February 17, 2008

winter residency (night 2)

i should have known better when i said the opening night of wilco's five night chicago residency would be hard to top, because last night was absolutely incredible, with an extended guest appearance from andrew bird, a ton of rousing country rock numbers from the band's mid-nineties heyday, & almost everyone in attendance singing along all night...a few highlights; stiratt's only lead vocal in the group's catalog played even better live than i could have imagined ("that was long overdue john" -tweedy), tweedy trying to keep up with andrew bird's whistling on "red-eyed blue", glen's animalesque outbreaks during "via chicago", pretty much the entire second set/first encore ("we're gonna take a short break now, you know, like the dead" -tweedy), the crowd singing along to the president's of the united states of america's "peaches" with the house lights up before the band came out for a true encore (forgot how much i liked that song), & nels & pat's back & forth during "hoodoo voodoo" to end the night...here's the setlist.

someone else's song
hell is chrome
handshake drugs
muzzle of bees
via chicago
i am trying to break your heart
hotel arizona
a shot in the arm
impossible germany
it's just that simple (download)
when you wake up feeling old
too far apart
hate it here
jesus, etc. (w/ andrew bird)
forget the flowers (w/ andrew bird)
dash 7 (w/ andrew bird)
christ for president (w/ andrew bird)
walken (w/ horns)
i'm the man who loves you (w/ horns)
the late greats
heavy metal drummer
red-eyed blue (w/ andrew bird) >
i got you (at the end of the century) (w/ andrew bird)
a magazine called sunset
monday (w/ horns)
casino queen
passenger side (w/ andrew bird)
dreamer in my dreams (w/ andrew bird)
the lonely 1 (w/ andrew bird)
hoodoo voodoo

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