The Capitol Theatre marquee (© 2016, Steven P. Marsh/willyoumissme.com)
I’ve seen Wilco more than just about any other band. I’m not sure why, it just happened. It seems I can’t get enough of them. Thankfully, every tour seems fresh, because this band is tighter and more spectacular every time it blasts out of the gate.
The “Star Wars” cat — or, rather, a reasonable facsimile — awaits the band’s arrival onstage Tuesday night at the Capitol Theatre in Port Chester, New York. (© 2016, Steven P. Marsh/willyoumissme.com)
This tour — which returns to the Capitol Theatre for another sold out show Wednesday, before hitting the far less intimate Kings Theatre in Brooklyn for two more sold-out gigs on Friday and Saturday — rolls out the new “Star Wars” material, like “More,” “Taste the Ceiling,””Random Name Generator,” and the heartbreaking “Where Do I Begin.”
Even so, Wilco’s never a play-the-album band, so there were plenty of favorites from the back catalogue in the show, too.
Photos and setlist on the jump.
Posted in Concerts, Music, Pop and Rock
Tagged Capitol Theatre, Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, Mikael Jorgensen, Nels Cline, Pat Sansone, Port Chester, sold out, Wilco, William Tyler
Faye Hunter via Fidelitorium Recordings’ Facebook page.
Faye Hunter, a North Carolina-based musician best known for her work as the bass player 1980’s jangle-pop band Let’s Active with Mitch Easter and Sara Romweber, died Saturday.
The 59-year-old died of apparent suicide, according to a blog post by David Menconi on the website of The News & Observer in Raleigh, N.C.
UPDATE: Peter Holsapple of The Db’s reacts
Those of us who grew up with Faye also knew her as a sweet, droll and artistic friend who unintentionally served as something of a den mother and big sister to many of the younger musicians in town, myself included. … It is hard to imagine a world without Faye Hunter. We all wish we could have done more to help her, but we couldn’t.
Click here for the full text of Holsapple’s tribute.
Posted in Music, News, Pop and Rock, RIP
Tagged Blue Mountain, David Menconi, Faye Hunter, Fidelitorium Recordings, jangle-pop, John Stirratt, Laurie Stirratt, Let's Active, Mitch Easter, North Carolina, Peter Holsapple, Raleigh, Sara Romweber, The dB's, The News & Observer, Wilco, Winston-Salem
Wilco (Nels Cline, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, from left) on the first night of Solid Sound 2011. (Photos © 2011, Steven P. Marsh)
Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? got off to a late start for the 2011 Solid Sound festival in North Adams, Mass. So we missed Purling Hiss, the first band of the weekend, on Friday afternoon, June 24.
Sharon and Neil Finn's Pajama Club.
But we made it to MASS MoCA in the Berkshires in plenty of time to catch the two big shows of the day, Neil and Sharon Finn‘s Pajama Club and the headlining set by Wilco, the band that made the festival happen.
The Pajama Club plays fun, no-worries pop. We didn’t know much about the band before arriving in North Adams, but discovered to our joy that the New Zealand band’s drummer is Alana Skyring, who until the beginning of this year was a member of one of our fave bands The Grates from Australia.
Click through to the jump for more photos and words about Night 1 of Solid Sound. And check back soon for photo and words about the rest of the music festival.
Posted in Concerts, Country, Folk, Jazz, Music, Pop and Rock, Review, Uncategorized
Tagged Alana Skyring, Australia, Glenn Kotche, Jeff Tweedy, Joe's Field, John Stirratt, MASS MoCA, Mass., Mikael Jorgenson, Neil Finn, Nels Cline, New Zealand, North Adams, Pajama Club, Pat Sansone, Sharon Finn, The Autumn Defense, The Grates, Wilco
Last year's Solid Sound Festival kicked off with beautiful skies. (© 2010 Steven P. Marsh)
Are you joining Will You Miss Me When I’m Gone? in North Adams, Mass., today for the beginning of the second annual edition of Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival?
If you haven’t decided yet, it’s NOT TOO LATE. So all of you last-minute types should definitely keep reading.
Wilco at the 2010 Solid Sound Festival.
As it did last year, it’s taking over the campus of MASS MoCA, the fantastic contemporary art museum that has made this struggling former factory town a destination for lovers of art and music.
And the best thing for you last-minute types is that passes are still available for $124.50. Unlike last year, single-day tickets are also available at $65 for today or Sunday and $78 for Saturday.
Click through to the jump for more photos from last year’s festival and more info about this weekend’s activities.
Posted in Art, Blues, Concerts, Contemporary, Country, Folk, Humor, Jazz, Music, News, Pop and Rock, Punk, Theater, World Music
Tagged Greg "G. Wiz" Wieczorek, Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, MASS MoCA, Nick Zammuto, Pat Sansone, Solid Sound, The Autumn Defense, Wilco