It's hard to believe, but this year marks the 20th anniversary of the band Wilco. They've recently announced plans to celebrate the anniversary with a pair of releases, including the first-ever best of compilation from the group and also a collection of rarities that they say, "We're pretty sure you're gonna love."
They're also on the road playing a few shows to celebrate the milestone and as if that wasn't enough, frontman and creative mastermind Jeff Tweedy will release his solo debut under the banner of Tweedy on September 23rd.
Here's a sampling from the Tweedy album, a tune called "Summer Noon."
Wilco was in town this past Thursday (September 4th) for a rare Cleveland area show at the Akron Civic Theatre. It was Wilco's first area appearance since their show at the Lakewood Civic Auditorium in February of 2008. Their return was long overdue and it was great to have them back!
Our good friend Amy Weiser was there with her camera to capture scenes from a great night of music in Akron. Check out the gallery of photos below!
When I got these photos, I was all excited for the briefest of moments, because I thought that Amy Weiser had finally fulfilled my lifelong dream of owning a Delorean. But as it turns out, there's a band called Delorean and they make music, but from what I can tell, none of them actually own a Delorean. I probably don't have the garage space anyway...
Schedule a Wolf Parade, invite a few people and turn up the LCD Soundsystem and everything will be just fine....especially if you're at the Pitchfork Music Festival.
If you're looking for action, blood and guts, Titus Andronicus is a good place to start in the catalog of William Shakespeare.
Inspired by Shakespeare's title, indie rockers Titus Andronicus had the thought that "Titus Andronicus" would make for a great band name. It's certainly an inspired choice (and just when you thought the world was starting to run out of unique band names).
Continuing our series of photo posts from the Pitchfork Music Festival, here are some more photos, this time featuring Modest Mouse as seen through the lens of Cleveland photographer Amy Weiser. Bill from I Rock Cleveland also was in the house for Pitchfork, and you can check out his extensive coverage and reviews here (including his thoughts on the Modest Mouse set).