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  • Matt Farley

    Velorama Festival rolls into Denver with Wilco, New Pornographers

    Wilco and The New Pornographers brought the jams, Denver Flea brought the merch and Colorado Classic brought the pro-cycling action Friday as the Velorama Festival sprinted into Denver's RiNo neighborhood. The highly anticipated festival marks the latest of several attempts to bring an annual pro...
  • Newport Folk Festival 2017 headliners: Wilco, Fleet Foxes and John Prine

    Newport Folk Festival 2017 headliners: Wilco, Fleet Foxes and John Prine

    The city of Newport is home to one of the biggest outdoor summer folk music festivals in Rhode Island and the USA. Prime acts including Wilco, Fleet Foxes and John Prine are some of the all-star talent headlining this year’s  Newport Folk Festival kicking off in July 2017. On Friday July 28, the...
  • Massey Hall to host Wilco

    Massey Hall to host Wilco

    Toronto’s Massey Hall will host critically acclaimed alt-country outfit Wilco on Wednesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m with special guest Joan Shelley. Wilco is out on the road promoting their latest studio long-player, Schmilco. The album, released in September 2016 through the band’s own dBpm Records...
  • Velorama Colorado takes place Aug. 11-13 in Denvers RiNo neighborhood.

    Velorama Colorado celebrates bike culture with Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie and more

    This August, Denver’s RiNo art district will play host to “Velorama Colorado.” Colorado has long had a thriving bike culture, and this one of a kind event will celebrate that culture with an impressive lineup of bands including Wilco, Death Cab For Cutie, The New Pornographers, Saint Motel and La...
  • Wilco adds 2017 North American winter tour dates

    Wilco adds 2017 North American winter tour dates

    Hometown fans just can’t get enough Wilco this winter. The Schmilco rockers have added a fourth show to their sold-out run at the Chicago Theatre, Sunday, Feb. 26. They’ve also announced new dates at the State Theatre in Kalamazoo, Mich. (March 14), Toronto’s Massey Hall (March 15-16) and New York’s...
  • Wilco's Solid Sound Festival to return in 2017

    Wilco's Solid Sound Festival to return in 2017

    As 2017 festival announcements sprout up left and right, Wilco is making good on its commitment to staging its Solid Sound Festival in odd-numbered years. The Chicago rockers have revealed plans for the fourth annual event, June 23-25, at MASS MoCA in North Adams, Mass. Although Wilco hosted the...
  • Wilco, Magnetic Fields lead Big Ears Festival lineup announcement

    Wilco, Magnetic Fields lead Big Ears Festival lineup announcement

    The Big Ears Festival is returning to Knoxville, Tenn., March 23-26, and bringing with it a typically diverse lineup. Among the artists scheduled to perform at next year’s event are Wilco, The Magnetic Fields, Carla Bley, Gavin Bryars, The Crossing, Henry Grimes, Johann Johannsson featuring Acme...
  • Listen: Wilco showcase 60s sounds on 'Someone to Lose'

    Listen: Wilco showcase 60s sounds on 'Someone to Lose'

    Artful alt-rockers Wilco have shared the third single from their forthcoming album Schmilco, slated for release September 9.   “Someone to Lose” follows “Locator” and “If I Ever Was a Child” and keeps with the stripped down, retro vibe Wilco has going so far on the new album.  It’s almost as if they...
  • Wilco reveals new 'Schmilco' track 'Someone to Lose'

    Wilco reveals new 'Schmilco' track 'Someone to Lose'

    In the spirit of their 2002 track “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” comes Wilco’s latest single, “Someone to Lose,” and its icy refrain, “I hope you find someone to lose someday.” The band revealed the song on their website yesterday, and like the two previously released tracks from their...
  • Wilco adds North and South American tour dates

    Wilco adds North and South American tour dates

    As the band claims on its website, “The wait is over.” Critically acclaimed rockers Wilco are embarking on a North and South American tour that kicks off June 1 in Charleston, W.Va. The new dates are part of a packed itinerary that keeps the band on the road through the end of the year. Among the...
  • dBpm Records

