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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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Jeff Tweedy Covers Radiohead

Yesterday we got a rare glimpse of Phil Selway singer-songwritering at one of the 7 Worlds Collide shows in Auckland this week. As mentioned, the…
Amrit Singh | January 8, 2009 - 10:25 am

Jeff Tweedy’s Son Spencer Has A Blog

And it is pretty impressive! (It’s described as “a riveting mix of political insight, social commentary, pre-teen humor, music appreciation, and computer expertise.”) Check out…
Scott Lapatine | December 19, 2008 - 2:16 pm

Radiohead’s Ed O’Brien and Phil Selway Rejoining Neil Finn For 7 Worlds Collide 2

Radioheads Ed O'Brien and Philip Selway are rejoining the ex-Crowded Housed Neil Finn for part two of his 7 Worlds Collide project. The first one,…
brandon | November 17, 2008 - 1:30 pm

Jeff Tweedy Talks With Stephen Colbert, Premieres “Wilco The Song”

Last night Stephen Colbert welcomed Jeff Tweedy to his guest stool for a hard hitting interview in which he proposed new and more rocking names…
Amrit Singh | October 31, 2008 - 9:35 am

Wilco Debut New Tunes, Get Covered By Norah Jones

Last weekend at the Bridge School Benefit in Mountain View, CA, Wilco played a couple new songs (one Saturday set, one Sunday) that may or…
brandon | October 30, 2008 - 10:49 am

Jeff Tweedy’s Treating Spain To Some New Stuff

As mentioned way back when Wilco and Fleet Foxes covered “I Shall Be Released,” Jeff’s on a working vacation to Spain this week, where he…
Amrit Singh | September 4, 2008 - 11:46 am

Wilco & Fleet Foxes Cover Bob Dylan

The division of labor on this one -- a cover of Dylan's American Songbook staple "I Shall Be Released -- is precisely how you'd want…
Amrit Singh | September 2, 2008 - 9:37 am

Outside Lands 2008 In Photos

This weekend San Francisco hosted the first-ever Outside Lands Festival. We're still nursing hangovers from a long summer of fests, so in our stead we
Amrit Singh | August 25, 2008 - 3:23 pm

Wilco LP7 On The Way

At their triumphant Lollapalooza headlining set, Wilco debuted new suits and a new tune, "One Wing." Now comes word that a follow-up to the wonderful…
Scott Lapatine | August 18, 2008 - 1:38 pm

Wilco Take Me Out To The Ballgame

Lots of costume changes for Wilco this weekend. Last spotted sporting nifty suits and debuting works in progress at Lollapalooza, the band swapped 'em for…
Amrit Singh | August 5, 2008 - 2:14 pm

Lollapalooza 2008: Wilco Bring New Tune, Not Obama

By Scott Lapatine & Amrit Singh Wilco and Rage Against The Machine went head to head on last night's schedule, and fans of both…
Scott Lapatine | August 3, 2008 - 1:33 pm

Bob Dylan, Chuck Berry Join Usual Suspects For Virgin Fest 2008

Some details leaked a few weeks back, but now you can peruse the full line-up for Virgin's Baltimore stop and decide whether to shell out…
Scott Lapatine | April 28, 2008 - 11:15 am

Lollapalooza 2008 Full Line-Up Revealed

Last week, Chicago Sun-Times's Jim DeRogatis leaked over a dozen names performing at this summer's 45th annual Lollapalooza festival, including the Alternative Nation power troika…
Scott Lapatine | April 6, 2008 - 10:54 pm

Lollapalooza 2008 Headliners, Partial Lineup Leaked

Just when we were thinking we could get away with just one trip to Chicago this summer, Lolla drops details on the sort of lineup…
Amrit Singh | April 4, 2008 - 9:54 am

New Wilco – “Glad It’s Over”

It’s a tad strange listening to a Wilco song without a Volkswagen commercial attached to it, but we’ll deal. The previously unreleased “Glad It’s Over”‘s…
Amrit Singh | April 3, 2008 - 3:38 pm

Esquire’s Top Ten Car Commercial Songs Of The Year, Or, Wilco Make Good Car-Selling Music

Esquire has compiled a list of this last year's 10 best car commercial as part of their annual music awards, The Eskys. Right off the…
brandon | March 24, 2008 - 12:51 pm

Jeff Tweedy Has Migraines

Ever go to a Wilco show and watch Jeff Tweedy puke sidestage, and just assume it was the drugs? OK you may have been right…
Amrit Singh | March 6, 2008 - 4:48 pm

Wilco, Juno, Hillary Visit Saturday Night Live

The revolving doors at 30 Rock gave passage this weekend to a varied set of Saturday Night Live guests: pro-Obama rockers Wilco, pro-Clinton politician Hillary…
Amrit Singh | March 3, 2008 - 9:44 am

Heroes Taps Wilco, Death Cab, My Morning Jacket, The Jesus & Mary Chain For Soundtrack

Heroes doesn't normally give us a lot of reasons to mention it, as pop music is rarely incorporated into their scenes about staving off the…
Amrit Singh | February 28, 2008 - 7:42 pm

New Live Wilco Video – “Impossible Germany” (At Austin City Limits)

The soothed sounds of Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky constituted the better part of their session at venerable public broadcast music program Austin City Limits, premiering…
Stereogum | November 5, 2007 - 4:50 pm
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