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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 we were expecting to see from the Coachella folks a few months ago. Jim DeRo over at the Sun-Times gets his claws on the first confirmed information. Headliners:

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By: 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 a slippery toe-tapping Sky Blue Sky outtake that appears on the previously mentioned, Death Cab and My Morning Jacket-studded Heroes soundtrack, available only at Best Buy. Or, if you don’t… More »

By: 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 bat, you should notice the importance of Jeff Tweedy to the car industry … and half-baked lists. Via Esquire:

10 “Sky Blue Sky” – Wilco (2007 Volkswagen Eos)09 “Our… More »

By: 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 about that. But also there’s a chance you were making an ass out of u and me; today thanks to LHB we are reminded that Jeff Tweedy is a life-long… More »

By: 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 Clinton, and pro-lesbian thespian Ellen Page. And after all that, it was a pretty weak episode. We mostly blame Ellen for that; that droll lifeless “I don’t want to be… More »

By: 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 apocalypse. There was that one time where some girls were double-dutching to M.I.A.’s “Boyz” (before Kala became the Reminder of dance music) but that hardly seemed worth a post. Usually… More »

By: 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 this past weekend. The Tweedy troupe’s celebrating the performance with a web-ready clip from the proceedings, of SBS standout “Impossible Germany.” Jeff’s in ultra fine form, the sound is pristine… More »

By: Stereogum / November 5, 2007 - 4:50 pm

A Shot Of The Arm

Our friend Lindsay was first to tip us off to this bit of Via Chicago-meets-Colbert Nation news, but it wasn’t ’til reader Andrew T. sent us the full info — along with the intro “My Sister-in-law Anne sent this to me after the Wilco show in Louisville last weekend. She is, without a doubt, a… More »

By: Stereogum / September 25, 2007 - 3:27 pm

The ‘Gum Drop Giveaway #4

Hopefully this week’s ‘Gum Drop made it safely to your inbox (we made sure to pack it extra carefully). In case you haven’t unwrapped it, snoop around a bit and grab Nellie McKay’s venture into Spanish language sing-a-longing (could a duet with Devendra be next?). If that’s not enough of a temptation, there’s also thi… More »

By: Stereogum / September 19, 2007 - 3:52 pm

Donavon Frankenreiter Covers Wilco, Nels Cline Has CHICKEN POX

Forever suckers for covers, we got wind of Donavon Frankenreiter’s take on Wilco for his Recycled Recipes EP, and despite his bro-ship with Jack Johnson, we gave it a listen. Frankenreiter attempts a Lamontagne-y version of A Ghost Is Born’s beloved “Theologians,” and it’s decent, although stripping the tune of its shuffle ‘n’ spunk doesn’t… More »

By: Stereogum / August 14, 2007 - 4:01 pm

Jeff Tweedy Likes Animal Bands (And Battles)

?I?m probably the only person that wanted to be a rock critic and failed at it and started a band” is the crux of Jeff Tweedy’s shot at a music crit column in yesterday’s New York Times. Pretty sure Jeff’s isn’t an unprecedented maneuver, but it’s a nice slice of trivia. And knowing that, it’… More »

By: Stereogum / July 23, 2007 - 9:15 am

Bonnaroo: Sunday 6/17/07: Wilco & The White Stripes Raze The Stages

While Saturday’s lineup was the most set-hopper friendly, Sunday’s spread offered two trump cards with eagerly anticipated sets from Wilco and the first post-Icky US show from the White Stripes. Before we got there, though, there were a few acts worth checking in with, including lady Feist at the Which Tent (dedicating “1234”… More »

By: Stereogum / June 18, 2007 - 12:09 pm

Wilco Weighs In On The Volkswagon Vitriol

For the record, we take no issue with Wilco lending their tunes to VolksWagon’s “it gets inside you” ad campaign (except that they’re sorta silly, the “You Are My Face” one, anyway). As mentioned last time, though, there’s hundreds of folks that are hot, bothered, and casting boulders over at the Via Chicago forum (see… More »

By: Stereogum / June 5, 2007 - 2:21 pm

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“When you get into a Volkswagen, it gets into you.” Welcome to Wilco’s first commercial licensing deal, in which nearly half of Sky Blue Sky’s tracklist will soundtrack a series of commercials aimed to convince you that driving a VW is a penetratingly good time. P4K reports there will be six spots in total, with… More »

By: Stereogum / June 4, 2007 - 2:09 pm

Wilco Live Video – “You Are My Face”

Now that you’ve had a few weeks to stew over Sky Blue Sky not being YHF 2.0, it’s time to give the Tweedy troupe’s latest a fair shake — and since you’re indoors avoiding the pretty summer weather, watching this vid of the Dead-indebted “You Are My Face” live at Spinner can make you feel… More »

By: Stereogum / June 2, 2007 - 4:16 pm

Iggy Pop & Jeff Tweedy Are Lil’ Rummy & Lil’ God, Respectively

History is being made over at Comedy Central: The network we love to laugh with (save the looping MADtv reruns; make it stop!) has picked up the animated satire Lil’ Bush, originally an Amp’d Mobile downloadable short, for a six episode run this June — marking the first time a mobisode has made the jum… More »

By: Stereogum / May 31, 2007 - 5:25 pm

A Modest Proposal From Wilco HQ

Love it or hate it, you’ve probably already had a few listens of Sky Blue Sky, whether you took Wilco HQ up on their listening parties or you succumbed to more illicit means. Either way, as they say, Wilco HQ urges you to do the right thing. Via Via Chicago:Greetings to you all from the… More »

By: Stereogum / May 14, 2007 - 10:03 am

Jeff Tweedy On Festivals, Uncle Tupelo Reunion, PCP

As mentioned when our favorite Martin offered his festival advice, SPIN’s dedicated this issue to the big summer shows, taking time to speak with fest vets like Jeff Tweedy and Britt Daniel. But Jeff’s quick Q&A is particularly interesting ’cause after years of being a wild card in interview, turns out he gives some great,… More »

By: Stereogum / May 3, 2007 - 1:44 pm

New Ian Hunter (Feat. Jeff Tweedy) – “Words (Big Mouth)”

Ex-Mott The Hoople man Ian Hunter has enjoyed a storied career. How many can claim to have had a David Bowie-produced album (All The Young Dudes) and have penned the theme to The Drew Carey Show? Of course, Bowie penned “All The Young Dudes.” And of course, it still kills.

Though it’s a… More »

By: Stereogum / April 18, 2007 - 5:29 pm

Two Inch Tweedy

Hold off on buying that Bon Jovi doll! This will be a better fit to keep your Beach Toy company. Turns out Jeff Tweedy’s a big UNKL toy collector, and when the urban vinyl toy company found out they contacted Jeff about creating a limited run of 2″ UNKLs in Wilco’s likeness. The band acquiesced,… More »

By: Stereogum / April 13, 2007 - 6:15 pm
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