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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 - 1:37 pm

Wilco Go “Deeper Down” On Ferguson

Wilco — featuring a rough-looking Jeff Tweedy — were on Craig Ferguson’s show last night. Tweedy could be tired from festival planning. The band just added Avi Buffalo, Vetiver, guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, Mountain Man, Brenda, The Books, and the Deep Blue Organ Trio to their Solid Sound Festival line up. “Deeper Down” goes dow… More »

By: jessica / May 11, 2010 - 10:37 am

Wilco (The Festival)

Surprisingly, it won’t be in Chicago (maybe one artist-curated festival is enough). Wilco’s first Solid Sound Festival, in North Adams, MA, is a three-day event with “art, music, comedy, and interactivity.” It’ll include a headlining set from Wilco, as well as performances by the band’s numerous side projects: On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The… More »

By: jessica / April 7, 2010 - 10:16 am

Wilco Take “Country Disappeared” To Take Away Show

Wilco played the gorgeous Olympia theater in Montreal on February 27, and the timing was perfect for a Takeaway Show, if only La Blogothèque and the band could work out a time: “Sometimes we tell ourselves that no, the band is too famous, too important, that their label would never let them do a TakeMore »

By: jessica / March 30, 2010 - 10:23 am

Wilco: The Sandwich

Toronto’s Sky Blue Sky Sandwich Company Ltd opened a Wilco-themed sandwich shop, with sandwiches named after Wilco tracks like the Outta Mind (Outta Sight), the Hell Is Chrome, and the Say You Miss Me, among other creations. They come on a variety of bread types, but let’s face it: It’s a Wilco sandwich. It’s already… More »

By: jessica / March 3, 2010 - 4:06 pm

Wilco Cover Neil Young, Help Haiti, Head To Olympics

A week or so ago we told you that when Wilco’s not covering Skip Spence, they’re covering Neil Young. They initially made like Shakey for the 2010 MusiCares event. Judging from unkind reviews the show received, they were probably the only band that rehearsed, so why not continue covering Neil Young? They did just that… More »

By: brandon / February 10, 2010 - 3:11 pm

Feist, Beck & Nels Cline Cover Skip Spence

We told you Beck and friends (Jamie Lidell, Wilco, Feist, etc.) were covering Skip Spence’s 1969 solo album Oar for Hansen’s Record Club: They’ve made it to song five, “Weighted Down (The Prison Song),” the first to feature Feist on lead. Take a look/listen. More »

By: brandon / December 14, 2009 - 11:23 am

Beck Recruits Wilco, Feist, Jamie Lidell For Skip Spence “Record Club” Tribute

When not collaborating with Charlotte Gainsbourg on IRM, Beck continues adding covers collections to his Record Club. His (and MGMT and Devendra Banhart’s) go at Songs Of Leonard Cohen included mixed results. We have higher hopes for his take on Skip Spence’s gorgeous 1969 solo album Oar — we’ve heard Hansen cover the Jefferson Airplane/Moby… More »

By: brandon / November 13, 2009 - 9:27 am

Wilco, BSS, Sun Kil Moon To Play 2010 Olympics

Canada’s known for indie rock, so makes sense you’ll find plenty of homegrown talent (BSS, Stars) and international musicians (Wilco, Iron & Wine, Joan As Policewoman) near the slopes at Vancouver’s Winter Olympics. More names at CoS. More »

By: brandon / October 13, 2009 - 4:15 pm

New 7 Worlds Collide (Ed O’Brien/Neil Finn/Jeff Tweedy/Johnny Marr) – “Bodhisattva Blues” (Stereogum Premiere)

At this point most fans of Radiohead are aware that 7 Worlds Collide is a true-to-the-definition supergroup involving all the people listed in the above headline as well as Phil Selway and others who aren’t. What you might’ve forgotten is that 7 Worlds Collide began as the good-will project of Neil Finn. The first document… More »

