Posted in music | pictures on September 27, 2011

photos by Jessica Amaya

Wilco
Wilco

"Wilco gets everything backwards.

Rock bands are supposed to start small, releasing music on obscure, independent labels, and working their way up to a major record company contract. Wilco, though, began their career on a major label subsidiary in 1994, divorced it to release 2001's Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, signed to another subsidiary, and, four studio albums and one Grammy later, decided to start their own indie imprint, dBpm Records. Their first release on that label, The Whole Love, is out today." [The Atlantic]

Like they did on Thursday, Wilco headlined a show at Rumsey Playfield aka Central Park Summerstage on Friday night, but Friday's show was much wetter. Pictures and setlist from that one, and a video that gives you a "behind the scenes look at the pressing of Wilco's new record" (which is $5.99 for the MP3s at Amazon) are in this post. Check it all out below...

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Wilco Concert Setlist at Central Park, New York, NY, USA
on September 23, 2011

One Sunday Morning
Art Of Almost
I Might
Poor Places
Bull Black Nova
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Pot Kettle Black
Impossible Germany
Black Moon
California Stars
Born Alone
Handshake Drugs
Heavy Metal Drummer
Whole Love
Standing O
Passenger Side
Dawned On Me
A Shot in the Arm

Encore:
Misunderstood
Jesus, Etc.
Walken
I'm the Man Who Loves You
Red-Eyed and Blue
I Got You (At the End of the Century)
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Comments (47)

I love how the Thursday show ended up being the hotter ticket. Oh, the irony.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:11 PM

What's so ironic?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:23 PM

no covers? glad I didn't go.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:25 PM

It's like raaaaaaaa-e-aiiiiiiiin on your wilco show! It's a free riiiiiide, but you've already paid.

(please look up irony in the dictionary)

Posted by The Mighty KC | September 27, 2011 12:28 PM

Great job going on at 7pm WIlco. The rain was not even bad yet hundreds of people (no exaggeration) missed the beginning of the set because you were scared to get wet.

Posted by Venkman | September 27, 2011 12:36 PM

is tweedy getting fat?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:37 PM

bummed i missed i got you on friday, oh well. glad i didn't have to stand in the rain, too!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:40 PM

Yeah a big F u to wilco for going on at 7pm. wtf Wilco...

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:42 PM

Alrighty Mighty KC explain what is ironic about Thursday being the hotter show..I know what irony means and I don't see how it applies here.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:42 PM

Venkman I went to both shows. Thursday Wilco got on 745...Friday they got on 7...MAYBE THAT IS WHY SOME MISSED THE BEGINNING?!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:43 PM

How as Thursday the hotter ticket? Both were sold out and the Friday show was so much fun, not sure how it could have been better.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:46 PM

Old people rule...

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:48 PM

you might think thurs was hotter ticket but I thought the sound on fri was much better than thurs and less slow songs and a very high energy set. And Tweedy hardly spoke thur compared to fri. I am also mad that set started at 7 and I missed beginning too.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:49 PM

^Obama is 50? That is not too old. Bush Senior was like 75!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:50 PM

KC you need to look up ironic...the post you made proves you're an lummox!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 12:52 PM

I thought it wasn't as good as other recent Wilco shows I've seen in the past few years. People were raving about Thursday's show, but I didn't hear the same reaction about Friday's show. But I realize opinions about outdoor shows are very subjective.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:00 PM

can we admit that wilco is shit without jay bennett?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:01 PM

^They were better with Bennett but they are still a very very solid band!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:03 PM

>>>can we admit that wilco is shit without jay bennett?<<<

lol!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:03 PM

nels cline blows jay bennett away.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:08 PM

IRONY = when the literal meaning is the exact opposite of the implied meaning.

IRONY AND WILCO = it was implied that the Friday ticket would be better than the Thursday ticket, being a Friday night, and in much higher demand. However, in reality, the thursday night ticket was hotter because there was no rain on Thursday, and the majority of attendants saw Wilco's entire set (as opposed to those who came late due to rain on friday)

Posted by Irony Defined | September 27, 2011 1:10 PM

^ Still not irony.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:11 PM

^That is true! Man lame attempt at humor 1:10

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:14 PM

@1:10

It's not some good advice that you just didn't take. And who would've thought it figured?

