Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Recent Concert Reviews

Sure, true hipsters gave up on Wilco two albums ago, when they abandoned their streak of "experimental" albums and finally began to settle comfortably into a more stable, often mellower, sound which now sometimes gets them termed as "dad rock."

Even so, there were still plenty of local hipsters among the dads and hippie kids who filled KC's Crossroads to capacity last night for 2 and a half hour set of what Tweedy termed "squash-colored, autumnal numbers" (also in attendance: a fair amount of second-tier Chicago hipsters who weren't hip enough to get tickets for the perpetually sold-out Chicago shows).

The Pitch's Wayward Blog offers a review from local hipster Richard Gint.wt (who our Richard knows from local shows), which reveals his respect for the band while still taking a somewhat jaded approach to their regular stops in KC:

"If you love Wilco, you go to every show. And you still eat it up every time Jeff Tweedy screams "Nuthin!" during "Misunderstood" and you still clamor for "Outtasite (Outta Mind)" during the second encore...Wilco will undoubtedly be back in the spring, playing another 28 songs and trading barbs with their audience of longtime friends and neighbors. And we'll be there too, because that's what we do when Wilco rolls through town."

Richard (N.ggle): "Couldn't have said it better myself, Gint.wt!"

Chip: "Who's Wilco?"

With Cl.thier out of town at the moment, almost no one will be interested in this next bit but fuck it: here's the set list!

Wilco (The Song)
I Am Trying to Break Your Heart
Bull Black Nova
You Are My Face
One Wing
A Shot In the Arm
Radio Cure
Impossible Germany
At Least That's What You Said
One By One
I'll Fight
Handshake Drugs
Sonny Feeling
Hate It Here
Can't Stand It
Jesus, Etc.
I'm the Man Who Loves You
(Encore 1) Misunderstood
I'm Always in Love
You Never Know
California Stars
(Encore 2) The Late Greats
Outtasite (Outta Mind)
Hoodoo Voodoo
I Am A Wheel

Chip: "Oh, I've heard 'Jesus, etc' on the radio! I would probably have left after that song if I'd been there."


Kidsmoke said...

Actually, I am very happy to see the set list for the Wilco concert. I personally love The Late Greats and think it makes an awesome second encore starter.

billy bragg said...

"Hoodoo Voodoo"....nice!

via chicago said...

I wonder if Wilco (the Song) will remain the perpetual opening number?

I miss "Via Chicago" a little.