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Solid Sound Festival 2010

August 13 - 15, 2010
Courtyard D

Check out these photos from Solid Sound 2010

If you already have tickets to Solid Sound, here's some helpful info for you:

Download parking/shuttle map.

There is a new website filled with information about your host city.

We recommend you venture downtown on Saturday morning to visit the North Adams Farmers Market on Eagle Street between 8:30 AM and noon.

If you’re looking for breakfast over the weekend, in addition to restaurants downtown, the Community Italian American Association is hosting a big pancake and sausage breakfast at St. Elizabeth’s Parish Center across the street from MASS MoCA, on both Saturday and Sunday from 8 – 11:45 AM. All proceeds from the volunteer event go to local charities.

If you don't already have tickets, here's helpful info for you:

Wilco headlines the SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL in their only East Coast performance of the summer. Besides the Chicago band, this three-day event of music, art, comedy, film and interactivity features American music icon Mavis Staples and 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.

Other bands performing include: Avi Buffalo, Vetiver, guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, North Adams own duo The Books, Bennington, Vermont, trio Mountain Man, Portland, Maine, indie-rockers Brenda, and Chicago’s jazz combo the Deep Blue Organ Trio. Visit solidsoundfestival.com for a complete schedule.

The SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL comedy stage has tapped comedian Todd Barry (The Wrestler, Flight of the Conchords) to headline and program a full line up of laughs. Barry’s fellow Flight of the Conchords castmate and Daily Show correspondent Kristen Schaal will be performing as will Hannibal Buress (“funniest man in Chicago” according to Time Out Chicago), and VH1’s Best Week Ever star John Mulaney.

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.“If Jim Henson was the Beatles of puppetry…then (Artistic Director) Peter Schumann and Bread & Puppet is the edgier, more provocative cousin,” said a recent article in the Chicago Tribune.

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 acclaimed Sol Lewitt: A Wall Drawing Retrospective. Kotche will demonstrate and visitors will sample Kotche prepared drum heads to create different sounds throughout the multi-room, vibrantly painted, large-scale wall drawing installation which Time magazine named the #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 Re-projection: 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.

As part of SOLID SOUND 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.

Festival attendees will have full access to the entire campus, Art on display in the galleries during the festival includes the Sol LeWitt Wall Drawing Retrospective, Inigo Manglano Ovalle's Gravity is a Force to be Reckoned with, a major exhibition of work by Petah Coyne, Material World: Sculpture to Environment, and Leonard Nimoy's Secret Selves.

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.

Tickets for SOLID SOUND FESTIVAL are on sale through the band?s official website and through the festival website. Tickets are $99.50 (including all fees and parking).

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
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