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Wilco’s 2013 Solid Sound Festival at Mass MoCA (6/22/2013)

17 Jul

2013 Solid Sound Field Guide

I bought tickets for Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival this year on April 19th, exactly ten minutes after my paycheck cleared.  The Solid Sound Festival was a weekend-long event with concerts beginning on Friday June 21st.  Due to Continue reading

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The Feelies at Mass MoCA 11/11/2011

16 Nov

I discovered The Feelies in the summer after high school.  I was screwing around on allmusic.com looking at Pavement’s page when I noticed the “Influenced By” section.  At the time (and not much has changed) I was totally obsessed with Pavement.  I figured, why not give some of these bands a shot that supposedly influenced them?  As it turns out, the list was a gold mine.  I recognized some bands, but that list introduced me to Wire, Can, Swell Maps, Half Japanese, Pere Ubu, oh, and The Feelies.  I downloaded their 1980 debut (I was a poor-ass college kid…I’ll make up for it later).  “Crazy Rhythms” became one of my most listened to albums of that year. Continue reading