MusicNOW: Frisell, Griz, Bird

Ohio's MusicNOW 2008 April 2 - 5 Lineup Announcement

Bill Frisell
Ohio's MusicNOW festival began in 2006 to present musicians and music that takes risks and doesn't fit neatly into any category. The festival is curated by Bryce Dessner, who performs with Clogs and The National.

The 2008 festival will take place at Hamilton County Memorial Hall from April 2-5 and will feature contemporary music pioneers Bang on a Can and Bill Frisell, alongside three of the world's most creative rock bands, Grizzly Bear, Dirty Projectors, and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Bird. Visual artist Karl Jensen will create a large installation in Memorial Hall, and Glenn Kotche; (Wilco) and Bryce Dessner (The National) will perform as special guests with Bang on a Can.

Festival Schedule:

Wednesday, April 2
An evening of music and film featuring vintage experimental films from the New York Filmmaker's Cooperative by Robert Breer, Marie Menken, and Harry Smith along with contemporary artists Matthew Ritchie and Bill Morrisson accompanied by festival performers and special guests at the Contemporary Arts Center.

Thursday, April 3
An evening of American Guitar with classical guitarist Benjamin Verdery and Bill Frisell's 858 Quartet, featuring Eyvind Kang, Hank Roberts & Jenny Scheinman, at Memorial Hall.

Friday, April 4

Dirty Projectors and Bang on a Can featuring Glenn Kotche and Bryce Dessner at Memorial Hall.

Saturday, April 5
Andrew Bird and Grizzly Bear at Memorial Hall.

Tickets are $15 for individual concerts, $40 for three nights at Memorial Hall and available to purchase online.

[Published on: 2/4/08]

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The1AndOnlyDJCT starstarstarstarstar Mon 2/4/2008 04:59PM
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Frisell is cool, can't say I really know most of the other bands/musicians, but this sounds cool.

ao1 starstarstarstarstar Tue 2/5/2008 07:54AM
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Bill Frisell is amazing.....probably my favorite living musician today...the guy is brilliant

memestein Tue 2/5/2008 04:18PM
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dirty projectors are pretty incredible, "rise above"is one of the best albums of 2007, grizzley bear is good two

breadloaf Fri 2/8/2008 08:21AM
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ao1, I could not agree more. Bill Frisell is probably the last living musician I go out of my way see every chance I get. He always inspires- plus he plays with about 8 different combos, which is totally amazing.


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