Mic Check: Wilco at Lakewood Civic Auditorium on Friday.

wilco.jpg
Wilco’s come a long way since their 1996 shit-kicking alt-country debut, A.M.. They don’t even sound like the same band anymore. Part of it has to do with frontman Jeff Tweedy’s constant personnel shuffling; part of it has to do with the fact that they’re just a lot better these days. Since 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco has evolved into America’s best jam band. Their last three albums – including last year’s Sky Blue Sky – pile on aural textures that are open to various interpretations onstage. A year or so after the record’s release, their songs have evolved into totally new experiences. Scrap that: Wilco isn’t America’s best jam band. They’re America’s best band. Period. -- Michael Gallucci Wilco performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, at Lakewood Civic Auditorium, 14100 Franklin Avenue in Lakewood. The show is sold out, but you might be able to find some tickets on craigslist for a preview, listen to “Dreamer in My Dreams” below.

Scroll to read more Music News articles

Newsletters

Join Cleveland Scene Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.