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17 Jul 2009 // 4:53 AM

Jeff Tweedy talks about circling back home on Wilco’s latest album

When Wilco performed every song from its six albums over five straight nights at the Riviera Theatre in its hometown of Chicago in December 2007, there

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30 Jun 2009 // 7:05 AM

Wilco’s latest album is love letter to fans

The opening song on “Wilco (The Album)” is a bright, poppy tune called “Wilco (The Song).” It’s a greeting card to the band’s

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26 Jun 2009 // 3:46 AM

On the eve of next week’s release of Wilco: Wilco (The Album), Jeff Tweedy and the boys dropped by The Tonight Show on Wednesday

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19 Jun 2009 // 3:35 AM

Photos by Karen Dunbar

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17 Jun 2009 // 6:00 AM

Photos by Karen Dunbar

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26 May 2009 // 10:08 AM

CHICAGO — Jay Bennett was a master in the recording studio, the type of talent who could pick up almost any instrument and make music on

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26 May 2009 // 3:18 AM

CHICAGO — Jay Bennett, a former member of Chicago-based rock band Wilco, died Sunday, according to a posting on the Web site of his record label.

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Spoon + Black Nasty: 22 April 2009 - Houston

While several new songs were welcomed with polite applause, tunes from Spoon’s back catalogue elicited a more raucous response.

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13 May 2009 // 12:35 PM

Wilco’s new album drops June 30th on Nonesuch with the understated title Wilco (The Album). The band is streaming the record over on their

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5 May 2009 // 5:11 AM

CHICAGO - Former Wilco member Jay Bennett is suing lead singer Jeff Tweedy in Cook County Circuit Court, claiming Tweedy owes him money from the

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4 May 2009 // 5:00 AM

Just Say No to Dylan

Dylan's new album of rough-and-ready love songs, Together Through This, is proof that he needs a little nudge back onto a darker path.

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Wilco: Ashes of American Flags [DVD]

Released in US indie record stores before today's wider release, Ashes of American Flags is further proof that Wilco may very well be the greatest American rock band right now.

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27 Apr 2009 // 5:29 AM

Bob Dylan catches a 10-song case of the blues

Back in 2006, when everybody else was pretending that everything was OK, Bob Dylan knew better. “The buying power of the proletariat has gone down,” he

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Growing Up Dead by Peter Conners

It's charming and informative to read Conners' musings on his youth, even as he tries and ultimately fails to demonstrate that it was not misspent.

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Bob Dylan: Together Through Life

If older artists have a tendency to look backward and most young ‘uns to aim grasp at the future, Dylan’s gift has been to make hay of those distinctions and set himself apart from either generational trend.

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Kirby Fields shies away from adding celeb-authored books to his brand new baby's library. Until he spies "Dylan" on one very important kid-lit spine.

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CunninLynguists, Alliteration, and a Strange Journey

Two years ago, CunninLynguists, a group little known outside underground hip-hop circles, dropped Dirty Acres, easily one of the best hip-hop albums of 2007 and arguably

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The Felice Brothers: Yonder is the Clock

The Felice Brothers’ latest effort is a looser affair -- far more The Basement Tapes than Blood on the Tracks -- yet still mirrors their self-titled in both its strengths and flaws. Where’s the growth?

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Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour Diaries: Drummer Winston Watson’s Incredible Journey

If, as Kris Kristofferson said of Bob Dylan, "The guy's got so many sides he's round", this new DVD release shows what it's like to be in Dylan's orbit.

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6 Apr 2009 // 10:00 PM

Waltzing with Wilco

As any experienced concert-goer knows, a lively audience can mean the difference between a lackluster event and a memorable night. Sometimes, it’s more important than the band's actual performance.

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A Chat with José González at Newport Folk Festival

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"José González's sets during Newport Folk Festival weren't on his birthday (that is today) but each looked to be a special intimate performance.

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