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Bon Iver, Jeff Tweedy, Margo Price & more celebrated NPR Music’s 10th anniversary (pics, videos)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Robert Glasper, Kronos Quartet, Bilal, Black Thought, Tank and the Bangas and even more showed up to the event, which had an entirely surprise lineup.

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watch Jeff Tweedy & Steve Albini play cops in new Affordable Care Act PSA

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jeff Tweedy and Steve Albini bring their comedic talents to a new PSA about the Affordable Care Act. As you may know the Trump administration cut the ACA enrollment window in half and eliminated its advertising budget, so you may not know that enrollment ends December 15…

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (11/17)

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This week’s Notable Releases include the powerful new Mavis Staples album, the posthumous Sharon Jones album, the latest Electric Wizard rager, and more.

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Jeff Tweedy discusses depression & more in new podcast; Wilco share ‘Being There’ outtake

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Jeff discussed his frequent migraines growing up, and his history struggling with anxiety and depression, turning to alcohol, marijuana, and opioids, before eventually spending time in rehab. Aside from these heavy topics, Jeff also talked about the beginnings of his record collection, and his large amount of guitars.

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Mavis Staples’ new song “Build A Bridge” featuring Jeff Tweedy

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XPN MusicNotes: Listen to Mavis Staples’ new song “Build A Bridge” featuring Jeff Tweedy

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

Soul singing legend Mavis Staples is still going strong at age 78 and has just released a new song called “Build A Bridge” from her soon to be released new album If All I Was Was Black, which she recorded with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy

If All I Was Was Black comes out on November 17th and Mavis has a bunch of performances opening for Bob Dylan throughout November including two shows at the Tower Theater in Upper Darby this Saturday and Sunday, November 11th and 12th; more information can be found at ...

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Spoon, Bon Iver, Jeff Tweedy & more playing ‘A Prairie Home Companion’ shows at Town Hall

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Chris Thile will bring A Prairie Home Companion back to Town Hall in December…

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Wilco announce vinyl reissues; Mavis Staples & Bob Dylan share songs

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Wilco have announced that they’re giving vinyl and CD reissues to their first two albums, A.M. and Being There, with bonus material including alternate takes, unreleased songs, and live recordings…

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Aimee Mann, Randy Newman, Jeff Tweedy & more playing WFUV’s 2017 holiday show

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

The 2017 lineup for WFUV’s annual “Holiday Cheer” benefit show has been announced with Jeff Tweedy, Aimee Mann, Randy Newman, and Lo Moon all playing NYC’s Beacon Theatre on December 15.

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Mavis Staples announces Jeff Tweedy collaboration If All I Was Was Black

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Mavis Staples announces Jeff Tweedy collaboration If All I Was Was Black

Mavis Staples | photo by Cameron Pollack for WXPN

XPN Fest veterans and longtime friends Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy (of Wilco) have collaborated together a few times before, but the just-announced If All I Was Was Black is a particularly special project. Slated for a November 17 release on Anti- Records, the 10-track album was produced and written by Tweedy, with vocalist Staples contributing to the lyrics on three tracks. In addition to being the first full-length of original material the the two have worked on together, If All I Was Was Black takes on a political tone, addressing racial ...

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Daniel Johnston playing final shows, backed by Jeff Tweedy, Built to Spill, Modern Baseball, more

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

Cult artist Daniel Johnston has influenced tons of people over the years (like Kurt Cobain) and he has now announced what he says will be his final shows. Each show will have him backed by artists he influenced, specific to the city.

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Jeff Tweedy reworks Wilco favorites on acoustic Together At Last, out now

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Jeff Tweedy reworks Wilco favorites on acoustic Together At Last, out now

Jeff Tweedy | Photo By Noah Silvestry | silvestography.com

Earlier this week Bob Bumbera reported on Jeff Tweedy‘s solo record during the XPN Morning Show, sharing a video of the Wilco frontman performing album cut “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” on Late Night With Seth Myers. Yes, you already know that Wilco classic and yes it is appearing on Together At Last – that’s because the new effort, out today, features a number of Tweedy favorites, from main projects and side projects, done in an intimate, acoustic style.

Other Wilco tunes getting a makeover include “Dawned On Me” and “Sky ...

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Bon Iver, Jenny Lewis, & others cover John Prine at Eaux Claires (watch)

Source: Brooklyn Vegan

One of the collaborative highlights of the third edition of Eaux Claires was ‘Bon Iver Presents: John Prine and the American Songbook,’ which featured artists like Justin Vernon, Jenny Lewis, Jeff Tweedy, Mountain Man, Spank Rock, and Anais Mitchell covering Prine’s songs.

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Jeff Tweedy played ‘Seth Meyers,’ collabed with Justin Vernon, & more Wilco news

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This weekend, Jeff Tweedy releases his new solo acoustic LP, and Wilco will perform ‘Being There’ in full at their semi-annual Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA…

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Five Notable Releases of the Week (5/5)

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This week’s Notable Releases include Perfume Genius’ gorgeous, ambitious new album, the first At the Drive In album in 17 years, the first Slowdive album in 22 years, and more.

