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June 22, 2009 | Todd Martens
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy gave fans a scare Saturday night at the recently refurbished Fox Theater in Pomona when he declared, 12 songs into the band's set, that the Chicago-based act was "approaching the end of an era" and promised more details later. Those aren't words to be taken lightly for Wilco followers. Depending on who's doing the counting, the group has had as many as six eras since releasing its 1995 debut, "A.M."
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June 22, 2009 | Todd Martens
Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy gave fans a scare Saturday night at the recently refurbished Fox Theater in Pomona when he declared, 12 songs into the band's set, that the Chicago-based act was "approaching the end of an era" and promised more details later. Those aren't words to be taken lightly for Wilco followers. Depending on who's doing the counting, the group has had as many as six eras since releasing its 1995 debut, "A.M."
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September 11, 2002 | RICHARD CROMELIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jeff Tweedy conducted the first moments of Wilco's concert Monday at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre with the sober deliberation of a warrior girding for battle, all clenched concentration and eyes-tight-shut intensity. On the opening "Sunken Treasure," he finger-picked a single-chord drone on his acoustic guitar, slowly pulling the other three musicians into a hammering, percussive climax.
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September 8, 2002
Theater Grandmother Tillie offers unsolicited advice, father Sam Jr. runs the family's profitable funeral parlor business, brother Sam III runs with the girls, chic mother Peggy runs up the credit cards and son Reuben, an aspiring trumpet player, observes it all over the course of 20 years in "Blue," Charles Randolph Wright's lighthearted coming-of-age drama set in rural South Carolina.
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March 11, 2004 | Kevin Bronson, with Karla Blume
His past might be cured A quarter of a century after he cofounded the Cure -- and some 15 years since his messy departure from the band -- Lol Tolhurst is back. His trio, Levinhurst, performs Friday at the Echo supporting its debut album, "Perfect Life." The record features the airy vocals of his wife, Cindy Levinson, over electronic loops that are at times reminiscent of his old band's work circa 1983.
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September 10, 2004 | Kevin Thomas, Times Staff Writer
Enid Zentelis' affecting and intimate "Evergreen" deals with family life and coming of age and is the kind of small, deeply personal American film that rarely surfaces even in art theaters these days. The usual route for an independently made first film like this is to go directly to cable after festival exposure and then the video store. But AMC Film Group Chairman Dick Walsh was so impressed with it that it opens today at 115 AMC theaters nationwide.
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November 9, 1996 | MIKE BOEHM, TIMES STAFF WRITER
If Jeff Tweedy's songs were entirely about himself on "Being There," the terrific new album by his band, Wilco, he wouldn't be anywhere. A recurring theme that lends this 19-track, double-CD release some of its shape and cohesion is the nagging feeling that developing an obsession for playing rock 'n' roll is like falling into a deep hole.
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March 17, 1996 | Steve Appleford, Steve Appleford is an occasional contributor to Calendar
As rock legends go, Uncle Tupelo hasn't much to offer: just a handful of little-noticed albums, an engaging mix of traditional country and edgy rock and a small but intense following. So how did this band from Belleville, Ill., which broke up in 1994, find itself among the most discussed bands of 1995? The answer rests in the strength of two critically acclaimed bands that arose from its ashes: Son Volt and Wilco.
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July 28, 2002 | KEVIN CRUST
Filmmaker Sam Jones and a soundman were hunkered down last year in a Chicago recording studio shooting footage of the band Wilco. At the time, the band was mixing the album that would be released nearly a year later under the title "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." The footage is for "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart," a documentary chronicling the making of the band's most recent record. In the scene, members of the band are engaged in an awkward disagreement over the sound mix.
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March 7, 1999 | LORRAINE ALI, Lorraine Ali is a freelance writer who specializes in pop culture
"I hope I don't sound like Gomer Pyle. Ya know, totally inarticulate," says Jeff Tweedy. "I'm just trying to resist the urge to sound like I know what I'm talking about. That's the worst thing you can do, pretend like there's some master plan to it all." The comment seems incongruous coming from one of the most acclaimed pop-rock songwriters and lyricists of the '90s. With his current band Wilco and former group Uncle Tupelo, Tweedy has become one of alternative music's major forces.
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September 25, 2011 | Todd Martens
It was three days before Wilco was scheduled to leave Chicago to start its tour, and the band was running through songs on its newest album, "The Whole Love. " Next up was "One Sunday Morning," a 12-minute cut that is at once the most traditional tune on the album and its most subtle, with slight melodic tweaks and instrumental adornments throughout. The rehearsal, however, was momentarily delayed. Glenn Kotche, the band's percussionist, was missing an instrument. Could someone, Kotche shouted, bring him his "chicken paddle"?
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