A theme of protest, too, as befits this HB2-infected state of North Carolina.
By Uncle Blurt
Man, I miss the old Asheville Moogfest… something about that mountain town (and the fact that Moog Music was and still is located in Asheville) just made it perfect for a visionary electronic experience. You can sniff around on the BLURT site for our coverage of Moogfest over the years, including the early events.
That said, the fest’s current, slightly more corporate, iteration in Durham, NC, is pretty ace, indeed – check some of our coverage from last year HERE. It would appear that a lot of artists, who would have previously been inclined to boycott North Carolina due to the onerous anti-LBGTQ atmosphere Republicans set into motion with the “bathroom bill” HB2, are now willing to come and take a musical stand for inclusiveness.
The 2017 Moogfest now looms, in Durham on May 18-21, with initial performers being Wolf Eyes, Nick Zinner (Yeah Yeah Yeahs) & the Haxan Cloak, “Stranger Things” composers Kyle Dixon and Michael Stein of SURVIVE, Moor Mother, Laraaji, Nona Hendryx, Syrinx, Jas Shaw, Wolf Eyes, Visible Cloaks, and Laraaji. Plenty more, obviously, to be announced.
Details, including ticketing info, at the Moogfest website. Hey Moogfest, why not have at least a couple of hometown celebrations in Asheville to lead up to the event, hmmm?