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Craig Leon

[Craig] Leon moved to Manhattan in the early 1970s where he accepted an A&R position at Sire Records in New York under Gottehrer and his partner Seymour Stein. There he was responsible for the discovery and early development of the Ramones and Talking Heads amongst other artists. He produced the first Ramones album and also concentrated on licensing more adventurous European records which the majors were unwilling to release in the U.S. At Sire, Craig learned the skills necessary for the production, as well as manufacture of recorded music.

After producing the 'Live at CBGBs' compilation for Atlantic Records, Craig joined Richard Gottehrer and Marty Thau to set up a production company called Instant Records. Projects included the early Blondie records, Richard Hell & The Voidoids and Suicide.

...He has written and performed on three albums of his own, including "Nommos" (a dance piece based on North African ethnic themes and electronic music, that was used by members of The Twyla Tharp dance troupe which was also used as the opening exhibit for the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in 1981),and the full length score of the Kosh Dance Theatre piece, "Klub Anima", which deals with alternating classical and modern electronic forms.

Craig Leon, who (as the above bio states) has produced Ramones, Talking Heads, Richard Hell, Blondie, The Fall, Suicide and more, also put out music of his own, including 1981's and 1982's synth albums, Nommos and Visiting, respectively. Those albums are now both getting reissued as Anthology of Interplanetary Folk Music Vol. 1 on June 24 as part of RVNG Intl.'s archival series. (Nommos was reissued in the UK last year via Superior Viaduct.) If you're unfamiliar with Craig's work, preview the new reissue with the track "One Hundred Steps" below. Album artwork and tracklist below too.

Craig will be making the US debut of Nommos at RVNG's Moogfest showcase in Asheville, NC this April, and just after that he'll come to NYC for a show on April 30 at Le Poisson Rouge to perform it with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble. PAN's Bill Kouligas is also on the bill. Tickets will be on sale via LPR's site and the show flyer is below.

Continue reading "Ramones/Blondie producer Craig Leon reissuing solo material on RVNG, playing Moogfest & NYC (stream a track)"

MOOGMOOG

While they still aren't having shows there yet, you might want to head to Rough Trade NYC this month to check out a large Moog installation. It is, in fact, the world's largest modern Moog installation which is free to visit, and the public can unleash their inner Rick Wakeman, press some keys and twiddle some knobs. The exhibit is open 11 AM - 11 PM daily through March 29. There will be some events as part of it as well -- on March 20 there will be a performance by Kiran Gandhi of M.I.A.'s band, and at a later date (TBA), Anna Barie of These Are Powers will perform as well.

This installation is a NYC tie-in to the upcoming Moogfest 2014 which happens in Asheville, NC from April 23-27.

Janelle Monae at The Apollo in 2013 (more by Luis Ruiz)
Janelle Monae

As discussed, Moogfest returns to Asheville, NC from April 23-27, and since we last spoke, more additions to the lineup have been made. Keith Emerson, who was already scheduled to speak during the daytime program, was added as a nighttime performer as well, in addition to Q-Tip, El-P, Saul Williams and more. Nile Rodgers, whose band Chic is performing at night, was added as a daytime speaker, as was Janelle Monae who will be "in conversation with her producers."

Updated flyer and more info on the daytime panel updates, below...

Continue reading "Moogfest 2014 adds Janelle Monae, El-P, Saul Williams, more"

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UK techno/acid/postpunk trio Factory Floor, who played NYC back in December, have scheduled their first-ever North American tour around appearances at Coachella and Moogfest. Those include a NYC date on April 23 at Music Hall of Williamsburg. Tickets for that show go on AmEx presale today (2/12) at noon with the general on-sale beginning Friday (2/14).

All dates are listed, along with a couple song streams, below...

Continue reading "Factory Floor announce North American tour around Coachella and Moogfest (dates)"

by Bill Pearis

MIA at T5, November 2014 (more by Dana [distortion] Yavin)
MIA

We just posted that Pet Shop Boys would be touring around Coachella and one of these dates they've added is at Moogfest which goes down April 23 - 27 in Asheville, NC. Moogfest has added a few other headliners as well: M.I.A., Flying Lotus and Dillon Francis will join previously announced Kraftwerk and CHIC.

