A second clip from Brian Eno’s press conference at the YMI Cultural Center in Asheville. Here, he takes a question from Xpress.
During a press conference for his installation, 77 Million Painting, Brian Eno talked about the synthesizer and Bob Moog’s contribution to music as we know it.
Passing on Moogfest? Or looking for more local electronic music this weekend? Don’t miss RogueFest at the Garage at Biltmore. The two-night extravaganza includes Asheville-based performers like Quetzatl, GalaxC Girl and many more.
The Field and The Drums (pictured) both play Harvest Records (Friday and Sunday, respectively); on Saturday there’s an exclusive early release and listening party for Brian Eno’s Panic of Looking.
A sunflower hair clip and two leafy crowns.
In advance of his Friday set at Moogfest, electronic musician/producer/DJ Moby talks about his favorite Moog instruments and why he’s inspired by the man behind those creations.
Although singer/songwriter/multi-instrumentalist/DJ/producer Andrew Cohen wasn't even born until the end of the '70s, his sound — at least under the stage name Mayer Hawthorne — is firmly rooted in '60s and '70s soul. It was in L.A. that Cohen veered away from his DJ start, caught the ear of Stones Throw label head Peanut Butter […]
Forget everything you think you know about Los Angeles: Moby's enthusiasm for his new hometown is infectious. "So much amazing art and literature and music came out of New York in the 20th century," says the native New Yorker. "But I feel now New York has become a victim of its own success. Certainly a […]
Electronica, like many classifications of music ("alternative," "neo-soul," "folk-rock"), is one of those things that's hard to explain why it is what it is, even though you know it when you hear it. Then again, it's easy to say Moby's an electronic act. Except that he was making electronic music back before the term was […]
Depending on your take on these three genres, they're either A) Almost completely unrelated; B) An indie-sphere marketing ploy; C) Various evolutions on a theme; D) In the case of post-dubstep and chillwave, two of the biggest music breakthroughs of the past couple of years; E) Precursors to witch house (a joke genre that grew […]
The story goes something like this: a friend of political journalist Annika Henderson told her that some guys in a band were looking for a weird singer. Henderson, who had been writing songs (though she'd never really wanted to be the singer of a band) showed up at a jam session of sorts to see […]
Among the many musical acts at this season’s Lake Eden Arts Festival, The David Wax Museum (from Boston) played a soulful set on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a video clip from that performance.
The Asheville music community suffered a staggering loss this week with the untimely passing of multi-instrumentalist Andrew Barnett, aka Renjith Iya. A public memorial service will be held on Friday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m. at the Warren Wilson College Chapel.
A vintage denim blazer and boot cut jeans, paired with layers of necklaces, pointy black boots and a hat that evokes the ‘70s.
Chocolate brown is the theme here — in the ballet flats, the autumn floral wrap, the tights and the stripes in the sweater skirt. Seen on Haywood Street.
Autumn LEAF kicks off this weekend at Lake Eden in Black Mountain. Among the dozens of national and international performers, a number of local artists will also be featured on various stages.
In what could be a “Welcome to Asheville” postcard, a street performer dressed as the Hindu Goddess Kali poses with the Stardoves (Dr. Raja and Professor Moira), who were both charmed by her presence.
Even if you’re not a Moogfest pass holder, you can still see Eno’s Saturday, Oct. 29 event. It’s ticketed separately from the rest of the festival, and open to the public. Win a pair of tickets to Brian Eno’s Illustrated talk by following @MXArts on Twitter in the 12 p.m. hour today.
Remember Indian summer, way back …yesterday? In case the cold front has vanquished warm and sunny from your mind’s eye, here’s a look that perfectly encapsulates those last bright warm moments.
City of 1000 Easels filled downtown Asheville with working artists last Sunday.
It's one thing to channel the cool, dusty, boots-and-aviators California country rock of the '70s, filtered through a 21st-century aesthetic. It’s really something to effortlessly evoke that Laurel Canyon sound (the stomping grounds of Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Gram Parsons and Crosby, Stills and Nash, among others) and then temper it with punk sensibilities. […]