Jeff Tweedy Writing 'Funny, Disarming, Honest' Memoir

November 20, 2015

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy is working on a "funny, disarming, and honest" memoir that will trace his path from being a young Clash fan to becoming one of the most eclectic voices in rock music. In a statement, Tweedy said of his tome, "I have stories to...


Watch John Stirratt Talk Wilco Chemistry, Fave Bassists

September 21, 2015

Wilco bassist John Stirratt reflects on his key influences, the joys of playing in a tight-knit ensemble and his prized American Standard Jazz Bass in a new interview as part of Fender video series "A Handmade Original." Stirratt took time...


Jeff Tweedy on 'Star Wars,' Bob Dylan and Wilco's Next LP

August 19, 2015

On July 16th, Wilco shocked their fans in the best way possible: by releasing Star Wars, the band's first album in four years, for free on their website, with no advance warning. The album is Wilco's best in at least a decade, full of loose, poppy...

Album Review

Star Wars

July 24, 2015

Wilco are one of the most respected bands on the planet — paragons of good taste, masters of genre-bridging craftsmanship and chill independence. Considering that heavy rep, it's strange to think that when Jeff Tweedy put together Wilco's...


Watch Tweedy Perform 'Sukierae' Tracks on 'CBS This Morning'

July 4, 2015

Tweedy, a band featuring Wilco's Jeff Tweedy alongside his son and drummer Spencer, appeared on CBS This Morning Saturday to perform a pair of songs off their debut LP Sukierae, "Wait for Love" and "Low Key," as well as discuss the family...


Wilco Reinstate Indiana Show Following Protest Cancellation

April 3, 2015

In the aftermath of the passage of Indiana's controversial Religious Freedom Restoration Act, many celebrities, politicians and CEOs denounced the law that critics viewed as discriminatory toward the LGBT community. While there was lots...


Outside Lands 2015: 10 Standout Performances

August 10, 2015

San Francisco's Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival celebrated its eighth year in style with huge headliners like Elton John, Mumford and Sons and the Black Keys each holding down each of its three nights. Here's what went down at the Bay Area's...


Wilco Surprise-Release New Album as Free Download

July 17, 2015

Without any hints or hype, Wilco released their ninth studio album Star Wars Thursday as a surprise free download for fans. "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...


Dawes, Stapleton Added to Pilgrimage Fest

June 17, 2015

Less than one week after the close of Bonnaroo 2015, another Tennessee-based festival is gearing up for its own music-filled weekend. The Pilgrimage Festival, which just announced its final round of performers, will take place September 26th and 27th...



20 Best Reissues of 2014

December 18, 2014

Reissues are now, more and more, like airplane flights: an à la carte experience. Historical releases this year by Bob Dylan, Led Zeppelin and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young came in multiple iterations, with the level of bells, whistles and deep...


Tweedy Release Star-Studded 'Low Key' Video

September 27, 2014

Right on the heels of the release of their first album, Sukierae, Tweedy unleashed a quirky, cameo-filled music video for their track "Low Key" that takes a lighthearted poke at a troubled record industry. Directed by Parks and Recreation's Nick Offerman,...


Hear Jeff Tweedy Unveil New Material at Mountain Jam

June 10, 2014

As reported last week, Jeff Tweedy will release his new solo album, Sukierae, on September 16th, as part of his TWEEDY project alongside 18-year-old son, Spencer. Fans of the Wilco frontman have now received what appears to be a early taste of the LP. The...


Jeff Tweedy, Yo La Tengo Jam on 'Parks and Rec'

April 25, 2014

Parks and Recreation concluded its sixth season Thursday night with an epic musical extravaganza. The episode, which focused on the Pawnee/Eagleton Unity Concert, featured performances from a handful of alt-rock icons (Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy,...


'Parks and Rec' Recruit Yo La Tengo for Night Ranger Cover Band

March 28, 2014

Parks and Recreation have added an indie-rock heavyweight to their upcoming, concert-themed season finale episode. Yo La Tengo will appear as the awesomely named Night Ranger cover band Bobby Knight Ranger, playing the band's iconic Eighties power ballad...


Jeff Tweedy to Guest on 'Parks and Rec'

February 7, 2014

Parks and Recreation character Andy Dwyer may need to reconnect with his MouseRat bandmates, because another legendary Pawnee band might be reuniting. Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will appear on the show, according to Entertainment Weekly, in a music-themed...

Album Review

Alpha Mike Foxtrot

November 18, 2014

Over the past 20 years, Wilco have gone from plain-spoken alt-country to the pinnacle of experimental folk and art rock. Hear how that happened on this four-disc rarities set, which is often so raw it feels less like opening the vault than rooting around...


Beck Hits 'Heart Is a Drum' on 'Colbert'

July 29, 2014

Beck stopped by The Colbert Report on Monday night to chat briefly with host Stephen Colbert and play two songs: One from his new album Morning Phase, and the other off his 2012 collection of sheet music, Song Reader, which sees release in a physical...


Hear Jeff Tweedy Perform With Son on New Song

June 5, 2014

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy will release his new solo album, Sukierae (pronounced "sue-key-ray") on September 16th, and he tapped someone near and dear to his heart to man the drums: his 18-year old son, Spencer, Billboard reports. The New Immortals: Wilco The...


Madonna, 'Breaking Bad' Lead April Fools' Day Gags

April 1, 2014

Madonna, Deadmau5 and Flaming Lips were just some of the musicians — willingly or not — that celebrated April Fools' Day, a day revered by some and dreaded by others. But they were hardly the only ones to peddle fake beefs, promote nonexistent...


How Real Estate Blew Jeff Tweedy's Mind

March 5, 2014

After finishing his band's newly released third album Atlas, Real Estate singer-guitarist Martin Courtney felt a sense of dread. It's not an emotion you'd expect from a group who just wrapped up the recording process, nor is it one you'd peg to the New...