Posted in music | pictures on June 25, 2013

photos by PSquared Photography

Wilco w/ Tommy Stinson // Wilco w/ Yo La Tengo
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Wilco have been pretty busy this year. After playing Bonnaroo on June 14, they made their way to North Adams, MA this past weekend (6/21-23) for their own Solid Sound Festival. Wilco themselves performed day 1 and day 2, and we caught them the first day when they did an all-covers set (except for "Kingpin") with a number of special guests.

Yo La Tengo joined them on a cover of YLT's "Tom Courtenay" and during the encore for The Modern Lovers' "Roadrunner." Replacements/Guns N Roses bassist Tommy Stinson joined them on a cover of The Replacements' "Color Me Impressed." And Brooklyn indie pop band Lucius appeared for covers of of The Kinks' "Waterloo Sunset," Abba's "Waterloo," (there's a transition) and The Band's "The Weight." They also did a couple Big Star covers, Pavement's "Cut Your Hair," Grateful Dead's "Ripple," Velvet Underground's "Who Loves the Sun," Neil Young's "Cinnamon Girl," Daft Punk's "Get Lucky," and many more. Pictures from the show are in this post. The full setlist and some videos are below, and you can also download audio of the entire set at NYC Taper.

Wilco have no plans to slow down this summer. They're about to kick off a tour with Bob Dylan (who they also covered at Solid Sound), which comes to the NYC-area for four shows in July. Most of the tour (and three of those NYC-area dates) are with My Morning Jacket, except the Jones Beach (7/27) show, which is with Beck (who also plays Prospect Park in August).

On day 1 of Solid Sound, we also caught a set from the reunited legendary gospel funk group The Relatives. Pictures of their set, more of Wilco's, and the Wilco setlist/videos, below...

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Wilco - "Get Lucky" (Daft Punk cover)

Wilco - "Cut Your Hair" (Pavement cover)

Wilco - "Color Me Impressed" (Replacements Cover)

Wilco - "Roadrunner" (Modern Lovers cover) with Yo La Tengo

Wilco - "Ripple" (Grateful Dead cover)

Wilco - "Who Loves the Sun" (Velvet Underground cover)

Wilco - "And Your Bird Can Sing" (Beatles cover)

Wilco - "Cinnamon Girl" (Neil Young cover)

Wilco - "Marquee Moon" (Television cover)

Wilco at Solid Sound - 6/21/13 Setlist:
The Boys Are Back in Town (Thin Lizzy cover)
Cut Your Hair (Pavement cover)
In the Street (Big Star cover)
New Madrid (Uncle Tupelo cover)
Dead Flowers (The Rolling Stones cover)
Simple Twist of Fate (Bob Dylan cover)
Ripple (Grateful Dead cover)
Who Loves the Sun (The Velvet Underground cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (The Beatles cover)
And Your Bird Can Sing (again)
Psychotic Reaction (Count Five cover)
Tom Courtenay (Yo La Tengo cover) (with Yo La Tengo)
James Alley Blues (Richard Brown cover)
Waterloo Sunset (The Kinks cover) (with Lucius)
Waterloo (ABBA cover) (with Lucius)(What's So Funny 'bout) Peace, Love and Understanding (Nick Lowe cover)
Marquee Moon (Television cover)
Happy Birthday To You (Mildred J. Hill cover) (to Pat Sansone)
(Don't Fear) The Reaper (Blue Öyster Cult cover)
Cinnamon Girl (Neil Young cover)
Get Lucky (Daft Punk cover)
Surrender (Cheap Trick cover)
Color Me Impressed (The Replacements cover) (with Tommy Stinson)
Kingpin
Thank You Friends (Big Star cover)

Encore:
The Weight (The Band cover) (with Lucius)
Roadrunner (The Modern Lovers cover) (with Yo La Tengo)

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Comments (19)

Wilco is the best american band.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 10:08 AM

Solid covers set.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 10:36 AM

I know there's going to be the haters but this was the best festival I have ever been to. With all the things that go into a festival, there was nothing to complain about (well, except for the food). But really, the venue was amazing and the lineup was great. And to top it off, the night of covers was so much fun. Definitely going back.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 10:53 AM

10:08 is dead on

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 11:03 AM

seriously wondering if anyone was upset wanting to hear Wilco play their own songs or was this announced before ticket sales. I for one would be equally pissed and stoked at the same time.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 11:56 AM

@ 11:56 - it was announced that it would be an "All Request" show and fans were invited to request songs (any songs by any artist) on Wilco's website... so it was clear that Friday's show would not be an ordinary Wilco show by any means.

I was there (and took a bunch of the above videos). It was a pretty amazing one-off show. It was like seeing a Phish Halloween show. It's fun to see the band stretch themselves in different directions and get a chance to play songs they like but don't usually get the chance to play.

Posted by Geoff Tweaty | June 25, 2013 12:16 PM

Speaking of the Dead... Isn't Tweedy starting to give off a certain Jerry Garcia vibe? Or at least look?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 12:39 PM

He's definitely looking kinda chunky. Maybe too much road food?

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 1:23 PM

wow. those some of those covers really accentuate wilco's 'whiteness'

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 1:38 PM

Protect Ya Neck was on the set list but got cut.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 2:03 PM

Hope they keep a few of these covers in their live repertoire.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 2:13 PM

As iffy as I am on the recent Wilco album output I have to say this looks like it would have been incredibly fun set to witness.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 3:19 PM

the solos on "marquee moon" are shockingly dead-on. expected more weirdness from nels, but this is really faithful in a way that's actually kind of amazing.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 4:10 PM

Was also expecting some Nils-y stuff on Cut Your Hair, but it was pretty straightforward. Which I kinda liked actually.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 6:18 PM

Props to the chicks from Lucius. Big gig for them.

Posted by Anonymous | June 25, 2013 7:18 PM

Get Lucky was a hoot

Posted by Anonymous | June 26, 2013 9:29 AM

The first seconds of the song kinda reminded me on the Doors

Posted by Mikaela | September 29, 2013 12:14 PM

What a nice album to listen to with my sister on such a cold day while we get shitfaced =D

Posted by Aileen | May 29, 2014 10:46 AM

It was a pretty amazing one-off show. It was like seeing a Phish Halloween show. It's fun to see the band stretch themselves in different directions and get a chance to play songs they like but don't usually get the chance to play.

Posted by Massagem Tantrica | July 19, 2014 9:11 PM

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