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Summer Music Recap: The Stuff That You Didn’t See

Can you believe it’s almost October? And while Fall happens to be my favorite season (hoodies, hoodies, hoodies), I can’t help but think that this summer flew by particularly fast. I think it has something to do with all of the amazing shows and festivals I attended.

Here’s a look back at some of the music that didn’t make it to the website…

Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros – 7/25 @ Pearl Street in Noho, Mass.
The night started with some delicious food at what my friend and I crowned Noho’s “best kept secret” Chinese restaurant*, complete with fortune coookies and a bunch of discriminatory douchebags at the table to our right (see picture)

I Volunteered at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival & All I Got Was This Lousy T-shirt

Some of you may remember the scathing article I wrote about Wilco’s performance at Tanglewood a few years back, so naturally when I heard the band was organizing a festival at Mass Moca, located in my hometown of North Adams, I figured Jeff Tweedy was coming to kill me.

Not only is Mass Moca the largest contemporary art museum in the country, but it’s also a 4-minute walk from Buntology Headquarters.

While a weekend pass was reasonably priced at $100, there was no way I was paying to see Wilco perform live again I wasn’t invested enough in the lineup to drop that kind of cash. So instead I volunteered!

Check out a scrapbook of weekend highlights below…

Medeski Martin & Wood at Mass Moca

Contemporary jazz trio Medeski Martin & Wood performed earlier this month at Mass Moca in North Adams, Massachusetts.

While I wasn’t super familiar with the group going into the show, after a couple Steel Rails and a set-break clambake these guys had me moving and grooving.  I’m not well-versed enough in the band to spout off about the concert, but it should be noted that at the beginning of the show I made a joke  about bassist Chris Wood “jerking off” onstage with his bass guitar. Later in the evening, after the realization that none of the songs I was dancing to had any lyrics, it occured to me that Wood wasn’t so much jerking off as he was talking to the audience, only he was using bass chords instead of vocal chords.

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