BIG EARS 2018 [Knoxville, TN]: Diamanda Galas, Wolfgang. Voigt, Milford Graves, ICE, Jaga Jazzist, GYBE, Tyshawn Sorey, Kid Koala, etc etc hype hype

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Deets here: http://insideofknoxville.com/2017/11/big-ears-2018-lineup-announced-an-interview-with-ashley-capps/

Now with more Appalachia.

Also Lightning Bolt, Juana Molina, Julie Byrne, Susanna, Nels Cline, I can already tell I’m gonna have a lot of conflicts.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:53 (two months ago) Permalink

Line-up so far:

Abigail Washburn & Wu Fei
Aine O’Dwyer performs William Eggleston’s “Musik”
Algiers
Anna & Elizabeth
Anna Thorvaldsdottir: “In The Light Of Air” performed by International Contemporary Ensemble
Anoushka Shankar: “Land of Gold”
Arto Lindsay
Bang on a Can All Stars celebrate their 30th anniversary with works by David Lang, Michael Gordon and Julia Wolfe
Bang on a Can All Stars perform Julia Wolfe’s “Anthracite Fields”

Bang on a Can All Stars “Field Recordings”
Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Béla Fleck & Brooklyn Rider
Bonnie “Prince” Billy

“Brimstone & Glory” live score performed by Nief-Norf and Wordless Music

Brooklyn Rider
Cleek Schrey & David Behrman
Craig Taborn Quartet
Cyro Baptista & The “Banquet of the Spirits”
Cyro Baptista presents “Vira Loucos”
Diamanda Galás
Duet for Theremin & Lap Steel
Evan Parker’s Electro-Acoustic Ensemble
Four Tet
GAS (Wolfgang Voigt)
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Innov Gnawa

International Contemporary Ensemble
Jaga Jazzist

Jaga Jazzist featuring Ståle Storløkken & Jon Balke
Jason Moran Duo with Milford Graves
Jason Moran presents Fats Waller Dance Party
BANGS (Jason Moran, Mary Halvorson and Ron Miles)
Jenny Hval
Jenny Scheinman presents “Kannapolis: A Moving Portrait”
Jenny Scheinman’s “Mischief & Mayhem” with Nels Cline & Scott Amendola
Juana Molina

Julie Byrne
Kelly Lee Owens

Kid Koala (DJ Set)
Kid Koala’s “Satellite” Turntable Orchestra

Knoxville Symphony Strings performs “Were You There” with baritone Davoné Tines
Laurel Halo (DJ Set)

Laurel Halo (Live with Eli Keszler)
Lightning Bolt
Lucius
Medeski Martin & Wood
Milford Graves
Nels Cline: “Lovers” with the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra and guests
Peter Evans Ensemble
Rocket Science (Peter Evans, Sam Pluta, Craig Taborn, Evan Parker)
Roscoe Mitchell Trios
Rostam
Rova: “The Sound in Space Project”
Rova Channeling Coltrane: “Electric Ascension”
Sam Amidon
Steve Gunn

Steve Gunn & The Black Twig Pickers

Susanna
“Go Dig My Grave” featuring Giovanna Pessi, Frode Haltli, Cheyenne Mize and Susanna
SUUNS
Tal National
The Black Twig Pickers
The Ecstatic Music of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitanda performed by The Sai Anantam Ashram Singers
The Jerry Douglas Band

The Thing
Tyshawn Sorey Trio

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:57 (two months ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, ARTO LINDSAY

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 13:57 (two months ago) Permalink

holy shit, can't miss this one

WilliamC, Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:10 (two months ago) Permalink

ok i am totally into this
will def go if my schedule permits -- gotta look at academic cal!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:12 (two months ago) Permalink

nice combo of bone shattering + mind melting acts!!
some i have seen before but they are experiences i would gladly repeat (could prob skip steve gunn again but am not going to turn down the chance to see him idly between other things)
agh! this is good news.

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 14:14 (two months ago) Permalink

many unknowns for me bandwise but it's such a well-run festival in a great city.

erry red flag (f. hazel), Wednesday, 1 November 2017 15:49 (two months ago) Permalink

almost double for "jump to the front" access eh
that wasn't there the last time i attended this festival
the "subject to capacity" warning in the general admission pass has me worried

how did these VIPs effect the experience for those of you who did not have VIP access?
(i know some of you are there on journalism visas -- do you automatically get "jump to the front" status?)

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 3 November 2017 14:12 (two months ago) Permalink

oops
affect

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 3 November 2017 14:12 (two months ago) Permalink

tbh, with a GA pass, if you just show up to things about five minutes earlier than you usually would, you'll probably be fine. watch the app for whatever is listed as "most scheduled" and that gives a good indication of what's gonna be crowded and what's gonna be less so

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 3 November 2017 14:19 (two months ago) Permalink

I had a GA pass last year and didn't really notice any inconvenience.

WilliamC, Friday, 3 November 2017 14:23 (two months ago) Permalink

good info, thanks!
watch the app for whatever is listed as "most scheduled"
this is new to me too -- unless i just ignored it when i was there. i think i missed the last 2 years?

i just checked the academic calendar and it's the weekend before spring break!!!!!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Friday, 3 November 2017 14:25 (two months ago) Permalink

yeah, there's a little tab on the app for "most scheduled" which is probably there for data mining and/or fun, but it's actually pretty useful once you go a day and can gauge "oh, x # of people were at this show, so I can estimate y # of people will be at this show"

"the fgti incident?" (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 3 November 2017 14:35 (two months ago) Permalink

biiiiiiiiiiiiiigggggg eaaaaaaaaaaarrrrrsssssssssss

Ward Fowler, Friday, 3 November 2017 14:37 (two months ago) Permalink

I paid the extra for jump-line access this year and I don't think I needed it all weekend. So this time I probably won't bother and I'll end up wishing I did... But with so much stuff, I'm guessing there will usually be good second choices.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Friday, 3 November 2017 16:15 (two months ago) Permalink

Looks fun. Might consider it, finally, but have to do some planning first.

Ned Raggett, Friday, 3 November 2017 18:09 (two months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i'm going! see you there, friends!

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 18:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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