Note: Nels Cline performs Saturday at the Is That Jazz? Festival at The Chapel.

Staying in motels and cruising down the West Coast in a van packed with gear isn’t everyone’s idea of an ideal honeymoon, but any chance to make music together is a special occasion for Wilco guitarist Nels Cline and multi-instrumentalist Yuka Honda, best known as a founding member of Cibo Matto.

After marrying in Japan last November, they hunkered down in upstate New York to record their duo project, “Fig,” an album slated for release on Sean Lennon’s label, Chimera Music. (Honda played with Lennon in Cibo Matto.) Now Honda’s on the road with the Nels Cline Singers, performing as a special guest with the guitarist’s volatile instrumental trio featuring bassist Trevor Dunn and drummer Scott Amendola.

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