Monday, February 18, 2008

Wilco Storms Chicago

The best band on the planet (WILCO) continues its 5 night residency in Chicago this week. Apparently, the goal is to cover all of their 81 album tracks over the course of the 5 days plus other rarities. This should really be something special for the fans in attendance and proves that Wilco is one of the kindest bands to their fans. During the first two nights, the band had musical comrade Andrew Bird join on violin for a few and treated fans to the rarities "Candyfloss", the Mermaid Ave outtake "When the Roses Bloom Again", and the A.M. classics "It's just That Simple", "Dash 7, and "Too Far Apart". You can read about all the shows on Chicago Tribune writer Greg Kot's blog page. And for those who do the download thing; great recordings of the shows are already up on the bt.etree download site.

As a bonus, enjoy this awesome video of the rarely played "Pot Kettle Black" from the 2/15/08 show.

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