“Paste” Makes A Very Tasteful Illinoise

Maura | November 3, 2009 - 11:00 am

Yesterday, Paste released its list of the 50 Best Albums Of The 2000s, and the list was topped by none other than Sufjan Stevens’ Illinoise, which honestly seems like it was released way longer ago, so established has he become in the indie-rock firmament. Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, the Arcade Fire’s Funeral, Radiohead’s Kid A,… More »

Alanis Morrissette And Alicia Silverstone Miss The Days When Music Videos Were Only Four Minutes Long

Maura | July 17, 2009 - 4:00 pm

Two icons of the ’90s, Alicia Silverstone and Alanis Morrissette, have teamed up for a cause that affects all of us (especially knowledge-worker types who have extra time on their hands to read blogs): Movies with no discernible purpose other than throwing a bunch of highly bloggable artists on the soundtrack and using those songs… More »

Wilco (The Irresistible Journalistic Construct)

Maura | July 1, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Yesterday Wilco’s new album was made available for purchase, and the double-whammy of it being titled Wilco (The Album) and having its first single be called “Wilco (The Song)” proved to be too much for some writers out there to resist. After the jump, a selection of Wilco (The Parenthetically Assisted Reactions) that have appearedMore »

Maura | June 23, 2009 - 3:30 pm

Former Wilco member Jay Bennett’s death last month was the result of an accidental overdose of painkillers, according to the Champaign (Ill.) County coroner’s office. Bennett apparently overdosed on fentanyl, which is used to treat moderate to severe chronic pain. The coroner’s office is now treating Bennett’s death as an accident. [Chicago Tribune] … More »

Will “Vinyl Saturday” Drag People Back To The Record Stores?

Maura | June 3, 2009 - 11:00 am

The people behind the one-day indie-music-retail blowout Record Store Day are hoping so; they’ve declared the third Saturday of every month Vinyl Saturday, on which limited-edition vinyl releases will be available at participating indie shops. The first installment is Saturday, June 20, and there will be four special releases on shelves that day: … More »

Jay Bennett, R.I.P.

Maura | May 24, 2009 - 10:15 pm

Jay Bennett, a multi-instrumentalist and producer, passed away in his sleep Saturday night, according to a statement from his management company. Bennett was perhaps best known for his time with Wilco, with whom he played from 1994 through 2001; he also played in the ’90s powerpop act Titanic Love Affair and had an extensive listMore »

Maura | May 13, 2009 - 3:00 pm

As a card-carrying music blogger, it’s my duty to let you know that Wilco is streaming the camel-coated Wilco (The Album) from its Web site right now. Apparently it leaked last night, leading to the stream being hastily put up on a “beta” section of the band’s site and a bunch of people making “Wilco… More »

Wilco Sure Knows How To Throw A Roof Party

Maura | May 8, 2009 - 12:00 pm

Christina Aguilera’s New Role Is Going To Be Quite A Stretch

Maura | May 5, 2009 - 12:00 pm

aguileraIn today’s lunchtime headlines: Christina Aguilera goes go-go, Jeff Tweedy gets served, and Rihanna cancels a gig in the Middle East. More »

Jackson Hole Music Festival

anthonyjmiccio | May 28, 2008 - 4:15 am

Looking for another summer festival to hit, but not wanting to go much farther than say…Jackson Hole, Wyoming? More »

anthonyjmiccio | May 28, 2008 - 4:15 am

Looking for another summer festival to hit, but not wanting to go much farther than say…Jackson Hole, Wyoming? More »

Jingle Writing Goes The “American Idol” Route

Maura | April 14, 2008 - 9:30 am

CBS has decided to pick up the Mark Burnett game show Jingles, during which contestants will be required to write songs showcasing the various sponsors of the program in a positive light, then have those tunes judged by an “expert panel” and Americans. Winning songs will get used in the featured products’ commercials, a fact… More »

Jess Harvell | March 12, 2008 - 4:30 am

Oh yeah, with all the They Might Be Giants videos and rhinestones and my general Dante-from-Clerks attitude this week, I almost forgot to mention that Rage Against The Machine and Wilco have been added to the list of Bands That Might Be Playing Lollapalooza (But Maybe Not). More »

Maura | March 6, 2008 - 2:30 am

The New York Times may be a little out of control blog-wise, but their blog all about migraines (!) has an entry from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy in which he talks about his lifelong problem with the crippling headaches, and how managing his depression and panic disorders helped him become freer from pain… More »

Wilco On “SNL”: The Role Of Jeff Tweedy Will Be Played By Vincent D’Onofrio

Maura | March 3, 2008 - 8:41 am

While a lot of the scuttlebutt from this weekend’s Saturday Night Live will probably be about Hillary Clinton’s bright-eyed cameo and Andy Samberg’s spot-on Diablo Cody impersonation (complete with Nate Dogg reference!), I thought the most notable part of the episode was the fact that, for the first time in forever, the band actually sounded… More »

Tomorrow’s New Releases Revealed Today

Maura | May 14, 2007 - 5:15 am

Welcome to On The Shelf, Idolator’s weekly look at new releases hitting store shelves on Tuesday. Like it or not, the big album coming out tomorrow is Linkin Park’s 98% rap-free effort, Minutes to Midnight; after the jump, we give that album a once-over, along with new efforts from Wilco, Megadeth, Gretchen Wilson, and Rufus… More »

The Last Word: Wilco’s “Blue” Monday

Brian Raftery | May 14, 2007 - 3:50 am

wilcover.jpgEvery week, we round up the all-important, all-summarizing last sentences of the biggest new-music reviews. Today’s entry is Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky, which will be released tomorrow. More »

Listening Station: Wilco’s “Vine” Intervention

Brian Raftery | May 9, 2007 - 10:31 am

MOTOVRES MUSIC has an MP3 of “One True Vine,” the first b-side from Wilco’s Sky Blue Sky. Rumors are swirling that the mid-tempo piano number is Jeff Tweedy’s ode to Craig Nicholls, and we’ve confirmed that those rumors were 100 percent made up by us: Wilco – One True Vine [MP3, link… More »

Aggregated Assault: What The Music Blogs Are Posting Right Now

idolguest2 | April 20, 2007 - 3:15 am

-In a couple weeks, we’ll all be tired of reading about Mr. Scruffy here and his band (Will-Call, or something like that?). Until then, here’s some older stuff, some you may know, some not. [popheadwound] -A smart look at the decline of the mixtape scene in the post-Juice, post-CD world. More »

Wilco Encourages Fans To Get Their Leak On

Brian Raftery | April 11, 2007 - 2:20 am

A few weeks ago, we made the argument that pre-release leaks do more good than harm (our working theory, in summary, is that the benefits of building excitement among fans outweighs the fact that some of them may not buy them album upon its official release). And it looks like Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche agrees… More »

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