I have an issue with Wilco. It's a personal beef. My problem is this: Wilco is considered a Chicago band and the band members encourage this bullshit fallacy. Wilco is from St. Louis, goddamnit. See also: Wilco Creates Thunder at LouFest, Dedicates Song to Bob Reuter: Review, Photos and Setlist
In this week's print edition, Ben Westhoff, music editor of our sister paper the LA Weekly, wrote of the Bottle Rockets and the new reissues of two of the band's albums -- one self-titled, the other The Brooklyn Side. Those re-released records are available today from Bloodshot Records. In the meant ... More >>
Publicity PhotoIcona Pop, writers of the song that is everywhere right now, perform at 1:45 p.m. on Sunday, September 8.The good people of LouFest have announced the set times for all of the bands on the lineup this year -- unsurprisingly, Wilco and the Killers will close out the two night affair on ... More >>
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 >>
[UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, December 30. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, August 23. Plush, 3224 Locust Street.
Ever since prehistoric man hit a stick and a rock together and thought "I bet that would sound sweet through a delay pedal," musicians have craved new sonic avenues for their instruments. Here are the six best effect-enhanced guitar solos, including the time in which each solo begins. Let us know wh ... More >>
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 >>
7:30 p.m. Saturday, January 28. Kranzberg Arts Center, 501 North Grand Boulevard.
Mike AppelsteinJC Brooks & the Uptown Sound | Bailiff Off Broadway December 10, 2011 Toward the end of its set at Off Broadway last night, JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound's bassist Ben Taylor addressed the crowd. Though they'd spent the last few months touring America and Europe, he said, they ... More >>
Wilco | Nick Lowe Peabody Opera House October 4, 2011 Wilco kicked off an eight-song encore with "Via Chicago," a song against which I refuse to hear arguments. Not that there are many coming, at least from the thousands assembled in the instantly-sold-out Peabody last night -- it, like pretty muc ... More >>
The new, much anticipated Wilco album doesn't come out for another week, but you can listen to The Whole Love right now; it's streaming on NPR's invaluable First Listen series. Wilco, of course, will be playing the newly-reopened Peabody Opera House on October 4th, though the show has been ... More >>
No one can accuse this of being dad rock: On Aug. 30, Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, a series that transforms artists' songs into children's lullabies, released a Wilco edition. The album features twelve tracks including "Heavy Metal Drummer" and "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart." Twinkle ... More >>
You can start buying Wilco tickets on Thursday, and we're guessing you'll want to act quickly. For those of you just tuning in, Wilco is playing at the Peabody Opera House on October 4th in support of its new album, The Whole Love. That comes out on September 27th, so you'll have plenty of ti ... 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 >>
Katie MoultonEd: Last weekend, the Beale Street Music Festival welcomed one of the stranger lineups of the season to Memphis: Cee-Lo Green, Ke$ha, Mumford & Sons, Jon Mellencamp, Lucinda Williams, Wilco, Gregg Allman and more. We sent Katie Moulton on a last minute road-trip and she brought ... More >>
Image viaYesterday, Wilco announced the second edition of its Solid Sound Festival. This year, the event is taking place June 24-26, again at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MOCA for short). Two headline sets by the band are part of this year's festivities, as is a comedy c ... More >>
Image viaDo you need the perfect holiday gift for the Wilco fan on your list? Have you already given them the Wilco scarf, Wilco insulated lunch tote, Wilco album transport case and Wilco dog sweater? This year, given him the gift that'll keep him alert so he can listen to Wilco into the we ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, November 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Saturday, October 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Tuesday, June 22. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Taea ThaleShe & Him headline day two of LouFest.Indie-pop duo She & Him, Canadian rock collective Broken Social Scene, Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy, veteran fuzz-rockers Built to Spill, indie upstarts Airborne Toxic Event and grizzled Texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo are topping the LouFest lin ... More >>
Euclid Records' Youtube channel strikes again: Last week they uploaded several videos of time-signature-shredders Dazzling Killmen playing live on Criticalmass from back in the day. The one above, "Serpentarium," is a particularly mind-throttling example of the group's post-rock maelstrom. Bassist ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, March 26. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
8 p.m. Tuesday, February 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
*Tonight at Apop Records, Providence, Rhode Island, screamagers the Body are performing. Ghost Ice and Catholic Guilt are also on the bill. The show's just $5. *Congratulations to Stace England, who recently appeared on NPR to talk about The Amazing Oscar Micheaux, his album of music about the lif ... More >>
Fellow RFT writer Christian Schaeffer made a salient observation about Wilco during its Farm Aid set: Seeing the band in a festival setting is an entirely different experience than seeing it in a club. Compared to the band's three-night Pageant stand last year, this was certainly the case. Those sho ... More >>
The 24th annual Farm Aid started with the old-school gospel quartet harmonies of the Blackwood Brothers and enough warm sunshine to persuade all the family farms in Missouri -- the Show Me State has the second highest number of farms in the Union -- that their summer work is far from over. What Will ... More >>
Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
Another weekend behind us, here's what you may have missed. Slide Show On Friday night, artists showed off their creations and galleries opened their doors at the Grand Center Art Walk in midtown. Fifteen art galleries in one night? It was possible to make it to them all, with the help of a red tr ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, April 21. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street
11 p.m. Thursday, June 7. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
B-Sides squares off in a debate about Wilco's new Sky Blue Sky, and compares children's-music faves Trout Fishing in America with, well, the real thing.
9 p.m Thursday, February 8. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
Wilco's drummer beats a retreat on his solo disc.
Another Fine Day (Lost Highway)
Mermaid Avenue Vol. 2 (Elektra)
The local-music compilation Suite 16 has womanly charms to please almost any listener
Sunday, July 23; Blue Note (Columbia, Mo.)
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Riverport Amphitheatre; Thursday, Aug. 19
Summer Teeth (Reprise)
Jeff Tweedy used to be in a band called Uncle Tupelo. He's not anymore.