Jul 21 2006
What better way to start off my music site, than to post about my favorite band. You guessed it. Wilco. Jeff Tweedy and his boys are musical geniuses, and with news of a new album on its way, I couldn’t be more excited. Rumor has it that the bandmates of Jeff Tweedy have had a lot more input on the new album, so it will definitely be interesting to see what the band has in store for us. From what I hear, the album is set to be released next spring, but as we have already learned with the release of Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, timing doesn’t always work out as planned. (for those of you who don’t know, Reprise wanted Wilco to rework the 2002 album, and they refused to, liking it the way that it was. The label dropped Wilco, and they signed with Nonesuch, which ironically enough is a Time Warner subsidiary along with Reprise. The band streamed the album online, and it turned out to be Wilco’s best selling album to date, selling over 500,000 copies.) People have told me Wilco rocked Summerfest, and I plan on seeing them perform at Chicago’s Lollapalooza. I have to say, It’s nice to see them back here in their hometown of Chicago. The last time they played here was November of last year doing a hurricane katrina relief concert. I took the above photo at the show while the band was playing a song with the New Orleans All-Stars.
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot:
Kicking Television (live at Vic) :
Special (a must listen to cover)
Ian Hultquist is currently studying at Berklee College of Music. He is a very talented musician and I highly recommend you take the time to check out some of his other work at his myspace page. He isn’t in any set bands at the moment, but plays solo and sometimes with different musicial groups. I am going to try to track down some more of his music to post at a later date.
more posts coming very soon.