I'm not a die-hard Wilco fan. Truth be told, my concert tickets were free and I had a hard time finding someone who'd actually heard of Wilco. But after the concert experience, I can't believe that is the case--my guess is their absence from main stream local radio leaves them off most people's radar. I have a few songs from their album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and my favorite song is one on a compilation disc I got from Marci a few years back "I'm the Man Who Loves You" which has a sort of 60's, Monkees, Brit pop feel. Before the concert I had a chance to preview their latest CD Sky Blue Sky and I didn't have that much of an initial impression. Perhaps it's just hard to compete with my current love of The Shins album Wincing the Night Away.
After the concert I am all fired up to find the songs I heard live. I loved all of them. While I recognized a few from the new album ("Hate it Here," "Impossible Germany," "You Are My Face") and a few from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot ("Pot Kettle Black," "Jesus Etc.") I felt the live performance breathed a kind of magic and wonder into every song, familiar and not-so-much. Perhaps I need a live CD?
Retribution Gospel Choir (the opening act)
My favorite song? "Hatchet" which is apprently a Low song, but I like RGC's version quite a lot.