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Moogfest 2012 Recap, Part 2

Primus 3D In the run-up to Moogfest, fans wondered what-the-hell the appended “3D” would mean for the show by Les Claypool‘s sorta-prog band. Once I entered the sports arena that is the Asheville Civic Center (recently and sneakily rebranded as the Sponsor’s-name-here Arena, but they’re not paying me, so Civic Center it is), the answer

Moogfest 2012 Recap, Part 1

The 2012 Moogfest was quite a different creature than its 2011 predecessor. While Moogfest 2011 was a three-day event with a large number of stages – venues indoor and out – the 2012 event scaled back to five indoor venues. (The “indoor” change made real sense: October weather in Asheville NC is unpredictable. It’s often

Photoblogging: Moogfest 2012

Wielding my Official Photo Pass™, I took a bunch of shots at Moogfest with my old-fashioned 35mm camera. The results were less than stellar, owing in part to the fact that you can’t easily get super-fast ISO1600 film liked I used back in the olden days. Anyway, that’s my excuse. Here are some photo highlights;

Concert Preview: The Who

I’m very excited to be going to see The Who in concert in Greenville SC, just down the hill from our mountains tonight. It will be the third time I’ve seen the group onstage. The first time was in 1980. Not that final “farewell” tour, but a short mini-tour that took the band to a

Moogfest 2012 Preview

Moogfest kicks off this evening. For me the highlights – -and the acts I’ll be reporting on — will most likely include Morton Subotnick, Primus, Black Moth Super Rainbow, (possibly) Explosions in the Sky, The Magnetic Fields, Thomas Dolby, and perhaps more. Meanwhile, an old friend contacted me this morning to let me know about

Concert Review: Yep Roc 15, Night #3

Like the first two nights of Yep Roc 15, the third and final night was loosely organized around a theme. Consistent with the previous nights, the proceedings – again ably and winningly emceed by John Wesley Harding – got underway right on schedule. This night’s theme was Americana, and in light of that, my comments

Concert Review: Yep Roc 15, Night #2

In some ways, Night #2 of Yep Roc 15 might have been dubbed Night of the Loop. While several of the artists would fall into the singer/songwriter classification, there was extensive (and inventive) use of looping pedals. Perhaps the most well-known early example of the approach is KT Tunstall‘s “White Horse and Cherry Tree” performance

Concert Review: Yep Roc 15, Night #1

Note: many more photos from this night are in my previous post. The first night of Yep Roc 15 was superby stage-managed: with the program slated to start at 8pm, master of ceremonies John Wesley Harding strolled onto the stage right on time. And within four minutes the music began. Harding’s witty banter (much of

Photoblogging: YepRoc15, Night #1

YepRoc 15’s opening night was fantastic. I’ll have plenty to say about it soon, but in the meantime, some photos from last night will tell a lot of the story. Follow “the_musoscribe” on Twitter and get notified when new features, reviews and essays are published.

Concert Review: Hopscotch Festival, Part 4 – The dB’s

In one sense, the Long View Center is an ideal venue to catch a show: unobstructed lines of sight, comfortable seats, and – best of all – a building purpose-built for good acoustics (it was originally constructed as a church). However, it’s certainly not the most rock’n’roll of places: the lighting is designed to provide