Posted in music | pictures on July 14, 2009

photos by Eric Townsend

Jeff Tweedy & Leslie Feist
Wilco

"Some of us got to see Wilco play at Coney Island last night. I'm happy to report that they remain one of the best live acts out there, deftly combining jaw-dropping virtuosity, inventive heart-on-your-sleeve songwriting and, yes, genuine showmanship. They connect! The new material came off well, and they kept the noodle-ing to a minimum (Impossible Germany = bad, Spiders = good). Jeff Tweedy seemed to be in particularly good spirits, cracking some great jokes and reminding me of the recent NY Times interview with him" [the mockingbird blog]
So, just to recap, Feist, formerly and recently of BSS, was already BFF with Grizzly Bear, and is now BFF with Wilco. This = a good thing. Feist will appear on Letterman with Wilco tonight (7/14). Last night, in Coney Island, Feist and Ed from Grizzly Bear and Yo La Tengo (who opened the show) appeared on stage with Wilco at Keyspan Park (home of the Brooklyn Cyclones which is the minor league baseball team named after the roller coaster, which is located in the same section of Brooklyn (Coney Island), and which Ed and Feist also rode while they were there).

Full setlist from the show and much more about it, HERE. The rest of the pictures and some videos, below...

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Setlist & stuff HERE.

More Wilco dates HERE.

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Videos...

Wilco with Leslie Feist - You And I - Keyspan Park - 7.13.09

Wilco - I'm The Man Who Loves You - Keyspan Park, Coney Island - July 13 2009

WILCO wtih YO LA TENGO- Spider (Kidsmoke) - Keyspan Park, Brooklyn 7-13-09

Wilco at Keyspan Park 7/13/09 - Jesus Etc.

Wilco & Fans - Take Me Out to the Ballgame

Untitled from Eric M. Townsend on Vimeo.

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Comments (42)

this show was terrible

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:03 PM

we've already had a thread about this. Let's just agree to disagree and move on. Wavves broke his wrist!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:07 PM

The shot of the couple in the bleachers is really creative and awesome. Good work!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:10 PM

the comments are just original and insightful keep it up!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:12 PM

awesome show. awesome photos. Thanks! I love the bleachers shot too. I was sad attendance was so low for Yo La Tengo and that nobody seemed to care about them. A little respect people! These people have been doing it as long as Wilco! That said, their sound was really bad....

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:13 PM

3:03 prove to me you were there... didn't think so!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:14 PM

please ignore the troll that is 3:03

to 3:13 - I bet it was because a lot of people just couldn't get to Coney Island after work that early

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:16 PM

I am glad the show ended before 11 but YLT was on too early! Guess you can't have it both ways. Would have liked to see them but I didn't get in the gate til 8!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:18 PM

Thank you Wilco and co. for everything!
Great night. Period.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:28 PM

Nice photos Eric. Always love the crowd shots.

This show was one I'll remember for a long time. Beautiful night and a great set with perfect sound from Wilco. It was the 5th time I've been to Keyspan for a show and I've never been disappointed.

Posted by Blackraptor | July 14, 2009 3:30 PM

yeah thanks to wilco and all the guests for making it worth the fucking trek down there. Had an amazing night. So glad it didn't rain. I too rode the cyclone. People need to chill out, you aren't going to get paralyzed on that thing, it's just an old rollercoaster!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:31 PM

There were mad hotties and mad notties on the field.

Posted by Who's having butt sex? | July 14, 2009 3:33 PM

"These people have been doing it as long as Wilco!"

Twice as long as Wilco, more like.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:34 PM

Whoa! Quoted source says "Impossible Germany=Bad"..Seriously? Spiders (Kidsmoke) was awesome, but Impossible Germany is my favorite WILCO song, and one of my favorite guitar sections of any song I have ever heard.
Excellent Photos!

