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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 it: Tweedy on lead, the hirsute harmony makers of Fleet Foxes filling out the backdrop. The performance was captured during one of Robin & Co.’s four shows with Wilco, at… More »

By: 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 sent Heather of I Am Fuel You Are Friends to take it in, and take some photos. So, take it away, Heather…

The inaugural Outside Lands Festival took over… More »

By: 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 Sky Blue Sky should be out by spring. Jeff Tweedy offered this progress report to Albany radio station WAMC. Via Billboard:

Tweedy says he expects Wilco will “allow ourselve… More »

By: 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 Cubs uniforms the next day and treated the fans at Wrigley to a 7th inning “Take Me Out To The Ballgame.” You could say the band was in town for… More »

By: 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 bands began the trek to opposite sides of Grant Park well before the 8:30 kickoff. We chose Wilco, and not because of the rumors from People Who Would Know that… More »

By: 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 the $175 (plus $175 for gas). The third annual Virgin East Coast delivers some familiar festival faces to Pimlico Race Course August 9 and 10: Kanye, NIN, and the omnipresent… More »

By: 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 of Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, and Nine Inch Nails. Lollafounder Perry Farrell responded in an interview with VH1 by calling the reporter “Pepe LePew.” No problem, says Jim: “Wasn’t… More »

By: 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 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:

RadioheadNine… More »

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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