Live Video: Wilco

Live Video
08/21/2015
Janice Headley
photo by Matthew B. Thompson (view set)

It was an afternoon of contrasts when Wilco performed for a packed room of KEXP donors at Columbia City Theater earlier this month. You've never seen a sold out show so quiet, so reverently enraptured, as the band presented song after song in their set, ranging from old favorites to new singles from their recent surprise full-length, Star Wars. But once each song ended? The roar of applause was deafening, and the love from fans so intense, that even frontman Jeff Tweedy seemed taken aback, lowering his hand jokingly at the audience to get us to stop cheering. But no one could resist singing quietly along with the Woody Guthrie track "California Stars," uniting the entire room in song. It was a beautiful moment, encapsulating what brought us all together that day: raising funds for KEXP's New Home, so we can continue to enrich lives with "music that matters." Watch below, and stay tuned for future fundraisers for KEXP's new home.

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