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Big Ears expands lineup: Wilco members, Jeremy Gara, Matana Roberts, more

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Wilco at Kings Theatre in 2016 (more by PSquared)

Knoxville, TN’s unique Big Ears Festival returns March 23-26, and today the fest is revealing new additions to the lineup. Wilco were already announced, but also frontman Jeff Tweedy will do an improv set with Chikamorachi (aka Chris Corsano and Darin Gray). It’ll be one of the first Tweedy Meets Chikamorachi live sets. Wilco keyboardist Mikael Jorgensen is also presenting his ‘Quindar’ project with art historian and curator James Merle Thomas. And as mentioned, there will be a set by On Fillmore, which includes Wilco’s Glenn Kotche and Chikamorachi’s Darin Gray.

Other additions include a solo improv set from Arcade Fire’s Jeremy Gara, a duo set from Matthew Shipp and Bobby Kapp, the duo Xylouris White (aka lute player George White and Dirty Three drummer Jim White), experimental artist Matana Roberts, and still more including The Quavers, White Magic, Jessica Moss, Theo Bleckmann + Ben Monder, Frode Haltli and Nils Økland.

The newly added artists join Blonde Redhead, Deerhoof, My Brightest Diamond, Tortoise, The Magnetic Fields, Xiu Xiu, and more. Updated lineup below. Tickets are still available.

NEW ADDITIONS
Tweedy Meets Chikamorachi
Quindar
Jeremy Gara
Matthew Shipp and Bobby Kapp
Xylouris White
Matana Roberts
The Quavers
White Magic
Jessica Moss
Theo Bleckmann and Ben Monder
Frode Haltli
Nils Økland

PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED
Ahleuchatistas
Alvin Curran
American Contemporary Music Ensemble
Blonde Redhead
Carla Bley Trio with Steve Swallow and Andy Sheppard
Carla Bley with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra
Claire Chase
Colin Stetson presents Sorrow: A Reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony
Colleen
DakhaBrahka
Dave Harrington Group
Deathprod
Deerhoof
DJ Rupture
Emilia Amper
Frederic Rzewski
Frode Haltli: The Border Woods
Gavin Bryars Ensemble
Glenn Kotche
Henry Grimes
Henry Threadgill’s Zooid
Horse Lords
Imarhan
Jace Clayton presents Julius Eastman Memory Depot
Joan Shelley
Jóhann Jóhannsson’s Drone Mass
Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge | Aoife O’Donovan
Junun featuring Shye Ben Tzur and The Rajasthan Express
Kaitlyn Aurelia Smith
Knoxville Jazz Orchestra
Lætitia Sadier
Lisa Moore
Matmos perform Robert Ashley’s Perfect Lives (Private Parts)
Maya Beiser
Meredith Monk & Vocal Ensemble: The Soul’s Messenger
Michael Hurley
Musica Elettronica Viva (Alvin Curran, Richard Teitelbaum, & Frederic Rzewski)
My Brightest Diamond
Nief-Norf
Nils Økland Band
Oliver Coates
On Fillmore
Philip Jeck
Rachel Grimes “The Way Forth” Featuring Joan Shelley and Nathan Salsburg
Rangda
Richard Teitelbaum
Sarah Kirkland Snider Unremembered: DM Stith, Shara Worden, Padma Newsome
Steve Lehman & Sélébéyone
Shane Parish
Sir Richard Bishop
Six Organs of Admittance
Ståle Storløkken
Ståle Storløkken & Arve Henriksen
Supersilent
The Crossing
The Magentic Fields: Fifty Song Memoir
Theatre of Voices
Theo Bleckmann
Tortoise
Wilco
Wu Fei
Xiu Xiu
Yasmine Hamdan
Yuki Numata Resnick

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