USA (Oklahoma), June 15, 2009 Review

artist: Wilco date: 01/25/2010 category: live concerts

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Wilco: USA (Oklahoma), June 15, 2009
Wilco's sound strong, but not so loud you could miss any mistakes or sloppy playing.
 Sound: 9
 Perfomance: 9
 Overall Impression: 9
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overall: 9
USA (Oklahoma), June 15, 2009 Reviewed by: banjotune22, on january 25, 2010
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Sound: Wilco's sound strong, but not so loud you could miss any mistakes or sloppy playing. Jeff Tweedy has always had a rough and versitile voice with his poetic lyrics, and unlike Wilco pre Yankee Hotel Foxtrot he and bass player John Stirrat are joined by multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone for exellent harmonies. The set is big even for a six person band. Glen Kotche has many percussion instruments along with his drumset. Piano player Mikeal Jorgensen has a keyboard set up as well as Pat Sansone who also plays guitar. Nels Kline plays lead guitar the whole show like a virtuoso. // 9

Perfomance: I enjoyed this show very much. The song list covered highlights from most of their career and only had two songs from their latest relese wilco(thealbum)Bull Black Nova and Sonny Feeling wasn't even available to the public at the time. Being in Oklahoma City it was awesome they pay omage to Tweedy's folk hero Woody Guthrie by playing two songs from Mermaid Ave California Stars and Hoodoo Voodoo. The light show was simple and I thought that was good because it didn't take away from the awesome music Wilco writes. The fog machine came out for the drug induced kidsmoke and things started to smell a little funny. The OKC police cracked down hard on pot. The band members watched as some folks were kicked out, the look on Jeffs face was dissapointing. // 9

Overall Impression: This show took place in Oklahoma City on June 15 2009. The opening act was the Heartless Bastards, a four peice band with a singer guitarist that sounded alot like Crissy Hinde(?) of the Pretenders. My only beef with the venue was that the beer was very overpriced. Tickets were about 35$, a little more for meet and greet for those anoying concert goers that like to brag about all the cool famous people they meet at shows. And of course there is always the girls that try to work their way to the front at the end of the show using a wink and a smile. I was in the front with my girl in front of me against the rail, and I wasn't about to give it up for some bimbo who wanted to dick around most of the show. // 9

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