Tag Archives: Big Ears

Big Ears Countdown: 24 Hours

So yesterday we shared our picks for the first half of the Big Ears Festival. It was pretty hectic with as many as 20 events vying for our attention. The next two days of the festival are less jam-packed for … Continue reading

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Big Ears Countdown: 48 Hours

This week is only the second time I’ve attended a full festival. Usually we lick the one day when we have to attend and that’s it, but this year Big Ears has a Harold Budd residency, so all that went … Continue reading

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Big Ears Festival Ropes in Monk [and Wife] With Harold Budd Residency

We have attended three of the last five Big Ears Festivals since they have an eye for the sort of artists that we will definitely capitulate for. A-list non-rock artists like Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, and Harold Budd. The festival … Continue reading

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Roedelius To Return To America in 2017

This Monk makes many errors in judgement. I’ll never be the Post-Punk Pope because I’m all too fallible. I had been feeling the sting of not seeing seminal German musician Hans-Joachim Roedelius back in 2011, when he found himself playing … Continue reading

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Faust Were My Kind Of Bargain At Big Ears

As The Big Ears Festival approached like a speeding train in my consciousness while occupied by other things, I was happy to see that a month or so out, changes had been made to free up some of the early … Continue reading

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Big Ears 2016 Already A Winner

Well, they pulled me in last year, and this year, the lineup included another must-see. Knoxville’s “Big Ears” festival has attracted a lot of firepower in the last few years. The kinds of acts that pull a lot of weight … Continue reading

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