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    Wilco Travels to Tanglewood, Launches Ride-Share Program
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    After performing at the Virgin Mobile Fest in Baltimore this weekend, Wilco gears up for its performance at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in the idyllic Western Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains, tomorrow night.

    The Daily Gazette out of Schnectady, New York, more than an hour away, says "Wilco is worth the trip," with writer Michael Hochanadel calling them "one of America’s greatest bands." It's the first time the current lineup, solidified with the arrival of guitarist Nels Cline in 2004, has played in the region, and, says Hochanadel, it "may be the best Wilco performing unit ever." 

    The Gazette also points readers to a recent interview Jeff Tweedy gave area public radio station WAMC. You can listen to the interview online at publicbroadcasting.net.

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    Following the Tanglewood show, the band comes down to New York City to play a sold-out show at the McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The New York Times, in its preview of the show, writes:

    For its latest disc, Sky Blue Sky, Wilco avoided the static storm of electronics that has made its recent albums so intriguingly experimental. But with fragile and beautifully bare arrangements underlining Jeff Tweedy’s songs of vulnerability and mortality, the move seems just as daring.

    The listing is at nytimes.com.

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    With all of this touring, Wilco is also making an effort to cut back on its environmental impact. To alleviate some of the congestion that comes with getting thousands of people to festival sites and other venues, Wilco has launched the Passenger Side initiative, which allows fans to connect online to find and share rides to shows. For more information and to sign up, visit wilcoworld.net.

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    Label mate David Byrne has his own ideas for curbing one's carbon footprint, namely, the humble bicycle. As part of his larger advocacy efforts promoting the use of bikes as viable, alternative means of transport, Byrne has designed a series of unique bike racks that New York's Department of Transportation is installing throughout the city. The New York Times has the story on how the project came about and how it all fits into the goal of greening the city. You'll find it at nytimes.com.

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Wilco Travels to Tanglewood, Launches Ride-Share Program

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After performing at the Virgin Mobile Fest in Baltimore this weekend, Wilco gears up for its performance at Tanglewood in Western Massachusetts tomorrow night. The Daily Gazette out of Schnectady, New York, more than an hour away, says "Wilco is worth the trip." Next to a sold-out show at Brooklyn's McCarren Park Pool. With all the travel, Wilco is also making an effort to reduce its environmental impact with a new ride-sharing initiative. Also, label mate David Byrne has his own ideas for reducing congestion, promoting bike use.

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After performing at the Virgin Mobile Fest in Baltimore this weekend, Wilco gears up for its performance at Tanglewood, the summer home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, in the idyllic Western Massachusetts Berkshire Mountains, tomorrow night.

The Daily Gazette out of Schnectady, New York, more than an hour away, says "Wilco is worth the trip," with writer Michael Hochanadel calling them "one of America’s greatest bands." It's the first time the current lineup, solidified with the arrival of guitarist Nels Cline in 2004, has played in the region, and, says Hochanadel, it "may be the best Wilco performing unit ever." 

The Gazette also points readers to a recent interview Jeff Tweedy gave area public radio station WAMC. You can listen to the interview online at publicbroadcasting.net.

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Following the Tanglewood show, the band comes down to New York City to play a sold-out show at the McCarren Park Pool in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. The New York Times, in its preview of the show, writes:

For its latest disc, Sky Blue Sky, Wilco avoided the static storm of electronics that has made its recent albums so intriguingly experimental. But with fragile and beautifully bare arrangements underlining Jeff Tweedy’s songs of vulnerability and mortality, the move seems just as daring.

The listing is at nytimes.com.

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With all of this touring, Wilco is also making an effort to cut back on its environmental impact. To alleviate some of the congestion that comes with getting thousands of people to festival sites and other venues, Wilco has launched the Passenger Side initiative, which allows fans to connect online to find and share rides to shows. For more information and to sign up, visit wilcoworld.net.

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Label mate David Byrne has his own ideas for curbing one's carbon footprint, namely, the humble bicycle. As part of his larger advocacy efforts promoting the use of bikes as viable, alternative means of transport, Byrne has designed a series of unique bike racks that New York's Department of Transportation is installing throughout the city. The New York Times has the story on how the project came about and how it all fits into the goal of greening the city. You'll find it at nytimes.com.

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