Encore: Wilco

This Saturday Austin City Limits brings you musical veterans both on and off the screen: the one and only Wilco. After nearly two decades of constantly redefining its sound, the Chicago band’s fourth appearance on the show proves to be one of its most memorable to date, featuring a special guest appearance, leader Jeff Tweedy’s remarkable songs and some electrifying guitar playing from Nels Cline.

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. As the icing to this already delicious cake, Wilco tourmate Nick Lowe drops by with his classic “Cruel to Be Kind,” backed by the boys themselves.

Tune in this Saturday, September 15th, and find out why Wilco’s music sums up best what Austin City Limits stands for. Check here on the episode page for more info about the episode and here for your local listings and exact air times. Be sure to keep up with your favorite music television show on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr pages. Next week: British rock gods Coldplay.