Wednesday: Wilco doc at the Gateway

CD101(@102.5)’s Brian Phillips and Watershed’s Colin Gawel have teamed up for “Reelin’ & Rockin'” at the Gateway Film Center. Basically, the third Wednesday of every month Gawel and Phillips will screen a classic rock ‘n roll documentary on the big screen. (The bar opens at 6 and the movie starts at 7.) It’s Gawel’s hope that the series turns into a “nerdy music gathering once a month with beer but no live music.”

Last month was Gimme Shelter, and Wednesday’s film is I am Trying to Break Your Heart, which documented the making of Wilco’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot and all the problems the band had with its label, who, in the end (spoiler alert), ended up paying for the album twice.

Gawel also penned an essay at his site called “When Wilco stopped being a band and became a brand,” which is more of a tribute to and defense of Jay Bennett (the now deceased ex-Wilco member who’s a major part of the doc). It’s well-written and worth your time.

Check the Facebook page for more Reelin’ & Rockin’ info and to RSVP. Tickets are 5$ and all proceeds go to CD101 for the Kids.

  • I want to believe that Jay had a huge impact on Jeff, and I do believe that he did. But I have to comment that Jay’s solo work was not as great as I had hoped it would be. I think Jeff is like Dylan in a lot of ways…he rotates players in and out that inspire him and then he moves on. Also, I really do feel that The Whole Love is a masterpiece. Very close to YFH for me.

  • Joel Oliphint

    I’m certainly enjoying The Whole Love far more than the last record. I think “One Sunday Morning” is the best song they’ve written since the stuff on A Ghost is Born.