owl and bear’s extensive Live Wilco Archive is the best source for high-quality audio recordings featuring every single incarnation of the band from Wilco’s first show in 1994 up ’til the last few months. Updates to the archive have been infrequent in 2010, but the team behind the collection are making up for lost time this month by posting a fresh batch of shows to archive each Friday in June. Last Friday’s update includes a killer Tweedy solo show from 2002, a fun ’05 gig from Nottingham and two different sources of an April performance at Lupo’s in Providence.
All shows are available in FLAC format, so if you’re an MP3 aficionado you’ll need to do the converting yourself. Now, here are six outstanding boots from the LWA that every Wilco fan needs to hear…
- 05/23/1995 SBD Boulder, CO – Stellar Early Show
- 02/15/1997 SBD New York, NY – Infamous Deli Tray Gig
- 07/30/2000 SBD San Francisco, CA – Covers, Teases, Tightness
- 11/02/2002 SBD Tampa, FL – Memorable YHF Tour Show
- 02/24/2005 SBD Washington, DC – Marathon 9:30 Club Show
- 02/19/2008 FM Chicago, IL – WXRT Broadcast From Riv Residency