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Glenn Kotche's Colorful, Infectiously Rhythmic 'Adventureland'

Monday, March 17, 2014

"Adventureland" is the latest release from Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche, and features music for the Kronos Quartet, Gamelan Galak Tika, and "two pianos vs. percussion." 

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Mixtapes

Wilco's Glenn Kotche Spins His Offbeat Influences

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche has composed music for such classical ensembles as Kronos Quartet and Eighth Blackbird. His Mixtape shares influences, from minimalism to electronics.

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Soundcheck

Thanksgiving Matchmaker: Glenn Kotche and Michael Anthony

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

John Schaefer introduces Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche to award-winning chef Michael Anthony for a conversation about food, music, and what they're grateful for this Thanksgiving. 

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Features

Jenny Scheinman, 'Ali Farka Touche,' Live on Soundcheck

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Jenny Scheinman has put together a quartet with some big hitters. Mischief and Mayhem is made up of Scheinman on the violin, bassist Todd Sickafoose, drummer Jim Black and Wilco guitarist Nels Cline. Watch the quartet play "Ali Farka Touche."

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New Sounds

Post-Jazz

Sunday, June 19, 2011

What do you get when you infuse driving rock rhythms and cover songs, along with folk traditions of several countries together and put it in the hands and horns of jazz players?  Well, for this New Sounds, we'll call it "post-jazz."  Folks like The Bad Plus make this music, having fun by covering songs by Yes or Rush, and upping the fun quotient even more by doing arrangements of songs by Ligeti and Stravinsky. 

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Soundcheck

Rachel Grimes and On Fillmore: Live

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Rock became something else when pianist Rachel Grimes helped form the early post rock band called Rachel’s. Now she’s working with the duo On Fillmore, comprised of Wilco drummer Glenn Kotche and bassist Darin Gray. They’ll all play live in our studio. 

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Studio 360

Wilco (The Interview)

Friday, August 07, 2009

With their seventh record, Wilco (The Album), Wilco has entered the self-referential phase of rock stardom. Back in 2004 the band stopped by to perform and talk with Kurt after the release of A Ghost Is Born. Jeff Tweedy told Kurt, ...

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Studio 360

Warhol, Cale, Wilco

Friday, August 07, 2009

Studio 360 goes Pop. Andy Warhol would have turned 81 this week. He revolutionized the art world by making paintings out of Hollywood faces and stuff he found at the supermarket. Velvet Underground co-founder John Cale describes Warhol's influence on art, album covers, and a celebrity-obsessed culture he helped create. And later, Kurt talks with Wilco, the alt-country indie rock band unafraid to label their music "art."

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Studio 360

WILCO

Saturday, July 10, 2004

The rock band Wilco has just released its new album, A Ghost is Born. It’s the long-anticipated follow-up to Wilco’s breakthrough record, Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, which was many rock critics’ overwhelming favorite two years ago. Jeff Tweedy and his band stop by Studio 360 to talk to Kurt and play ...

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Studio 360

Theft, Forgery, Wilco

Saturday, July 10, 2004

Kurt Andersen and the writer and musician Greg Tate talk about the creative drive to take other people’s work. Tate plays some of his favorite moments in pop music in which white and black artists steal from each other. And we hear how the great actress Uta Hagen experienced identity ...

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