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Wilco Takes the Fillmore Miami Beach, Caps the Show With Cow Bells, May 15

Wilco's Jeff Tweedy at the Fillmore last night.
Wilco's Jeff Tweedy at the Fillmore last night.
Photo by Sayre Berman

See the full 26-photo slideshow of Wilco at the Fillmore Miami Beach -- plus "Wilco's John Stirratt on the Music Industry, Piracy, and Southern Manners."

Last night, Chicago-based alternative country rock band Wilco performed at the Fillmore Miami Beach for a packed house.

Founders Jeff Tweedy, John Stirratt, and company started the set with songs from its latest album, The Whole Love, playing "One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)" before moving right on through "Art of Almost," "Born Alone," "Capitol City," "Dawned On Me," and "I Might."

Wilco Takes the Fillmore Miami Beach, Caps the Show With Cow Bells, May 15
Photo by Sayre Berman

They also mixed in plenty of hits from studio album Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, including "Poor Places," "Jesus, Etc.," "Radio Cure," "I'm The Man Who Loves You," "War on War," and "Heavy Metal Drummer."

There were even some songs from Sky Blue Sky, like "Side With The Seeds", "Impossible Germany" and "Hate It Here." (We hope Tweedy wasn't talking about Miami.) Another highlight: A rendition of "Shot in the Arm" from Summerteeth.

Wilco Takes the Fillmore Miami Beach, Caps the Show With Cow Bells, May 15
Photo by Sayre Berman

The crowd was mostly people in their 30s and 40s. There was a laid-back vibe in the air, and lots of sing-along.

Wilco jammed, the music was loud and the occasional smell of cannabis crept up the nostrils, standard for any live musical performance. Pot and music go together like milk and cereal.

Wilco Takes the Fillmore Miami Beach, Caps the Show With Cow Bells, May 15
Photo by Sayre Berman

Drinks at the Fillmore are kinda expensive. Beer being the most popular drink at $8 for a pint of Coors or $12 for a bigger 24-ounce can. At least you could still chug it. It was a beer-drinking kind of show after all. But by 10:45 p.m., the venue was out of brew.

However, Wilco wasn't done. And the band capped the show with "Hoodoo Voodoo" from collaborative album Mermaid Avenue, during which a shirtless, jeans-clad crew member named Josh came out onto the stage banging a cowbell in true Midwestern fashion.

Wilco Takes the Fillmore Miami Beach, Caps the Show With Cow Bells, May 15
Photo by Sayre Berman

Once Tweedy, Stirratt, and Wilco completed their second encore, they cleared the stage and the lights came on. Not 10 seconds later, bouncers in blue polo shirts swiftly moved in and shuffled the crowd out of the theater.

The show was over. But for all that is Midwestern, country or alternative about Wilco, they sure as hell rocked the hell out of subtropical Miami Beach on a Tuesday night.

Wilco Takes the Fillmore Miami Beach, Caps the Show With Cow Bells, May 15
Photo by Sayre Berman

Wilco's Setlist

-"One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley's Boyfriend)"

-"Poor Places"

-"Art Of Almost"

-"I Might"

-"A Shot in the Arm"

-"Side With the Streets"

-"Country Disappeared"

-"War On War"

-"Impossible Germany"

-"Born Alone"

-"Radio Cure"

-"Capitol City"

-"Handshake Drugs"

-"Jesus, Etc."

-"Whole Love"

-"I Must Be High"

-"Dawned On Me"

-"Heavy Metal Drummer"

Encore

-"Via Chicago"

-"Hate It Here"

-"Theologians"

-"I'm The Man Who Loves You"

-"Hummingbird"

Second Encore

-"Red-Eyed and Blue"

-"I Got You (At The End of the Century)"

-"Outtasite (Outta Mind)"

-"Hoodoo Voodoo"

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1700 Washington Ave.
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