About an hour into Wilco's Tuesday night show at Downtown Raleigh Amphitheater, Jeff Tweedy broke his vocal spell just long enough to banter a bit. Noting that Wilco's new album had been released that day, he deadpanned, "Won't you join us in singing along with songs you don't know?"
That preceded a song with the conclusion, "I was born to die alone" -- and funny thing, that just happens to be said album's first single. Leave it to Tweedy to make a song laced with existential dread the radio-emphasis track. But doing things the hard (or at least unconventional) way has always been Wilco's style. Meanwhile, there's also this: Even if you can't sing along with Tweedy's words, you can probably sing along with Nels Cline's guitar.
Barring that, you can see lots of photos from Tuesday's concert here.