Sunday, July 27, 2008

Wilco!!! In Fairbanks???



That's right. Friday night, alt-awesome banditos Wilco played a kick-ass show, at the Blue Loon in Fairbanks. For those of you unfamiliar with Wilco...get familiar! These guys know how to make a joyful noise, that's for sure, with Nels Cline and his AMAZING guitar work powering the engine, lead man Jeff Tweedy providing the lyrical sturm und drang, and the rest of the boys just playing their asses off, keeping funky and cool all the while. It was a great show, and the crowd was small enough such that it was pretty stinking easy for me to be about 20 feel away from the stage without even really trying. They rocked. I don't want to get in the way by saying much more than that.

I'm not quite technologically inclined to have taped the show...in fact I didn't even copy down the setlist. I DID, however, find the setlist online (thanks to jmacomber16 @ WilcoBase), and I've posted a zip file at the bottom with all the songs in it, sorta. (To learn about zip files, go here. The file will take around an hour to download, so set some time aside for it. Also, you probably already have an unzipper on your computer.) The song files are the studio versions of the songs they played.

P.S. There were two new songs that I don't have files for, but I've listed their presence below anyways, as it was at the concert.

P.P.S. Read this interview with Nels Cline. Is this man actually God?

Wilco @ the Blue Loon, Fairbanks, AK, 7-25-08 (Sorta)

Either Way
Company In My Back
You Are My Face
Side With The Seeds
War on War
A Shot in the Arm
One Wing (New Song)
Jesus, etc.
Impossible Germany
Sunny Feeling (New Song)
Summer Teeth
Handshake Drugs
Pot Kettle Black
Poor Places
Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Encore 1:

California Stars
Hate It Here
Can't Stand It
Walken
I'm The Man Who Loves You

Encore 2:

Heavy Metal Drummer
Red Eyed and Blue
I Got You (At The End of the Century)
Monday
Outta Site (Outta Mind)
Hoodoo Voodoo

1 comment:

Christina said...

Such an awesome concert... especially to someone who had never heard of Wilco and became a fan during the rockin' awesomeness of their live jam session! It was also sweet to see some of the band members hanging out after the crowd died down and having Patrick (keyboardist and freakin awesome guitar player) and Mikael J (main keyboardist) sign a poster I snagged from inside the bar! A very memorable night! I can't wait for their 2 new songs to be released, then my Fairbanks set list will be complete! =)