The LouFest lineup announcement has inspired excitement and criticism in equal parts, but the one undeniable act on the bill is Wilco. The Chicago via Belleville band means many things to many people, but in the festival headliner context, the group is one of the best live rock & roll bands in the u ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, August 23. Plush, 3224 Locust Street.
Wilco's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is rightfully associated with excellence, a piece of work commonly heralded as one of the best albums of the 2000s. It's the type of record with enough depth, lyricism and experimentation to get people interested in serious music, no small feat for any band, and this one ... More >>
There's a new Wilco song out, and every music-blogger in America who discovered indie music via Yankee Hotel Foxtrot about ten years ago has already prepared to react. I have done my best to save you a little time by writing every possible review of this track, "I Might," you might encounter ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiJeff Tweedy at the Pageant, 2008Over the weekend, A to Z was in Cleveland and headed to the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and Museum. To her delight, there was a new exhibit on display called Kick Out the Jams, which focused exclusively on music from the Midwest. Our fair region was w ... More >>
undertowmusic.comThe late Jay BennettWhen Jay Bennett passed away last May, he had almost finished a new album, Kicking at the Perfumed Air. So this music didn't languish in obscurity, Bennett's friend/collaborator (and ex-St. Louisan) Edward Burch helped finish Air, and is doing a mini-tour ... More >>
Just before the RFT music showcase in June, the Wooden Kites broke up. However, the band left behind demos for an album it was planning to record later this summer. (Side note: The 'Kites had planned on going to Jay Bennett's Pieholden Studios in Champaign for the recording process - and several wee ... More >>
Dedicated to Jay Bennett, with a nice preface. That's Kevin Buckley on the left, by the way.
Now that swine flu hysteria appears to be waning, news organizations must be trying to figure out how to fill space. How else to describe the beyond-comprehensive coverage of the breach-of-contract lawsuit ex-Wilco member/one-time Undertow artist Jay Bennett filed against songwriting darling/Be ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, October 21. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
A dispatch from SXSW
A sneak preview of what local bands are up to in 2006
A simpleton's guide to Twangfest
The Beloved Enemy (Undertow)
Undertow Records is back in St. Louis and better than ever
Meet the ghost of guitarist Jay Bennett
Week of November 20, 2002
Wilco commits commercial suicide and succeeds as never before
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart pushes pop propaganda
Week of October 2, 2002
Tuesday, July 23; Pageant
Week of July 3, 2002
Week of May 1, 2002
Saturday, Dec. 29; Off Broadway
The Truth About Us (New West)
Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2 (Elektra)
Jeff Tweedy used to be in a band called Uncle Tupelo. He's not anymore.