solid sound festival http://wamc.org en 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Lucius http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-lucius <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Our time as an official presence here at <a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com">Solid Sound</a> is nearly at an end. But before we go - we’re going to really get you revved up for the festivities by letting you get to know <a href="http://ilovelucius.com">Lucius</a>.</p><p>They are a fabulous band with a catchy indie-pop sound and we are very excited that they are joining us this morning.</p><p>The members of the band are Jess Wolfe, Holly Laessig, Danny Molad and Peter Lalish, and Andrew Burri and they join us to talk and to perform live.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:40:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67549 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Lucius 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Culinary Events http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-culinary-events <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Food is a major part of any successful weekend long festival. Solid Sound will have amazing food (and drink) all weekend long. We’re going to learn now about a couple of individual super-special </span>curated<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> culinary</span><a href="http://www.solidsounadfestival.com/activities/foodevents/" style="line-height: 1.5;"> events</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> - the proceeds from which will benefit the education programs here at MASS </span>MoCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p>We are joined by Jodi Joseph, MASS MoCA’s Director of Communications; Nancy Thomas, Owner of <a href="http://www.mezzeinc.com/">Mezze Inc.</a> restaurant group and co-producer of MASS MoCA Culinary Events; and Chris Weld, owner of <a href="http://www.berkshiremountaindistillers.com/">Berkshire Mountain Distillers</a>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:25:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67548 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Culinary Events 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Urban Birding http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-urban-birding <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.gregsaulmon.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Greg Saulmon</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> is an online editor at The Republican and MASS Live and is a respected local naturalist and photographer. He has lived and worked in the Pioneer Valley of Massachusetts for more than 30 years.</span></p><p>He is running several Urban Birding walks during the Solid Sound Festival with information on how to see and identify birds in cities. Urban Birding guided walks will depart from Courtyard A at MASS MoCA on Saturday and Sunday and Sunday at 10 am.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67547 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Urban Birding 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Storey Publishing http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-storey-publishing <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.storey.com/">Storey Publishing</a> has been helping readers practice creative self-reliance for 30 years. They are a longtime creative tenant on campus at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> and will be hosting a variety of other lifestyle workshops, activities and demonstrations throughout the <a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com">Solid Sound Festival</a>.</p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:35:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 67545 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Storey Publishing 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Jeff and Spencer Tweedy http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-jeff-and-spencer-tweedy <p>The <a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com">Solid Sound Festival</a> is curated by the rock band <a href="http://www.wilcoworld.net">Wilco</a>. So it stands to reason we’d have a member of the band on our show today - and we do! Jeff Tweedy joins us to talk about Solid Sound and other Wilco goings-on.</p><p>Then, after a quick break, his son Spencer joins us, too! Spencer is the drummer for <a href="http://www.theblisters.com">The Blisters</a> - the band is playing this Sunday at the festival. They’ve been together for 10 years and put out an album on their website earlier this month. The album is called “Finally, Bored” - but we have a sneaking suspicion that Spencer is anything but. (The kid is busy is what we're saying.)</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 14:10:00 +0000 Alan Chartock & Joe Donahue 67430 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Jeff and Spencer Tweedy 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Jason Middlebrook and Susan Cross http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-jason-middlebrook-and-susan-cross <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">One of the <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS </a></span><a href="http://www.massmoca.org" style="line-height: 1.5;">MoCA's</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> current exhibitions is</span><em style="line-height: 1.5;"> Jason Middlebrook: My Landscape</em><span style="line-height: 1.5;">. The pieces contained include new works from Jason’s series of painted hardwood planks begun in 2008 and will debut an awe-inspiring, hanging mobile that functions like a fountain within the gallery.</span></p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67355 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Jason Middlebrook and Susan Cross 2013 Solid Sound Festival - DownStreet Art http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-downstreet-art <p></p><p><a href="http://www.downstreetart.org/">Downstreet Art</a> kicked of their 6th season last night with a celebration in downtown North Adams, MA.</p><p>Presented by <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/">Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts’</a> and <a href="http://www.mcla.edu/About_MCLA/Community/bcrc/">Berkshire Cultural Resource Center</a>, DownStreet Art provides North Adams with a summer of creative events. The public arts festival will run through Oct. 31.</p><p>This summer’s events, which are free and open to the public, will include gallery openings, a dance party on Main Street, a wandering light show, a community reading of Frederick Douglas’s famous Fourth of July address, new murals in the downtown, and musical performances.</p><p>We are joined by Leslie Ferrin, Director <a href="http://www.ferrincontemporary.com/">Ferrin Contemporary</a> and on the DownStreet Art Curatorial Committee; Melanie Mowinski, Artist, <a href="http://www.letterpressasapublicartproject.wordpress.com/">Founder Press Gallery</a>, Art Professor MCLA; and Jonathan Secor, Director MCLA Berkshire Cultural Resource Center, which runs DownStreet Art.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67426 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - DownStreet Art 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Joe Thompson and Alex Crothers http://wamc.org/post/2013-solid-sound-festival-joe-thompson-and-alex-crothers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">This is the third </span><a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">Solid Sound </a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">- and our third time broadcasting at MASS </span>MoCA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> from the festival. (We’ve taken the museum over two other times, but who’s counting? … It’s us. We are counting.)</span></p><p>We’re set up in fine fashion in The Knuckle at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> - just outside of the Sol LeWitt galleries and within leaping distance of many of the other attractions and stages on campus. But we won’t leap - we’ll politely walk around - this place is about to be full of enthusiastic music and art fans and we wouldn’t want to leap <em>onto</em> any of them.</p><p>Joining us to tell us about some of what goes into making this festival purr are Joe Thompson, Director of MASS MoCA and Alex Crothers, promoter for <a href="http://www.highergroundmusic.com/">Higher Ground Music</a>.</p><p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 13:10:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & Alan Chartock 67544 at http://wamc.org 2013 Solid Sound Festival - Joe Thompson and Alex Crothers Tune for Today http://wamc.org/post/tune-today-127 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>"My Old Friend" - <a href="http://www.samamidon.com/">Sam Amidon</a></p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:26:00 +0000 67403 at http://wamc.org Tune for Today Sam Amidon http://wamc.org/post/sam-amidon <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.samamidon.com">Sam Amidon</a> will perform this Saturday afternoon in Courtyard C at <a href="http://www.massmoca.org">MASS MoCA</a> in North Adams, MA as part of the <a href="http://www.solidsoundfestival.com">Solid Sound Festival</a>.</p><p>Enveloped in traditional music while growing up in Vermont, Sam’s most recent album, <em>Bright Sunny South</em>, is a continuation of his particular method of folk music delivery.</p><p>At first listen, his music seems to follow the singer-songwriter model. His background is wrapped in the Appalachian folk-music tradition, and his songs feature expressive vocals and fast, finger-plucked melodies. But a singer-songwriter he is not. Sam Amidon composes new tunes for traditional folk ballads and an array of cover songs that he's attentively made his own.</p><p> Wed, 19 Jun 2013 15:12:00 +0000 Sarah LaDuke 67323 at http://wamc.org Sam Amidon