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If you’ll permit me to get self-indulgent here for a second, the Pitchfork Music Festival and I have some history. I was at the first one of these festivals, 10 years ago, when it was still called the Intonation Festival. I’d just started writing for Pitchfork then, and this was the first time I met… More »

You can tell a lot about a Wilco record based on the first few seconds. This is true of any album-oriented band, but especially so when you’re dealing with such an accomplished and wide-ranging catalog. The lovelorn twang of “I Must Be High,” the thunderous churn and down-home charm of “Misunderstood,” the studio-pop fantasia of… More »

Following up a career-making, universally acclaimed opus is enough to fray the edges of a human being’s sanity. We saw this in Meeting People Is Easy, the impossibly morbid documentary about Radiohead’s tour in support of OK Computer, and we heard it in Kid A, Radiohead’s even more insular and paranoid follow-up album. Wilco’s 2002… More »

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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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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.
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,…
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,…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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
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…
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…
Tom Breihan | August 16, 2012 - 2:24 pm

The 10 Best Wilco Songs

Following the 1994 split of the celebrated Uncle Tupelo, the betting line amongst fans and critics alike held that between Jeff Tweedy and Jay Farrar…
Timothy Bracy And Elizabeth Bracy | August 16, 2012 - 10:24 am

Watch Wilco On Fallon

It's pretty nice when a band can show up on a late-night show when they don't have any new product to promote, when they just…
Tom Breihan | July 26, 2012 - 9:04 am

Hundreds Of HTC EVO Phones Play Wilco In New Sprint Ad

A new Sprint commercial features a digitized version of Wilco's Summerteeth standout "I'm Always In Love," which is played by a whole load of HTC…
Corban Goble | June 5, 2012 - 4:52 pm

Wilco – “Me Avivé”

Wilco just headlined this year's Primavera Sound Festival in Barcelona, and in celebration of that, the band recorded a Spanish language version of The Whole
Corban Goble | June 5, 2012 - 2:14 pm
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