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wilco @ the vic

chad and i saw wilco at the VIC last night. The show was pretty great and the crowd was good. The biggest surprise for me was how great Nels Cline was. One of my favorite albums is the Nels Cline/Thurston Moore collaboration, "Pillow Wand" - an ambient, noisy composition. Last night, Cline played perfectly as part of the band. It never sounded like anything but Wilco. From the fiery solos on "A Ghost is Born", to the country slide guitar of some of the older Wilco tracks, Cline always had that wilco sound. I am totally blown away by his versatility.

Chad just sent me the set list that he found somewhere last night. This list is missing the 3rd encore, but that was only one song, i believe. If i find it, I will post it here...

Vic Theatre Chicago, IL 5/6/05

Main Set

  1. Late Greats
  2. Handshake Drugs
  3. Hell Is Chrome
  4. Company in my Back
  5. I Am Trying To Break Your Heart
  6. ALTWYS
  7. Muzzle of Bees
  8. A Shot in the Arm
  9. How to Fight Loneliness
  10. Hummingbird
  11. Jesus, etc.
  12. I'm The Man Who Loves You (with horns)
  13. Misunderstood (with horns)
  14. Theologians
  15. Poor Places
  16. Spiders (Kidsmoke)

Encore 1

  1. Ashes of American Flags
  2. Heavy Metal Drummer
  3. Monday (with horns)
  4. Outtasite (Outta Mind)
  5. I'm A Wheel
  6. Kicking Television

Encore 2

  1. Just A Kid (with The Blisters)
  2. Airline to Heaven
  3. Say You Miss Me
  4. Hesitating Beauty
  5. Kingpin