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Our Noise: The Story of Merge Records, the Indie Label That Got Big and Stayed Small by John Cook

Despite some generous editorializing, Our Noise is as engaging (and human) a music industry tale as you're ever going to read.

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Bob Dylan + Willie Nelson + John Mellencamp: 28 July 2009 - Durham, NC

Who would deny the appeal of the Willie Nelson/John Mellencamp/Bob Dylan ballpark tour, even after we agree that Mellencamp doesn't belong with such a distinguished duo?

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20 Aug 2009 // 8:58 PM

Jay Brannan: In Living Cover

On In Living Cover, Brannan wisley scales back to a low-pressure coffeehouse setting where he is free to test out his own material amidst a selection of his well-worn favorites.

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So Long as Men Can Breathe by Clinton Heylin

It’s entirely refreshing to read about Shakespeare without the hushed tone of literary sanctity, while preserving the rigors of good research.

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17 Jul 2009 // 8:30 AM

The ubiquitous Wilco played another TV date, this time with indie chanteuse Feist.

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17 Jul 2009 // 3:53 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 // 6:05 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 // 2:46 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 // 2:35 AM

Photos by Karen Dunbar

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17 Jun 2009 // 5:00 AM

Photos by Karen Dunbar

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26 May 2009 // 9:08 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 // 2:18 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 // 11:35 AM

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 // 4:11 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 // 4:00 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 // 4:29 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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