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Just Announced: Jeff Tweedy will play a solo show at Princeton’s McCarter Theater

Tweedy | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Wilco leader Jeff Tweedy is taking some time to himself in 2018, and embarks on a solo tour this spring that brings him to the region for an April 18th show at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, New Jersey. Tickets for the show will be available Friday, February 9th, more information can be found here. Continue reading →

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In Wilco News: A.M. and Being There get vinyl reissues, Jeff Tweedy collabs with Mavis Staples

Wilco | photo by Jeremy Zimmerman for WXPN

On December 1st, Wilco’s first two albums will get a vinyl and CD reissue.

Available through Rhino Records, 1995’s A.M. and 1996’s Being There will feature several new bonus and never-heard-before tracks, as well as alternate takes and live performances. A.M. will be reissued on CD and a double-LP, and Being There will be a 5 CD collection and 4 LP set. Fans are also invited to purchase the album directly from wilcoworld.net , where they will have access to an exclusive colored vinyl limited to 2,500 copies of each album. Digital formats of both albums will also be released on the same day. You can hear “Casino Queen,” “Passenger Side,” “Outta Site (Outta Mind),” and “When You Find Trouble,” some of the earliest, and favorite, Wilco recordings in their original form. Continue reading →

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Mavis Staples announces Jeff Tweedy collaboration If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

XPN Fest veterans and longtime friends Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) have collaborated together a few times before, but the just-announced If All I Was Was Black is a particularly special project. Slated for a November 17 release on Anti- Records, the 10-track album was produced and written by Tweedy, with vocalist Staples contributing to the lyrics on three tracks. In addition to being the first full-length of original material the the two have worked on together, If All I Was Was Black takes on a political tone, addressing racial tension in a way that advocates for spreading love and positivity. Continue reading →

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Jeff Tweedy reworks Wilco favorites on acoustic Together At Last, out now

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Jeff Tweedy | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Earlier this week Bob Bumbera reported on Jeff Tweedy‘s solo record during the XPN Morning Show, sharing a video of the Wilco frontman performing album cut “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” on Late Night With Seth Myers. Yes, you already know that Wilco classic and yes it is appearing on Together At Last – that’s because the new effort, out today, features a number of Tweedy favorites, from main projects and side projects, done in an intimate, acoustic style.

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch another hilarious cameo appearance from Jeff Tweedy on Portlandia

via Pitchfork

“Turns out he owns the key of G, which has made life very difficult for me as a songwriter” -Jeff Tweedy appearing on Portlandia

It’s time for your Portlandia close up, Mr. Tweedy. See the Wilco frontman’s most recent cameo appearance in a very funny promo for the season premier of Portlandia with their take on frivolous, music-copyright lawsuits. Continue reading →

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jeff Tweedy explain how Wilco names albums, listen to the new Pixies album Head Carrier

Wilco at Solid Sound Festival | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com
Wilco at Solid Sound Festival | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

“The next time someone tells you Wilco doesn’t put a lot of work into things, just tell them…I don’t know. Something. You make it up.”
-Jeff Tweedy

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy recorded a video, (prior to last night’s appearance on The late Show with Stephen Colbert) in which he responds to critics of the band’s recent album titles. Funny stuff. Continue reading →

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Listen to Still, the new Jeff Tweedy produced album by Richard Thompson

Richard Thompson | Photo by Pamela Littky
Richard Thompson | Photo by Pamela Littky

Singer-songwriter Richard Thompson is releasing his 16th solo album, Still, on June 23rd. Produced by Jeff Tweedy of Wilco, the album features a core trio of Thompson, bassist Taras Prodaniuk, and drummer Michael Jerome – with contributions from guitarist Jim Elkington of Jeff’s band Tweedy and harmony vocalists Liam Cunningham, his sister Sima Cunningham (both of Tweedy), and Siobhan Kennedy. Continue reading →