Jeff Tweedy’s Together At Last is out today on dBpm Records. Recorded at Tweedy’s Chicago studio The Loft, the new album features intimate renditions of 11 songs previously released by Wilco and by Tweedy’s occasional side projects Loose Fur and Golden Smog. Earlier this week Tweedy made back-to-back appearances on Late Night with Seth Meyers performing “I Am Trying to Break Your Heart” and “I’m Always In Love.” Together At Last is available everywhere now.
Today also marks the kick off of Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival from MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA. The event is officially sold-out; 8,500 attendees will travel to The Berkshires from 47 states and 21 countries this weekend for three days of music, comedy, art and family fun. Wilco performs two headlining shows, and in keeping with tradition of making one performance exclusive to its Solid Sound audience, the band will perform its 1996 album Being There in its entirety tonight, as selected by fans via an online voting poll.
In addition to Wilco and its member’s side projects, the festival’s four stages will host musical performances by Television, Kurt Vile, Robert Glasper Experiment, Dawn of Midi, Deep Sea Diver, Dave & Phil Alvin, The Shaggs, Andy Shauf and more, as well as John Hodgman’s Comedy Stage featuring Michelle Buteau, Hari Kondabolu, Eugene Mirman, Nick Offerman and Jean Grae’s The Show Show with DJ Quelle Chris.
Other programming includes a live interview and audience Q&A with food writer and author of the How To Cook Everything series Mark Bittman, performances by Bread and Puppet Theater and Story Pirates, as well as naturalist hikes led by the Berkshire Natural Resources Council, an official scavenger hunt and much more.
MASS MoCA has recently unveiled a new wing, now boasting more than 250,000 square feet of galleries with new exhibits by contemporary artists James Turrell, Laurie Anderson, Nick Cave and more.