Entries tagged with: Wilco
Live Nation announced today that music icon Neil Young will embark on a North American tour commencing October 14th in St. Paul, Minnesota and continuing for eight weeks, culminating at New York's Madison Square Garden on December 15th. The new tour comes on the heels of Young's hugely successful 2008 European tour that brought him before audiences in 14 countries over the course of three months...That means NYC gets Wilco. MSG tickets go on sale September 15th. Other dates go on sale even sooner. Death Cab's next NYC show is at Radio City Music Hall. Wilco's last NYC show was at McCarren Pool. Neil Young's last NYC shows were at United Palace. All Neil Young tour dates below...
...The concerts will feature Young with the same band that so ably backed him in Europe -- Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Anthony Crawford and Pegi Young. Song sets are expected to be eclectic, featuring both newer material and classic Neil Young hits. Death Cab For Cutie and Everest will support dates from October 14 through November 5; Wilco and Everest are on the bill for dates starting November 29 through the tour's conclusion, with the exception of the December 9 Chicago date which will feature (TBD) and Everest in support.
All shows for this tour will be general admission floor with reserved seating in the stands. General admission tickets will be prices at $75.00 with reserved stand tickets ranging in price from $45.00 to $250.00 (plus all applicable service charges).
photos by Bao Nguyen
OK, maybe I shouldn't have written as much as I did at 3am, BUT Wilco is one of my favorite bands and I loved last night's show. I just half-jokingly meant Jeff seemed a little edgy (and he dissed Brooklyn!). More photos from the show they (those windy city @#$#@ers) played Saturday in Baltimore below....
photos by Ryan Muir
Was Jeff Tweedy on edge last night at McCarren Pool (August 13, 2008)? Did he not like the crowd? I ask because of a few jabs he took during their approximately 2.5 hour mesmerizing (yes, I have a huge crush on them) set. I think he gave me a complex.
There was the "something is missing tonight" comment which after an awkward pause turned out to be about a gong that was on stage at their
Cambridge Tanglewood show the night before. Jeff missed the gong, so drummer Glenn Kotche then did his best to recreate the sound of it.
Then there was the part when Jeff said something like, "Matrix [guitar tech] has heard that song we just played a lot of times, and he says we never played it that well. At least that's what I think Matrix meant when he said 'I cant wait to get out of here'. Just Kidding. He said he loved it". I can't remember the exact quote, but it was weird.
Jeff also criticized us for clapping the wrong beat to one song (which was pretty funny actually - not that the other stuff he said wasn't...) - he called the Brooklyn crowd 'free thinkers' - the term his father used for Bob Dylan (who played a show in a different section of Brooklyn one night earlier). Later Jeff told us to scream on his command because it made him feel powerful and helps him affirm what he is doing with his life (or something like that).
And last but not least there was the comment that definitely had only one meaning. That was the one when Jeff straight up dissed Brooklyn for not clapping in unison. He said something like, "Are you all too cool to clap?! Would it be better if we add the "Love Will Tear Us Apart" drum beat to it?!"" I realize Jeff is a comedian, but now there is also one person I know that considers him a mortal enemy for that one. Also, I mean, did he look at the crowd? It wasn't exactly a 'Pool Party'. This Brooklyn McCarren Pool show was definitely filled with the kind of (mostly male) people who like Wilco more than they like Joy Division (at least that's the generalization I'm going to make).
Great, packed show. Great setlist. 'Total Pros' is a good way to describe Wilco. It's also the name of Wilco's backing 3-piece horn/clarinet section that they had on tour and at this show with them. Jeff said Wilco would be back when they finished their next record. I can't wait for them to come back, and for the new record which I hope utilizes the full power of guitarist Nels Cline and drummer Glenn Kotche this time. They're working on the new album in between all this touring (that also included recent stops at the Baltimore Virgin Fest and Lollapalooza). (insert McCarren Car Pool jokes here). The Brooklyn setlist, and more of Ryan's beautiful pics below....
today in NYC & NJ
* FREE STUFF
* Sky Larkin @ Pianos
* Passion Pit @ Pianos
* Wilco @ McCarren Pool
* Evangelicals @ Cake Shop
* TWTGDSD & MABR @ Bowery Ballroom
* Jennifer O'Connor @ McCarren Pool
* Slick Rick @ Jackie Robinson park
* Electric Six & Tragedy @ Maxwell's
* Rancid & Sick of It All @ Irving Plaza
* Kyp Malone and friends @ Death By Audio
* Bob Dylan @ Convention Hall in Asbury Park
* Special Disco Version @ Santos Party House
* Joel Dorn tribute @ Lincoln Center Outdoors
* Melvins & Big Business @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
* Bodies of Water, Port O'Brien & Peasant @ Mercury Lounge
Neil Diamond is taking tonight off.
Evangelicals opened for Conor Oberst at Bowery Ballroom yesterday. They are done touring with Conor now and tonight they are at Cake Shop.
Sadly, it appears there are still tickets available for The Melvins show at MHOW tonight. Happily, that means there are still tickets available. Either way that means it's possible to see The Melvins right after Wilco which will be over at 10 and is right down the street.
