Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wilco - New York, NY - 2011-09-22

Wilco with support act Nick Lowe, Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, New York, NY, September 22, 2011.

"Nels Cline can conjure wind. He did so mid-way through the third song of Wilco's performance in New York City on September 22. There were several thousand witnesses.

Cline, Wilco's guitarist-cum-audio mad scientist, was at the crest of an intense solo passage in "Ashes of American Flags" when a strong, crisp breeze blew in from the East, lifting the blanket of early evening humidity that was laid over the crowd gathered in Central Park's Rumsey Playground. Wilco is a live band of such extraordinary powers that a supernatural act of meteorological manipulation seems well within their grasp. Cline's was greeted with an appreciative roar from the devoted crowd..."

Read the rest of my review of this show on All About Jazz.

Setlist: Art Of Almost; I Might; Ashes Of American Flags; I Am Trying To Break Your Heart; One Wing; Bull Black Nova; At Least That's What You Said; One Sunday Morning; Shouldn't Be Ashamed; Born Alone; She's A Jar; Handshake Drugs; Standing O; Rising Red Lung; Impossible Germany; Dawned On Me; A Shot In The Arm; Hummingbird.

Encore Set: Via Chicago; Whole Love; War On War; Jesus, Etc.; I'm The Man Who Loves You; Monday; Outtasite.

Personnel: Jeff Tweedy: vocals, guitar; John Stirratt: bass, vocals; Nels Cline: guitar; Glenn Kotche: drums; Pat Sansone: keyboards, guitar, percussion, vocals; Mikael Jorgenson: keyboards.