Monday, July 6, 2009

The Times on Tweedy

Thanks to Matt Belloni for sending along the NY Times on Jeff Tweedy & Wilco. Great article. My favorite quote was:

"At the Wiltern, Wilco demonstrated that its two main threads of musical tradition — roots music and full-tilt experimentation — make for a grand live act. Watching the current lineup kick into gear is like seeing an enormous steam shovel rear to life. During a sprawling two-and-a-half hour set Mr. Tweedy seemed to be having it both ways: loping singalongs framed by over-the-top shredding, reverence alleviated by goofiness."