Tonight, Jeff Tweedy Is Your Opening Act

When you’ve survived rock stardom, secession from a major label, and rehab, how can you possibly up the ante?

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Multiplications of Wilco

The members’ various side projects show a collective bent toward the experimental.

In order from twangy pop-rock to genre-defying collaborations, free jazz, and total sonic wildcards:

LOOSE FUR
Jeff Tweedy, Glenn Kotche, and composer-producer Jim O’Rourke make up this beloved trio, which will release its first album in eight years in 2014.

THE AUTUMN DEFENSE
Together, multi-instrumentalists John Stirratt and Pat Sansone create a dreamy, toe-tapping ’70s-tinged sound. A new album is in the works for 2013.

NELS CLINE AND JULIAN LAGE
Cline and young guitar virtuoso Lage team up for Wilco’s Solid Sound Fest in Massachusetts on June 23.

GLENN KOTCHE WITH EIGHTH BLACKBIRD
Kotche, Wilco’s gifted percussionist, wrote a score for this eclectic new-music ensemble; he appears with them at Pritzker Pavilion on August 28.

NELS CLINE AND JEFF PARKER
Cline will join experimental jazz guitarist Parker onstage to interpret the 1964 album Turning Point at Pritzker Pavilion on August 8.

THE NELS CLINE SINGERS
For more than a decade, Cline has played with an improvisational jazz threesome (now with bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Scott Amendola).

MIKAEL JORGENSEN AND GREG O’KEEFE
Space-age synth pop: Jorgensen and collaborator O’Keefe have a single, “ARMZ” and a forthcoming album.

ON FILLMORE
Baby wails, escalator vibrations: Nothing is off-limits in Kotche’s side project with composer Darin Gray. They perform at Solid Sound Festival on June 23.

 

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1 year ago
Posted by @bryontreece

This is probably the best Tweedy/Wilco article I've ever read. Thanks for that.

1 year ago
Posted by mjd2five@gmail.com

You forgot Golden Smog, a loose collective of midwestern (mostly from MN) musicians that Tweedy occasionally moonlights with. Their cover of David Bowie's Starman is phenomenal. He usually covers a few of their songs at his solo shows.

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