If you’ve ever approached a synthesizer, stared into the abyss of knobs and then retreated without extracting a single sound, Moog Music may have the triple-dose antidote you need — a single-day, hands-on workshop series.
When Asheville City Council voted 5-1 this week to give $90,000 to Moogfest (including $40,000 in cash), it marked the latest chapter in a long Asheville debate: Whether it’s business or festivals, who should get money from the city?
In honor of Decent Lovers final Asheville show at the Moog Factory on Wednesday night, we’re rolling out this bonus video from our local music web series produced with Sherwood’s Music.
The Durham-based duo of Amelia Meath (Mountain Man) and Nick Sanborn (Megafaun) recorded a version of their song, “Hey Mami,” using all kinds of delays and filters and synthesizers and sequencers. Click through for the video.
Come celebrate the legendary electronic-music pioneer’s induction into the Inventor’s Hall of Fame with an ice cream social at the Moog Factory downtown.
Swedish folk singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson (aka the Tallest Man On Earth) performs “There’s No Leaving Now” at Moog Music.
In case you were busy running around in costume to get to a different venue (or never made it in because of those long lines), these are the tweets, photos and more from folks on the ground at all of the shows at Moogfest last night. From Nas to Ana Sia, we’ve got you covered. (Featured photo by Rich Orris)
Start Moogfest a day early with Justice.
Your weekend-long dance party starts here
MOOGFEST SCHEDULE Where and when FRIDAY, OCTOBER 26 In-depth Friday information ExploreAsheville.com Arena 7-8 p.m. Pantha Du Prince (Xpress Coverage) 8:30-9:30 p.m.Nas 10-11:30 p.m.Primus 12:15-2 a.m.Richie Hawtin Thomas Wolfe Auditorium 7:30-8:15 p.m.Bear In Heaven (Xpress coverage) 8:45-10 p.m. Miike Snow 10:30 pm-11:45 p.m.Squarepusher 12:30-1:45 a.m. Explosions in the Sky The Orange Peel 7:30-8:30 p.m.Killer Mike […]
ExploreAsheville.com Arena 7 to 8 p.m. — The bio of Hendrik Weber (aka Pantha du Prince ) opens by expounding on the theories of the origins of music. Heady stuff, but the German producer and DJ was among early Moogfest lineup speculations, one of the most mentioned. And his style, evolved from house music, incorporated […]
Producer Pantha Du Prince talks inspiration and equipment.
GZA will perform acclaimed album from ‘95 in its entirety.
Bear in Heaven has always occupied an ambiguous space, somewhere between experimental indie rock and noisy, towering electronics. The band’s latest album, I Love You, It’s Cool, blurs the line even more, unapologetic in its polished, synth-driven dance aesthetic. One could argue that’s where the band has always been headed, but this time the evolution […]
Exitmusic tells stories that are emotional, not linear.
ExploreAsheville.com Arena 7:15 to 8:15 p.m. — In less than a year, Divine Fits has gone from an unknown entity (at one early and badly kept secret show, they were billed as “The Hot Skull”) to playing a Lollapalooza aftershow and two New Year’s Eve shows with The Black Keys in Vegas. Then again, Divine […]
To understand just how fertile and exciting electronic dance music’s avant-garde has been in recent years, look no further than Andy Stott’s Passed Me By and We Stay Together. Released last year on Modern Love (currently one of the movement’s most exploratory imprints), the sister albums have redefined heavy within the context of dark techno. […]
Pace your music intake — Moogfest offers more than just bands. Festival attendees can also check out three different panel discussions. All panels are held at Diana Wortham Theatre. They’re free and are open to both festival pass holders and the general public. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. • Creative Expression Through Interface […]
Found sounds at 50 WPM.
Emerald Lounge hosts the satellite party.
Want more Moog? The Bob Moog Foundation (set up to honor Moog’s legacy, with a mission of “igniting creativity at the intersection of music, history, science and innovation”) hosts three events at the Diana Wortham lobby. They’ll even be there through the day after Moogfest. Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience The foundation’s hands-on instrument showcase […]