The Autumn Defense

QRO spotlights stage-left of Wilco, The Autumn Defense.


Name: The Autumn Defense

Hometown: Chicago, IL

Associated act(s): Wilco

Members: Pat Sansone, John Stirratt

Albums: The Green Hour (2001), Circles (2003), Birds, Beasts & Flowers EP (split w/ Hem) (2003), The Autumn Defense (2007), Once Around (2010), Fifth (2014)

The Autumn DefenseRelated Articles:

Review of The Autumn Defense

Live review at Mercury Lounge in New York, NY on March 19th, 2007

Photo gallery from Mercury Lounge

Interview with The Autumn Defense

Photo gallery from (le) Poisson Rouge in New York, NY on November 12th, 2010

Review of Once Around

Photo gallery of Pat Sansone playing Big Star’s Third at Paramount Theatre for SXSW in Austin, TX on March 15th, 2012

Review of Fifth

Review as part of SXSW Wednesday at Ginger Man in Austin, TX on March 12th, 2014

Photo gallery from Ginger Man

Review as part of SXSW Thursday at Continental Club in Austin, TX on March 13th, 2014

Tour dates:

none upcoming


The Autumn Defense playing “The Sun In California” live at (le) Poisson Rouge:


The Autumn Defense playing “Bluebirds Fall” live at (le) Poisson Rouge:

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