Wilco Performs at the Benedum Center; The Balcony Big Band Plays Jergel’s (Mon., 1/25/16)

1) As the front man and leader of alt-rock band Wilco, Jeff Tweedy has really made a name for himself over the past 20 years. Wilco has been highly praised for its experimental take on the alternative rock genre (including Grammy wins). In his solo performances, Tweedy dons the guise of an acoustic folk singer-songwriter. With no prior knowledge of his work, one could easily mistake this approach as his default mode and natural musical habitat. With a voluminous catalog of songs, a penchant for skilled, complex guitar work, and a rich, oaky voice, Tweedy was also a founding member of the band Uncle Tupelo. Wilco’s latest release—Star Wars—was the second album they produced on  their own label and dropped last July. 7:30 p.m. Benedum Center 237 7th St., Cultural District. (EC, RH)

2) The Balcony Big Band,  with a special guest, is hitting only high notes in a Monday night performance at Jergel’s Rhythm Grille. The 18 member group makes a big, beautiful sound. Get in some Monday relaxation with good music. 7 p.m. No cover. 285 Northgate Dr., Warrendale.

3) Check out new and established talent at one of the city’s best open stage nights, Club Cafe’s AcoustiCafeThe host of tonight’s supportive and friendly event is Amber Bamber. No cover. 7 p.m. 56 – 58 S. 12th St., South Side.