Back in December Wilco embarked on a five-show romp through their hometown billed as the “Incredible Shrinking Tour of Chicago.” Yesterday, the band released an iPad book that includes a collection of photos, show posters and more documenting the run. You can download the book free-of-charge through iTunes. Wilco has also shared a Spanish version of Dawned On Me.
Here’s links to five stories of note this hump day…
- Pitchfork lists the best SNL Digital Shorts from series’ 7-year run
- All these years later Sammy Hagar still wants an apology from EVH
- Jambands.com looks at Bob Weir and Phil Lesh’s new Bay Area venues
- Guns N’ Roses singer Axl Rose was robbed of $200k worth of jewelry
- Watch Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live
- Dispatch has just released a video for their new single – Not Messin’
Finally, Robert F.X. Sillerman transformed the live music industry in the ’90s by snatching up many major promoters across the country for his SFX outfit that eventually became what we know now as Live Nation. The New York Times has posted a fascinating article detailing Sillerman’s efforts to revive SFX by spending $1 billion to acquire independent rave and dance party promoters with the aim of folding as many as 50 small companies into a more powerful big corporation.