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Stream/Download Jeff Tweedy’s Entire Mountain Jam X Set, Featuring 12 New Songs

The Tweedy friends and family band brought their road show to the 10th annual Mountain Jam in Hunter Mountain, New York last weekend, and the kind SoundCloud user acidjacknyc has posted a recording of the entire set. This is especially noteworthy because the first 12 songs were all brand new and presumably will appear o… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 10, 2014 - 10:23 am

Watch Tweedy Play New Song “Low Key” At Three Rivers Arts Fest

Jeff and Spencer Tweedy's father-son act is out on the road debuting a bunch of the songs that will appear on Sukierae, their "solo album performed by a duo." Friday at Pittsburgh's Three Rivers Arts Festival, Tweedy played "Low Key" for the second time. Watch fan-made video below. More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 9, 2014 - 5:10 pm

Tweedy – “I’ll Sing It”

Jeff Tweedy has led Wilco for 20 years, and god knows he'll probably keep leading it for another 20. But Tweedy has a new band now -- a duo with his 18-year-old drumming son Spencer, simply called Tweedy. Tweedy's debut album Sukierae is coming this fall, and it features 20 new songs that Jeff wrote. More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 4, 2014 - 4:35 pm

Jeff Tweedy Announces Debut Solo Album, North American Tour

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is known for having a pretty relentless tour schedule and it doesn't appear to be letting up anytime soon. He just announced a string of North American tour dates that will start in June at the Masonic Temple in Detroit and wrap up at Rhode Island's Newport Folk Festival. In bigger news,… More »

By: James Rettig / May 18, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Watch Jeff Tweedy Learn To Write An Honest Folk Song On Portlandia

As promised, Wilco's Jeff Tweedy appeared in a season 4 episode of Portlandia last night. Tweedy played himself in a sketch that involved Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen urging him to write a folk song more in line with his suburban upbringing. It's funny, so press play. More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 4, 2014 - 4:21 pm

The 100 Most Anticipated Albums Of 2014

We're almost (almost!) done reflecting on the year that was, so it's time to start taking a closer look at the year that will be. For the past several years, we've ranked our most anticipated albums. Today the feature returns, bigger than ever, with a whopping 100 records we're looking forward to hearing, enjoying, debating,… More »

By: Chris DeVille / December 23, 2013 - 11:23 am

Jeff Tweedy Announces U.S. Solo Tour

The various members of Wilco tend to stay very, very busy, whether or not they're at work with their main band. So it's not too much of a surprise to see that frontman Jeff Tweedy has booked himself a round of solo dates, mostly across the Western half of the country, for later this year. More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 9, 2013 - 5:19 pm

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

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,… More »

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

Download Wilco’s Full Solid Sound Covers Set

This past weekend, Wilco hosted and headlined their annual Massachusetts festival Solid Sound, starting off the weekend with a crazy 27-song set of covers. We've already posted video of the band taking on Daft Punk's "Get Lucky" and Pavement's "Cut Your Hair," but there's so much more where those songs came from. The band also… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 24, 2013 - 10:12 am

Watch Wilco Cover “Get Lucky”

This year's installment of Solid Sound Festival -- Wilco's recurring summer music festival in Massachusetts -- began last night. For the first night, Wilco headlined with a set of 27 covers. Below, check out the band's renditions of "Get Lucky" by Daft Punk and "Cut Your Hair" by Pavement. In case you missed it, check… More »

By: Liz Pelly / June 22, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Progress Report: Jeff Tweedy

In the two years since Wilco released their eighth album, The Whole Love, frontman Jeff Tweedy has busied himself with an impressive array of extracurriculars. He applied starkly organic production to Low's recent The Invisible Way and Mavis Staples' forthcoming One True Vine, the legendary soul singer's "Johnny Cash meets Rick Rubin" turn. He helped… More »

By: Chris DeVille / June 18, 2013 - 11:38 am

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 "Can YouMore »

By: Tom Breihan / May 14, 2013 - 4:57 pm

Watch Wilco’s Glenn Kotche In A Faucet Commercial

Wilco percussionist Glenn Kotche has taken his rhythm skills to the kitchen. In a new commercial for Delta Faucets' "Touch2O Technology" -- no faucet handles, just give it a smack and the water flow turns on or off -- Kotche is featured using a set of faucets set up like a drumset to play Four… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / May 9, 2013 - 12:13 pm

Dylan, Wilco, MMJ Announce AmericanaramA Tour

Bob Dylan is 71 years old, with absolutely nothing to prove, and nobody would be mad if he spent the rest of his life with his feet up on a porch somewhere. Instead, he's keeping up with an near-insane touring schedule. And he's just announced that he'll spend the summer on the road with Wilco… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 22, 2013 - 11:48 am

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 - 10:51 am

Solid Sound 2013 Lineup

Wilco's Solid Sound Festival is back for another round this year, taking over the MASS MoCA museum on North Adams, MA 6/21-23. Wilco will once again headline the festival, and the rest of the lineup, unsurprisingly enough, scans as Stuff Wilco Likes -- which is a good thing, since Wilco likes some good things. The… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 14, 2013 - 5:38 pm

Wilco, Joanna Newsom @ Hollywood Bowl, Hollywood 9/30/12

After playing the Wiltern earlier this year, Wilco triumphantly closed out their tour of the country with a magical evening at the Hollywood Bowl. Some of the highlights included the crowd singing along to "Jesus, Etc.", the cascades of feedback on end "Art Of Almost," and a soaring rendition of "Ashes Of American Flags." Joanna… More »

By: Andrew Youssef / October 1, 2012 - 2:39 pm

Wilco – “Sunloathe” Video

Wilco are no strangers to animated videos -- they've worked with Popeye in the past, for instance -- and their new clip, for The Whole Love's somber ballad "Sunloathe," continues on that path. Created by director Peter Glantz (Andrew W.K., OK Go!) and illustrator Nathaniel Murphy (whose illustrations were included in the album packaging for… More »

By: Michael Nelson / September 19, 2012 - 4:13 pm

The 10 Best Indie Rock Documentaries

In a perfect world, all albums would be self-contained universes. A good album can communicate complex emotions and ideas with the aid of just a little context; a great album can communicate beautiful ambiguities with none. All you have to do is listen closely. Even great albums and great musicians can benefit from context, though. More »

By: Doug Moore / September 18, 2012 - 2:26 pm

Bill Fay – “This World” (Feat. Jeff Tweedy) & “Jesus, Etc.” (Wilco Cover)

Next week, the cult-favorite British singer-songwriter Bill Fay returns with Life Is People, his third album overall but his first in 40 years. On the warm, lonesome chug "This World," Wilco frontman and longtime Fay admirer Jeff Tweedy shows up to lend vocals. And elsewhere on the album, Fay offers a weathered, elegiac cover of… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 16, 2012 - 2:24 pm
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