Both of the MP3's linked above are off Jennifer O'Connor's new album called 'Here With Me' - out on Matador Records August 19th.
Jennifer recorded her new LP/CD 'Here With Me' (OLE 787-1,2) earlier this year with John Agnello (Dinosaur Jr., Sonic Youth) at Brooklyn's Headgear Studios....Backed by a crack backing trio of Jon Langmead, Michael Broadlieb and Michael Strandberg (and joined, briefly, by Hold Steady keyboardist Franz Nicolay), O'Connor tackles her most evocative pile of relationship-tunes with something approaching surgical precision...Jennifer's next NYC show is tonight (August 13) at McCarren Pool. She's opening for Wilco. Her next NYC show after that is August 21st at Mercury Lounge. 'Dump' aka James McNew of Yo La Tengo is opening. Tickets are on sale. She's also doing an instore at Permanent Records in Brooklyn on the 23rd and playing all the places listed below....
Wilco @ Lollapalooza (more by Zach Dilgard)
Wilco have launched an innovative initiative through their website designed to promote carpooling to and from Wilco concerts across the U.S. The microsite, dubbed "Passenger Side" (after the 1994 Wilco song from the band's debut recording AM) is accessible through the band's official website wilcoworld.net and matches registered "drivers" with registered "riders" based on starting locations and show destination.Wilco play McCarren Pool in Brooklyn tonight (Aug 13, 2008)
Wilco @ Lollapalooza 2008 (more by Zach Dilgard)
Jeff admits to being a Cardinals fan while wearing a Cubs uniform...
photos by Zach Dilgard
DOWNLOAD: the whole Wilco stream (asf file @ MegaUpload link)
Wilco was one of the Lollapalooza performances they streamed online. Download that whole 90 minute video stream above. Check out more pics, and the setlist from Saturday's show (Aug 2, 2008), below...
photos by Bao Nguyen
Where were the kiddies? Here we are, standing in the hot sun at the kid's stage, Kidzapalooza, and about five kiddies can be spotted--in a sea of at least a thousand. So why are hipsters and d-bags taking up all the space? It's pretty simple: Today's [August 1, 2008] intimate set may be the closest many get to Wilco demigod Jeff Tweedy.Don't forget that Lollapalooza is streaming. Pictures of Tweedy and Belzer below....
Adjusting to his surroundings, Tweedy played the role of cool babysitter, doling out kid-friendly advice before delivering knowing, adult winks on the side. "I apologize for setting up down here," Tweedy explained of his decision to set up on the ground below the stage, making him much more difficult to see for anyone more than ten feet away. "I wanted to get closer to the kids," he says. "But in a respectful way." Do any kids want to hear Wilco songs? A request comes in for "On and On." Tweedy: "That's too serious of a song for you to want to hear." Later, he warns his listeners about the "adult themes" in Wilco's "Impossible Germany." Chuckles ensue. "Heavy Metal Drummer" and an Appalachian folk treatment of "I'm The Man Who Loves You" (dedicated to wife Sue) get their predicted crowd-pleasing treatment, as does "What Light."
While the more predictable Wilco retreads satiated most, a reunion with former Uncle Tupelo member Bill Belzer on Tupelo's vintage "New Madrid" provided\ my personal highlight. Belzer also plays in the Terrible Twos, the atrocious kiddie band version of The New Amsterdams, and with Belzer and the Twos preceding Tweedy, I suppose a reunion was, well, invevitable. [Time Out Chicago]
Rodrigo y Gabriela @ Sasquatch 2008 (more by Chris Graham)
"The multi-faceted, three-day festival will take place in San Francisco's historic Golden Gate Park on August 22 - 24, 2008. Radiohead, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers and Jack Johnson will headline the event. Tickets for the Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival are available for purchase at www.SFOutsidelands.com."
Beck, Manu Chao, Sharon Jones, Nellie McKay, and Rodrigo y Gabriela are a few of the other artists playing. All of them below....
DOWNLOAD: Bon Iver - Skinny Love (MP3)
Bon Iver has a ton of shows coming up including a bunch in July with Bowerbirds. Tickets go on sale Tuesday at noon for a July 29th show at Bowery Ballroom and for one the next day at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Bon Iver will also tour a little with Wilco, and then with AA Bondy. All dates below...
"People have eagerly awaited our lineup, and now everyone can see that we've achieved the 'Whoa!' factor," said Virgin Mobile Festival concert producer and I.M.P. Chairman Seth Hurwitz. "Our job is that of a curator, finding only the absolute best acts for the most discerning of audiences. We want people to count on us every year for an amazing lineup from start to finish. When fans buy their tickets to the Virgin Mobile Festival, they know they are going to have a great time, be well-treated, and see the best acts in the world, which is why they come back."Current lineup below....
"This is an incredible event for music fans, our partners and customers, as well as a tremendous introduction to our brand," said Bob Stohrer, Chief Marketing Officer, Virgin Mobile USA. "The lineup once again is awesome and, like most things 'Virgin,' it's more than just a concert, but two days full of unexpected and interactive happenings. This year, we have also added the creation of a special edition Virgin Mobile Festival Wild Card handset from Kyocera Wireless, the premier handset sponsor of the event for the past three years."
