Mic Check: Wilco at Lakewood Civic Auditorium on Friday.

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Wilco’s come a long way since their 1996 shit-kicking alt-country debut, A.M.. They don’t even sound like the same band anymore. Part of it has to do with frontman Jeff Tweedy’s constant personnel shuffling; part of it has to do with the fact that they’re just a lot better these days. Since 2002’s Yankee Hotel Foxtrot, Wilco has evolved into America’s best jam band. Their last three albums – including last year’s Sky Blue Sky – pile on aural textures that are open to various interpretations onstage. A year or so after the record’s release, their songs have evolved into totally new experiences. Scrap that: Wilco isn’t America’s best jam band. They’re America’s best band. Period. -- Michael Gallucci Wilco performs at 7:30 p.m. Friday, February 22, at Lakewood Civic Auditorium, 14100 Franklin Avenue in Lakewood. The show is sold out, but you might be able to find some tickets on craigslist for a preview, listen to “Dreamer in My Dreams” below.

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