Famous last words, right? Indeed, if Modest Mouse has taught us anything, it's that announcements of hugely awesome flannel shirt≠≠≠-related (we hereby declare a moratorium on the phrase "indie") bands playing shows at Les Schwab Amphitheater are best taken with a grain of salt.
In this case, though, we're really, really hoping that nothing - Jeff Tweedy's well-documented self-medication habits included - will stop Wilco from dropping off the Bend Summer Concerts lineup. For the uninitiated, the Chicago-based legend of an alt-country band has been kicking major arse since 1994, and their 2007 album, Sky Blue Sky, proves that they're far from the end of their arse-kicking career. Four months is a long time to keep your fingers crossed, but it should be worth it.
Saturday, August 23. Les Schwab Amphitheater.