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Review: Wilco Brings Star Wars to Brooklyn’s Kings Theatre

Photo by Jason Gonulsen I hadn’t seen a concert in two months. Hell, I’ve yet to see the new Star Wars film. But lately, I’ve been listening, carefully, to Wilco’s Star Wars, an album they, once again, gave away for free to everyone with a reasonable internet connection. There was no warning, no cute days-leading-up-to-the-release … Read more

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Tweedy + The Minus 5 at the Rialto Theatre in Tucson

Sitting in a combed out room Watching the world to end I won’t say golden Until you let me back in Interviewing Jeff Tweedy for his 2014 release, Sukierae, was indeed the apex of Speakers in Code. And we’re always happy to provide more Tweedy coverage, including photos from last night’s show in Tuscon. Please … Read more

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2014 in Quotes: Jeff Tweedy, Grouplove, Matthew Ryan, ZZ Ward, Houndmouth, Mason Jennings, thenewno2, Lily & Madeleine, The Wild Feathers, Katie Cole, Olivia Jean, Dex Romweber Duo

Jeff Tweedy of Wilco | Photo by Jason Gonulsen Our Best of 2014 continues with a look back at the interviews we conducted in 2014, from Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy to Grouplove. Here are a few snippets, with links to the full interview.  Jeff Tweedy on creating set lists, emotions I think that we strive to … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Tweedy – Summer Noon

Because you need more Tweedy in your life. And because it’s summer, and we like balloons and water. Sukierae, the forthcoming album from Tweedy, featuring Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and his 18-year-old son, Spencer, will be released on dBpm Records on September 23rd. You can find our review of a recent Tweedy show here.

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Concert Review | The Bottle Rockets at Off Broadway in St. Louis

Somehow, the band from Festus, Missouri made it through. But it’s not like The Bottle Rockets have gone completely under the radar. In 2007, Stephen King (yes, the guy who wrote Carrie) called them “America’s premier bar band . . . often categorized as alt-country — by people who need categories.” They’ve toured extensively with … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Wilco – I Might

This past weekend at their self-curated music festival (Solid Sound at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art), Chicago-based rockers Wilco played a new single entitled “I Might.” Available only on vinyl (for now), “I Might” is a straight-forward, buzzy rocker with keyboard and xylophone notes that provide hints of a 1960’s vibe. The track is … Read more

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Announcing: The LouFest High School Battle of the Bands

Okay, we’re so excited about the 2011 LouFest Music Festival that we could just pee our pants. Jason, Darren, and I had almost too much fun at last August’s inaugural event in Forest Park. (We met Jeff Tweedy! And have pictures to prove it!) Although the line-up hasn’t been announced just yet (fingers crossed for mid-March), LouFest … Read more

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Full Report: LouFest Music Festival

It almost seemed too good to be true. A true outdoor music festival in Saint Louis, one where you could sit on your blanket or in a lawn chair all day, drinking and conversing with friends and music lovers? Really? In Saint Louis? LouFest delivered on its promise: to make everything easy, like you were … Read more

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Concert Review | Wilco at Coveleski Stadium in South Bend

To say that our little blog called Speakers in Code is a fan of Wilco would be quite an understatement. Besides pulling our name from a line in Wilco’s “Can’t Stand It,” we’re all devoted road followers of the Chicago-based band; I’ve seen their shows in six different cities, I’ve seen Jeff Tweedy solo shows, … Read more

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10 to Spin | LouFest Edition

If you’re any sort of devoted reader of Speakers in Code, you know that around these parts, we are pretty amped about the first annual LouFest taking place in Forest Park, Saint Louis on August 28th and 29th. We are devoted to promoting Saint Louis as a viable music city, whether that be on a … Read more

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Contest | Win Tickets To LouFest In St. Louis!

Here at Speakers in Code, we can’t believe it’s almost August. Of course, that means LouFest is just that much closer, and we’ve been looking forward to the inaugural two-day festival, which takes place August 28th and 29th in Saint Louis’ Forest Park, for quite some time now. So, naturally, we’re pretty excited to announce … Read more

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Contest [Update] | Win Tickets to LouFest in St. Louis!

Here at Speakers in Code, we can’t believe it’s almost August. Of course, that means LouFest is just that much closer, and we’ve been looking forward to the inaugural two-day festival, which takes place August 28th and 29th in Saint Louis’ Forest Park, for quite some time now. So, naturally, we’re pretty excited to announce … Read more

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Strangers Almanac | Bob Dylan

Katie and I, with the help of Glide Magazine, created Strangers Almanac, a column devoted to singer-songwriters, two years ago, and we’ve had a lot of fun writing about some of our favorite singer-songwriters like Tift Merritt, Ryan Adams, Neil Young, Jenny Lewis, Regina Spektor, and Jeff Tweedy. It’s pretty crazy that we’re already on … Read more