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What's In A Winterlude? A Look At Four Wilco Shows In Chicago

Photos: Zach StoneAfter Wilco's summer stop in at Pritzker Pavillion. I had a good long thought about the bands pure Chicago-ness.There was plenty of Summer Lovin' from their hometown fans on that evening, but Wilco has traditionally funnelled its love of the city into a winter residency -- dubbed Winterlude -- and by Februrary...

Stream / Download / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/25/17

Photo: @wilcoNight three of Wilco's Winterlude was broadcast via WXRT and we are lucky to have the broadcast captured and shared.The show's songlist leaned heavily on the tried and true material with a handful of rarites (with a focus on Being There material) tossed in -- giving it an overall feel similar to what...

Setlist / Video | Wilco @ Chicago Theatre 2/23/17

Photo: @wilcoWhile there was plenty of overlap song-wise from night one (our full review of Winterlude's first night is HERE), the second night of Winterlude was its own animal.Starting with the opener, a take on Schmilco's "Normal American Kids", played as just a Tweedy / Cline duo.  "Company In My Back" and "The...

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

Photo: @wrapthechancerWith dozens of shows in Chicago and the surrounding areas, last night was the the first for Wilco at Chicago Theatre (if you except an appearance on Conan O'Brien's show that was broadcast from the venue).Back in their hometown ("hello, neighbors" - Jeff Tweedy) and performing again for the first time since November,...

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,...

Eaux Claires Music Festival Unveils Wilco-Heavy Lineup

The Wisconsin festival with an indie-rock tilt and French-sounding name as revealed its 2017 lineup, and Wilco fans should start packing.Wilco, along with related acts like Tweedy, The Autumn Defense and Glenn Kotchke (appearing in a duo with S. Carey) take a prominent role.  Wilco collaborator Feist will also perform.Other big name sets...

Tomorrow's Verse 2016 Album Of The Year Poll

So many publications offer so many end of the year album lists, so why do most of them look like they are written in a foreign language? Sure a handful of my favorites records find themselves in the "lists that matter", but even after looking at Rob Mitchum's incredible aggregation work, I still find myself...

Who Wore It Best? Cubs Edition

We're taking our first dive into fashion with today's post. Somehow we've managed to convince some of our favorite musicians to model the same garment.  The question... who wore it best?  Vote in our poll at the bottom of the article. From 2006, a sweet no-undershirt look marries confidence with a devil-may-care...

VIDEO | Bob Weir Joins Wilco in California 9/17/16

Photo via wilco InstagramBob Weir has some history appearing with Wilco (he even guests on their contribution to the enormo-Dead Tribute Album Day Of The Dead, "St. Stephen").He joined the band again last weekend in California as a part of their Schmilco tour, and recently full video of the sit-in has emerged, and...

Review / Setlist | Wilco @ Jay Pritzker Pavilion 8/21/16

Photo via charlottefreffi InstagramSee you sometime next year, Jeff Tweedy announced to the Chicago crowd as Wilco left the stage on Sunday night.Perhaps dashing the hopes of some hoping for another run of shows to support Schmilco before the calendar flips, but I suspect the day will come when Wilco sets up shop in...