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Wilco and Kansas coming to Cobb Energy

Continuing on its winning streak as a sought-out concert venue in the ATL, Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre rolls out a one-two punch of great concerts this week with Wilco and Kansas.

“Eclectic” is probably one of the first words fans would use to describe the band Wilco. Defying exact categorization, this band pulls elements of alternative rock, indie rock, folk, Americana, and country rock into a coherent whole sound that is oddly compelling, yet not odd at all.

Aptly described by Rolling Stone as "one of America's most consistently interesting bands" and "America's foremost rock impressionists," this outfit, led by singer and guitarist Jeff Tweedy, shows why critical acclaim and beloved fans flock to their music.

Having seen them at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, this journalist can personally attest to the fact that Wilco puts on an amazing and varied live show. Wowing the on Wednesday and Thursday this week, Wilco will demonstrate why the London Sunday Telegraph calls them “the world’s most exciting rock band.”

Wilco welcomes special guest Nick Lowe, who is the songwriting mastermind behind Elvis Costello’s anthem “What’s So Funny ‘Bout Peace, Love, and Understanding.” An impressive musician in his own right, Lowe is best known for “Cruel To Be Kind,” but will demonstrate his pub-rock and New Wave roots throughout his tuneful repertoire. Tickets for Wilco and Nick Lowe are $38 plus fees and the show begins at 8 p.m.

Hum along to “Dust in the Wind” when the band Kansas touches down at Cobb Energy on Friday, Sept. 30. Classic rock band Kansas teams began their innovative KANSAS Collegiate Symphony Tour last year and its success led them to continue and expand it in 2011. Helping to bring money and awareness to university music programs, the 2011 KANSAS Collegiate Symphony Tour teams up to perform with local university music departments. 

Friday night, the Kennesaw State University Symphony Orchestra will join Kansas to rock out in a concert showcasing the talents of both groups with full lights and sound. Tickets are $37 and $57 plus fees and the show begins at 8 p.m. A limited quantity of special student rate tickets of $20 (with student ID) is available at the box office only. Limit of two tickets per ID.

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