Posted by Kurt C. | July 14, 2009 3:34 PM

YO LA TENGO IS 100 YEARS OLD WHA?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:35 PM

Wilco - like the Eagles, only duller, and minus the hooks.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:40 PM

Wilco are easily better than the Eagles.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 3:53 PM

"3:03 prove to me you were there... didn't think so!"

haha yea i wasnt there, just jealous. ive seen wilco like 6 times in the past two years, figured i should save my money and skip at least one show. it seems this wasnt the show to skip. my bad i guess

Posted by bobby the rookie | July 14, 2009 4:00 PM

great show but Wilco is always a great show. I could have had more Mermaid Ave songs though! also, feist is really hot.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 4:14 PM

and care less about these 4 groups/groupmembers i could not

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 4:16 PM

"ive seen wilco like 6 times in the past two years, figured i should save my money and skip at least one show. it seems this wasnt the show to skip."

Commenters on BV tend to hype up shows they went too ("they killed it", "best show of the year"), but this time they are right. Best (Nels Cline era) Wilco show in NYC.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 4:17 PM

Hey, when after wilco played I was walking next to you and we talked a bit about them. You said you saw them play acoustically before. There's a pic of us. You are the caucasian girl with the light blue purse and olive green tank shirt, and I'm the kid to your left in gray overshirt. I tried to find you to talk to you afterwards, but you disappeared. My name's Paris. Say something if you see this. My number's 212 300 7850.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 4:21 PM

Paris - Are you a legal midget?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 4:32 PM

4:16 is cool and "not into anything"

Love your negativity. Keep it up! What else do you not like? Do you like mushrooms on your pizza?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 4:32 PM

Paris,

I believe you're looking for the Craigslist "Missed Connections" board.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 4:48 PM

Just plain brilliant is what it was. Fuck the haters. Enjoy your Wavvvves show.

Posted by john Pils | July 14, 2009 4:50 PM

What time did Yo La Tengo go on last night?

Posted by Anon | July 14, 2009 4:59 PM

felt like yo la tengo was no fully appreciated last night, plus their sound was terrible. Lots of people milling about with beers

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 5:10 PM

"Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band based in Hoboken, New Jersey. With more than 15 albums released since their formation in 1984, they have demonstrated unusual longevity for the indie-rock scene."

Posted by john Pils | July 14, 2009 5:31 PM

great effin pictures

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 8:49 PM

i would have loved to have seen yo la tengo but i have to work for a living and there was no way i could have gotten to coney island by 7. best wilco show i've ever seen though.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 10:09 PM

Did he at least give a salute to that ex-bandmate he drove to suicide?

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:21 PM

"Yo La Tengo is an American indie rock band based in Hoboken, New Jersey. With more than 15 albums released since their formation in 1984, they have demonstrated unusual longevity for the indie-rock scene."

you just wait. the pains of being pure at heart will still be around in 2024. and peggy wang will still be unable to sing or play keys.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2009 11:38 PM

Great show. Great band. Great night. And Yo La Tengo: Fantastic, as well. I've never really dug too much into YLT's catalog, but think I'm gonna delve deeper.

Great post. Thanks!

Posted by PMMF Custodian | July 15, 2009 2:08 AM

I'm with 3:34 on this. Impossible Germany was great, and what Wilco, in particular Nels, do isn't "noodling" for the most part, its crazy/spastic/virtuosic/freaking out if anything, and a lot of us like that.

Posted by brad | July 15, 2009 10:56 AM

not one nels klein pic?

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2009 11:27 AM

Wilco played an amazing show and anyone who says otherwise must be burned at the stake!

Posted by Ernie Anastos | July 15, 2009 11:45 AM

This was an absolutely transcendent show on every level.

Posted by Marc Joseph Berg | July 16, 2009 11:17 AM

re: The "dead Hipster" :

I read the longer version
in the Times obits,
and somehow found myself feeling infuriated for reasons that escape me.

Sad the guy is dead,
...but something about the article
and the way he was depicted just f-in' infuriated me!

go figs...

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2009 2:00 PM

Some of us got to see Wilco play at Coney Island last night. I'm happy to report that they remain one of the best live acts out there, deftly combining jaw-dropping virtuosity.

Posted by Enzyte | March 4, 2010 10:58 AM

so bad I want to cry about my lack of contribution to society. WAH WAH Pavement is bad and I'm a total douche

Posted by سعودي كام | February 25, 2011 10:04 AM

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