Moogfest has also added a few daytime speakers: Nick Zinner, Dan Deacon, Bradford Cox, and Futurama co-creator, David X. Cohen. Previously-announced daytime presenters include Laurie Anderson, Giorgio Moroder, Keith Emmerson, and many more.

Tickets to Moogfest are still available. Updated line-ups -- both nighttime performers and day presenters -- are listed below.

Continue reading "Moogfest 2014 adds MIA, Flying Lotus, Pet Shop Boys, Dan Deacon, Bradford Cox, Nick Zinner and more to line-up"

Kraftwerk @ MoMA, 2012 (more by Greg Cristman)
Kraftwerk

As mentioned, Moogest 2014 happens April 23 - 27 in Ashville, NC. The festival has just announced its initial line-up which includes: Kraftwerk 3D (playing three concerts), Chic featuring Nile Rodgers, Giorgio Moroder, Laurie Anderson, Dan Deacon, Darkstar, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, Adult, Le1f, Shigeto, Wolf Eyes, Les Sins (Chaz Bundick of Toro y Moi), and more. The full list of initial artists is below, with more than 70 more to be announced. There are showcases being put on by the likes of DFA, Fool's Gold, Ghostly Intl, Warp and more.

Laurie Anderson and Giorgio Moroder are also part of Moogfest's previously announced daytime talks and seminars program, that also includes such artists as film composer Cliff Martinez (Drive), Emerson Lake & Palmer keyboardist Keith Emerson, Claire Evans from YACHT, and synthesizer innovators like Roger Linn and Tom Oberheim.

Tickets are on sale now. 2014 Moogfest initial performer list and poster below...

Continue reading "Moogfest 2014 announces initial artist list (Kraftwerk, Chic, Giorgio Moroder, Darkstar, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks & more) "

Moogfest 2012 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest

As discussed, Moogfest is returning in 2014, and going down for five days instead of its usual three, from April 23-27 in Asheville, NC (where Mountain Oasis which Tourist played just happened). While the festival hasn't announced any of it's performers yet, they have announced the initial round of speakers for their daytime "innovation conferences" which includes musicians Laurie Anderson, synth pop pioneer Giorgio Moroder, film composer Cliff Martinez (Drive), Emerson Lake & Palmer keyboardist/first person to tour with a Moog synth Keith Emerson, and Claire Evans from YACHT; as well as veritable Who's Who of electronic music innovators: drum machine designer Roger Linn (creator of popular '80s drum machine LinnDrum) and Oberheim Electronics' Tom Oberheim among them. Full initial speaker announcement below. Tickets for the fest are on sale now.

Giorgio Moroder, who re-entered the public consciousness this year with his contribution to the new Daft Punk album and his first-ever live DJ set, is also planning a Las Vegas stage show. He told The Guardian:

[It's] a permanent show, based on disco ... I would do the DJing, but maybe before me we have another famous DJ, maybe somebody after. We of course have a ball, dancers in a cage: recreate Studio 54, and have it in Vegas, Macau, London.

Of course I wouldn't just use my own songs - there are so many great disco songs, Chic and all those guys - and I would do probably an hour and a half. We're thinking of starting first in Vegas [but] it will probably be a bit like Blue Man Group - they have a franchise. We might even talk to the Cirque De Soleil team.

I would be playing, and then maybe later on if we had a franchise I would do one a week, or a month, and then a famous DJ would take over. And now you have so many great DJs that I don't think there would be any problem finding the right one.

Laurie Anderson also just appeared to honor her late husband Lou Reed at the Lou Reed memorial at Lincoln Center yesterday (11/14).

Full initial Moogfest lineup announcement, via press release, below...

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moogfest

Synth-friendly conclave Moogfest is taking 2013 off but when it returns in the Spring, it will be a bit different than it was before. Firstly, it's expanding from three days to five, happening April 23 - 27, 2014 in Asheville, NC. In addition to live music performances, the expanded festival will also feature, "an innovation conference, an electronic instrument 'pop-up shop,' and daytime conference programming with mind-expanding futurists, artists and innovators, extending far beyond the scope of a typical music festival."

