Wilco + Sleater-Kinney
DOORS: 5:00 PM
STARTS: 6:00 PM
Live on the Outdoor StageGenre: Alternative
Age Limit: All Ages are Welcome
Rain or Shine; No Refunds
Due to the incoming tropical storm, the Wilco/Sleater-Kinney with NNAMDÏ show originally scheduled for Tuesday, August 17 has been rescheduled to Thursday, August 19. Original tickets will be valid for the rescheduled date; no action needed. If you cannot make the rescheduled date, refund requests will be honored through midnight on Tuesday, August 17. All refunds must be requested by emailing [email protected] Please include “Wilco + Sleater-Kinney” in the subject line. Please do not come to the venue box office for a refund.
Wilco + Sleater-Kinney will be performing LIVE on the Outdoor Stage at Salvage Station on Thursday, August 19th! Doors open at 5pm and the music starts at 6pm. Check out our FAQ page here to learn about parking options, what you can and cannot bring inside the venue and MORE!
Root Down will be serving their delicious twist on Southern Soul food PLUS we will have three food trucks on-site + Meadowsweet Creamery selling their yummy ice cream sandwiches for the duration of the show. And, of course, we will have MULTIPLE full bars open for you to enjoy!
Please review our Covid-19 policy here: https://salvagestation.com/covid-policy/
CDC guidelines + band requirements + our own personal policies are changing daily, so please keep your eyes on our website for updates. As always, thank you for supporting live music and for your cooperation as we navigate this challenging time together!
Listen to Wilco:
Wilco is an American alternative rock band based in Chicago, Illinois. The band was formed in 1994 by the remaining members of alternative country group Uncle Tupelo following singer Jay Farrar‘s departure. Wilco’s lineup changed frequently during its first decade, with only singer Jeff Tweedy and bassist John Stirratt remaining from the original incarnation. Since early 2004, the lineup has been unchanged, consisting of Tweedy, Stirratt, guitarist Nels Cline, multi-instrumentalist Pat Sansone, keyboard player Mikael Jorgensen, and drummer Glenn Kotche. Wilco has released eleven studio albums, a live double album, and four collaborations: three with Billy Bragg and one with The Minus 5.
Wilco’s music has been inspired by a wide variety of artists and styles, including Bill Fay, The Beatles and Television, and has in turn influenced music by a number of modern alternative rock acts. The band continued in the alternative country style of Uncle Tupelo on its debut album A.M. (1995), but has since introduced more experimental aspects to their music, including elements of alternative rock and classic pop. Wilco’s musical style has evolved from a 1990s country rock sound to a current “eclectic indie rock collective that touches on many eras and genres.”
Wilco garnered media attention for their fourth album, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot (2001), and the controversy surrounding it. After the recording sessions were complete, Reprise Records rejected the album and dismissed Wilco from the label. As part of a buy-out deal, Reprise gave Wilco the rights to the album for free. After streaming Foxtrot on its website, Wilco sold the album to Nonesuch Records in 2002. Both record labels are subsidiaries of Warner Music Group, leading one critic to say the album showed “how screwed up the music business is in the early twenty-first century.” Yankee Hotel Foxtrot is Wilco’s most successful release to date, selling over 670,000 copies. Wilco won two Grammy Awards for their fifth studio album, 2004’s A Ghost Is Born, including Best Alternative Music Album. Wilco released their eleventh studio album, Ode to Joy, in October 2019.
Listen to Sleater-Kinney:
“How does brokenness walk? Or move through the world?” says guitarist/vocalist Carrie Brownstein about The Center Won’t Hold, Sleater-Kinney’s tenth studio album. “We’re always mixing the personal and the political but on this record, despite obviously thinking so much about politics, we were really thinking about the person – ourselves or versions of ourselves or iterations of depression or loneliness – in the middle of the chaos.”
The Center Won’t Hold is Sleater-Kinney’s midnight record on the doomsday clock. After twenty-five years of legendary collaboration, rock’n’roll giants Carrie Brownstein and Corin Tucker rise to meet the moment by digging deeper and sounding bigger than we’ve heard them yet. Here are intimate battle cries. Here are shattered songs for the shattered survivors. “The Center Won’t Hold drops you into the world of catastrophe that touches on the election,” says guitarist/vocalist Tucker of the title track. “We’re not taking it easy on the audience. That song is meant to be really heavy and dark. And almost like a mission statement, at the end of that song, it’s like we’re finding our way out of that space by becoming a rock band.”