Moogfest Cover

Moogfest: Connecting Music and Technology

Volume
20
/ Issue
40

Cover Design Credit:

Keith Krebbs
Following a one-year hiatus, Moogfest re-emerged as a "Synthesis of Technology, Art & Music." Now spanning five days and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville, the festival includes technology-based day programming and many free events open to the public.

arts

  • Smart Bets: Ann VanderMeer

    -by Alli Marshall
    It’s one thing to be a steampunk: the top hats, the goggles, the rad gadgets. But to be queen of the steampunks is a whole other level. That title is…
  • Smart Bets: Pimps of Joytime

    -by Lea McLellan
    Pisgah Brewing Co. is turning 9, and for its big anniversary party, the beer lovers responsible for some of the region’s favorite craft brews have also demonstrated their fantastic (and…
  • Smart Bets: Jimbo Mathus

    -by Alli Marshall
    While songwriter and former Squirrel Nut Zippers frontman Jimbo Mathus is known more for his energetic romp through the archives of American music, his newest offering is a departure of…
  • At the crossroads

    -by Alli Marshall
    Moogfest has undergone an evolution since it last took place 2012. Now spanning Wednesday-Sunday, April 23-27, and more than 20 locations throughout downtown Asheville, Moogfest has also expanded its coverage.…
  • Still digable

    -by KPeterson
    Digable Planets would disband just a few years later after its 1993 Grammy-winning crossover smash "Rebirth of Slick (Cool Like Dat)," with its three members each going onto to their…
  • Memory lane

    -by Rich Rennicks
    Blue Ridge Bookfest, now in its sixth year, takes place at Blue Ridge Community College over the weekend of April 25 and 26. More than 35 authors from around the…
  • Smart Bets: Weaverville Art Safari

    -by Lea McLellan
    Get to know Asheville’s artistic neighbors to the north at the Weaverville Art Safari, a self-guided tour through 40 local and nationally known artists’ studios and galleries. “Weaverville is so…
  • Cyborgs R us: A sneak peek at Moogfest’s daytime lineup

    -by Xpress Staff
    Moogfest gets an added boost of brainpower this year with a rich lineup of panels and presentations. Xpress talked to three of those presenters to learn more about what Moogfest…
  • Wiring in: Local acts are ready to connect at Moogfest

    -by Jake Frankel
    A major goal of this year’s retooled five-day festival, say organizers, is to synthesize innovative artistic expression and economic success. And the local musicians involved seem to be embracing those…
  • Moogfest Q+A: Craig Leon

    -by Alli Marshall
    Craig Leon, who performs at Diana Wortham Theatre on Saturday, April 26, has produced everyone from punks acts like The Ramones and Richard Hell to classical acts Pavarotti and Joshua…

food

  • Spring cleaning

    -by Micah Wilkins
    Spring is a time of upward movement as wild edibles begin to push up from the ground: violets, chickweed, ramps, dandelions and other greens. Spring is rising, and the changing…
  • Craft Brewers Conference

    -by David Ackley
    Over 7,000 brewing industry professionals gathered in Denver April 8-11 for the 2014 Craft Brewers Conference and World Beer Cup, sometimes referred to as the Olympics of Beer. The week…
  • Small bites

    -by Gina Smith
    A-B Tech's Culinary Arts program is heading to the South Carolina Lowcountry. A team of students from the program will test their kitchen chops in the American Culinary Federation’s 2014…
  • Beer scout: Let’s get funky

    -by Thom O'Hearn
    A new location and a new festival, both featuring sour beer, are on the way from Wicked Weed.
  • Behind the bar: The Junction

    -by Michael Franco
    When you watch bar manager Courteney Foster easily engaging her patrons and her colleagues while working her mixology magic behind the bar at The Junction, it’s not hard to believe…

living

  • All fun and games

    -by Micah Wilkins
    Ryan Earls lies on the ground with his legs up in the air to support his partner, Lillian Jacobs. As she attempts to distribute the weight of her body on…

news

opinion

  • Greedy Developer

    -by Molton
  • Struggle in Paradise

    -by Brent Brown
  • Asheville Disclaimer 4/23/14

    -by Xpress Staff
    Local mom not proud of cussing out her children in parking lot of Asheville Center for Spiritual Living
  • Williams is right for the job

    -by Letters
    I will be voting for Todd Williams for district attorney in the May 6 Democratic Primary. Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 reads, “There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity…
  • Don’t leave out teen poets

    -by Letters
    Asheville Writers in the Schools serves our community well in providing workshops for young writers. We’ve had many opportunities to work in tandem with Janet Hurley and AWITS and we…
  • Home, sweet home: It’s Fair Housing Month in the Asheville area

    -by Xpress Contributor
    Asheville-Buncombe Community Relations Council Program Director Lucia Daugherty and Fair Housing Outreach Coordinator Cassidy Moore talk about the issues and how you can get help.
  • ‘Nymphomaniac Vol. II’ didn’t deserve good review

    -by Letters
    I’m a relatively normal guy, so the title “Nymphomaniac Vol. II” intrigued me a bit and I cozened myself into going before reading the Mountain Xpress review ["Nymphomaniac Vol. II,”…
  • Had enough of Moore

    -by Letters
    The primary election for Buncombe County and throughout North Carolina is just around the corner. Early voting begins on April 24, and I encourage all citizens to get out and…
  • Appreciates David’s letters

    -by Letters
    Over the years I have appreciated the letters from Stewart and Teri David published in the Mountain Xpress. They have consistently articulated a deep respect and compassion for animals and advocated for…
  • Ads should be more sensitive

    -by Letters
    Did you notice in The Bywater advertisement on page 51 [April 9, Xpress] that the child looks terrified? I was appalled to see the picture of a very young child…