Details beyond that have not been revealed but tickets to Moogfest 2014 will go on sale November 14. Last year's Moogfest featured such acts as GZA, Magnetic Fields, Julia Holter, Disclosure, Orbital, Four Tet, Thomas Dolby & more.

by Andrew Sacher

Diamond Rings in the Moog Sound Lab
Diamond Rings

The Moog Sound Lab is a video series where bands and artists are invited to perform in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. With an arsenal of Moog equipment at their disposal, the musicians offer radically new takes on their material.

The first in the series, which has been premiering here at BrooklynVegan, was Toro y Moi, followed by Washed Out, then Zola Jesus, and here's Diamond Rings doing a new rendition of "Runaway Love" from his 2012 album, Free Dimensional. The guitars on the the Moog Sound Lab version are a bit less post-punky than the original, and the song's further embellished by the plucking sound of the Little Phatty and the three Minimoog Voyager Rack Mounts triggered by a Trap Kat for the drums. Watch the video, along with more details on the equipment used and a couple other pictures from the session, below...

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Moogfest

Moogfest, which for the last few years has happened in October in Asheville, NC, is taking 2013 off but will return in 2014 with a new springtime date: April 25-27 and will remain in Asheville, which is also the home of Moog Music Inc. The switch also marks new partners in the festival: Paxahau, who produce Detroit's Movement Electronic Music Festival, as well as Detroit Jazzfest. Says Moog's Emily Parker:

Moogfest is not just about Moog or music, it's about celebrating the creative, forward-thinking spirit of both Bob and the city of Asheville. We'll shine a light on inventors, new media artists, circuit benders, programmers, and people with ideas that could change the way we experience music, art and performance."
Moog Music Inc. is also home of the Moog Sound Lab who host live performance sessions where bands reinterpret their work with an arsenal of Moog synths and instruments at their disposal. The most recent of which is Zola Jesus and you can watch her Moog Sound Lab performance below.

Continue reading "Moogfest taking 2013 off, returning in spring of 2014"

by Andrew Sacher

Zola Jesus in The Moog Sound Lab
Zola Jesus

The Moog Sound Lab is a video series where bands and artists are invited to perform in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. With an arsenal of Moog equipment at their disposal, the musicians offer radically new takes on their material.

The first in the 2013 series which has been premiering here at BrooklynVegan, was Toro y Moi, followed by Washed Out, and now here's Zola Jesus, who does a rendition of "In Your Nature," which initially appeared on her 2011 album, Conatus. The version played here is a pretty similar take to the album version, but it's especially fun to watch those polyrhythmic beats hammered away on three Voyager RMEs. Watch the video along with more details on her equipment and another picture from the session, below...

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by Bill Pearis

washed out

The Moog Sound Lab is a video series where bands and artists are invited to perform in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. With an arsenal of Moog equipment at their disposal, the musicians offer radically new takes on their material.

The first in the series was Toro Y Moi. Now here's Washed Out, who revamp "Olivia," a song that was originally on main man Ernest Greene's first cassette release, High Times. Its '80s electro vibe gives way to much more lush, transportive textures here thanks to an arpeggiated riff using Moog's Little Phatty, and a gurgling low end courtesy of the Minitaur Analog Bass Synthesizer. You can watch Washed Out perform the Moog Sound Lab version of "Olivia" and check out more pics from the session, below.

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The Moog Sound Lab is a video series where bands and artists are invited to perform in the Moog Music factory in Asheville, North Carolina. With an arsenal of Moog equipment at their disposal, the musicians offer radically new takes on their material.

The first in this video series: Toro Y Moi, who perform their single "So Many Details" from Anything in Return. Using such synths as the Little Phatty, and the company's flagship Minimoog Voyager, Chaz Bundick and crew deliver a much mellower, soulful version of the track. For more info, check out the Moog Sound Lab site. Look for Toro Y Moi in Austin next week if you're heading to SXSW. Moog has a showcase there as well, with Austra, The Soft Moon, Xeno & Oaklander, Kontravoid, Survive and Ssleeperhold on March 16 at Elysium.

You can watch the Toro Y Moi Moog Sound Lab video, and check out more pics from the session, below.

