His old band Wilco outgrew First Avenue right about the time they were filming scenes there for their documentary “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” back in 2001, but Jeff Tweedy’s new namesake band with his 18-year-old son Spencer Tweedy on drums will try Minneapolis’ landmark club on for size March 8. Tickets go on sale Friday at noon for $26.50.
The show is part of a continuation of last fall’s tour behind “Sukierae,” an often somber, poetic double-album that was more raw-sounding and acoustic-based than Wilco’s recent stuff. In addition to the two Tweedys, the Tweedy live band includes Eleventh Dream Day's Jim Elkington on guitar and two more members. Their shows have typically featured a good chunk of the album, a solo/acoustic middle segment by Father Jeff with both Wilco and Uncle Tupelo songs (and probably a Golden Smog tune or two here), and then a finale with some fun covers.