid's 25th Anniversary show took place Saturday, with Dave Matthews, Norah Jones, and Jeff Tweedy joining Willie Nelson and John Mellencamp for the annual awareness-raising concert. Tweedy performed solo, and dedicated "I'm The Man Who Loves You" from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, to his wife. Earlier this week… More »

By: jessica / October 7, 2010

Lollapalooza 2010 Friday: Lady Gaga And The Strokes, So Far Away Yet … Yeah, So Far Away

As much as Lolla's undercard is varied, and vast, it's a headliner's ball this year. Because this deep into the festival season we've seen nearly all of these bands plenty, and because Lolla has created some discourse-owning 8PM show-downs. Night one's was a study in contrasts: Lady Gaga, or the Strokes? We caught both, two… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 7, 2010

Jeff Tweedy – “You Are Not Alone”

Last month you heard the title track of Mavis Staples' forthcoming Tweedy-produced LP. Now, thanks to Wilco Club (via 24BIT), you can hear the Wilco frontman's original solo acoustic take:… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / July 19, 2010

Mavis Staples & Jeff Tweedy – “You Are Not Alone”

"You Are Not Alone" is the title track from gospel/soul singer Mavis Staple's forthcoming Jeff Tweedy-produced collection, the followup to 2007's Ry Cooder-produced We’ll Never Turn Back. The new album includes Mavis doing gospal standards along with interpretations of Pops Staples, Randy Newman, Allen Toussaint, John Fogerty, Rev. Gary Davis and Little Milton. Tweedy also… More »

By: brandon / July 7, 2010

Billy Corgan Accidentally Celebrates Record Store Day

On Friday night, the Smashing Pumpkin took a break from rehearsals to join Mavis Staples at WTTW's Chicago Tonight 25th Anniversary Benefit. The pair sang "For What It's Worth," "Will The Circle Be Unbroken," and "I'll Take You There." SmashingPumpkins.com has pics. The next day Billy went shopping at his favorite record store, Vintage… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009