Wilco taps Avi Buffalo, Vetiver, puppets for Solid Sound Festival

Wilco Weekend, aka the upcoming Solid Sound Festival, promises to turn the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art into a three-day extravaganza of music, art, comedy, film, and interactivity between August 13th and 15th.

In addition to two sets from Wilco as well as performances from the band’s related side-projects, the festival will also feature the likes of Sub Pop outfits Avi Buffalo and Vetiver, guitarist Sir Richard Bishop, Vermont trio Mountain Man, Maine-based indie rockers Brenda, Massachusetts duo The Books, and Chicago’s jazz outfit The Deep Blue Organ Trio will be joining them for the festivities.

Plus, they’ll be a performance by the legendary Vermont based puppet theater company Bread and Puppet. Story Pirates, a nationally respected arts and creative writing organization, will be on hands to provide story time. And if that weren’t enough, several members of Wilco will be sharing their skills as part of interactive exhibitions: Glenn Kotche will share his newly announced (and as-yet-untitled) interactive drum head installation, while Nels Cline will host The Solid Sound Stompbox Station, an interactive guitar pedal exhibit.

For a complete look at the festival’s scheduled events and activities, click here. Tickets remain on sale through the band’s official website wilcoworld.net and through solidsoundfestival.com.


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