Wilco at Metropolis

Writing on this piece of !@#% shit computer is just not worth the trouble. I’ll be back to writing regularly when I finally move out of this dump I used to call home not so long ago, but for now just wanted to take note of the best Wilco show I’ve seen in Montreal, and one of the best shows of the year for me so far.

Wilco were at their very best last night. Metropolis is the best venue for them in this city, the band is the best they’ve ever been, and the set was just right. If you’re a fan of the older stuff and not the new, you’d probably be disappointed. But I’m a fan of all of it, and loved every second of it. Apparently Jeff Tweedy has quit smoking, and it showed in his voice. My pal’s sister, who only knows some of the material, called it “dreamy”. All I can say is it’s rare you hear a voice in rock that’s better or as good live. Jeff Tweedy is every bit as good to hear live as on record.

Just to remind myself to write more later, here’s the setlist:

1. Shot in the Arm
2. Handshake Drugs
3. Sunken Treasure
4. Company in my Back
5. War on War
6. Hell is Chrome
7. Airline to Heaven
8. Break your Heart
9. Heavy Metal Drummer
10. At Least That’s What you Said
11. Muzzle of Bees
12. Theologians
13. Radio Cure
14. Always in Love
15. I’m the Man who Loves You
16. Hummingbird

1. Misunderstood
2. Forget the Flowers
3. Late Greats
4. Kingpin
5. Jesus, etc.
6. Spiders/Kidsmoke
7. Hesitating Beauty
8. I’m a Wheel
9. Too Far Apart
10. I Shall be Released

I got this from the montrealshows stillepost.ca board. A fanatastic set!


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