Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Moogfest 2014: The Advancement of Culture and Technology

Laser Lights During The Pet Shop Boys
Laser Lights During The Pet Shop Boys
After taking a break for 2013, Moogfest came back stronger than ever in Asheville, North Carolina for an epic five-day adventure of sound and art.  Opting to move from its usual position in late October to beautiful April, festival organizers have saved traveling patrons from the overpriced hotel rooms associated with Autumn in the mountains.  With the addition of the daytime events including lectures, talks, performances, and workshops, Moogfest has secured itself as an east coast commodity.  With the pioneer of electronic music and inventor the Moog Synthesizer, Bob Moog having called Asheville his home for many years, and with the Bob Moog Foundation and the Moog Factory both located in Asheville, it feels natural to bring such an amazing event back to the mountains of North Carolina.  Moogfest carries the strong theme of new technologies, futurism, and synth-heavy music.  Music lovers and geeks unite to watch over 100 musical performances and dozens of educational and interactive talks and workshops.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Mad Tea Party Jam is Set to Return to West Virginia

The Mad Tea Party Jam
The Mad Tea Party Jam
Fans of truly conscious music and art will rejoice at the return of third The Mad Tea Party Jam presented by Appalachian Jamwich.  Taking place amid the astounding beauty of Hedgesville, WV, from June 19-21 this one of a kind festival is sure to rock your socks off.  The Mad Tea Party Jam features some of the best talent in the jam band and electronic scene today.  Along with their Asheville, NC based headliner Popadosio, The Mad Tea Party Jam features talent from all over the country including Dopapod, The Werks, The Mantras, and New York based sensations TAUK and Consider the Source along with many more.  Many of the bands will play two nights.

Hall & Oats at PNC Pavilion on May 11, 2014

Hall & Oats opened up the season at PNC Pavilion to a sold out crowd on May 11, 2014. Daryl Hall and John Oats were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame this year and are doing an extensive tour around the country. Hall & Oats have sold more albums than any duo in music history! They are also making an appearance at several large festivals. The duo played all the songs that the crowd wanted to hear including "Man Eater, Out of Touch, Private Eyes, I Can't Go For That, She's Gone." We were all having fun, live at Daryl's House. (Soundboard shoot, so not many close-ups)

Images by Doug Siegel

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