(NORTH ADAMS, Mass.) – Indie-rock avatars Wilco will be joined by seminal punk-art rockers Television, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones, Kurt Vile and the Violators, Peter Wolf & the Midnight Travelers, plus dozens of other performers, comedians, and speakers at the fifth Solid Sound Festival at MASS MoCA from Friday, June 23 through Sunday, June 25.
Other artists include Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Kevin Morby, Joan Shelley, Big Thief, Deep Sea Diver, Andy Shauf, Alloy Orchestra, Idris Ackamoor and the Pyramids, Kacy & Clayton, Daniel Bachman, Jeff Parker Trio, The Shaggs and Max Hatt / Edda Glass.
Wilco members’ side projects including Tweedy & Friends, The Autumn Defense, On Fillmore, The Nels Cline Four, and Quindar will also perform, all on Sunday.
John Hodgman will again host the comedy stage from MASS MoCA’s Hunter Center. Bread and Puppet Theater will return to Solid Sound for the first time since 2010, the Story Pirates will make their fifth appearance, and real food crusader and author of “How to Cook Everything” Mark Bittman will make his festival debut.
Reminder: If you’re seeking a quiet, intimate experience with the fabulous art exhibitions at MASS MoCA, this weekend might not be the best one to choose….
Presenting the best visual and performing arts of our time, MASS MoCA is housed in a renovated 19th-century factory campus, featuring dozens of spacious, light-filled galleries and a variety of performance venues — both indoors and out. In May, MASS MoCA will add additional gallery space, making it the largest contemporary art center in the country, with over 250,000 sq. ft. devoted to exhibitions, including major new installations with landmark artists Laurie Anderson, James Turrell, Robert Rauschenberg, and Nick Cave, among others.