ARTS Pick: Wilco

Wilco swings through town on its "Ode to Joy" tour this Friday, November 8, at the Sprint Pavilion. Publicity photo Wilco swings through town on its “Ode to Joy” tour this Friday, November 8, at the Sprint Pavilion. Publicity photo

Been there: Regardless of which collaborative era in Jeff Tweedy’s career got you on board—Jay Farrar, Jay Bennett, Billy Bragg, Nels Cline—you’ve likely heard the frontman of the revered alt-country, punk-leaning, folk-forward, American rock band Wilco at his best—because Tweedy does not disappoint. Twenty-five years after the band’s formation, Wilco’s poetic authenticity continues to thrive while challenging fans on the quiet, stripped down new album Ode to Joy, which NPR music calls “a deliberately small record by a group of musicians who aren’t trying to impress anyone or expand an audience.”

Friday, November 8. $39-82, 7pm. Sprint Pavilion, 700 E. Main St., Downtown Mall. 877-CPAV-TIX.

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