Wilco and Joanna Newsom
Better than...waiting for the Sepulveda Pass to re-open.
Wilco's name has graced more marquees in Los Angeles this year than a majority of bands that actually live here. Last night, under a full moon and amid looming Santa Ana winds, Wilco wrapped up ... More >>
See also: Our Wilco slideshow
Better than: A swimming pool full of Banana Split Dippin' Dots.
Few contemporary American bands command Wilco's critical and fan adoration. Jeff Tweedy and Co. managed to sell out the Palladium in a flash, and they have two more sho ... More >>
Yoko OnoJohn Lennon would have turned 70 next week, and among the events celebrating the legendary Beatle are two shows this weekend featuring a reconstituted Plastic Ono Band, the loose collective of musicians Lennon assembled 40 years ago.
His widow Yoko Ono and son Sean Lennon (the musica ... More >>
Christina M. FeliceVanaprastaBy now, we're sure you have your strategy mapped out for Saturday's street festival portion of the Sunset Strip Music Festival.
You're hitting the Sunset Strip early for Semi Precious Weapons; you're darting between outdoor stages for the likes of Travie McCoy, ... More >>
In celebration of the holiday spirit of sharing, we've got two shining visual examples of how to do just that below, each of which offers up an indie world collaboration of cream-in-your-jeans proportions. First up is the latest entry in Beck's ongoing Record Club -- a full-album covers series that ... More >>
View more photos in the "Wilco, Night One" slideshow.
What, you're gonna ask a music writer to assess a Wilco show? That's like asking a cop to review a doughnut shop. "The sprinkles here are the best ever. The icing, creamy. The jelly filling? Drool-worthy." It was a fantastic first night of a thr ... More >>
Nels Cline / Coward / (Cryptogramophone)
Alex Cline / Continuation / (Cryptogramophone)
There's something funny about the fact that local heroes the identical twin Cline Brothers -- Nels (Wilco/Geraldine Fibbers/Scarnella/Nels Cline Singers guitarist) and Alex (Alex Cline Ensemble/Julius Hemphil ... More >>
Ted DiBiase knows a winner when he sees one. That's how he earned the nickname "The Million Dollar Man" when those Cash Money clowns were still learning to ice their first teeth. And rest assured, Teddy B. would've inevitably proclaimed Day 3 of Outside Lands, the winner of the match, even if he wo ... More >>
Widespread Panic, the Orpheum Theatre, June 20
By Jeff Weiss
(photos by Timothy Norris)
Sometimes, I think music critics hate jam bands for the jokes. After all, on that endless litany of items capable of inspiring comedic rancor, nothing is easier to mock than hippies, save for maybe George Bush ... More >>
Greek Theatre, August 29, 2007
by Jonah Flicker
Iâ€™m sure there were plenty of celebrities peppered throughout the crowd at the Greek Theatre as perennial underdogs/yuppie-faves, Wilco, took the stage on a balmy Wednesday night. My celebrity sighting, however, was limited to one Mr. Fred Sav ... More >>