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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,...

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...

Weir Excited For Beyondify

Beyondify is our periodic feature which features new music before it hits Spotify.  As usual, we mine Bandcamp, Soundcloud, and YouTube for the goods. While our last edition was of super high quality but didn't feature may big names, this one has so much star power you might want to...

Jeff Tweedy's Guide To Chicago

Wilco plays a highly anticipated Sunday night show at Chicago's Pritizker pavilion this weekend.But it's no ordinary tour stop.  Jeff Tweedy lives here and clearly has an affection for the city.Yesterday, we learned more about how far this love goes, as Jeff and the band teamed up with huckberry.com for a...

Setlist / Video | Jeff Tweedy @ Vic Theater, May 13 & 14, 2016

Jeff Tweedy performed two shows at Chicago's Vic Theater this weekend to benefit youth scholarships. After the 2015 event was reduced to a single show, it's great to see him pack to the pair, especially since each show gave a different look.Of course, the same house rules from years past still apply. The first 30 people...

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...

Setlist / Recap | Jeff Tweedy @ Park West 11/20/15

Acoustic sets are a familiar thing to fans of Wilco and Jeff Tweedy. Theyre a long-standing tradition for the Wilco frontman and have recently been closing out Wilcos shows.Despite the familiarity, a Jeff Tweedy set always contains surprises.Tweedy played an intimate show at Park West on Friday night with ticket sales benefitting the...

Album Reviews | June 2015 Releases

Damaged Bug-Cold Hot Plumbs[6/2]Thee Oh Sees John Dwyer is the brains behind Damaged Bug, the side-project focusing on synthesizers and keyboards but drenched in the psychedelic style that fans would expect of the prolific songwriter. The tracks are strangely catchy, packed with an endless variety of sounds and noises over loose, live drumbeats and...

Setlist | Jeff Tweedy Solo @ Vic Theatre 5/15/15

Jeff Tweedy Solo & AcousticFriday, May 15thVic Theatre - Chicago, ILLost LoveRemember The Mountain BedI'll FightBlasting FondaDon't You Honey MeChildlike And EvergreenRadio KingPlease Tell My BrotherBe Not So Fearful [Bill Fay]No More PoetryPecan PieYou Are Not AloneSecret of the SeaEverlasting EverythingCamera (aborted)>KameraPanthersFar, Far AwayPot Kettle BlackNobody Dies AnymoreWait For LoveHummingbirdForget The FlowersFloweringFake...

Setlist | Tweedy @ The Vic 3/7/15

Photos: TimothyMSchmidt.com @timothymschmidt (from 3/6)Night two of the Vic found Jeff Tweedy feeling a bit better than the prior night (when he suffered from a headache). The evening ran longer, especially in the Jeff solo portion which featured plenty of Wilco material.Check out Alex's review from Friday night and Timothy's full photo set...