Hurwitz noted that more artists will be added. "Our bill is really strong now," he said, "but in the last two years, acts came along at the last minute that I had to pass on as the lineup was set in stone. This year I'm adding a new element of keeping a couple of choice slots open so I can take advantage of new opportunities over the next few months."
Nels Cline & Jazzmaster (photo by Karen Cline)
Tonight, Nels Cline plays his third NYC show in a row.
Video of Wilco performing 'War On War' on Letterman below....
04/23 NYC | Jazz Standard | Jeff Gauthier Goatette (7.30pm), Nels Cline & Alex Cline (Duet) 9:30pmMore Nels Cline shows at his web site. Wilco's upcoming Brooklyn show goes on presale on Wednesday (regular sale on Friday). Also:
04/24 NYC | Jazz Standard | The Nels Cline Singers (7.30pm & 9.30pm)
04/25 NYC | Jazz Standard | Scot Amendola Band (7.30pm), The Nels Cline Singers (9.30pm, 11.30pm)
The Wilco concert will benefit the Open Space Alliance. The Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn (OSA) is a not-for-profit which, through fund raising and working with our community, elected officials and the New York City Parks Department, furthers the restoration and preservation of existing parks, and the development of new parks in Greenpoint/Williamsburg, weaving these green spaces into a tapestry of parks as a resource for the people of New York City.No opener info yet.
Wilco in Houston, TX 2008-03-07 (finna dat)
Wilco + McCarren Pool = Awesome. Tour dates below....
Lollapalooza 2008 headliners confirmed
Lollapalooza's Austin, Texas-based promoters C3 Presents are not scheduled to make their official announcement of the acts performing at this year's weekend-long music festival in Grant Park until Monday, but the Sun-Times has confirmed through industry sources all of the major artists.
Art-rock giants Radiohead and Nine Inch Nails, the reunited Rage Against the Machine, Jack White's side project the Raconteurs and hometown heroes Wilco and Kanye West will headline the main stages on Aug. 1-3.
The Raconteurs, Wilco and West will each be making their second appearance at the reinvented destination festival. Other repeaters among the more than 100 acts on this year's bill are Gnarls Barkley, the Black Keys, Broken Social Scene, G. Love & Special Sauce, Blues Traveler and Mates of State.
Quite a few of the other acts -- including many of the most promising -- have earlier performed at Chicago's two independently produced music festivals, Pitchfork and Intonation. These include Bloc Party, Cat Power, Stephen Malkmus, Girl Talk, Kid Sister, Office, the Cool Kids, Battles, the Go! Team, Jamie Lidell and Grizzly Bear.
Wilco @ Enmore Theatre (oceansneverlisten)
Wilco, Feb 15-20, 2008 @ The Riviera in Chicago
Once again, Wilco (on Saturday Night Live)...
March 1, 2008 SNL ticket (fakebook)
Wilco played Saturday Night Live last night. One of the songs they played was 'Hate It Here'. Watch below....
Wilco was just awesome on Saturday Night Live.
Vampire Weekend continue to blow up - see above SPIN magazine cover, and watch them as the musical guest on SNL next week.
This week's SNL video promos featuring Wilco & Ellen Page of Juno below...
NYU Program Board presents The National with Phosphorescent & Maps and AtlasesThis NYU show is five days after The National play two shows at BAM in Brooklyn.
Thurs, Feb 28, 2008 at Kimmel Center, 8pm
$8 for NYU students, $10 for public
On sale now to NYU ID holders at Ticket Central;
limit 2 advance per ID.
Other upcoming NYC-area shows include June 14th w/ REM & Modest Mouse @ Jones Beach, June 19th w/ the same bands in NYC, and two shows Bryce Dessner is playing with Wilco's Glenn Kotche at the Kitchen in March. All tour dates below....
Tom Araya of Slayer arrives w/ family @ The Grammys - Feb 10, 2008
note: Super Tuesday is today, so don't forget to vote.
Wilco and Obama (CRED)
Music blog Hard To Find A Friend contacted a few musicians & industry people, and not surprisingly found out most of them were voting for Obama. Anyone who saw Joanna Newsom at BAM last week knows what she thinks, and Morrissey wears it on his shirt. Craig Wedren, Wilco, The Grateful Dead, and some comedians have also let us know where they stand.
The Guardian also has an article on this very subject today. They report that.....
...On the Republican side... there are not very many famous activist musicians. Ted Nugent, he who once said "We should Nagasaki [Iraq]" has turned out in favour of conservative Mike Huckabee, while moderate John McCain will have Burt Bacharach tickling his ivories. Libertarian long-shot Ron Paul is backed by Krist Novoselic, formerly of Nirvana. Country-singer Pat Boone has loaned his septuagenarian twang to the campaign of Mitt Romney, who can also count on the help of fellow Mormons Donny and Marie Osmond....Other musicians for Ron Paul (not Ru Paul) include John Mayer (I think), and TV On The Radio's Dave Sitek. I wonder what his friend Scarlett Johansson would say. You can see her in one of the two Obama-themed music videos below.....