Jeff Tweedy To Appear On Portlandia, Nominated For Grammy

By Scott Bernstein Dec 11, 2013 2:40 pm PST

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 stars 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), Joshua 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 Mavis 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 performance our friends Acacia are set to play an after-show at the Boom Boom Room.

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