Moogfest 2012 – Part One (Festival Preview)
Did anyone else bangarang the hell out of their skull at Skrillex…or see Pretty Lights just one too many times? You need something else to rejuvenate your entertainment-seeking neurons this Halloween weekend. Perhaps something with a little more flavor, a little more niche. But let’s get real, Halloween should be about shaking your ass, atleast the decorated ass of your temporary alter-ego. And ladies and gentleman, I know just the place for you: North Carolina’s most progressive hippie mountain village—Asheville.
Moogfest—the weekend music festival honoring the vision of Bob Moog, featuring the cream of the crop of electronic-inspired music—is an electrofreak’s wet dream. I can hear the production techie-nerds circuit-bending their o-faces already.
Truthfully, I’m a little disappointed that I’ll be missing the Skrillython happening the same weekend in Nashville, as it marks a step in the right direction, perhaps the beginning of a new age for our city (one that’s a bit sluggish to catch on to the rest of the world’s devout electrofever). But there’s a reason this will be my third time returning to Moogfest. Hi, my name is_____…and I’m a Moogaholic.
For the past two years, Moogfest has hosted a repertoire of modern music’s most sought after treasures, with names like Moby, Massive Attack, Amon Tobin, The Flaming Lips and STS9—this year is no different.