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Asheville's Moogfest Returns Without AC Entertainment
Published 04/16/2014 at 10:39 a.m.
If you’re experiencing a comedown now that the Big Ears festival has come and gone, or if you’re looking for a festival with more of an electronic music focus, take heart, because Moogfest is now just a week away.
Big Ears 2014: Susanna
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:30 p.m.
Though Susanna Wallumrød has been a member of numerous bands in her native Norway, she is best known abroad for her work with keyboardist Morten Qvenild in Susanna and the Magical Orchestra. The two have recorded an eclectic variety of ...
Big Ears 2014: Oneohtrix Point Never
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:28 p.m.
Daniel Lopatin is one of the most discussed and celebrated avant-electronic musicians of recent years. He’s been highly influential on more forward-thinking electronic musicians, and, along with James Ferraro, a major touchstone for the hyperactive, consumer culture–critiquing genre vaporwave (and, ...
Big Ears 2014: Lonnie Holley
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:27 p.m.
Where most of us see garbage, Lonnie Holley sees raw material for a sculpture. While all of us have thousands of fleeting thoughts a day, here and gone in an instant, never to be recalled again, Holley turns his into ...
Big Ears 2014: Keiji Haino
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:25 p.m.
Keiji Haino is a legend, a hero, and an inspiration to many underground musicians. With his lengthy improvised solos, poetic album track titles, and haunting voice, there is no one else quite like him.
Big Ears 2014: Tim Hecker
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:24 p.m.
Throughout seven albums and numerous EPs and collaborations, Tim Hecker has blended the seemingly disparate sounds of ambient and noise to create music that holds a barbed sort of loveliness. In a typical Hecker track, ethereal electronic tones mingle with ...
Big Ears 2014: Stephen O’Malley
Published 03/26/2014 at 3:23 p.m.
Stephen O’Malley is best known for his band Sunn O))), a drone-summoning duo that slows down the elements of doom metal to an extreme ebb. Though their recent output has included orchestral and choral music and other grand gestures, the ...
Hello City Offers a Local Music and Art Festival Parallel to Big Ears
Published 03/26/2014 at 10:38 a.m.
Billed as “an indigenous companion to the Big Ears 2014 music festival,” Hello City is a sort of revamp and expansion of the local music showcase that first took place during the inaugural 2009 festival.
Peter Walker Continues His Guitar Explorations After a 40-Year Hiatus
Published 02/05/2014 at 10:45 a.m.
Born in Boston, Walker played in the city’s folk club/coffeehouse scene before bouncing around and performing in New York, Spain, North Africa, Dallas, San Francisco, Mexico, and Detroit, finally settling down in Woodstock, N.Y. His debut album, Rainy Day Raga ...
Marina Orchestra's New Album Represents a Step Forward for the Band
Published 02/05/2014 at 10:21 a.m.
Marina Orchestra will be performing their infectious, highly danceable indie-pop take on African, Caribbean, and Latin American musical styles during a release party for their new CD, Oceans, at Pilot Light on Friday, Feb. 7. Songwriter and frontman Justin Powers ...