Entries tagged with: Tallest Man on Earth
Sturgill Simpson at Joe's Pub in July (more by Chris La Putt)
The 2015 Forecastle Festival take place July 17 - 19 in Louisville, Kentucky. The fest has just announced the first round of performers, which include Modest Mouse, My Morning Jacket, Tweedy, Desaparecidos, The Gaslight Anthem, Sturgill Simpson, Sam Smith, Alvvays, JEFF The Brotherhood, Speedy Ortiz, Big K.R.I.T., and lots more. Tickets go on sale Friday (1/30) at noon EST. All announced Forecastle Fest 2015 performers are listed below.
Tallest Man on Earth in the Moog Sound Lab
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.
Most of the artists this series are already in the electronic world (like Toro Y Moi, Diamond Rings, Zola Jesus, and Washed Out), but here's a case where it's a truly radical rework. Swedish folk artist The Tallest Man on Earth (aka Kristian Matsson) usually keeps it unplugged, but offers up a new look on his song "There's No Leaving Now" with help from 2012 tourmates Strand of Oaks. The original is a spare piano number; here Matsson uses the Moog Guitar to great, ethereal effect. Strand of Oaks' Timothy Showalter and Chris Ward fill out the sound with, respectively, a Minimoog Voyager and Trap-Kit midi percussion.
You can watch video of their performance and check out a few more pictures from Moog Sound Lab, below.
Says the PR
On the heels of a highly successful, critically acclaimed sold-out 2012 festival, the Sasquatch! Music Festival unveils its 2013 lineup, which once again features 4 days of music. The festival, hailed as "a model of well-paced programming...in a four-day schedule as efficient and natural feeling as an expertly built algorithm" by NPR Music while Wired notes, "leave the landscape out of it and Sasquatch! has a lineup to kill for," runs May 24-27 (Memorial Day Weekend) at TheWoot. 2013 Lineup below...
Gorge, the internationally acclaimed concert venue carved in the basalt cliffs high above the Columbia River Gorge in Quincy, WA.