Basilica Soundscape 2015

Photos: Basilica Soundscape 20015 (Day One)

By Will Oliver, December 29th 2015 — with 1 comment

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On September 11 I returned upstate to Hudson, New York, for Basilica Soundscape, the annual team-up between Basilica Hudson’s founders, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone, along with Pitchfork managing editor Brandon Stosuy and Brian DeRan of Leg Up Management. Last year was my first time at the festival, and I had such a great time that I went back for seconds this year.

I was only able to stay the first day, but caught unforgettable sets from the likes of HEALTH, Viet Cong, Lydia Ainsworth, Weyes Blood, Indrajit Banerjee & Gourisankar, and Actress.

The festival seems to now be a staple each September in Hudson, New York, making me excited to make the trip again next year. Find photos from Day 1 of this year posted below.
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Preview: Basilica Soundscape 2015

By Will Oliver, August 28th 2015

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It’s only fitting that the Basilica Soundscape festival takes place as summer turns to fall, as this festival is much different than the large-scale festivals that take place across the country during the summer. Not only is it’s location in the industrial Basilica Hudson building in Hudson, New York a much more intimate affair in set up, but it’s lineup is as unique as you’ll find at any festival out there.

This year the festival sports a lineup as diverse and interesting as they come: The Haxan Cloak, HEALTH, Perfume Genius, Viet Cong, Jenny Hval, Lydia Ainsworth, Weyes Blood, Actress, Wolf Eyes, and many more. The festival, in it’s 4th year, features curation from Basilica Hudson’s founders, Melissa Auf der Maur and Tony Stone, along with Pitchfork managing editor Brandon Stosuy and Brian DeRan of Leg Up Management.

Last year was my first time up to the festival (as well as Hudson, New York – a 2 hour train ride, or drive from the city), and I was impressed in every way imaginable. Not only does it features a wide range of artists, but there’s something cool about seeing bands in an industrial building. Everyone there is for the music, enjoying a bite to eat, a beer, or taking in some art. There are no flags, flower crowns, or go pros. It’s a festival without all the music festival headaches.

You can find photos and a recap of last year’s festival right here. Both two-day, and single day tckets for the festival are still currently available at this link. You can find more information about the festival at their website, facebook, instagram and twitter.

I’ve also shared the lineup and set times in full below.
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