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Reggie Watts at a Brooklyn loft party last month (more by Gretchen Robinette)
Reggie Watts

Teebs and The Mast were supposed to play Glasslands tonight (11/2), but that show, we just realized, was cancelled last month and instead Glasslands will host Cultfever and Kenji Urada (not Blonds, as originally listed) tonight and a late night Hurricane Sandy benefit with DJ sets from Bear In Heaven and Small Black.

Intead, Teebs and The Mast will play NYC on Saturday (11/3) with comedian/musician Reggie Watts, Hara Katsiki, Francine Leclercq, Jason Peters, and Laetitia Soulier. The show is for the launch of See | Me, "a website, mobile app, and exhibition space." Sign up HERE to request an invite to the event, which takes place at the See | Me (formerly Artists Wanted) event space (25-25 44th Drive). Let us know if the RSVP works out, and if you hear anything about this show being cancelled (note: we confirmed it was still happening before posting).

Teebs was also supposed to play Moogfest in Asheville, NC last week with Prefuse 73, but he had to cancel last minute due to troubles with American Airlines. As you may already know, the fest did otherwise go on as planned and you can check out our pictures from it HERE.

A list of all Teebs dates and song stream below...

Continue reading "Teebs missed Moogfest, not playing Glasslands, but is in Long Island City Saturday w/ Reggie Watts (dates)"

Squarepusher @ Moogfest 2012 (via @ListenDickhead and @cjasonclark )
Squarepusher

We already posted some of this, but here's an even more up to date list of NYC and NJ shows happening or not happening tonight (11/1/2012).

As mentioned, the Squarepusher, Bonobo (DJ), Holy Fuck, and Mount Kimbie show at Terminal 5 isstill on, and for what it's worth, there will be drink specials before Squarepusher's headlining set.

Zebulon will be hopping tonight with Nels Cline/Elliot Sharp Duo, Cactus Truck, Normal Love and Bunny Brains.

The Wolf Gang show that was supposed to happen tonight at Santos has been moved to Knitting Factory with The Royal Concept opening. Tickets to see the UK group are still available. Though, the show that was at Knit before is cancelled ("Sorry to tell everyone that Band Slam the Vote has actually been CANCELLED.")

Like Big Freedia last night, the Tom Tom Club show at Brooklyn Bowl is still on. Doors at 6 PM, show at 8 PM.

Questlove will DJ afterward with all proceeds going to the Red Cross.

Like everywhere else below 34th St, Mercury Lounge is still without power (though maybe not for long) and is closed tonight. The Darcys were supposed to play Mercury Lounge tonight (11/1) with Rey Pilabut it has been postponed to November 6.

Alex Bleeker & The Freaks, Future Shuttle, and Secret Colours will play 285 Kent tonight, $8.

Next door at Glasslands, it's Black Spade, Fresh Daily, Cavalier, Quelle Chris, and 0hbliv.

At Death by Audio around the corner, they've got Roomrunner, plus Sleepies and EULA (who performed together last night as The Pixies), as well as Big Ups. $7 at the door.

JD McPherson, Donavon Frankenreiter (who was supposed to play Bowery Ballroom) and Sean Rowe are playing Music Hall of Williamsburg.

Tonight's K'Naan show at Highline Ballroom has been postponed.

The Meat Loaf show at Beacon Theatre, which was supposed to happen on tonight has been postponed to a later date: "Fans are encouraged to hold onto their tickets as we work to reschedule the show. An announcement about a new date will be forthcoming."

Woodkid was forced to cancel his dates in NYC, San Francisco, and LA due to the hurricane and its effect on major airports. The NYC show was supposed to happen tonight (11/1) at Irving Plaza and will be rescheduled to a TBA date. Tickets are refundable at the reseller.

As mentioned, the ESG show at Bowery Electric with Sinkane has been postponed to a later date TBD in December/January. The Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black show that was moved to tonight from Tuesday (10/30) has been cancelled.

As mentioned, all Dita Von Teese shows have been cancelled.

The Freelance Whales show at Webster Hall has been postponed.

Todd Barry's show at the Bell House is postponed. The Bell House is closed tonight.

Union Hall, however, is open as a bar... but tonight's Communion NYC has been cancelled. UPDATE: Union is now hosting a fundraiser with Riot Fox & Mount Sharp - 8:30pm/$10 proceeds to benefit Red Hook Initiative.

