Wednesday, September 1, 2010

MoogFest 2010 - Halloween Weekend in Asheville!

Update - October 26, 2010 - MoogFest weekend passes are officially sold out!  Get your day (all night) passes while you still can!

Update - September 22, 2010 - MoogFest has released more weekend passes which are still on sale.  Initial release sold out.  Don't miss out on this opportunity to still get weekend passes for this Halloween spectacular.  Also, the line-up has been expanded to include many more performers and an awards ceremony and workshops have been added to the weekend festival.

Opening up new avenues for creativity on a quantum scale, Bob Moog was a musical and electronic genius.  His understanding of the fundamental physiology of sound and electricity enabled him to time and time again, push back the boundaries of what was previously science fiction to become reality in the form of his circuits of vacuum tubes and later on with semiconductor transistors embedded in the many pioneering devices his company developed over the course of over half a century.

MoogFest, an electronic music festival dedicated to the life achievements and contributions of Bob Moog has moved from NYC and is taking place this year in Asheville, North Carolina over Halloween weekend - October 29-31, 2010.  The indoor festival is going to be held at several locations throughout downtown Asheville. MoogFest be held primarily at the Asheville Civic Center and the adjoining Thomas Wolfe Auditorium.  Other shows are scheduled for music venue The Orange Peel.

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MoogFest is going to be featuring a wide selection of artists within the electronic music genres.  DEVO, Massive Attack, Thievery Corporation, Big Boi, Girl Talk, Hot Chip, Panda Bear, Pretty Lights, Disco Biscuits, Van Dyke Parks, Dan Deacon, Jonsi, Caribou, Fourt Tet, RJD2, Dâm-Funk, School of Seven Bells, and MGMT are all scheduled to perform.  The full lineup is at MoogFest's website.

MoogFest is also going to be hosting discussions with some of the performing artists, workshops and other interactive experiences.  Film screenings and visual art exhibits will also be a part of MoogFest 2010.

Update: MoogFest is still announcing new performances to the lineup. Just added: Cee-Lo, Sleigh Bells, Neon Indian, and Omar Souleyman to Sunday night, All Hallows’ Eve, plus Mutemath playing Friday!

MoogFest announcement from Emmy Parker, Moog Music:

The first recipient of the Moog Innovation Award is DEVO and we feel that they are a perfect representation of innovative sound-sculpting and genre-defying electronic music. Like Bob Moog, DEVO enthusiastically charted their own course and thus dramatically affected pop culture because of it. Not to mention the fact that they used Moog instruments to create their inimitable sound. MoogFest and the Moog Innovation Award is the perfect way to pay homage to Bob Moog and his adopted hometown of Asheville, NC where he raised his kids, gave birth to some of his greatest inventions and where he re-established the company that bears his name and carries on his legacy, Moog Music.

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