Wilco front man Jeff
Tweedy is currently in the midst of a solo tour that brings him to San Francisco for
performances at The Fillmore tonight and tomorrow. Tweedy has plenty to celebrate as he'll
appear on two longtime friends' TV show and has been nominated for a major award.
The fourth season of Tweedy pals Carrie Brownstein and Fred Armisen's IFC comedy Portlandia kicks off
on February 27. Brownstein and co-star Armisen will be joined by a bevy of guest
over the course of Season 4 including Tweedy, Tunde Adebimpe (TV On The Radio), Jello
Biafra, Vanessa Bayer (Saturday Night Live), Kirsten Dunst (Melancholia, Spider-Man),
Homme (Queens of the Stone Age), singer-songwriter k.d. lang, Duff McKagan (Gun N’ Roses,
Velvet Revolver), Silas Weir Mitchell (Grimm), Michael Nesmith (The Monkees), Mark Proksch
(The Office), Maya Rudolph (The Way, Way Back, Bridesmaids), columnist Dan Savage, Nick
Swardson (Reno 911!), jazz duo Tuck and Patti and Olivia Wilde (HER, House).
On Sunday the nominees for the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards were
revealed and Tweedy scored a Producer Of The Year nom for his work on releases from
Staples, Low and Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion. We'll see if the usually cantankerous
rocker is in a celebratory mood for his visit to the Bay Area. After tomorrow's
our friends Acacia are set to play an after-show at the Boom Boom Room.