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Wilco will release a new album entitled ‘Ode To Joy’ this fall and previewed the 11-track LP by unveiling the single “Live Is Everywhere (Beware).”
Crispy audio of Wilco’s karaoke set from the first night of this year’s Solid Sound Festival serves as this week’s ‘Full Show Friday’ selection.
On Saturday, Wilco unveiled a pair of originals during their set at the Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Massachusetts.
Wilco was joined by special guest vocalists, including Courtney Barnett during their karaoke set at their Solid Sound Festival in Massachusetts.
Live streams featuring audio of Wilco and Courtney Barnett’s sets at the Solid Sound Festival are available via New York City public radio station WFUV.
Wilco added a second New York City concert and a batch of November dates to their upcoming fall tour.
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Jeff Tweedy at MASS MoCA
- Bombs Above
- Some Birds
- Don't Forget
- Summer Noon
- Ten Sentences
- I Know What It's Like
- …and Then You Cut It in Half
- World Away
- How Hard It Is for a Desert to Die
- Family Ghost
- Love Like a Wire
- Low Key
- You Are Not Alone
- It Must Be Love
- You and I
- The Losing End
- Let's Go Rain
- Give Back the Key to My Heart
- I Shall Be Released
About Jeff Tweedy
Jeff Tweedy rose to prominence with Uncle Tupelo in the late ’80s and early ’90s, but with his own group, Wilco, he would step out from the shadow of that legendary alt-country group and his former partner, Jay Farrar.
Belleville, IL, high school friends Tweedy and Farrar started Uncle Tupelo as the Primitives in St. Louis in the mid-’80s. After a run of four albums (including their seminal debut, No Depression), Farrar abruptly quit in 1994 and started Son Volt, who continued Tupelo’s spirit of moody and rousing ruralism. Tweedy and the remaining Tupelo members picked up as Wilco. With that group, Tweedy would permanently lay to rest the impression that Farrar had been the sole, dark genius of Uncle Tupelo. (In fact, one theory holds that Farrar disintegrated the group because he was threatened by Tweedy’s burgeoning creative role.)
Wilco’s first album, A.M. (1995), seemed to cater to the needs of the Uncle Tupelo audience. However, the following two-disc Being There (1996) — a sprawling achievement that garnered comparisons to the Rolling Stones’ Exile on Main Street — and the more pop-oriented Summer Teeth (1999) would establish Tweedy as a distinct and formidable force in popular music.
Tweedy has also been part of Golden Smog, an all-star collective who has included members of the Jayhawks, Soul Asylum, and Big Star; appeared on the Handsome Family album Through the Trees; and also appeared on Blue Rodeo leader Jim Cuddy’s solo debut, All in Time. In addition, Wilco collaborated with Billy Bragg on the two Mermaid Avenue albums, which set music to the lost lyrics of Woody Guthrie. In 2000 and 2001, Tweedy undertook a series of solo acoustic shows before settling in to work on the next Wilco album. Unfortunately, the band found themselves without a label and decided to tour in spite of their scenario. Eventually Nonesuch stepped in and gave it an early 2002 release while Tweedy also saw some solo material written for the Ethan Hawke vehicle Chelsea Walls become the soundtrack to the film around the same time.
Neil Young, Norah Jones and Father John Misty will be among the performers at the Harvest Moon A Gathering benefit concert this September.
A new multi-cam video features Dave Matthews Band’s mash-up of AC/DC’s “Back In Black” and the Bee Gees’ “Stayin’ Alive” from Friday at SPAC as well as the “Fly Like An Eagle” that followed.
Longtime collaborators Jennifer Hartswick and Nick Cassarino announced a two-week duo tour slated for September.
Preview the Grateful Dead’s forthcoming ‘Dave’s Picks Volume 31’ with a portion of the set, which features the band’s December 3, 1979 concert in Chicago.
Pink Floyd/Phish/Talking Heads tribute act Pink Talking Fish will embark on a cross-country tour this fall.