Kev’s Artsy Pics from Solid Sound, part 2

4 08 2011

Harvey & Kevin, summer 2011

More of Kevin’s photos from Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival back in June.  Kudos to Mass MOCA for providing such a cool location to wander about.  Wilco guitarist Pat Sansone brought his trusty Polaroid to the festival as well, hopefully his shots will start popping up on  Flickr.
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Kev’s Artsy Pics from Solid Sound, part 1

26 07 2011

Harvey & Kevin, summer 2011

As you can see, Uptown drummer Kevin Marks has had his hands full lately with new son Harvey, but he had a minute to share his photos from when we were hanging out at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival back in June.  Kudos to Mass MOCA for providing such a cool location to wander about.
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JCB On the Road

19 07 2011

J put together a little travelogue from the Uptown Summer Tour 2011, you’ll see shots from Solid Sound, NYC, DC, CT, and plenty of highway. Cheers.





Summer Tour pt. 1: Solid Sound Festival, pt. 2

8 07 2011

we're getting ready to rumble with the Archies; photo by Jennifer Salas


So after a rain-soaked Saturday night and winding drive to our motel in Bennington, VT, we returned to Mass MOCA for our Sunday afternoon set and brought the sunshine with us. Joined by super keyboardist Andy Rosenstein and the special Solid Sound horn line-up of Andrew Zelm on trombone, Ethan Bulak on trumpet, and Corbin Andrick on tenor sax, we kicked things off as normal

We hoped that Jeff Tweedy would show up, since he did such an awesome job sitting in back in January, but we figured he might be busy being Wilco ambassador for the festival. But he did indeed make it, and actually caught JC by surprise, but J recovered nicely.

it was a definitely highlight of a weekend full of bright moments. Thanks Jeff and to all the folks who were shooting pics and video from the crowd.


After we played and signed some autographs at the Euclid Records pop-up stores. we got to meet some more of our heroes…

Thanks again to Wilco, Tony Margherita Management, and Mass MOCA!





Summer Tour pt. 1: Solid Sound Festival, pt. 1

7 07 2011

no doubts about who's festival this was

The Uptown Sound Summer Tour 2001 kicked off with a bang, albeit a wet bang. North Adams, MA got hit with a lot of rain that left the crowds kinda drenched on Friday night during Wilco‘s headlining set. It was more of the same on Saturday, but we weren’t gonna let that get us down.
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I Want Some MoCA

1 03 2011

2011 has been pretty exciting so far, and it’s only March 1st, but better sit down and hold on to your hat, because we can finally make Surprise Announcement #4: Wilco has invited us to appear at their 2nd Annual Solid Sound Festival, taking place at the Museum of Contemporary Art in scenic North Adams, MA, June 24-26th. More details are to come, so in the meantime, check out the photos from the last time we rubbed elbows with Mr. Tweedy (cross-fingers that he’ll have time to sit in again).

Last year, Wilco was joined by Mavis Staples, the Books, Deep Blue Organ Trio, and comedians like Eugene Mirman and Kristen Schaal, this year promises to be even better, Berkshire Mountains, here we come! And we’re working on an East Coast tour to follow this very special festival special appearance.

Hopefully we’ll remember to shoot some video this time.

Shit, time to start working out.

photo by Green Wilder