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Jeff Tweedy Kicks Off Fall Solo Tour at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theater

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Milwaukee was treated to a very rare and special performance on Wednesday night as Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy, kicked off his North American solo tour at the city’s beautiful Pabst Theater.

Delivering a very intimate acoustic performance, in support of his debut solo album Together At Last, Tweedy reflected on his massive career with stripped down renditions of tracks from Wilco, Uncle Tupelo (his alt-country group from ’87-’94) and side projects from throughout the years.

As fans began to find their seats, the evening began with an opening performance from guitarist and Jeff Tweedy-collaborator, Jame Elkington. In addition to his work with Chicago’s “Eleventh Dream Day”, Elkington (like Tweedy) also released his first solo album in 2017 with Wintres Woma. And while the majority in attendance weren’t completely familiar with the English-born artist’s music, his sound perfectly complemented Tweedy’s and set the mood for the rest of the night.

With the mood set and anticipation levels high, Jeff Tweedy stepped on stage to greet his Wisconsin fans. The singer/songwriter’s local fans weren’t the only ones to fill the seats either, as the Belleville, IL native had fans who made the 90-mile drive from the Windy City, evidenced by the crowd’s reaction to Tweedy’s performance of Wilco’s 1999 track, ‘Via Chicago’ to help kick off the set.

Through Tweedy’s roughly 20-track set, the Grammy-award winning musician put on intimate performances from his three-decade-long catalog. Dating back as far as his time with Uncle Tupelo with tracks like ‘New Madrid’ and ‘Acuff-Rose’ and spanning as recent as 2017 with his new song ‘Bombs Away’, the show had a little bit of everything while also focusing on Wilco’s best records, the band that made Tweedy a household name in alt-rock.

Whether your favorite song of the night was Tweedy’s solo version of Wilco’s hit single ‘Jesus, Etc.’ or one of the many songs Tweedy recorded for Together At Last, the night was full of highlights to choose from.

Tonight was just further evidence that Jeff Tweedy is a jack of all trades and a man of many talents. He’s best known for being the frontman of Wilco but he’s kept his career fresh with side projects like Loose Fur, Golden Smog, Tweedy (with his son, Spencer) and even with his fictional band “Land Ho!” during his cameo on NBC’s Parks and Recreation.

While some artists find what works and stick to it from album to album and tour to tour until the venues get smaller and fans stop showing up, Tweedy keeps his fans coming back by switching things up in every way possible, but with basic staples like a guitar and great live music staying consistent.

If you’re a fan of Jeff Tweedy, Wilco or simply a fan of good music, do yourself a favor and catch Tweedy on his new fall tour.

Check out our photos from Tweedy’s North American tour opener below.

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Wilco Announces Summer U.S. Tour Dates

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In anticipation to the band’s Solid Sound Festival (which will take place this year in North Adams, MA on June 23-25), Wilco will embark on a number of tour dates throughout the U.S.

Kicking things off on June 7th at Rochester Hills’ Meadow Brook Amphitheatre, Jeff Tweedy and company will also make stops in Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Louisville, Pittsburgh and more, until the band caps off their currently scheduled performances at the band’s own, Solid Sound. Wilco is also scheduled to headline the Eaux Claires festival on June 17th.

Fans interested in upcoming shows can visit WilcoWorld.net for tickets and more information (tickets go on sale this Friday).

Check out Wilco’s summer tour dates below.

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Wilco Releases Surprise Album “Star Wars” as Free Download

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Taking note from Beyonce and all the rappers in the music world, Chicago’s own, Wilco, has released a new surprise studio album. The 11-track project is titled Star Wars and is available for free download for the next 30 days. “Why release an album this way and why make it free? Well, the biggest reason, and I’m not sure we even need any others, is that it felt like it would be fun,” said Wilco frontman, Jeff Tweedy. “What’s more fun than a surprise?” Tweedy continued. Although Star Wars’ free download will only remain until August 13th, the project will be available for purchase on CD on August 21 and vinyl on November 27. Pre-order of the physical release is available now on wilcoworld.net.

Check out the cover art and tracklist for Star Wars below and download the entire project here.

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Pitchfork Music Festival Announces Lineup, Includes Chance The Rapper, Wilco and More!

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Pitchfork has just announced the lineup for its 2015 music festival and not only is it full of huge hometown names, it is full of other great acts as well. Representing the city of Chicago includes artists like Wilco, Chance the Rapper, and Vic Mensa (who was just featured on Kanye’s new song ‘Wolves’). Other acts include Sleater Kinney, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, iLoveMakonnen, A$AP Ferg, Chvrches, The New Pornographers, Panda Bear, Jamie xx, Vince Staples, and more! Check out the full lineup below, Pitchfork Music Festival takes place July 17-19 at Union Park in Chicago.

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Photos: Wilco Performs Night 2 of Their 6-Night Stand at The Riviera in Chicago

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Photo by Dan Garcia/The Early Registration

Last night, legendary alternative rock band Wilco performed the second night of their 6-night stand at The Riviera in Chicago, IL. Celebrating their 20-year anniversary, Wilco is in the middle of their tour, performing a week’s length of shows in Chicago until the 12th. With different openers and different setlists each night, last night American folk singer Sam Amidon took stage for the sold-out crowd to set the mood for Wilco’s 30-song setlist (complemented with two encores).

Although the remainder of Wilco’s U.S. tour is sold-out, check out Sam Amidon tonight at The Hideout, download his new album Lily-O and enjoy our photos of Wilco and Sam Amidon’s performance below.

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