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 the fest, or you could say the band is from Chicago. Either way, the crowd’s into it, even if the band just directs their mics toward the fans. Sit tight through the whole vid though: Jeff talks about Lolla night’s set and special suits (on saying from stage he sewed them: “I lied.”), and how there’s just no time to see other bands when the festival’s in your hometown.
Hear that? They’re gonna do that whole catalogue recreation concert series again next year. Back to baseball: If just one indie friendly take on the anthem isn’t enough, please recall the Hold Steady’s slightly more stylized take. Chase that with Branford Marsalis/Jeff Tain Watts, Candlebox, REO Speedwagon, and/or basball analyst Peter Gammons’s versions all aggregated at ESPN. The part where we get to make like we know baseball: The song was written in 1908, which is the last year the Cubs won the World Series. Relevant!