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Joan Shelley preps Jeff Tweedy-produced LP, touring w/ Wilco, Richard Thompson

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The new album also features contributions from her frequent collaborator Nathan Salsburg, Jeff Tweedy’s son and bandmate Spencer, and James Elkington (who is one half of a duo with Nathan Salsburg).

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Jeff Tweedy, Mekons members & more reinterpret Carl Sandburg’s poetry on new LP (stream it)

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There’s also a NYC release show this Saturday with the album’s creator, David Nagler, and a ten-piece band.

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Wilco Shine On Thoughtful Tenth LP “Schmilco”

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Indie legends Wilco, who have been one of the leading bands in the underground for over a decade, released the aptly titled Schmilco on September 9th.  Schmilco sees a softer, more acoustic side to the band compared to its predecessor Star Wars which was released only a year ago. Jeff Tweedy, the man behind Wilco, gets incredibly introspective with songs like “If I Ever Was a Child” and “Normal American Kids”. Jeff is getting older, and he’s ok with that. Schmilco is far less experimental than Wilco’s famed releases Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jeff Tweedy explain how Wilco names albums, listen to the new Pixies album Head Carrier

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch Jeff Tweedy explain how Wilco names albums, listen to the new Pixies album Head Carrier

Wilco at Solid Sound Festival | Photo by Noah Silvestry | silvestography.tumblr.com

“The next time someone tells you Wilco doesn’t put a lot of work into things, just tell them…I don’t know. Something. You make it up.”
-Jeff Tweedy

With tongue firmly planted in cheek, Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy recorded a video, (prior to last night’s appearance on The late Show with Stephen Colbert) in which he responds to critics of the band’s recent album titles. Funny stuff.

What will the titles be for future Wilco albums? Check out Jeff Tweedy’s list below:

Album Name Tk
Yankee Hotel Foxtrot 2
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XPN MusicNotes: Wilco-Schmilco! Alt-legends announce new album, watch Prophets of Rage perform near RNC

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XPN MusicNotes: Wilco-Schmilco!  Alt-legends announce new album, watch Prophets of Rage perform near RNC

Wilco had Philadelphia area fans watching with rapt attention at their recent show at the Mann last month, and now comes word that the American alt-rock legends are coming out with a new album.

Wilco’s announcement of their next album “Schmilco” comes a week after releasing the new song “Locator,” one of 11 songs on the new album. Earlier this year Jeff Tweedy promised a new album was in the works:

“Wilco have another one ready to go this year… Ready to go sounds pretty promising!”

The artwork to “Schmilco” was designed by cartoonist Joan Cornellà. “Schmilco” will be ...

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XPN MusicNotes: Read about Neil Young’s new live album, watch Wilco, R.E.M. & Yo La Tengo cover Big Star’s “Third ” album

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XPN MusicNotes: Read about Neil Young’s new live album, watch Wilco, R.E.M. & Yo La Tengo cover Big Star’s “Third ” album

Neil Young | Photo by Joe Del Tufo | www.joedeltufo.com

Neil Young will release his latest live album-“Earth” in June, with performances from his 2015 Monsanto Years tour with Promise of the Real.

“Earth” is expected out on June 17 (or June 10 via Amazon)

According to Neil Young

“At Ninety-eight uninterrupted minutes long, Earth flows as a collection of 13 songs from throughout my life, songs I have written about living here on our planet together. Our animal kingdom is well represented in the audience as well, and the animals, insects, birds, and mammals actually take over the ...

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Indie Rock musicians turned TV stars (a list!)

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From Death By Audio to Home Box Office, from ‘Gilmore Girls’ to ‘Game of Thrones,’ here are some indie rock musicians who showed up in popular TV shows.

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NPR’s Bob Boilen wrote book ‘Your Song Changed My Life,’ hosting release event in NYC with Sturgill Simpson

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NPR’s All Songs Considered and Tiny Desk Concerts host and unflagging show-goer Bob Boilen has a new book coming out, titled Your Song Changed My Life, where he talks with 35 musicians about the music that inspired them…

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch David Gilmour summon Pink Floyd on Kimmel, hear new music from Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval and more

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XPN MusicNotes: Watch David Gilmour summon Pink Floyd on Kimmel, hear new music from Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval and more

David Gilmour on Kimmel | still from video

David Gilmour was feeling his Pink Floyd roots last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live as he performed “Wish You Were Here.” Watch below, along with his new “Rattle That Lock.”

Mazzy Star’s Hope Sandoval has another album from her other band ready for lift-off. Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions is getting ready to put out their 1st new first album in 7 years-  the lead single of which, is a song called: “Isn’t It True.” The track will come out on Record Store Day on April 6th. The upcoming, as-yet-untitled album ...

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