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Gunn’s Range

After critical acclaim for his uniquely textural, broadly influenced sound, Steve Gunn hits the road with Wilco

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
When Wilco plays Cincinnati this week, the opening act will be a singer/songwriter and guitarist whose textured, ethereal, slightly dazed and bluesy Rock sound is earning him comparisons to The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile. He is Steve Gunn.  

Wilco with Steve Gunn

Tuesday • Taft Theatre

0 Comments · Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Chicago has given us many things over the years. Awesome pizza. Billy Corgan. The Cubs, who will always do worse than the Reds. And each winter a chance to look at the weather report and not feel quite as downtrodden about “all the snow” that we get. Chicago’s greatest gift to the world, however, came in 1994 with the birth of a little band called Wilco.   

As a Whole

Increased collaboration made Wilco’s latest release the sum of all the band’s parts

0 Comments · Wednesday, July 3, 2013
While Tweedy is the band’s songwriter and he makes the call in terms of what songs end up on the band’s albums, Wilco is far from a one-man show.  

Billy Bragg

April 30 • Southgate House Revival

0 Comments · Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Billy Bragg has been proffering his brand of topical Folk Rock for more than 30 years now. Curiously, Bragg’s first album in five years, Tooth & Nail, is a wistful, less politically inclined affair anchored by the tasteful production work of Joe Henry.   
by Mike Breen 04.22.2013
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On Sale Soon: Wiz/A$AP Rocky & Dylan/Wilco Package Tours

Two very different traveling music fests will be coming to Riverbend this summer

A pair of interesting local package-tour concerts were announced today for Riverbend's summer season. • On Saturday, July 6, Bob Dylan and his band are headlining the Americanarama Festival of Music when it comes to Riverbend Music Center. Dylan tours a lot, but making this jaunt extra special are the extra special guests — Wilco and My Morning Jacket. Other acts are to be added to round out the fest-like bill (show starts at 5:30 p.m.). Tickets for Americanarama at Riverbend go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Tickets range from $30-$80; between April 27-28, fans can buy lawn tickets for the show for just $20 (plus all those sketchy ticket fees). Read more about the tour here.• For local fans of modern Hip Hop, mark your calendars for Aug. 11. That's when the second annual Hip Hop tour, Under the Influence of Music, will be coming to Riverbend. The show is headlined by Wiz Khalifa and A$AP Rocky and will also feature B.o.B., Trinidad Jame$, Joey Bada$$, Pro Era and Berner and more. The Cincinnati stop is the last on the tour, which always makes for a fun time for the performers (and, thus, the audience).Tickets go on sale this Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster. Click here if you'd like to RSVP for a chance to buy tickets early. Citi card members get access to presale tickets beginning tomorrow at 10 a.m. Riverbend is offering $15 "Early Bird" tickets through April 28.  And here is some info on getting a jump on the public on-sale. Here's an interview with the headliners about the tour.

Tim Easton with Billy Catfish Orchestra

Sept. 18 • Southgate House (Parlour)

0 Comments · Friday, September 11, 2009
Tim Easton's Ohio roots form the very heart of his new album, 'Porcupine.' The Akron resident attended Ohio State University in the mid-'90s, formed his first band, toured Europe, honed his craft while street-busking, then returned to Columbus and joined The Haynes Boys. Their Garage-tinged Americana attracted serious attention before Easton recorded his 1998 solo debut, 'Special 20.'  

Wilco's Axeman Is Gainfully Employed

Nels Cline enjoys more than job security in his gig

0 Comments · Wednesday, June 10, 2009
A reinvigorated Wilco was born when Jeff Tweedy called Nels Cline to invite him into the band. When Tweedy emerged from addiction treatment to a new lineup for the band's following record and tour, the adventurous Cline at the helm with his axe. While Cline has spent most of life making music, being a centerpiece in what he calls a "legendary" Rock band hadn't occurred to him.