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Mike Heidorn lives in Belleville, Ill., not far from the neighborhood where he lent his punk gunfire drumming to Uncle Tupelo for its first three albums. Over a three-hour lunch at a local restaurant with his band's framed album covers on the wall, Heidorn talks as fast as he drummed for the band.

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"Chairman Meow" may have a silly title, but it also has an irresistible rhythm and a subtle pop hook. You can hear how much fun Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion had recording it with Wilco's Jeff Tweedy and Pat Sansone.

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Tuesday, 12 March 2013 07:00

Song of the Day: 'So Blue' by Low

Low says the songs on "Invisible Way," its forthcoming album produced by Jeff Tweedy for Sub Pop (and its 10th in some 20 years as a band), features songs about "intimacy, the drug war, the class war, plain old war war, archeology, and love." "So Blue," one of the first tracks released, is very much the latter, but perhaps it touches on other themes as well, as only the Duluth, Minn. band could sing, play and touch them.

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You know that lottery thing? Something about a cool half billion? Here's what you can spend it on. Or this.

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The Peabody Opera House opened its doors just this past weekend. The renovated theatre is fashioned much like a traditional opera house with its ornate d├ęcor and marble floors throughout. One might expect the ballet or the latest production run of "Phantom" or "West Side Story" to have commenced the venue's fall season. Instead, we got something much better: Wilco.

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A loyal St Louis fan base welcomed Wilco to the Peabody Opera House on Tuesday Night.

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Last weekend marked my fourth journey to Memphis for the annual Beale Street Music Festival. After severe weather last year canceled nearly half of the scheduled acts, and on the heels of last week's violent storms across the South, we went prepared for anything.

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Wednesday, 16 March 2011 13:00

The Top 10 Uncle Tupelo Songs

In memory of March 16 -20, I present my Top 10 Uncle Tupelo songs.

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An assortment of local bands played tribute to Uncle Tupelo in front of a sold-out crowd at Off Broadway. The crowd rocked, swayed and sang along to songs that they knew and loved. It proved to be another affirmation of how much this city loves local music and the radio station that supports it.

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