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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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Wild Beasts Smother Under The Influence

Hopefully by now you've heard Smother, the third album from Wild Beasts. As with all their records, it feels like it comes out of nowhere.
jessica | May 13, 2011 - 10:14 am

Scenes From New Orleans Jazz Fest 2011

Wilco, The Strokes, Lupe Fiasco, The Decemberists, and many many others headed down to New Orleans for the week-long New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.
jessica | May 9, 2011 - 12:18 pm

Arcade Fire Sing “Take Me Out To The Ballgame”

Wilco did it at Wrigley field in 2008, and now Arcade Fire's tackled "Take Me Out To The Ballgame" for the Cubs. Members Will Butler…
jessica | April 25, 2011 - 10:50 am

Wilco (The Record Label)

Wilco ran their own festival last year, have their own coffee blend, and gave their blessing to sandwiches named after them. Their own record label…
jessica | January 27, 2011 - 11:45 am

Jeff Tweedy Covers John Lennon “God”

Last week Paul McCartney paid homage to John Lennon to mark the 30th Anniversary of his bandmate's death. Obviously you didn't need to know Lennon…
brandon | December 15, 2010 - 1:37 pm

Jeff Tweedy Joins Yo La Tengo’s Hannukah Party

Yo La Tengo kicked off their week of Hanukkah shows on December 1. M. Ward, Mission Of Burma, and the Parting Gives have already stopped…
jessica | December 6, 2010 - 5:21 pm

Wilco: The Coffee Is Here … What Should They Brand Next?

Nothing goes better with a Wilco sandwich than a delicious cup of Wilco direct trade coffee. According to the band's website, some of Wilco's members…
jessica | November 22, 2010 - 12:00 pm

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…
jessica | October 7, 2010 - 10:08 am

End Of The Road Festival 2010 In Photos

This past weekend Larmer Tree Gardens, near Salisbury, Wiltshire, hosted the fifth annual End Of The Road Festival. This year’s lineup continued the festival’s peripheral…
Amrit Singh | September 13, 2010 - 4:19 pm

Neil Young Offers Le Noise Art & Tracklist, Gets Covered By Jeff Tweedy & Avi Buffalo

Neil Young's upcoming solo album Le Noise is finished according to the singer himself, who announced the new via Facebook. The Daniel Lanois-produced album will…
jessica | August 23, 2010 - 1:24 pm

Wilco – “Bull Black Nova” Live Video

This unreleased backstage version of "Bull Black Nova" comes from the same La Blogothèque session where Wilco did "Country Disappeared" back in February. It was…
jessica | July 9, 2010 - 3:40 pm

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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
brandon | October 13, 2009 - 4:15 pm