Isn't Nels Cline supposed to be avant-garde royalty? So how come Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album), the two records Wilco has made since he joined on guitar, are so straight-laced and often uninspired?

Isn't Nels Cline supposed to be avant-garde royalty? So how come Sky Blue Sky and Wilco (The Album), the two records Wilco has made since he joined on guitar, are so straight-laced and often uninspired? No matter; after catching up with Jeff Tweedy and company at Bonnaroo this summer, I can vouch that if you've ever loved Wilco, seeing the band live will still put a broad smile on your face. Liam Finn opens the show.