NPR FOR THE DEAF: We Hear It Even When You Can’t



listen_1.gifWilco never makes the second record twice, which makes it doubly remarkable that so many of them are tremendous. As formidable as frontman Jeff Tweedy’s catalog is, the sonically inventive rock band really stands out on stage — the place where extreme technical skill meets the chemistry and rousing showmanship of passionate rock veterans. Of course, it helps that the group has the luxury of drawing highlights from seven very different records when it performs. To see Wilco on stage is to hear the best of the best. Recorded live at The Gorge on Monday, May 30, Wilco performs a two-hour, festival-closing set as part of the 2011 Sasquatch Music Festival outside Seattle, Wash. MORE

RELATED:  Located in a late-19th century factory complex turned contemporary art museum, the Solid Sound Festival is a unique three-day event envisioned by WILCO and presented in association with MASS MoCA. At the heart of Solid Sound is a sense of collaboration, where a band can join forces with a museum, a comedian can perform against a backdrop of boundary-pushing works of art, and festival attendees of all ages can be entertained and inspired by three days of exciting, eclectic artistic expression. Situated against the unrivaled beauty of the Berkshire Mountains, MASS MoCA and the Solid Sound Festival will provide an inspired and exhilarating weekend of creativity and community. MORE

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