When Uncle Tupelo split in 1994, Jay Farrar went on to form alt-country fave Son Volt, and Jeff Tweedy did his thing with Wilco. The

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A Tribute to Uncle Tupelo

When Uncle Tupelo split in 1994, Jay Farrar went on to form alt-country fave Son Volt, and Jeff Tweedy did his thing with Wilco. The two bands garnered fans far and wide—Wilco attracting more "adult alternative" listeners, Son Volt the indie ones—all while the frontmen simultaneously started a stable of esteemed side projects. So why the tribute to their short-lived ensemble? Because the punky, roots rock group the two men formed in their early 20s begot a perennial creativity that nowadays wields a polished, consummate sheen. Back then, Uncle Tupelo steamed along with grit and soul; they were less practiced, unrefined, and perhaps, a bit more cool. With Transmissionary Six, Downpilot, The Swearengens, Ian Moore, Aaron Starkey & The Detasselers, Red Jacket Mine, Jaren Clifton, Fan Fiction, The Mangles, Kim Virant. GWENDOLYN ELLIOTT

Thu., Jan. 17, 9 p.m., 2013

 
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