Chicago’s ever-evolving alt-rockers Wilco have hit the road again brandishing a new musical philosophy, a cache of new songs and yet another new lineup. David reviews whether these changes are for the better.
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They’ve had to overcome record-company politics and the loss of a key band member, but Wilco’s biggest challenge might be proving whether they’re as good a live act as they once were. If the group’s concert Tuesday night is any indication, they’re better than ever.