The Austin City Limits Festival makes its highly anticipated return to Austin's scenic Zilker Park this fall, and for the first time ever, the festivities will span two weekends: Oct. 4-6 and Oct. 11-13. This year’s stellar lineup features Atoms for Peace, the Cure, Wilco and the National, plus dozens more must-see acts.
Wilco’s fourth album, ‘Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,’ wasn’t supposed to be a post-9/11 memoriam record. But it inadvertently turned into one thanks to a shortsighted record-company exec and a global tragedy. Wilco were all set to put out their followup to 1999’s orchestral-pop opus ‘Summerteeth’ before the tragic events that unfolded on Sept. 11, 2001, but someone charged with making such calls at their label didn’t hear a hit and rejected the album for release. Dejected, the band streamed the album for fans on their website and was soon looking for a new label to release the record.
Bob Dylan's so-called Never Ending Tour rolls on, and the folk-rock icon has snapped up both Wilco and My Morning Jacket to open a six-week stretch of North American summer tour dates. The stacked triple bill hits the road June 26 in West Palm Beach, Fla., and the trek is scheduled through an Aug. 8 date in Mountain View, Calif. Check out the full itinerary below.
White Denim have started working on a follow-up to their 2011 album 'D,' and singer-guitarist James Petralli reveals that the Austin-based psych-rockers laid down a few tracks for the disc at Wilco's Chicago studio, the Loft, with that group's frontman, Jeff Tweedy, in the producer's chair.
Not too long after alt-country heroes Uncle Tupelo broke up in late 1994, the first album by one of the band’s two singer-songwriters surfaced. But it wasn’t the one Tupelo fans were waiting for. From the start, the band’s chief singer and songwriter was Jay Farrar; Jeff Tweedy, the other one, began declaring his independence on the group’s last album, the great ‘Anodyne.’ And it was Farrar’s new band, Son Volt, that everyone was anticipating, not Tweedy’s Wilco.
After alt-country heroes Uncle Tupelo split up in 1994 and their two singer-songwriters, Jay Farrar and Jeff Tweedy, formed new bands, everyone assumed that Farrar was the one with a long and promising future. When they both released albums the following year – Farrar with Son Volt and Tweedy with Wilco – there was still little doubt: Son Volt’s ‘Trace’ had better songs than Wilco’s ‘A.M.’
Mumford and Sons, Paul McCartney, Bjork, Wilco and Tom Petty are among the headliners confirmed for the 2013 edition of the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which will take place June 13-16 in Manchester, Tenn. The lineup was announced today (Feb. 19) during a special hour-long live webcast called B.L.A.M. (Bonnaroo Line-up Announcement Mega-thon) hosted by none other than “Weird Al” Yankovic.
Wilco’s Music and Arts Festival – otherwise known as Solid Sound – is returning for its third edition from June 21-23 at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in North Adams, Mass. The Chicago-based rockers are set to perform two headlining shows alongside a number of other artists, among them Neko Case and Yo La Tengo.