On Friday, Leg Up presents Michael Chapman, the seminal british guitarist who first appeared on the British folk circuit in 1967, legendary New York psych band Endless Boogie, a performance from Gamelan Dharma Swara orchestra, Tim Hecker, Julia Holter, and Richard Reed Parry (of Arcade Fire), who will perform material from his upcoming solo album, Music for Heart and Breath (Deutsche Grammophon). Video statements from artist and musician Torn Hawk (Luke Wyatt) will be shown throughout the evening in the north hall.
Saturday’s Show No Mercy-presented lineup features Swans and Deafheaven (in both bands’ only area appearances) with Swans playing a full 2-hour set, and is rounded out by Vancouver-based punk group White Lung (as well as a reading by White Lung frontwoman Mish Way), readings by Perfect Pussy frontwoman Meredith Graves and Los Angles poet Mira Gonzalez, a set by Guardian Alien with additional solo sets by their drummer Greg Fox (also of Liturgy, Ben Frost, Dan Deacon, Zs,) and a set by dream-pop artist Emily Reo.
From 11 AM – 4 PM and FREE ENTRY. Featuring Nicole LoBue of Alimentary Kitchen serving a spectacular morning feast. The brunch will be accompanied by a mini Farm & Flea - a preview of Basilica’s wildly successful Thanksgiving weekend marketplace showcasing a collection of quality products presented by a diverse group of regional makers, farmers, and vintage collectors. Promoting the talents and resources within our community, Sunday’s happenings are free entry, family-friendly and open to all.
BASILICA FARM & FLEA PRESENTS:
SUNDAY BRUNCH AND MARKET PLACE
“More festivals, in idyllic destinations or not, should explicitly be this way: a declaration and a creative act, in which a lot of different kinds of musical and literary sensibilities, low-key or oblique or confrontational, barely out of the egg or middle-aged and experienced, can be made memorable by juxtaposition and setting.”
—Ben Ratliff, NY Times
“Basilica Soundscape didn’t just feel like an aesthetic victory. The efforts of the Basilica team are one of many necessary measures that need to be taken when real-estate prices affect the cultural health of a city. Everyone has their 1991 Montreal or their 1982 New York or their 2005 Los Angeles, when things were cheap and messy and possible. Right now, Basilica Soundscape feels like that, and it’s a joy.”
—Sasha Frere Jones, The New Yorker