Solid Sound 2015

Solid Sound Festival has announced the 2015 line up. This years festival will be June 26-28 and tickets are currently on sale, which includes three-day-passes and camping options. Pretty awesome lineup that has a great variety to it, especially the comedians.

Bill Frisell
Cibo Matto
Charles Lloyd Quartet
Expandable Brass Band
The Felice Brothers
Glenn Kotche + Jeffrey Zeigler
Jeff Davis
Jessica Pratt
Jessica Williams
John Hodgman
King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
Luluc
Mac Demarco
Mikael Jorgensen
NRBQ
Parquet Courts
Paul F Tompkins
Quindar
Real Estate
Richard Thompson
Ryley Walker
Shabazz Palaces
Spirit of Akasha: The Autumn Defense and Windy Hills tribute to Morning of the Earth
Stained Radiance: Nels Cline & Norton Wisdom
Taj Mahal
Tig Notaro
Tweedy
Wilco
William Tyler

Recommended Day Trip: MASS MoCA

MASS MoCA is a playground. Located just an hour-or-so’s drive away, in North Adams, it makes for an easily justifiable road trip escaping Albany for the day. The drive practically does itself, especially on a nice day, considering the trek to get there brings you through the Berkshires on scenic country back roads.

MASS MoCA is a cultural mecca that upon visiting doesn’t have an overwhelming collection of work on display and you can see it all in one day. Some museums require multiple visits, or sacrificing some exhibits to see others, but MASS MoCA is not one of those places. However, that being said, do not be ill-advised: there is plenty to keep you busy and entertained for hours.


Birds eye of the installation in the biggest room at MASS MoCA

Additionally, some museums have this effect where this “thing” happens where people feel as though it is proper etiquette to hold back, as if saying the “wrong” thing in the same room as other art onlookers is the worst crime imaginable. Museum visits can be totally awkward sometimes and full of uncomfortable silences. MASS MoCA again is not one of those places. I felt comfortable enough to go crazy with iPhone photography and also started a conversation with a stranger about the work that we were both soaking in.

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