Wilco play 2 full albums at festival

News today from JamBase (where you can find all your jam related news) who report: “Yesterday the fifth installment of Wilco‘s Solid Sound Festival got underway at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts. In advance of the festival the Chicago-based band announced that they would use their Friday headlining slot to play one of their albums in its entirety, and would let fans decide which one it would be via an online vote. Continue reading “Wilco play 2 full albums at festival”

Jeff Tweedy performs “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” on Seth Meyers – watch

News from Spin this morning on this lovely little performance: “Last night Jeff Tweedy made an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers to perform an acoustic take of Wilco’s “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart.” The bare-bones performance features Tweedy on acoustic guitar, vocals rough yet shining through. Wilco is currently on tour for their latest album, Schmilco, released last year. Tweedy’s new solo project, a collection of acoustic takes of songs from throughout his career, is called Together at Last, and is out June 23. Watch the Seth Meyers performance below. Continue reading “Jeff Tweedy performs “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” on Seth Meyers – watch”

Wilco release Spotify singles – listen

Americana legends Wilco have released two singles as part of the Spotify Singles series. First of all there’s “If I Ever Was a Child,” which is taken from last year’s “Schmilco” album, and then there’s also a cover of Nick Lowe/Elvis Costello’s “(What’s So Funny ‘Bout) Peace, Love, and Understanding.” Spin describes both songs as having “folksy Americana textures going on, with simple guitar and drum arrangements, featuring just a little bit of organ” to which we heartily concur. You can listen to the singles via Spotify below.  Continue reading “Wilco release Spotify singles – listen”

Wilco post their gear for sale to general public

And that means you if you have a spare few grand lying around (or why not treat yourself to a used pass for the more modest devotee). Pitchfork report: “In the past, Wilco have used the online musicians’ marketplace Reverb to sell off some of their instruments and gear, kept in the Chicago headquarters dubbed the Wilco Loft. Now, the official Wilco Loft store has gotten an update, with new guitars, pedals, instruments, and memorabilia from the band up for sale to the public. While much of the inventory has already sold out, there are some pieces left; check out the offerings here. Last year, Sam Beam of Iron & Wine also listed several of his guitars on the website.”  Continue reading “Wilco post their gear for sale to general public”