BIG EARS 2015: Full Weekend Coverage

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Our team of new-music fans will be covering Big Ears all weekend! Keep up with us at,  Facebook,  Instagram, and on Twitter! Follow @knoxmercury and #MercuryEars.

Visit the official Big Ears website for a schedule,  the full lineup, and more


UPDATE #1: Read our full preview coverage, with profiles of Kronos Quartet, Swans, Laurie Anderson, tUnE-yArDs, Max Richter, Sam Amidon, Bill Morrison, the Bad Plus, Perfume Genius, and more at Big Ears 2015: Adventures in Future Music.

UPDATE #2: A recap of the first day by Nick Huinker, with coverage of Ryley Walker, Rachel Grimes, and Hello City.

UPDATE #3: Another first-day recap, by Matthew Everett, with commentary on Kronos Quartet, Hildur Guðnadóttir, Decasia, and more.

UPDATE #4: Carey Hodges’ review of the first day—more Kronos, Hello City, and Ryley Walker, plus Nosaj Thing and Jamie xx.

UPDATE #5: Our first Big Ears podcast, by Carey Hodges.

UPDATE #6: Nick Huinker recaps the second day—Bill Morrison, Holly Herndon, Tanya Tagaq, and more.

UPDATE #7: Carey Hodges podcast recap of Big Ears Day 2.

UPDATE #8: Carey Hodges recaps her day two experience.

UPDATE #9: A final look back at the Big Ears weekend.

UPDATE #10: National coverage of Big Ears.

Senior Editor Matthew Everett manages the Knoxville Mercury's arts & entertainment section, including the comprehensive calendar section—Knoxville’s go-to guide for everything worth doing in the area. You can reach Matthew at

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