Moogfest in 2011: bands space aliens can enjoy. Photo courtesy Moogfest.

Moogfest Lineup Busting at the Seams; Hear a Massive Playlist of Artists [Spotify]

Okay, perhaps Moogfest has a built-in advantage in its theme. Affection for Moog among synth aficionados is akin to affection for chocolate or unicorns – perhaps not universal, but darned widespread and passionate. But looking at the lineup for Moogfest, it’s apparent how the name of just one early pioneer of electronic musical instruments can resonate across genres. The festival, which once began as a humble gathering of a few names in music, continues to expand its roster of artists as the weekend of October 26-27 approaches in Asheville, North Carolina. And while electronic music fans might balk at the …


Expanded Lineup Could Make Moogfest Electronic Sound Event of the Fall

Artists know essential gear when they see it. Never leave home without your Moogerfooger, and your banana. Dan Deacon, surrounded by gear. Photo (CC-BY) Andrew Braithwaite. “Moogfest,” more than just a showcase around a brand, is an event that invokes one of sound’s greatest pioneers, Robert Moog. For a lot of artists, that’s a pretty high bar to meet. The massive Moogfest brewing for October 29-31 in Asheville, North Carolina appears to be attracting sound-loving artists with abandon – with the new organizational muscle of Bonnaroo producers AC Entertainment presumably partly to thank. This week, the festival announced the addition …


Moogfest Headliners Announced; Minimoog 40th Looms Large

The Moog badge, as seen here on a foot pedal, is probably the only one that could spawn a festival. Photo (CC-BY) Audiotecna. You have to hand it to Moog – what other brand in music these days inspires this kind of passion, let alone an entire music festival? Moogfest itself seems to have gone fairly mainstream. Bonnaroo producers AC Entertainment are behind this year’s installment, and the headliners announced so far already include Massive Attack, MGMT, and Thievery Corporation. (In fact, I hope Moog also taps some of its lesser-known, more underground artist enthusiasts; we’ll know once we see …