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Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will play a free concert in New York City this July as part of the Lincoln Center Out Of Doors series.
Wilco announced Sky Blue Sky, a destination event in Mexico taking place in January 2020.
“The Wilco wheels are turning” as the band announced their first U.S. theater shows since embarking on a lengthy hiatus in 2017.
The lineup for the inaugural THING festival at historic Fort Worden in Port Townshend, Washington features Jeff Tweedy, Kurt Vile & The Violators, Khruangbin and more.
Jeff Tweedy shared the official video for “Family Ghost,” a song on his upcoming Record Store Day album, ‘WARMER.’
Jeff Tweedy offered up solo acoustic covers of Neil Young’s “The Losing End (When You’re On)” and “Cinnamon Girl” last night at Toronto’s Queen Elizabeth Theatre.
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Latest Jeff Tweedy Setlist
Jeff Tweedy at The Metro Theatre
- Via Chicago
- Bombs Above
- Some Birds
- I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
- Jesus, Etc.
- Remember the Mountain Bed
- It Must Be Love
- Having Been Is No Way To Be
- You and I
- Let's Go Rain
- New Madrid
- I'm the Man Who Loves You
- Impossible Germany
- Passenger Side
- California Stars
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.
Impresario Peter Shapiro confirmed he is working with the Jerry Garcia Estate to open a Garcia’s venue in Chicago.
Béla Fleck & The Flecktones history will be made later this month when both Jeff Coffin and Howard Levy perform as part of the same lineup.
The first Neil Young & Promise Of The Real concert of 2019 took place on Monday night at the Paramount Theatre in Seattle.
The iconic Bonnaroo arch appears to have been destroyed in a fire.
SiriusXM’s Dave Matthews Band Radio will feature live streams, exclusive interviews, studio cuts, live tracks and more.