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Wilco throwing ‘Schmilco’ listening parties, selling ltd-ed turntables; Nels Cline residency at The Stone this week


Wilco‘s new album Schmilco will be out September 9 but you can listen to it early, not through some internet premiere stream, but at local record stores across the country. Special listening parties will happen September 6. The NYC listening party is at Rough Trade at 6 PM and there will be special giveaways too, including white label Schmilco vinyl, and turntable slipmats designed by Joan Cornellà (who did the Schmilco artwork). To find a Schmilco listening party near you check out Wilco’s store locator.

If you’d like to use that sure-to-be-cool slipmat but don’t have a turntable, there’s a limited edition Schmilco deck made by the high-end Pro-ject folks, it’s a bright green version of their Debut Carbon DC Turntable and comes with a copy of the LP and the slipmat. Pre-orders are available. Check out a picture below.

Meanwhile, Wilco guitarist Nels Cline has a residency at NYC club The Stone this week (August 23 – 28) with two sets each night at 8 PM and 10 PM. There are different collaborators each night, including Jim Campilongo and Jim Black tonight (8/23), Marc Ribot on Wednesday (8/24), Julian Lage on Thursday (8/25), Cibo Matto’s Yuka Honda on Friday (8/26), and more. Full schedule for Nels’ residency at The Stone is below.


8/23 Tuesday (AV)
8 pm
Tim Berne (alto sax) Jim Black (drums, other sounds) Nels Cline (electric guitar)

10 pm
Jim Campilongo, Nels Cline (electric guitars) Jerome Harris (bass, lap steel) Jim Black (drums)

8/24 Wednesday (SK)
8 pm
Acoustic & improvised guitar duets
Marc Ribot, Nels Cline (guitars)

10 pm
Taylor Ho Bynum (brass instruments) Dave Rempis (sax) Chris Lightcap (bass) Michael TA Thompson (drums) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
This is a relatively new ensemble playing my music relating closely to what is known as “free jazz.”

8/25 Thursday (AI)
8 pm
Acoustic & improvised guitar duets
Julian Lage, Nels Cline (guitars)

10 pm
Julian Lage, Nels Cline (electric guitars) Scott Colley (bass) Tom Rainey (drums)
Old and rarely performed pieces + new themes by NC in this debut set.

8/26 Friday (HW)
8 pm
FIG (ambient) “Purple & Red”
Yuka C Honda (electronics, piano) Nels Cline (electric guitar, etc.)
New works in the so-called “ambient” mode.

10 pm
Thollem (keyboards) Michael Wimberly (drums) Nels Cline (electric guitar)
First ‘live’ performance by this improvising trio featured on the Relative Pitch recording released in early 2015.

8/27 Saturday (AV)
8 pm
Dave Rempis (sax) Chris Corsano (drums, etc.) Liberty Ellman (electric guitar) Chris Lightcap (bass) Nels Cline (electronics, lap steel)

10 pm
Chris Corsano (sounds) Nels Cline (electric guitar) Susan Alcorn (pedal steel guitar)

8/28 Sunday (AK)
8 pm
Lin Culbertson (synthesizer, flute, voice, zither, etc.) Tom Surgal (drums, etc.) Nels Cline (electric guitar)

10 pm
Including Words
Ryland Angel (voice) Zeena Parkins (harp) Jorge Roeder (bass) Nels Cline (electro-acoustic guitar)
New music/directed improvisation utilizing the love letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham as text.

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