Live Review: Wilco at the Warfield

Wilco review: Quiet squall at the Warfield: Aidin Vaziri | Toward the end of a pretty generous encore, Wilco kicked into the song “A Shot in the Arm,” a live favorite for the past decade, and the singer took the chorus head on: “Maybe all I need is a shot in the arm/ Something in my veins bloodier than blood.” He repeated the last part a couple times, stepped away from the microphone and clenched his eyes tight as the stage lights went cherry red. The 44-year-old Tweedy stood holding onto his guitar while the rest of the band members barreled on, swinging their instruments in the air, bending their bodies in ways that fortysomething bodies aren’t meant to be bent and generally freaking the heck out. For just a moment, Tweedy was a goner – caught up in the same surge of electricity that kept the euphoric devotees in the audience howling all night.
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