Four mighty strings and 55 mighty players: the best bassists are the ones who carve out signature sounds and play as many memorable licks as the guitarists.
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The festival will also include performances by Kim Gordon, Fiery Furnaces, and Big Thief.
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‘No Icon’ is described as a ‘personally curated scrapbook’ from the legendary musician, artist, and author.
Other high profile guests include Stevie Nicks, Kim Gordon, Steve Reich, Conor Oberst and Bobby Gillespie of Primal Scream.
The gigs document included a show at New York’s CBGB’s in 1988, San Francisco’s The Warfield in 1993, and a ‘Daydream Nation’ gig in Glasgow in 2007.
'Kim Gordon: Lo-Fi Glamour' marks the first solo art show in North America for the Sonic Youth co-founder.
Other celebrities involved are Steve Buscemi, Ben Stiller, Jarvis Cocker and Jeff Tweedy.
The alt-rock icons are offering over 200 pieces of gear used on tour and in the studio between 1988 and 2011 and loads more.