Littlefield is open with the Chris Gethard Show, featuring "the weirdest bands we know": Big Digits, Stumblebum Brass Band, Naked Heroes, and Mindtroll. Tickets are still available.

For more comedy, head to UCB West.

Barbes is open with Rachelle Garniez at 8 PM and the People's Champs at 10 PM.

Rhyme Calisthenics at Public Assembly has been cancelled due to "commute issues."

The Meter Men show at B.B. King Blues Club is still on but "if you bought tickets and cannot make it due to the storm, B.B. King Blues Club will once again honor ticket credits for future shows. please contact info@bbkingblues.com with proof of purchase to claim your credit."

Social Distortion were forced to cancel their show at The Chance in Poughkeepsie on Sunday (10/28), but both of their shows at Starland Ballroom in NJ tonight and Friday are CANCELLED TOO.

Found Footage Festival is happening at Maxwell's in Hoboken. UPDATE: Cancelled, they're still without power.

Over at Carnegie Hall, the performance by the Orchestra of St. Luke's with conductor Nicholas McGegan that was to be in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 1 with soloist to be announced. And the performance by pianist Wael Farouk, that was to happen in Weill Recital Hall, has been rescheduled for Saturday, June 1. Tickets for both November 1 performances will be honored at their new date.

The Brooklyn Nets vs New York Knicks game at Barclays Center is postponed. New date: Saturday at 7:30pm.

Canal Room is closed.
Pianos is closed.
Le Poisson Rouge is closed.
The Living Room is closed.
Joe's Pub is closed.
Cake Shop is closed.
Rockwood Music Hall is closed.
Fontana's is closed.
Santos Party House is closed.
Sunshine Cinema is closed.
UCB East is closed.

What else?

photos by Diana Wong

Orbital / Disclosure / Thomas Dolby @ Moogfest, 10/27/2012
Moogfest 2012 Day 2
Moogfest 2012 Day 2
Moogfest 2012 Day 2

Day two of Moogfest 2012 (10/27) in Asheville, NC was another full roster of events, musical performances and really cool analog synths. New Wave artist-turned-ringtone pioneer Thomas Dolby recieved the 2012 Moog Innovation Award after which he performed as well. Other performers from the night included techno legends Carl Craig and UK duo Orbital (who had the most infectiously excitable crowd), new talent Disclosure (who just played NYC and sent some of the Moogfest crowd into hysterics) and Magnetic Fields. There was also a presentation on the Moog Google Doodle and more.

Pics from Day 1 of Moogfest are here, with pics from Justice's pre-fest show here. More pictures from Day 2 are below.

Continue reading "Moogfest 2012 day 2 in pics (Orbital, Carl Craig, Disclosure, Magnetic Fields, Thomas Dolby + more)"

photos by Diana Wong

Primus / Moog Factory / people in hot dog costumes
Moogfest 2012 Day 1
Moogfest 2012 Day 1
Moogfest 2012 Day 1

Moogfest 2012 kicked off unofficially with Justice on Thursday (10/25), and then it officially began on Friday (10/26) with sets by El-P, Buke & Gase, Blondes, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Miike Snow, Morton Subotnick and more. El-P played a studio session inside of The Moog Factory (where all Moog products are made), which we also took a tour of, and pictures of that are in this post. Those pictures include shots of the analog synth calibration office, the new white version of their Slim Phatty synthesizer, and their recent foray into guitar building.

One of the highlights of day 1 was synth veteran Morton Subotnick who played a set spanning the material he released from 1967's Silver Apples of the Moon, through 1978's A Sky of Cloudless Sulfur. Moogfest always makes a point to book a few forerunners of electronic music for their festival, which mostly features modern artists of the genre. And hearing these tunes, which were written decades ago, alongside much newer artists, it was easy to see how revolutionary Morton Subotnick was in his time.

Primus brought a set heavy with psychedelic visuals. Blondes, who always bring the dance party in NYC, did just as great of a job translating that same experience over in Asheville. And Explosions In The Sky's atmospheric set made for a great come-down later on in the show after a full day of dance parties and trekking through Asheville.

Coverage of the rest of the festival is coming soon and more pics from Moogfest day 1 are below.

