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Wilco frontman Jeff Tweedy will bring his solo act to The Pabst Theater this Wednesday night. Don’t miss an intimate experience with one of the Midwest’s all-time greats. The show starts at 7:30 p.m. with special guest James Elkington.
Price of admission
Seats are assigned, but tickets are a flat rate of $50. Click here to buy now.
Why you can’t miss it
Although he will always be best known as the lead singer of the Wilco, Jeff Tweedy’s work extends way beyond this one great, genre-defying band. His raw talent in singing and songwriting was apparent from the beginning when he took over as the face of Uncle Tupelo (along with Jay Farrar), a group that is widely considered to be the best of the best when it comes to alt-country. Today, Tweedy, is touring in support of "Together At Last," his new solo record that includes songs from his days with Wilco, Uncle Tupelo and his other side projects like Golden Smog and Loose Fur. Wednesday will be a rare opportunity to hear raw acoustic versions of all these songs.
Song starter pack
The Hit: Wilco, "Jesus Etc."
Wilco’s biggest song off of its biggest record, the daring and iconic "Yankee Hotel Foxtrot." Turn your orbit around with the solo version.
B-Side Beauty: Wilco, "Forget the Flowers"
A catchy country tune that dates all the way back to Wilco’s second album, "Being There." I hope Tweedy doesn’t forget to play this song on Wednesday.
Can’t Wait to See it Live: Uncle Tupelo, "New Madrid"
No song shows off Tweedy’s Midwest roots more than this song about an earthquake predicted by climatologist Iben Browning to hit the Chicago area in 1990. Although the earthquake never came to be, Tweedy admires Mr. Browning’s conviction and lends the same passion to this song.