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Big Ears Festival Snags Vampire Weekend, ...


Knoxville, Tennessee's Big Ears Festival aims to "explore connections and interfaces between music, visual art, and film" with "art exhibitions, installations, film screenings, workshops, interactive experiences, lectures and discussions." Bottom line: There are a lot of very cool bands doing very cool things in Knoxville the weekend of March 26-28. Last year's fest focused on experimental noisemakers like Fennesz and Sparklehorse, but the three-day gathering is going (relatively) pop in its second go-round, with Vampire Weekend, Joanna Newsom, St. Vincent, the xx, Andrew WK, DJ/Rupture, Gang Gang Dance, jj, Clogs, My Brightest Diamond, Javelin, Nico Muhly, and more signed up.

The National's Bryce Dessner curated some parts of the fest, which is spread out over at least eight Knoxville venues. ....
From 'Pitchfork'
5 a.m. Friday 11th December 2009 EST
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