Thursday, August 25, 2011

Moogfest 2011 Line Up

This year's Moogfest line up continues to expand with short YouTube videos announcing each additional group. With the latest list of 60+ I've counted up TWENTY bands that I consider a 'must see' with the pinnacle being The Flaming Lips, a group that's been on my concert bucket list for some time now. The festival will be held the weekend of October 28 - 30 in Asheville, North Carolina, a place I used to visit as a girl with my mother and grandmother to see the famous Biltmore Estate. Let's just say this is one funky town sitting in the Appalachian mountains... I knew nothing about it until I went there to review Moogfest 2010. Last year over 25,000 showed up to celebrate the innovative spirit of Bob Moog near the headquarters of Moog Music and the Bob Moog Foundation. The streets are full of a quirky mix of galleries, unique boutiques and interesting eateries plus there's plenty of people watching. You can walk everywhere, which makes it a great party town and the festival venues allow open access to catch a bit of a show or the whole thing. It's going to be hard to choose if I have to decide one act over another but here's my list for now -- in no particular order!

Brian Eno (77 Million Paintings, Illustrated Talk)
The Flaming Lips
Moby (full band)
Passion Pit
TV on the Radio
Special Disco Version featuring James Murphy & Pat Mahoney (DFA/LCD Soundsystem!)
Flying Lotus
St. Vincent
The Naked & Famous
Adrian Belew Power trio
Toro Y Moi
Atlas Sound
Gold Panda
Active Child
Little Dragon
The Antlers

Moogfest YouTube Videos:

Additions via MF Spaceman -- awesome dance moves on skates!