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Tonight we played some highlights of the Oct.13th Wilco show at Massey Hall. Or at least, the highlights for me....
- Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds -- Right Out of Your Hand -- Nocturama
- Rufus Wainwright -- Natasha -- Want One *
- Wilco -- You Never Know -- Wilco (the album)
- Yeasayer -- Tightrope -- Dark Was The Night
- Phoenix -- Lisztomania -- Wolfgang Amadeus Phoenix
- The Barmitzvah Brothers -- We Didn't Clap When This Man Played (and neither did that lady) -- Mr. Bones' Walk-in Closet *
- Vic Chestnutt -- Gravity of the Situation -- Is the Actor Happy?
- The Raveonettes -- Love Can Destroy Everything -- Chain Gang of Love
- The UnSettlers -- No No No Yes -- (weewerk) is 6! *
- Gomez -- Catch Me Up -- Split the Difference
- Wilco -- Jesus, Etc -- Yankee Hotel Foxtrot
- Stars -- The First Five Times -- Set Yourself on Fire *
- The Premiums -- Modern Love -- Recognizer *
- Said the Whale -- A Cold Night Close to the End -- Islands Disappear *
- Pete Yorn & Scarlett Johansson -- I Am the Cosmos -- Break Up
- Hayden -- Roll Down that Wave -- Elk Lake Serenade *
- The Supersuckers & Amy Nelson -- The Least I Could Do -- Down to the Promised Land: 5 Years of Bloodshot Records
- The Balconies -- Smells Like Secrets -- The Balconies *
- Phantom Planet -- Making A Killing -- Phantom Planet
- The Heavy Blinkers -- In the Morning -- The Night & I Are Still So Young *
- Josh Rouse -- 1972 -- 1972
- Wilco -- A Shot in the Arm -- Summerteeth
- Cuff the Duke -- Another Day in Purgatory -- Way Down Here *
- Tracy Thorn & Jens Lekman -- Yeah! Oh, Yeah! -- Score: 20 Years of Merge Records
- The Swallows -- Not To Be In Love -- The Beauty of our Surroundings
- The High Dials -- Silas, Please Come Home -- A New Devotion *
- Andrew Vincent & The Pirates -- Martha -- I Love the Modern Way
- Constantines - National Hum -- Shine A Light *
- Amy Millan -- Run For Me -- Masters of the Burial *
- Jesse Sykes & the Sweet Hereafter -- Lonely Still -- Treats
Notes this week:
- Why is it that everytime I hear "Natasha" I get all swoony?
- When Wilco played "You Never Know" live they were joined onstage by Liam Finn -- so lovely!
- That Raveonettes song? How can you not sing along to every harmony?
- I say YES to the UnSettlers!!!
- When Wilco played "Jesus, Etc" they did it as a whole auditorium singalong from the edge of the stage. Sweetness!
- Said the Whale: this record is winning top spot for me lately...
- Dear Pete & Scarlett: Nice job on the Big Star....
- Speaking of Phantom Planet -- are you watching Jason Schwartzman's new show on HBO? So funny!
- Kudos to Cuff the Duke on a stellar new record -- way to pick it up!!
- Tracy and Jen's cover of the Magnetic Fields "Yeah! Oh,yeah!" is beyond wonderful. What's with all the great covers of M.F's stuff?
- "National Hum" might be one of the greatest album lead-off tracks ever