Continue reading "Moogfest 2012 day 1 in pics (El-P, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Morton Subotnick, Blondes, and more)"

photos by Diana Wong

Distal
Justice

Moogfest 2012 is now underway in Asheville, North Carolina. The two day, multi-venue fest will feature sets by Killer Mike, Primus, Explosions in the Sky, Thomas Dolby, Death Grips, Four Tet, Orbital, Disclosure, and many more. Check out the full schedule.

Last night (10/25), Justice, who are on a tour that also hit Hammerstein Ballroom in NYC, helped kick things off (unofficially) with a big show at the U.S. Cellular Center. Distal opened, and we have pictures. More below...

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El-P at Mohawk in Austin, June 2012 (more by Tim Griffin)
El-P

Well aren't we so special! El-P is currently touring Europe with Despot but so far only has two shows back in the US of A. In addition to the previously discussed appearance at MoogFest, look for El-P to set sail on a Rocks Off Concert Cruise on 10/19 as part of CMJ. Tickets go on sale Friday (9/21) at noon or you can try and get in with your CMJ badge if you're getting one of those.

So far no word on that new El-P video that was just shot/crowdsourced, but until then check out his "The Full Retard" video and all listed tour dates below.

Continue reading "El-P playing CMJ show aboard Rocks Off concert cruise after Euro tour (dates)"

Mouse on Mars

After a five year break, German duo Mouse on Mars reactivated their microprocessors last year and are now back in a big way. Andi Toma and Jan St. Werner released their 10th album, Parastrophics, back in February which found them overflowing with creativty nearly two decades into their existence. The group have just released a video for the album's "They Know Your Name" which you can watch at the bottom of this post.

In November, MoM will loose their second record of 2012 onto the world, an EP titled Wow, that features collaborations with Vietnamese artist Dao Anh Khanh and great Argentinian indie rockers Las Kellies. They'll also be touring North America, with a stop at Santos Party House on October 23 and wrapping things up at this year's Moogfest in North Carolina. No ticket info on the Santos show yet.

All Mouse on Mars tour dates are listed below, along with the "They Know Your Name" video.

Continue reading "Mouse on Mars released first new LP in five years w/ new EP in November; touring this fall (dates, video)"

Moogfest 2011 (more by Diana Wong)
Moogfest

Moogfest, which is becoming one of the most intriguing US music festivals, is returning to Asheville, NC this year on October 26 and 27. Like in past years, the festival includes some legends like Thomas Dolby and GZA performing Liquid Swords (like he is in NYC and other cities), some of our favorite newcomers like Julia Holter, Trust, and Disclosure, electronic heavy hitters like Orbital, Four Tet, Squarepusher, Richie Hawtin, Mouse on Mars, and Prefuse 73 with Teebs, in addition to a diverse list of other artists like Killer Mike, El-P, The Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Divine Fits, Actress, Pantha Du Prince, Bear in Heaven, and more. Tickets for this year's fest go on sale Friday (8/10) at noon. The initial lineup is listed below.

Orbital, who released their new album, Wonky, this year, which featured a track with Zola Jesus, have a few other North American dates this year (still none in NYC though).

For Divine Fits, the new band featuring Britt Daniel (Spoon), Dan Boeckner (Wolf Parade/Handsome Furs), and Sam Brown (New Bomb Turks), who recently made their live debut in Austin, Moogfest is one of the few shows they've got scheduled this year, including the Chicago show they played last night (8/5) and an upcoming NYC show.

Moogfest 2012 lineup is listed below.

Continue reading "Moogfest 2012 lineup (GZA, Magnetic Fields, Explosions in the Sky, Primus, Santigold, Julia Holter, Disclosure, Orbital, Four Tet, Divine Fits, Killer Mike & more)"

photos by Diana Wong

I love you but I've chosen Moog
Moog Factory
Childish Gambino

"he Moog company pioneered the commercial manufacture of modular voltage-controlled analog synthesizer systems. Company founder Dr. Robert Arthur Moog had begun manufacturing and selling vacuum-tube theremins in kit form while he was a student in the early 1950s and marketed his first transistorized theremin kits in 1961. Moog became interested in the design and construction of complex electronic music systems in the mid 1960s and the burgeoning interest in his designs enabled him to establish a small company (R. A. Moog Co., which became Moog Music and later, Moog Electronics) to manufacture and market the new devices." [Wikipedia]
Thank you Google for not only honoring the great Robert Moog today on what would have been his 78th birthday, but for reminding us that we have this unposted final set of pictures from last year's Moogfest in Asheville, North Carolina....

