BIG EARS 2022: Zorn, Shabaka, Low, Arooj Aftab, Annette Peacock, Dawn Richard, Nubya Garcia, L'Rain, Damon Locks, Lido Pimienta, more more more!

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Full disclosure, my wife works for Big Ears now, and I have been watching this lineup evolve for months. But I think it's legit pretty spectacular and am super-psyched for it.

https://bigearsfestival.org/

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:01 (four months ago) link

Lots of London, Chicago, NOLA folks. Jeff Parker, Angel Bat Dawid, Christian Scott Atunde Adjuah. And that's not even mentioning Meredith Monk, Kim Gordon, Ron Miles, Jason Moran, etc etc.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:03 (four months ago) link

see u there

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:04 (four months ago) link

I have skipped the last 2-3 festivals for *reasons* but I think I'll go to '22.

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:04 (four months ago) link

Maybe we can make you a guest bartender WmC. :)

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:06 (four months ago) link

I skipped the last one because I lost my fuckin job and media in general shit the bed. But I'm back, baby!

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:09 (four months ago) link

Ha, not sure how that would work -- festival days I'll probably either be asleep or at gigs. I used to make a point of hitting McKay's on every Knoxville trip, but now I want to hit the one or two best liquor stores while I'm there. xp

Profiles in Liquid Courage (WmC), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:13 (four months ago) link

Shit, that looks awesome, but I think I'm booked up. :(

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:38 (four months ago) link

Ugh I may have an issue with work but it's just two workdays, if I drive all night Wednesday and Sunday nights and bring my work laptop with me...

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:53 (four months ago) link

I also made this lonely post in July:

Big Ears 2022

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:57 (four months ago) link

damn, pretty amazing lineup, this is one where you want to be in three places at once, shabaka and arooj afjab would be a must for me

Swanswans, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 18:58 (four months ago) link

Oh I missed yr thread Boring, apologies! Didn't occur to me someone would have started one earlier.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 19:02 (four months ago) link

worth it for sarah davachi alone

aegis philbin (crüt), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 19:08 (four months ago) link

Shit, I might have to go to this.

I'm a sovereign jazz citizen (the table is the table), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:05 (four months ago) link

As with every Big Ears, I wish I could go.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:31 (four months ago) link

had tickets for last year's before it got canceled. not sure if i'm gonna try to make it to this one but....it is tempting....

donna rouge, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 21:42 (four months ago) link

worth it for sarah davachi alone


I feel that way for Meredith Monk, I have to see her at any opportunity because it is possible sooner than later we won’t have her any longer.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:21 (four months ago) link

I’m down for an Ilxor meetup.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:22 (four months ago) link

As with every Big Ears, I wish I could go.

― Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Tuesday, September 14, 2021 5:31 PM (two hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 14 September 2021 23:49 (four months ago) link

I saw Davachi live in January 2019 in Brooklyn. It was fantastic.

Legalize Suburban Benches (Raymond Cummings), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 00:08 (four months ago) link

I have been saying for years that Dawn Richard belongs at Big Ears, stoked that it's actually happening.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 15 September 2021 00:15 (four months ago) link

i just got my ticket :)

gbx, Thursday, 16 September 2021 20:11 (four months ago) link

very tempted to go to this

Mr. Cacciatore (Moodles), Thursday, 16 September 2021 20:31 (four months ago) link

Just for fun, I took the artist list for this and plugged it into the system I use for genre-modeling at Spotify, as if Big Ears were a genre and the 2022 lineup were its most representative artists. Here's a playlist of most of those artists and a bunch of other ones that the same fans tend to like, ordered by collective relevance:

https://open.spotify.com/playlist/05P0AnKQosf05ENEVQEMDw?si=65c587a844c249a0

glenn mcdonald, Thursday, 16 September 2021 20:58 (four months ago) link

:)

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2021 21:01 (four months ago) link

I want to point out that Brian Howe wrote most of the blurbs on the site, and having ONE writer do it really creates a cohesive experience when navigating something built on music discovery

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2021 21:02 (four months ago) link

That sounds right

When Young Sheldon began to rap (forksclovetofu), Thursday, 16 September 2021 21:53 (four months ago) link

very tempted to go to this


Allegedly tickets are very low already.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:32 (four months ago) link

Motherfucker

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:43 (four months ago) link

Early Bird gone already and the day isn't even over...

