Posted in music | tour dates on December 4, 2013

Big Ears

Big Ears Festival, a three-day event that joins modern classical music and adventurous rock acts in venues around Knoxville, TN, will host its first festival since 2010 on March 28-30. Composer Steve Reich acts as the artist-in-resident, with Ensemble Signal, Jonny Greenwood and So Percussion performing his music. Also on the lineup are John Cale, Television, Nazoranai (Keiji Haino, Stephen O'Malley, and Oren Ambarchi) and Marc Ribot (playing solo as well as with Ceramic Dog and Los Cubanos Postizos), Laraaji, Tim Hecker, Julia Holter, Oneohtrix Point Never, Colin Stetson, Vatican Shadow, Nils Frahm, Mark McGuire, Bill Orcutt, Dean & Britta, Glenn Kotche, Susanna, Dawn of Midi and Son Lux.

Passes for the fest go on sale Friday, December 6 at noon and are $150.

The festival's return is a good thing as its future was in question after a three year hiatus (its organizers stay busy running Bonnaroo). Big Ears 2010 was a huge undertaking--and from a listeners stand-point, a hugely successful one--with a lineup that featured the National, Dirty Projectors, Vampire Weekend, the Calder Quartet, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, Andrew WK, The Ex, Gang Gang Dance, Clogs, the xx, Ben Frost and Tim Hecker and artist-in-residence Terry Riley. You can see BrooklynVegan's coverage of that fest here.



Comments (9)

I "HEAR" this may be fun. I will travel down Canal street to get my tickets. Hopefully the press these shows on wax. I wonder how many drums will be there. Lisa Loeb should def play too.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:24 AM

if I lived in tenn I TOTALLY would go.

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 11:25 AM

What a great line up! But why do I need to go all the way to Shittsville TN for that?

Posted by ME | December 4, 2013 11:47 AM

Do people in Knoxville care about these kinds of artists?

Posted by Anonymous | December 4, 2013 2:37 PM

Strange. You folks should get out more. Did people in Minehead care about the artists at All Tomorrow's Parties? Do the citizens of Victoriaville love John Zorn?

Posted by goodoleboy | December 4, 2013 3:14 PM

As a Knoxvillian, I can assure you that, yes, many of us DO care about these kinds of artists. Maybe, when you drop your ignorant, stereotypical views of things that are different than you, you will realize that we're all a lot more similar than you think.

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Posted by wealthypeople21 | December 4, 2013 9:09 PM

why the sound link mine

Posted by obd2 | December 4, 2013 10:54 PM

Wow! Thanks for including our drummer in the video! Thank you AC Entertainment for bringing such a beautiful festival to our town!

Posted by Yak | October 28, 2014 12:28 PM

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