By: brandon / August 31, 2009 - 10:00 am

Green Man Festival 2009 In Photos

The eco-friendly Green Man took over Brecon Beacons, Wales this past weekend with a heavy dose of Americana: from midwestern folkies (Bon Iver, Wilco, Andrew Bird) to wailing east coast electropoppers (Animal Collective, Gang Gang Dance) and reinvigorated psych legends (Roky Erikson, Rodriguez) the lineup wasn’t significantly different than, say, Lollapalooza. But Green Man stand… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / August 26, 2009 - 12:09 pm

Take A Listen To 7 Worlds Collide, AKA The Radiohead Wilco Johnny Marr Neil Finn Supergroup

As we told you this past fall (and again, later), Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Philip Selway rejoined ex-Crowded Housed Neil Finn for part two of his 7 Worlds Collide project. The inaugural project, recorded back in 2001, included O’Brien and Selway along with Eddie Vedder, Johnny Marr, Lisa Germano, Soul Coughing’s Sebastian Steinberg, and Neil’… More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2009 - 3:13 pm

Wilco & Feist Do “You & I” For Letterman

Ticketholding Wilco fans in LA and NYC have already seen Leslie and Tweedy recreate their (The Album) vocal duet in the flesh; last night’s Letterman was for the rest of us. Jeff and Feist enjoy a laid back but engaged rapport onstage that matches the dulcet mesh of their voices, one of those rare collaborative… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 15, 2009 - 11:23 am

Wilco/Yo La Tengo @ KeySpan Park, Coney Island 7/13/09

In a few days the city’s indie kids will make their way out to Coney Island for the Voice’s annual Siren festival, chances are many of the same kids who made the trek last night to see Tweedy and Yo La and surprise guests Feist and Ed Droste at KeySpan Park last night. Wilco welcomed… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 14, 2009 - 10:17 am

The ‘Gum Drop XCV: Hear New Tiny Vipers, Win Wilco Goods

Next week, Jesy Fortino, aka Seattle’s Tiny Vipers, is releasing her second Sub Pop full length, Life On Earth. Building up and clarifying what we loved about her debut Hands Across The Void, it’s one of the year’s best. We already posted Life’s “Dreamer,” now take a listen to the stunning, heartbreaking “Development.” To add… More »

By: brandon / July 1, 2009 - 10:03 am

Wilco & Feist Do “You & I” Live In L.A.

First Feist joined Grizzly Bear and her old Broken Social Scene pals in Toronto. Now, continuing her goodwill mission, she’s ventured all the way to Los Angeles to reprise her Wilco (The Album) contribution “You & I.” (Thanks for the tip, Ed.) The performance took place last night (6/25) during the final slot of Wilco’… More »

By: brandon / June 26, 2009 - 5:29 pm

Wilco Bring “You Never Know” To Conan

Tweedy and the gang decided to class themselves up for The Tonight Show last night, dusting off the Nudie Suits they debuted at Lollapalooza last year. The band was making good use of an off-night in between a trio of sold-out shows at the Wiltern, and took the late night opportunity to scold America’s childre… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 25, 2009 - 9:40 am

Jay Bennett’s Death Ruled An Overdose

According to authorities, the former Wilco guitarist’s recent death was the result of an overdose of the pain killer fentanyl, and is being investigated as an accident. Billboard has the details. More »

By: brandon / June 23, 2009 - 4:08 pm

Wilco @ The Wiltern, Los Angeles 6/22/09

Last night Wilco played the first show in a sold-out three-night run at the Wiltern Theatre, sure to be attended by fans young and old. Whatever your age group, Wilco’s playing relentless marathon sets this tour (last night’s was over 2 hours, 28 songs with a 10-song encore), apparently calculated to break everyone’s curfews –… More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 23, 2009 - 9:23 am

Old Folks Review Dirty Projectors, Interview Fiery Furnaces

The last time Scott checked in with the old folks (his favorite folks) of Breakfast At Sulmay’s, he requested they do Dirty Projectors next. And so they did. Seeing how polarizing the arty Brooklyn band’s Bitte Orca can be among the Stereogum readership, whose average age is a mere 57, just imagine these seniors’ response. More »

By: Amrit Singh / June 22, 2009 - 5:59 pm