The newest album from Jeff Tweedy’s acclaimed alt-country machine starts with “Art Of Almost,” an epic art-rock freakout which rightly parades spastic jazz/noise guitarist Nels Cline around like a prize poodle, and ends with Tweedy at his wistful best on “One Sunday Morning (Song For Jane Smiley’s Boyfriend),” 12 unearthly minutes well suited for gazing out over misty canyons. With endcaps like these, you barely need the rest of it. With Nick Lowe.

Thu., Sept. 22, 6 p.m., 2011