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...

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...


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...


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...



Wilco, Guster and Furthur Members to Recreate 'The Last Waltz'

November 22, 2013

Almost 37 years to the day after the Band staged their farewell gig, the "Last Waltz," at San Francisco's Winterland Ballroom, members of Wilco, Furthur, Guster, Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, Blitzen Trapper, Delta Spirit and many other groups are coming...


Inside Mumford & Sons' 'Hopeless Wanderer' Video

August 7, 2013

Mumford & Sons' funny new video for "Hopeless Wanderer" has swept the Internet this week, but the folk band actually wanted to use a different track from their latest album, Babel. It's one of a few interesting tidbits that director Sam...


Dylan, Wilco Bring Americanarama to Toronto

July 16, 2013

Wilco injected some "Canadianarama," as frontman Jeff Tweedy called it, into their Americanarama Festival of Music last night at Toronto's Molson Amphitheatre by inviting Leslie Feist onstage for a couple of numbers, including one by her fellow Canadian...


Wilco Anchor Solid Sound With Covers: Listen

June 24, 2013

Although festivals necessarily operate according to a formula, Wilco's are never formulaic. Back to anchor their own Solid Sound Festival for the third time at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art in the Berkshires town of North Adams, the band...


Paul McCartney Reigns at Bonnaroo

June 15, 2013

Paul McCartney may have played 24 Beatles classics and seven Wings gems in a whopping, two-and-a-half-hour set at Bonnaroo last night in Manchester, Tennessee, but that doesn't make him an oldies act. Seeing the 70-year-old Beatle, whose voice has hardly...


Uncle Tupelo's 'No Depression' Reissue Features Early Demos

November 14, 2013

Uncle Tupelo didn't quite empty out the vault when they reissued their slender catalog a decade ago. The influential alt-country band, whose split yielded Wilco and Son Volt, kept back an important document of their early years: Not Forever, Just for...


50 Greatest Live Acts Right Now

July 31, 2013

Who rules the road in 2013? To find out, Rolling Stone asked a panel of writers, industry figures and artists – from Lars Ulrich of Metallica to Brittany Howard of Alabama Shakes – to vote on their favorite live performers right now. To be...


Best Summer Songs of All Time

July 1, 2013

The summer song is one of rock's truest pleasures, be it a dance jam that dominates every backyard cookout or a sweet ode to cars, girls and partying at the beach. Here are our picks for the most sizzling summer jams ever – from unshakeable oldies...


Wilco Cover 'Get Lucky'

June 22, 2013

For last night's headlining show at their third annual Solid Sound Festival in North Adams, Massachusetts, Wilco played an entire set of all-request covers, as Gothamist reports. Obeying the wishes of fans over a span of 27 songs, the band hit tunes by...