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Big Ears 2019 adds Spiritualized, Mercury Rev, Richard Thompson, Yves Tumor, more

Big Ears also includes Sons of Kemet, Bill Frisell, Jlin, Vijay Iyer, Meredith Monk, Stephen O'Malley, the music of Harold Budd, and more.

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Big Ears Festival 2019 initial lineup (Nils Frahm, Mary Halvorson, Messthetics, more)

The uniquely awesome Big Ears Festival returns for its eighth year in 2019 from March 21-24 to its usual home of historic downtown Knoxville, TN.

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Big Ears expands 2018 lineup (Four Tet, Arto Lindsay, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, more)

Additions include Kieran Hebden (aka Four Tet) + Mats Gustafsson (The Thing), Paal Nilssen-Love (The Thing) + Arto Lindsay, Ikue Mori, Marc Ribot, Yuka C. Honda (Cibo Matto), and more.

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Big Ears 2018 lineup (GY!BE, Diamanda Galas, Bonnie Billy, Gas, Four Tet, more)

The awesome lineup also includes Jenny Hval, Juana Molina, Julie Byrne, Kelly Lee Owens, Laurel Halo, Lightning Bolt, Rostam, Sam Amidon, Steve Gunn, and still much more.

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Wilco at Kings Theatre in 2016 (more by PSquared)
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Big Ears expands lineup: Wilco members, Jeremy Gara, Matana Roberts, more

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)...

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Joan Shelley preps Jeff Tweedy-produced LP, touring w/ Wilco, Richard Thompson

The new album also features contributions from her frequent collaborator Nathan Salsburg, Jeff Tweedy's son and bandmate Spencer, and James Elkington (who is one half of a duo with Nathan Salsburg).

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Big Ears Festival lineup: Wilco, Blonde Redhead, Magnetic Fields, Xiu Xiu, Deerhoof, more

Knoxville, TN's Big Ears Festival will be back in 2017 with a cool and varied lineup. Expanding to 4 days this time around, it goes down on March 23-26...

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Yo La Tengo played two collaborative sets at Big Ears fest (videos), playing Loew’s Jersey Theatre this weekend

Big Ears Festival went down this past weekend in Knoxville, TN with a great lineup that included a handful of great acts, including a collaboration between Yo La Tengo and Lambchop, and one between YLT, The National's Bryce Dessner, Sun Ra Arkestra's Danny Ray Thompson, harpist Mary Lattimore, and organ player Chris Abrahams.

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Big Ears Festival 2016 lineup (Bonnie “Prince” Billy, Faust, Yo La Tengo, Kamasi Washington, Angel Olsen, Sunn O))), more)

The Big Ears Festival will return in 2016 from March 31 to April 2 to various venues in downtown Knoxville, TN. The lineup includes Bryce Dessner, Philip Glass, The Gloaming, Yo La Tengo, Andy Stott, Wolf Eyes, Marc Ribot, Andrew Bird, Bonnie "Prince" Billy, Lambchop, Shabazz Palaces, Bombino, Molly Nilsson, Laurie Anderson, Sunn O))), Angel Olsen, Faust, Kamasi Washington, Circuit des Yeux, Ikue Mori and many m...

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Big Ears Festival adds film portion curated by Jim Jarmusch and Michael Gira, scores by Demdike Stare, Bill Frisell & more

The upcoming Big Ears Festival happening March 27-29 in Knoxville, TN, has been expanded once again. Like in past years, the festival will include a film portion, and a selection of that has been curated by filmmaker/musician Jim Jarmusch and Michael Gira, whose respective bands SQURL and Swans were already o...

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