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Solid Sound 2019 - Saturday
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Solid Sound 2019 Saturday in pics (Wilco, Feelies, Cate Le Bon, The Minus 5, more)

Wilco played two new songs, The Feelies covered Neil Young with Jeff Tweedy, and more...

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Tortoise at BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival
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Tortoise played ‘TNT’ in Prospect Park with Emily Wells (pics)

’TNT’ was famously very much a studio creation, making the most of then-new hard disc digital recording, and employing a cut-and-paste technique, with songs assembled in the computer. The long, jazzy, jammy songs -- full of vibraphones and marimba -- sounded like natural creations, however, as Tortoise played them in the cool of the idyllic Saturday evening...

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Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival reveals daily lineups

A few new speakers were also added to the festival (and Abbi Jacobson dropped off).

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BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! free 2019 Prospect Park shows: Tortoise, Calexico & Iron & Wine, Liz Phair/Ted Leo, more

Tortoise are playing 'TNT' in full, and other shows include Mick Jenkins/Leikeli47, Oddisee, Nilufer Yanya (with a surprise headliner), I’m With Her, and more...

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Wilco’s Solid Sound Fest 2019 lineup: Courtney Barnett, Feelies, Tortoise, more

Wilco's biennial Solid Sound Festival happens June 28-30 at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. Wilco will, as usual play two sets and the rest of the lineup is pretty killer, including Courtney Barnett, The Feelies, Tortoise (playing two sets), Cate Le Bon, Jonathan Richman, Clipping...

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Pitchfork Midwinter at Art Institute of Chicago - Friday
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Pitchfork Midwinter Fest in pics (Slowdive, Laurie Anderson, Tortoise & more)

Pitchfork and The Art Institute of Chicago threw their inaugural three-night Midwinter Fest throughout the museum on February 15-17.

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Slowdive, Panda Bear, Tortoise & more playing Midwinter at the Art Institute of Chicago

The new event from Pitchfork and the Art Institute of Chicago features performances throughout the museum from Deerhunter, DJ Koze, Mount Eerie, William Basinski, Laurie Anderson, Kamasi Washington, Perfume Genius and more over three nights.

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Jimmy Eat World at Brooklyn Steel in June (more by Em Grey)
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Jimmy Eat World share playlist of music they listened to on tour in the ’90s

The playlist includes music by Weezer, Fugazi, The Promise Ring, Sugar, Wilco, Jawbreaker, Elliott Smith, Sebadoh, Christie Front Drive, Superchunk, Pedro The Lion, Drive Like Jehu, Archers of Loaf, and more.

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Little Tornados (Stereolab, Tortoise) prepare for ‘Apocalypse!’ (listen)

Little Tornadoes, which includes Stereolab's Laetitia Sadier and Tortoise's John Herndon, describe their sound as "psychedelic country" but the album's single, "Chérie la Mouche," is tres French: swoony, swaggery and a little space age bachelor pad-y.

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Desert Daze fest announces 2017 set times

Desert Daze takes place this weekend in Joshua Tree, CA with performances by Iggy Pop, Spiritualized, Courtney Barnett & Kurt Vile, Sleep (performing Holy Mountain), Unknown Mortal Orchestra, John Cale, Ty Segall, BADBADNOTGOOD, Panda Bear, Hope Sandoval, Eagles Of Death Metal, King Gizzard, Thurston Moore, The Make-Up, Ariel Pink, Liars, and tons more.

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