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:15 PM

What is true irony, is that S P I N D O C T O R S are way better than Wilco. They will get their recognition again. The S P I N S bring the whole love everytime to their electric live show.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:16 PM

^another lame attempt at humor

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:18 PM

S P I N D O C T O R S are the complete opposite of lame. Check out these powerful lyrics that could touch anyone deeply:

This one he got a princely racket
That's what I said now
Got some Big Seal upon his jacket
Ain't in his head now
You marry him, your father will condone you
How 'bout that now
You marry me, your father will disown you
He'll eat his hat, now

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:22 PM

1:10 properly defined irony, and used it correctly in the Wilco example. get educated.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:25 PM

i'm the one that loves u baby can't u see

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:26 PM

^ That's amazing!

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:26 PM

1:25 actually no, he didn't.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:30 PM

enough with the being pissed you missed part of the show on Friday. Wilco and Summerstage posted early enough in the day that the show was being pushed up so what's the excuse? It was pouring rain and they probably thought they would push it up because it was expected to get worse.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:32 PM

both thurs and friday shows are fantastic. got 2 tix for each night for 75 dollars. wilco still rules .

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:33 PM

The S P I N D O C T O R S lyrics are unbelievably well thought out.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:33 PM

@1:25 and @1:10 Ummmmm? No.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:36 PM

elyts taorht peed ,kcid yeknod daed tae srotcoD nipS

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:38 PM

ʞɔns op ʎǝɥʇ sǝʎ ¿sɹoʇɔop uıds

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 1:39 PM

Marry him or marry me,
I'm the one that loves you baby can't you see?
I ain't got no future or a family tree,
But I know what a prince and lover ought to be,
I know what a prince and lover ought to be

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 2:16 PM

nels cline may be technically better but he makes it look so hard, jay bennett made it look easy and he sure had fun doing. that being said, it's funny how wilco is said to be so much better now with nels cline but live IMHO the best songs are from the Jay Bennett era. Oh well!

Posted by anonyous | September 27, 2011 2:23 PM

i·ro·ny
1    [ahy-ruh-nee, ahy-er-] Show IPA
noun, plural -nies.
1.
the use of words to convey a meaning that is the opposite of its literal meaning: the irony of her reply, “How nice!” when I said I had to work all weekend.
2.
Literature .
a.
a technique of indicating, as through character or plot development, an intention or attitude opposite to that which is actually or ostensibly stated.
b.
(especially in contemporary writing) a manner of organizing a work so as to give full expression to contradictory or complementary impulses, attitudes, etc., especially as a means of indicating detachment from a subject, theme, or emotion.
3.
Socratic irony.
4.
dramatic irony.
5.
an outcome of events contrary to what was, or might have been, expected.

Definition #5 seems pretty spot on with regards to 1:10 and 1:25's comments....

Posted by Do any of you know what irony means? | September 27, 2011 3:05 PM

Nels Cline is the shit.

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 3:14 PM

@3:05 Wow! Thanks for the lesson.

Posted by That is what it's like to be an asshole | September 27, 2011 3:22 PM

It's so sad that someone needs to reference the dictionary to convey the proper concept of irony to you group of proud idiots.

DIDN'T ANY OF YOU SEE REALITY BITES???

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 3:26 PM

I'm more upset that I missed Nick Lowe! Fortunately, I got there right on time for Wilco and it was a great show! As far as Nels Cline is concerned, I think he's an awesome guitar player but a bit heavy handed at times. I never had the pleasure of seeing early Wilco with Jay Bennett except via I Am Trying to Break Your Heart movie. Wish I could have experienced both versions...

Posted by Joe Blow | September 27, 2011 4:10 PM

nels cline ate some bad hommus and had the shits

Posted by Anonymous | September 27, 2011 4:28 PM

First time at Rumsey Playfield, and the ticket said 5pm - so we were there a little after 6 just when Nick Lowe started. Glad they started at 7pm. Walking back from the show it started absolutely pouring - the weather map "red cells" Jeff mentioned definitely came through. Unfortunately getting used to seeing them in the rain - this year's Solid Sound it poured, and was freezing on Friday, and light rain and muddy on Saturday. Still a terrific show (highlight was the first two songs - One Sunday/Art of Almost) but there's no doubt the rain dampens the spirit of the crowd - the Thursday ticket holders were lucky. Wilco, please play indoors next visit!

Posted by Anonymous | September 28, 2011 2:32 PM

I like their new ablum

Posted by tim | August 18, 2013 1:09 PM

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