Jazz Fest drive-by: With Wilco hitting Houston, will Arcade Fire & other bandsspillover too?
The just-released news that Wilco will be playing Verizon Wireless Theater May 6 is great for two reasons. The first is the most obvious: Wilco is coming. The second is the suspicion it sparks that more of the big-name bands headed to New Orlean's Jazz Fest April 29 through May 8 might stop in Houston along the way.
As is often the case with Austin City Limits (last year it brought The National and Vampire Weekend to town) and South by Southwest, Houston profits from the talents that major festivals elsewhere bring.
The Avett Brothers, who are also slated to appear at Jazz Fest April 29, are already booked for Verizon on April 14. Would it be too much to hope for a conveniently on-the-way (there or back) visit from The Decemberists or perhaps Arcade Fire?
Verizon is wide open from the 14th through Jazz Fest and Warehouse Live has room, too. Fingers crossed!