Had former Afghan Whigs singer Greg Dulli bought into the hype of hyperbolic rock journos, who tried to fit him with the dreaded “next Kurt Cobain” tag in the mid ’90s, he probably would’ve gone on to do something safer than spending a decade amalgamating New Orleans R&B, trip-hop and folk-rock. But he didn’t. As a result, he — by way of two acclaimed solo albums and four faithfully lauded albums with side-project turned main gig, The Twilight Singers — cultivated a cult following of actual listeners instead of radio listeners, while many of his contemporaries relegated themselves to record-store bargain bins as they grasped in vain for illusory chart success. Now, after a four-year gestation period, Dulli has a new Twilight Singers LP slated for release next year, and is celebrating with a rare solo tour that will feature fellow Twilight Singer Dave Rosser and The Polyphonic Spree’s Rick Nelson. Opening is equally singular alt-rock survivor Craig Wedren — who, with his flamboyant falsetto and bizarre lyrics, carved out a unique niche for himself as the reigning dandy of the D.C. punk scene during his tenure as singer of the playfully brilliant but painfully underrated alterna-prog outfit Shudder to Think. Wedren’s best-known work is perhaps that of his television and film scoring career — which includes scores and themes for MTV’s seminal ’90s sketch comedy show The State as well as its spin-offs like Stella, Reno 911! and the instant cult-classic feature Wet Hot American Summer. Remember those great montage anthems and Kenny Loggins-trumping feel-good themes? Well, he’s the guy who wrote ’em.