    Tweedy (the band) wraps up their spring 2016 tour in Japan

    Tweedy (the band) wrapped up their spring 2016 tout at the end of last week with two shows in Japan. At both shows, Jeff Tweedy's second youngest son Sammy sang lead vocal on the Big Star classic “Thirteen,” which he had made his stage debut doing at the Powerstation in Auckland, New Zealand on...
  • Big Star Tribute Concert to be performed by Wilco and R.E.M members

    Big Star Tribute Concert to be performed by Wilco and R.E.M members

    Big Star’s Third is a tribute band that gets together every once in a while to perform Big Star’s classic album Third/Sister Lovers in its entirety. While the members of the band change year to year, the group always features Jody Stephens, the only surviving founding member of Big Star. This year...
  • Watch: Wilco performs on NPR's 'Tiny Desk Concert'

    Watch: Wilco performs on NPR's 'Tiny Desk Concert'

    Grammy winning roots rockers Wilco checked in to Bob Boilen’s desk for a rare second appearance on NPR Music’s “Tiny Desk Concert” series. The stripped down version of Wilco—complete with banjo, 12-string guitar, xylophone, dobro, and melodica—opened with “The Joke Explained” a newer song from...
  • This week's best concert tours: Black Sabbath, Wilco

    This week's best concert tours: Black Sabbath, Wilco

    Black Sabbath and Wilco may be at opposing ends of the rock and roll spectrum, but while their decibel levels differ, both bands know how to put on captivating concerts that entertain fans. These bands top the list of the best concert tours in America for the week of February 7. Check out the full...
  • 2016 Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album prediction & analysis

    2016 Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album prediction & analysis

    The album to watch in the Best Alternative Album category at the 2016 Grammys is Alabama Shakes' Sound & Color. That's because it's also a contender for Album of the Year, the biggest award of the night. Generally speaking, whenever an Album of the Year nominee also appears in the Best...
  • Wilco expands ‘Star Wars’ tour this winter with additional shows

    Wilco expands ‘Star Wars’ tour this winter with additional shows

    In many parts of the country, winter is synonymous with a lack of entertainment options. Luckily, fans of alt-rock band Wilco won’t have that problem. The band will embark on its latest tour Star Wars in January, and has already expanded the tour with the addition of three shows. Details for the...
  • Wilco announce headlining tour dates for fall 2015

    Wilco announce headlining tour dates for fall 2015

    Last week the Chicago-based band Wilco surprised fans by releasing a new album for free, and yesterday they revealed fall headlining tour dates in support of that album. Wilco's fall 2015 headlining tour kicks off Sept. 16 in Kalamazoo, Michigan and wraps up on Sept. 30 in Austin, Texas, with their...
  • Pitchfork Music Festival survival guide

    Pitchfork Music Festival survival guide

    An outdoor music festival in the middle of July. Survival commonly boils down to staying hydrated. Pitchfork is held at Union Park, which is in Chicago. Survival here will be a matter of keeping enough fluids in your body to remain upright before the first band leaves the stage. There is some...
  • Five things to do at Pitchfork Music Festival (in addition to the music)

    Five things to do at Pitchfork Music Festival (in addition to the music)

    You can fill any festival experience with exclusively music if that's your pleasure. If that were they way you were meant to, there wouldn't always be so much else to do. Pitchfork Music Festival has a wealth of attractions and distraction, which is not simply pleasurable, it might well be...
  • Listen: Wilco surprise fans with free new album 'Star Wars'

    Listen: Wilco surprise fans with free new album 'Star Wars'

    Credit to Wilco: Even after 21 years, they still know how to surprise their fans. Ahead of the groundbreaking Chicago band's headlining performance this weekend at the Pitchfork Music Festival, Wilco shared a surprise new album with fans. It’s called Star Wars. It has an incredible cover featuring a...
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