I've officially seen Wilco live twice, but neither should really count. Once was at Pianos, the night before they headlined Madison Square Garden on New Years eve. That was fun, tho it was just a couple covers as an interlude to David Cross, etc's old Tinkle show. I also saw them very briefly, from afar, at Coachella 200...5? But this was the first time I've actually set out to take in a full Wilco set. Color me impressed.
All the praise is worth it. Since I've never been before, I can't compare it to previous shows or tours, but it stood on it's on. Just a good, old fashioned rock show! Something I'd be proud to take my father to. (That's a compliment.) Two and a half hours of ridiculously good music played by a ridiculously tight band. Pretty straightforward. Most impressive live was probably watching Nels Cline goto town on the guitar. Him and Tweedy were both stellar. Those solos that I've always felt drag a bit on the last 2 records really come alive in person. Just great stuff all around.
Here's my absolute favorite song off the new album. Taken from a recent AOL Sessions. (via Culture Bully)