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Wilco Brings Alternative Country Vibes To Cobb Energy Centre

Lead singer Jeff Tweedy and his Wilco bandmates performed Wednesday night before a large, enthusiastic crowd at the Cobb Energy Centre. This was the first of a two-night stint in support of the group’s newly released eighth studio album, “The Whole Love”. Legendary British singer-songwriter, musician and producer, Nick Lowe, opened the show.
Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar’s departure. Wilco’s lineup has changed frequently, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the other current members are guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalists Pat Sansone and Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released eight studio albums, a live double album, and three collaborations: two with Billy Bragg, and one with The Minus 5. The group won two Grammy Awards in 2005.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the 13-photo online gallery. What did you think of  the concert?  How many times have you seen Wilco play? What is your favorite Wilco song?

(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta ConcertPhotography Galleries.)

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Witchdoctor

September 29th, 2011
8:03 am

Wilco hasn’t been an alt.country band in many years. They are a magnificent rock band, though.

Ryneberg

September 29th, 2011
9:24 am

I’ve seen Wilco once and Tweedy solo once. He is from my hometown of Belleville, IL and we used to go see his band called the Primitives before he formed Uncle Tupelo. I like “Passenger Side”.

jc_atl

September 29th, 2011
9:54 am

I’m going tonight – cannot wait. The new album is probably their best since A Ghost Is Born, IMO of course.

Impossible Germany

September 29th, 2011
9:56 am

We’ve seen them a bunch of times since Uncle Tupelo ceased and they ALWAYS stir, soothe and simmer the musical soul. First time to a rock show at the Cobb and we were very impressed with the acoustics, logistics, etc. What a bonus to have Nick Lowe open and then accompany Wilco. His whole set was was relaxingly brilliant. His rendition of “Alison” was absolutely breathtaking and worth the cost of admission alone. See ya at the show tonight.

Nez

September 29th, 2011
10:26 am

Opened with a wild rendition of Art of Almost off new album, which caught me off guard and was outstanding. Thought they were a little off early, tuning and fiddling, but picked up quickly. Seemed like a few new takes on old classics as well. The show’s set list was a bit different than I’ve seen before. Great venue. Looking forward to seeing what they are offering at the Ryman in Nashville this weekend!

Lisa Sherman McKee

September 30th, 2011
5:02 pm

Been a fan since Uncle Tupelo. First Wilco show I went to was circa 1996 I think and I became a diehard fan instantly. Show was incredible! Wish they had played some of their older stuff, like Box Full of Letters, Passenger Side, Misunderstood, etc. But their new stuff is more rockin’ and equally awesome. A+ from me. Check out John Stirratt and Pat Sansone’s collaboration called Autumn Defense, now that’s Alternative Country. Nick Lowe’s performance was a pleasant surprise, he rocked! Thanks Wilco!