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LISTEN | Jeff Tweedy Meets Chikamorachi - An All Improv Set From Big Ears

Jeff Tweedy contains multitudes.  Even within a single Wilco show, he can jump between art-rock provocatuer, emotional songwriter, and stand-up comedian.  But untether him completely from the band, or his side projects, or his solo gigs, and even more is revealed.At March's Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, TN, Joel Berk (@pfcidb) ...

Review / Video / Setlist | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/22/17

By: Alex Wood | Photo: @chicagotheatreOpening with Ashes Of American Flags, Wilco instantly foreshadowed the dynamic of their first performance of 2017s four-night Winterlude run at Chicago Theatre, its spacious, acoustic ambiance and pointed political theme to remain for the majority of their set.An unusual but enticing beginning, the song got the ball slowly rolling,...

Notes From The Jazz Underground Scrolls Down

This edition ofNotes From The Jazz Underground was culled from the April 15th broadcast. The program airs on90.9 FM WDCB Fridays from 10 to midnight.Paul tells us, "every once in a while, I put together a show by scrolling on my library fox 'x' number of seconds and wherever I land is where I have...

Listen To Jeff Tweedy Discuss The Process Of Writing Wilco's "Magnetized"

Wilcos Jeff Tweedy was recently featured on Song Exploder, the podcast dedicated to artists breaking down the process in which their songs were written and developed.For the episode, Tweedy discusses the creation of Magnetized from Star Wars, offering a lot of interesting insight into his writing process.First, he creates a mumble track, which...

Album Reviews | October 2015 Releases

The Wood Brothers- Paradise [10/2]The newest record from The Wood Brothers refines their folk-rock sound to a smooth, polished consistency, resulting in one of their best albums to date. The songs seem deceptively simple, packed with careful layers of guitars and catchy vocal hooks from Olivers distinctive delivery. The band now includes a percussionist as...

These Are My Jams, Volume Eleven

Welcome to the eleventh edition of the The BarnsThese Are My Jamsseries. To see what this is all about,check out Volume Oneand for more jams, ourlanding page for the entire series.1. It was immediately after my first exposure to Cabinet that I added this as my jam. Since then, I can say that they've...