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Wilco Reveals New Details of Summer's Solid Sound Festival Lineup

  • Monday, May 10, 2010
    Wilco Reveals New Details of Summer's Solid Sound Festival Lineup

    Tune in to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to see Wilco perform "Deeper Down," off their latest Nonesuch album, Wilco (the album), tonight at 12:35 AM ET on CBS. Also on tonight's show: Russell Crow. For more information, visit cbs.com.

    The band has just announced a diverse array of musical guests for the line up of its first Solid Sound Festival, a three-day event of music, art, comedy, film, and interactivity to be held at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) August 13 through 15 in North Adams, Massachusetts. Joining the Chicago band are bands Avi Buffalo and Vetiver, guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, Vermont trio Mountain Man, Maine-based indie-rockers Brenda, North Adams duo The Books, and Chicago’s jazz combo the Deep Blue Organ Trio.
     
    Solid Sound Festival will feature a performance by the legendary Vermont- based puppet theater company Bread and Puppet. The troupe’s show incorporates political themes, huge paper-mache puppets, a brass band, and more.
     
    Story Pirates, a nationally respected arts and creative writing organization which promotes literacy for kids and adults through creative writing, drama workshops and sketch comedy, will be on hand for multiple performances throughout the weekend.
     
    Glenn Kotche’s newly announced (and as-yet -untitled) interactive drum head installation will live within MASS MoCA’s exhibition Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Kotche will demonstrate and visitors will sample Kotche-prepared drum heads  to create different sounds throughout the multi-roomed, vibrantly painted, large-scale wall drawing exhibit, which Time magazine named the No. 1 exhibition of the year.
     
    The Solid Sound Stompbox Station, an interactive guitar pedal exhibit created and demonstrated by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, will be featured in the gallery where Tobias Putrih’s Reprojection: Hoosac is installed as part of MASS MoCA’s Material World exhibition. Material World: Sculpture to Environment is a series of site specific installations now on display throughout MASS MoCA’s second and third floor galleries, offering visitors an unexpected visual and spatial (and now auditory) experience.

    Wilco will headline the Solid Sound Festival in the band's only East Coast performance of the summer. This new festival also presents individual performances by all the Wilco members’ side projects including Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, and Mikael Jorgensen’s Pronto.
     
    As part of the festival, MASS MoCA will display an extensive collection of past and present Wilco concert posters. A poster screening demonstration by long time Wilco poster collaborator Ghost-Town Design will also be presented.

    Additional art on display in the galleries during the festival includes Inigo Manglano Ovalle's Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned with, a major exhibition of work by Petah Coyne, Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves, and a new installation by Michael Oatman.

    Kidspace at MASS MoCA, designed especially for children and families, features You Art What You Eat. This is Kidspace’s largest group show to date and involves five artists whose primary art material is food.

    Festival attendees will have full access to the entire MASS MoCA campus, which incorporates 150,000 square feet of galleries. MASS MoCA, a renovated 19th century textile mill, is the largest center for contemporary, visual and performing arts in the U.S.
     
    Additional information will be announced in coming weeks about Solid Sound Festival’s comedy program, featured films, additional musical performances, and more.
     
    Tickets are on sale now through the band’s official website wilcoworld.net and through solidsoundfestival.com.

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Tune in to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson tonight on CBS to see Wilco perform "Deeper Down" off Wilco (the album). The band has just announced a diverse array of musical guests for the line up of its first Solid Sound Festival, a three-day event to be held at MASS MoCA, August 13–15, in North Adams, Massachusetts. In addition to performances by the band and its members, the festival will feature Avi Buffalo, Vetiver, Sir Richard Bishop, Mountain Man, Brenda, The Books, Deep Blue Organ Trio, and legendary puppet theater company Bread and Puppet.

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Tune in to The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson to see Wilco perform "Deeper Down," off their latest Nonesuch album, Wilco (the album), tonight at 12:35 AM ET on CBS. Also on tonight's show: Russell Crow. For more information, visit cbs.com.

The band has just announced a diverse array of musical guests for the line up of its first Solid Sound Festival, a three-day event of music, art, comedy, film, and interactivity to be held at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA) August 13 through 15 in North Adams, Massachusetts. Joining the Chicago band are bands Avi Buffalo and Vetiver, guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, Vermont trio Mountain Man, Maine-based indie-rockers Brenda, North Adams duo The Books, and Chicago’s jazz combo the Deep Blue Organ Trio.
 
Solid Sound Festival will feature a performance by the legendary Vermont- based puppet theater company Bread and Puppet. The troupe’s show incorporates political themes, huge paper-mache puppets, a brass band, and more.
 
Story Pirates, a nationally respected arts and creative writing organization which promotes literacy for kids and adults through creative writing, drama workshops and sketch comedy, will be on hand for multiple performances throughout the weekend.
 
Glenn Kotche’s newly announced (and as-yet -untitled) interactive drum head installation will live within MASS MoCA’s exhibition Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Kotche will demonstrate and visitors will sample Kotche-prepared drum heads  to create different sounds throughout the multi-roomed, vibrantly painted, large-scale wall drawing exhibit, which Time magazine named the No. 1 exhibition of the year.
 
The Solid Sound Stompbox Station, an interactive guitar pedal exhibit created and demonstrated by Wilco guitarist Nels Cline, will be featured in the gallery where Tobias Putrih’s Reprojection: Hoosac is installed as part of MASS MoCA’s Material World exhibition. Material World: Sculpture to Environment is a series of site specific installations now on display throughout MASS MoCA’s second and third floor galleries, offering visitors an unexpected visual and spatial (and now auditory) experience.

Wilco will headline the Solid Sound Festival in the band's only East Coast performance of the summer. This new festival also presents individual performances by all the Wilco members’ side projects including Glenn Kotche’s On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Singers, The Autumn Defense featuring John Stirratt and Pat Sansone, and Mikael Jorgensen’s Pronto.
 
As part of the festival, MASS MoCA will display an extensive collection of past and present Wilco concert posters. A poster screening demonstration by long time Wilco poster collaborator Ghost-Town Design will also be presented.

Additional art on display in the galleries during the festival includes Inigo Manglano Ovalle's Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned with, a major exhibition of work by Petah Coyne, Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves, and a new installation by Michael Oatman.

Kidspace at MASS MoCA, designed especially for children and families, features You Art What You Eat. This is Kidspace’s largest group show to date and involves five artists whose primary art material is food.

Festival attendees will have full access to the entire MASS MoCA campus, which incorporates 150,000 square feet of galleries. MASS MoCA, a renovated 19th century textile mill, is the largest center for contemporary, visual and performing arts in the U.S.
 
Additional information will be announced in coming weeks about Solid Sound Festival’s comedy program, featured films, additional musical performances, and more.
 
Tickets are on sale now through the band’s official website wilcoworld.net and through solidsoundfestival.com.

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