There are few things as photogenic as Wilco and the summertime. And whoever combines the two successfully will score passes and hotel accomodations to August’s
Wilco-curated Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA.
The three-day North Adams-based festival features a headlining performance by Wilco -- in the
Chicago alt-rock band’s only East Coast performance of the year -- as well as Avi Buffalo,
the Books, Sir Richard Bishop and others.
This summer, Wilco will curate their first-ever Solid Sound Festival, which, unlike a lot of these high-profile summer music festivals, will actually take place in Massachusetts. Granted, Mass MoCA (in North Adams) is still a couple of hours away from Boston, but that's a lot closer than, say, Manchester, Tennessee.
Allow me to do my best imitation of David Thorpe and present these "Beefs in Brief"...
Jay v. Jeff: Per the Chicago Tribune, Jay Bennett is suing Jeff Tweedy for back royalties from Wilco, saying, among other things, that Bennett was not compensated for his appearance in I Am Trying To Break Your Heart