Moogfest capped off three days of fun on 10/30 with sets from M83, James Murphy & Pat Mahoney (Special Disco Version), Ford & Lopatin, Passion Pit, The Drums, Baths, Ghostland Observatory, and many more. If you missed it, we previously posted pictures from the first and second days featuring Tangerine Dream, TV On The Radio, Asutra, Chromeo, and others on the first day, and Suicide, Amon Tobin: Isam, Toro Y Moi, Crystal Castles, Cant, and others (but no YACHT who had to cancel) on the second.

More pictures from the final day of Moogest 2011 (which you can check out after you're done playing with the Moog on Google's homepage), below...

Continue reading "Happy Birthday Robert Moog -- here's some belated pics from MoogFest 2011 (Day 3 w/ M83, Brian Eno paintings & more)"

photos by Diana Wong

Moogfest

"One needn't be among the electronic music faithful to take away positive feelings toward Moogfest, Asheville's yearly electronic mecca. Since migrating from a single-night event in New York City to what was arguably the cradle of electronic music innovation after being settled by Robert Moog, Moogfest has been as edifying as it is entertaining. Few festivals defy their attendees to completely reassess how they listen to music in the way that a weekend at Moogfest does. The gray matter-frying, booty-shaking synth jams raged until early morning all across downtown Asheville, but oftentimes the lessons in musical futurology were just as fulfilling." [Yes Weekly]
Moog Fest 2011 continued on Saturday, 10/29, in North Carolina, this time featuring appearances from Crystal Castles, The Flaming Lips, Amon Tobin, Suicide, Battles, St. Vincent, Toro Y Moi, and many, many others, but no YACHT, who were forced to cancel their appearance due to flight problems in Mexico. Pictures from some of the artists on that second day are in this post (first photo set HERE), and continue below...

Continue reading "Moogfest 2011 - Day 2 in pics (Amon Tobin, Suicide, CANT, Kode9, Toro y Moi & more)"

photos by Diana Wong

Tangerine Dream & fan
Tangerine Dream
Chromeo

The annual music festival Moogfest took place this Halloween weekend down in Asheville, North Carolina. Countless bands we know and love played over the course of its three days including The Antlers, Atlas Sound, Austra, Anika, The Field, AraabMuzik, Flying Lotus, Chromeo, TV on the Radio, Moby, Matthew Dear, Tangerine Dream, and many more. And that was just Friday. Friday pictures are in this post.

As NPR points out:

"Tangerine Dream has wore many hats during a prolific 35-year career: Krautrock, New Age, film scores and pioneering synth music, to start. The group has consistently worked at a steady clip, generating 116 (!) live and studio albums in spite of its many personnel changes. Edgar Froese, the creative force behind Tangerine Dream, is the only remaining original member."
Tangerine Dream played a two hour set at the fest. You can listen to the whole thing at NPR who have streaming sets from Austra, Atlas Sound, Tim Hecker, The Field, CANT and others too. The rest of our pictures from the first of three days, below...

Continue reading "Moogfest 2011 - Day 1 in pics & streams (Tangerine Dream, Moby, TV on the Radio, Austra, Chromeo, Antlers & more)"

Hans-Joachim Roedelius

Hans-Joachim Roedelius (Hans-Joachim Rödelius, born October 26, 1934 in Berlin) is a German experimental, ambient and electronic musician. He is best known as a co-founder of the krautrock groups Cluster and Harmonia and his work in the ambient jazz trio Aquarello." [Wiki]
Hans-Joachim Roedelius is about to head out on a tour that begins with his appearance at ATP NJ on Saturday (10/1) and culminates with his appearance at Moogfest. After ATP, Hans-Joachim will play a NYC show at Littlefield on Sunday (10/2) with Xambuca and Ron Anderson's Pak. Tickets for that show are on sale now.

All dates below...

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