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Jeff Tweedy

Why I Haven't Had a Conventional Christmas in 20 Years

Steve Albini | Posted 11.23.2016 | Impact
Steve Albini

Nineteen years ago, my wife Heather Whinna stopped by the post office on the way home. She found bins there full of letters addressed to Santa Claus, left out by the post office for people to read and answer. Curious, she read a few of the letters and couldn't believe what she saw.

Wilco Releases Surprise New Album 'Star Wars'

The Huffington Post | Andrew Hart | Posted 07.17.2015 | Entertainment

Wilco, beloved indie-rock band, released an unannounced album for free online on Thursday night. (Yet more evidence of the magical powers of Beyonce, ...

Jeff and Spencer Tweedy Talk and Perform on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 12.15.2014 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Jeff and son Spencer Tweedy join me to talk about their new album, Sukierae, as well as about autographing Dominick's receipts, a band called Sexfist and much more. Plus, they perform "You Are Not Alone," a song Jeff wrote for Mavis Staples.

Religion: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Gary Laderman | Posted 02.22.2014 | Religion
Gary Laderman

Religion is bad, no doubt, and a destructive force in human history and in world today. But that's not the whole story. I let down my guard in that bar and did not speak the truth of what I think after all these years in the study of religion.

Dog Ears Music: Born in August Playlist

The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment
The Everlasting Phil Ramone and Danielle Evin

This week's playlist includes music by Kitty Wells, Jack Parnell, Herb Ellis, Buster Brown, Tori Amos, and more.

10 Famous Dads Who Are Devoted To Their Kids

Posted 06.11.2013 | Parents

You certainly don't have to be a celebrity to be a "superstar" dad. But Father's Day is the perfect time to celebrate dads of all kinds -- big names i...

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy Calls For Marriage Equality In Illinois

Posted 03.24.2013 | Chicago

In a letter published in a downstate Illinois newspaper, popular Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy wrote the "time is now" for marriage equality in the land ...

Jeff Tweedy (and the Chicago Fire Dept.) on 'The Interview Show'

Mark Bazer | Posted 04.17.2013 | Entertainment
Mark Bazer

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy stopped by The Interview Show at The Hideout -- and, as you will see, so did the Chicago Fire Department -- on Feb. 1, 2013. Tweedy talked with me about music, crime shows and ... fire codes.

(What's So Funny 'Bout) Peace, Love and Curtis Stigers?

David Wild | Posted 03.11.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Bringing the fine art of jazz vocals into these modern times full of anarchy for the music business is probably not the easiest gig in music today, but the work that Curtis Stigers is doing right now is important and stunning and sexy and soulful.

WATCH: All Of Stephen Colbert's Christmas Carol Duets

The Huffington Post | Ross Luippold | Posted 12.18.2012 | Comedy

Last week, Stephen Colbert gave America a special treat: Four episodes of "The Colbert Report" that ended with joyous Christmas carols sung by Colbert...

This Weekend's Kindiefest Plus Conversations With Curtis Stigers and Trans-Siberian Orchestra's Paul O'Neill

Mike Ragogna | Posted 06.25.2012 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Family music has changed much in recent years, with groups representing every possible musical genre (folk, rock, bluegrass, jazz, Latin, Americana, hip-hop, etc) only under the sub-genre of Kindie Rock.

Show and Tell: Learning to Embrace Wilco's Whole Love Story

Michael Bialas | Posted 03.28.2012 | Home
Michael Bialas

One of America's finest and hardest-working alternative rock/country acts is back on the road this month, resuming their tour in support of their Grammy-nominated 2011 album, The Whole Love.

Jeff Tweedy's Son Creates Video For Wilco

Posted 01.07.2012 | Home

Jeff Tweedy sets a lot of store by his sons. They've recorded music together, been brought on stage at concerts, and now, we hear word that 16-year-ol...

WATCH: Wilco Frontman Gives Deadpan Weather Report

Posted 12.15.2011 | Chicago

The always quirky WGN Morning News show had a special guest reporting on Chicago's weather forecast Thursday morning--Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy. ...

The Last Straw Poll

Michael Sigman | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Republican presidential straw polls are supposed to test the direction of that party's leading windbags. But what to do when there is no direction? A slew of these polls have so far produced results that reflect few votes and no trends.

Hit Singer Recites Hilarious Version Of 'My Humps'

Posted 11.07.2011 | Entertainment

Jeff Tweedy and his band Wilco have a new album coming out soon, but it's a song very different from the indie rocker's traditional ouvre that is crea...

Wilco Releases A Trailer For The Whole Love

Posted 10.15.2011 | Home

We're almost there. Wilco put out a trailer for their forthcoming The Whole Love, and it will wake you up quicker than an espresso shot. The clip ...

Jeff Tweedy Sings A Deerhoof Song

Posted 10.07.2011 | Home

Deerhoof announced early this year that they would be releasing a split seven-inch series of collaborative singles, with artists having a go at the tr...

Music: Mavis Staples Shines, Fitz & Tantrums Party

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

Two soul-inflected concerts this week to catch you up on. MAVIS STAPLES *** out of **** Bell House in Brooklyn Mavis Staples has been testifying to ...

Rahm Emanuel Gets A Rock Star Endorsement

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Wilco frontman and Chicago favorite Jeff Tweedy is the latest celebrity to help Rahm Emanuel raise some cash for his mayoral campaign. Tweedy will j...

Best Albums Of 2010. NO Really!

Sal Nunziato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Sal Nunziato

Throughout the year I've posted daily doses of music commentary and record reviews over at Burning Wood. I try to be honest and shoot from the hip. So...

WATCH: Mavis Staples And Jeff Tweedy Cover CCR

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Rhythm and blues legend Mavis Staples and Wilco rocker Jeff Tweedy may not have followed the same path musically, but the Chicagoans have come togethe...

Mavis Staples and Jeff Tweedy:
You Are Not Alone

Danny Miller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Danny Miller

Of all my brother-in-law Jeff Tweedy's projects, what could possibly be more exciting than his collaboration with gospel legend Mavis Staples? He produced her new album and sings on several tracks.

HuffPost Reviews: Slash, Madonna, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim, Plus A Conversation with Matt Hires, and More

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Slash's first solo album shows continuity and expert songwriting despite all of the musical influences involved. But despite its being a solid release, the old school rock 'n' roll can sometimes get a little too reliable.

HuffPost Reviews: Alice In Chains, Rosanne Cash, Kiss, and more, plus a Brandi Carlile Interview, and This Week's New Albums

Mike Ragogna | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Layne Staley's death, Alice In Chains was all but done. But fourteen years later, here we are with something that sounds a lot like what the group would have had they returned to the studio a couple years later.