Live: Day Two of Solid Sound Festival @ MASS MoCA, 8/14/10

August 18th, 2010, 10:10 am by Greg

Wilco's John Stirratt

Wilco's John Stirratt


RANDOM PATTER #1: “Thanks for letting us take over your town…” – Jeff Tweedy, taking a break from Wilco’s monstrous closing set

LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: MASS MoCA’s no stranger to long-form musical happenings – witness the annual weirdness that is Bang on a Can Marathon. But rather than put the brilliant weirdness that was Solid Sound in one suffocating space, Wilco (officially known as the festival’s “curators”) split most of the acts between two stages in the museum’s interior courtyards with a larger third stage for the headliners in nearby “Joe’s Field.” This arrangement meant the afternoon entertainment was almost non-stop, with a splendid level of variation that stretched from the nouveau punk of all-boy-band Brenda to the Old School political theater of Vermont’s legendary Bread & Puppet Theater.

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