March 8th, 2010
(Photo found at 77 Square.)
Wilco made one of their routine stops here in Madison last month and during the performance frontman Jeff Tweedy lovingly mocked the audience by noting that Duluth, MN appreciates the band more than we do.
“Last night, the mayor of Duluth made us an honorary Duluth band. And we’ve only played there twice. How many times have we played Madison? A lot. No key to the city, no certificate, nothing.”
This spurred the City Council into action and the illustrious body immediately made the band honorary citizens of Madison. Regardless of whether or not you think such things are a waste of Council time, Wilco certainly play here frequently and as Jesse Russell of Dane 101 noted, the band continues to play in Madison despite all their fame, which is more than can be said for many rock groups.
And so to mark the occasion, here’s the first half of Wilco’s show from last month. It was at the Overture Center on the 20th.
Wilco (the Song)
Bull Black Nova
You Are My Face
I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
Shot In the Arm
When the Roses Bloom Again (!)
There are several clips from this concert on YouTube. Here’s “Jesus, Etc.”