Boring where are you getting your intel

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:44 (four months ago) link

lol by the time I have enough money for a ticket they'l be sold out

sleeve, Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:48 (four months ago) link

Well, I just bought em

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:52 (four months ago) link

I wasn’t expecting Early Bird to jump to $100 for two tix in a matter of hours >:(

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2021 22:55 (four months ago) link

Boring?

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 17 September 2021 02:10 (four months ago) link

Big Ears emails only. Their latest email said the pre sales for donors and those who had tickets for 2020 snatched up a lot of the total available tickets.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 17 September 2021 13:05 (four months ago) link

FYI I only donated $50 but that was enough to allow me in the pre-sale.

Porking level G4 (Boring, Maryland), Friday, 17 September 2021 13:09 (four months ago) link

ahhhhh thanks

the 45-year-old gaz coomber (Whiney G. Weingarten), Friday, 17 September 2021 14:25 (four months ago) link

one month passes...

Pardon the street teaming, but a few more artists announced, in particular Patti Smith. (She was supposed to be at the canceled '20 fest.) Solo sets by Lage and Medeski, other interesting stuff.

https://bigearsfestival.org/big-ears-announces-second-wave-artist-additions/

ok haven’t posted here in like five years but I am incredibly excited about this lineup. like, beyond amped.

I bet some of y’all who’ve attended previously will know: if I stay outside of town, is parking near-downtown doable? And how likely am I to get shut out of performances if my ticket is GA?

dc, Tuesday, 26 October 2021 22:42 (two months ago) link

I only got shut out of tiny places like the Pilot Light, but then again I had the mid-level Premier tickets.

"Devious" Licks (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 26 October 2021 23:30 (two months ago) link

Yeah, the only places it seems to be a problem are the small venues. I think Wolf Eyes shut down the Standard

licorice in the front, pizza in the rear (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 00:58 (two months ago) link

You can definitely park downtown, especially in March. There are a lot of garages. I've found the shut-out thing variable, there are definitely shows that if you really want to be at, you want to get there early (even if it means skipping something else). You can usually tell by looking at the schedule which shows in any given slot are going to be the big draws.

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 02:42 (two months ago) link

A bunch of downtown parking garages are free in the evenings and on weekends: https://www.downtownknoxville.org/explore/parking/?t%5B%5D=96&view=map&q=&_=1635304005563&ajaxcall=1635304017

Your best choice is probably the State St. Garage which is one block from the TN Theater and two from the Bijou Theater: https://www.downtownknoxville.org/state-street-garage/

ernestp, Wednesday, 27 October 2021 03:09 (two months ago) link

Yeah, any of the public garages, if you wait until after 8 or so to leave you don't have to pay at all (even if you park there in the morning/all day).

a man often referred to in the news media as the Duke of Saxony (tipsy mothra), Wednesday, 27 October 2021 12:20 (two months ago) link

two months pass...

I'm vaxxed and boosted... Any advice on how not to get Omicron at Big Ears?

jpg trouble in wallo gina (Whiney G. Weingarten), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 15:38 (two weeks ago) link

zorb ball

imago, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 15:40 (two weeks ago) link

N95 mask at all venues, avoid the UT campus? Eat in your hotel room?

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Tuesday, 4 January 2022 16:02 (two weeks ago) link

For a moment I thought this was the campaigning thread haha

Nabozo, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 16:08 (two weeks ago) link

I wouldn't worry about it. By the end of March there will probably be a new strain.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 January 2022 16:12 (two weeks ago) link

Speaking from on the ground in Knoxville, I'd say it's possible Omicron is gonna burn through here like a forest fire. It may be long since peaked by the end of March. On the downside, the state Legislature has made it literally illegal to require vaccination to enter a venue — BUT they can require a negative test, and accept a vaxx card as a substitute. So dumb.

This thing is 10 weeks away, what are our odds

jpg trouble in wallo gina (Whiney G. Weingarten), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 01:59 (one week ago) link

i have these same questions

aegis philbin (crüt), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 02:19 (one week ago) link

so say we all

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 02:20 (one week ago) link

Think positive

A Pile of Ants (Boring, Maryland), Wednesday, 12 January 2022 02:53 (one week ago) link


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