Season 37, Episode 12: Wilco

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“When people ask what kind of music Austin City Limits stands for,” executive producer Terry Lickona says, “ there’s one band that sums it up better than any other – Wilco!” Airing this Saturday, February 4, our fourth episode featuring this veteran modern rock band shows exactly why ACL holds Jeff Tweedy and company in such high esteem. Concentrating on its latest release The Whole Love, the Chicago sextet puts such stellar tracks as “Art of Almost,” “Open Mind” and “Dawned On Me” through their paces with near-perfect poise. It’s not all the new album, of course, as the band also drops a few deep cuts like “Bull Black Nova” and “War On War” into the set. And as the icing on an already delicious cake, Wilco tourmate Nick Lowe drops by with his classic “Cruel to Be Kind,” backed by the boys themselves.

Wilco at ACL: Behind the Scenes “War On War” from Jonathan Jackson on Vimeo.

Tune in this Saturday, Feb. 4, to catch all the Wilco action for yourself. Hit the episode page for more info, and your local listings for exact airtimes. Keep up with your favorite music television show on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages, and don’t forget to sign up for our newsletter. Next week: an encore episode featuring the one and only Jimmy Cliff.