26 October 2011

Moogfest 2011: The Preview

posted by: Arjun Lists & Rankings | Mixtapes
This year I have the privilege of attending Moogfest on a press pass–for one day, at least. Sunday is that day (hit me up if you’re gonna be there). I’m driving up to Asheville with a friend sometime in the early afternoon and driving back in the middle of the night. In between, we’ll be filling the glorious evening with live music from an eclectic group of electronic and indie rock bands as well as one very famous rapper (slash not actor). Below, I have for you what my Friday and Saturday Moogfest schedule would be if I went on those days. Unfortunately, there are some must-see bands performing at the same time; I was forced to make some judgement calls. Don’t hate.

The Sunday schedule is literally what I’ll be doing on Sunday. Step-by-step. Play-by-play. (Really, it’s to help my stalker out, ‘cause right now, I’m beginning to think I don’t have one! Yikes!)

Friday, October 28

5:15 – 6:15 Matthew Dear
6:30 – 7:30 Mayer Hawthorne & the County
7:30 – 8:30 The Antlers
MP3: “Putting the Dog to Sleep” – The Antlers
(8:30 – 8:00 Time travel)
8:00 – 9:00 Little Dragon
9:00 – 9:30 RELAX
9:30 – 11:00 Chromeo (over Holy F**k? Tough call.)
11:00 – 12:00 Moby
12:30 – 2:00 – TV on the Radio

Saturday, October 29

2:00 – 4:00 Brian Eno’s Illustrated Talk (if you bought tickets)
4:00 – 5:00 The Naked & Famous
MP3: “All of This” – The Naked & Famous
5:00 – 6:00 YACHT
MP3: “Dystopia (The Earth is on Fire)” – YACHT
6:30 – 7:30 SBTRKT (bands with all CAPS letters, stick togethers)
MP3: “Never Never” – SBTRKT
7:30 – 8:00 Catch the end of the Crystal Castles show!
8:30 – 9:30 The Flaming Lips
9:30 – 10:45 Toro y Moi (SC REPRESENT!)
MP3: “Blessa (Daytrotter Session)” – Toro y Moi
10:45 – 12:15 St. Vincent (Crush ninjas like I’m crushing on Annie Clark…)
12:45 – 2:00 Battles

Sunday, October 30

5:30 – 6:15 Active Child
6:30 – 7:00 M83 (The show goes ‘til 7:45, but I’ll have to run over to the Renaissance Asheville Hotel for the Childish Gambino show, missing both The Drums AND Neon Indian. Gah!)
MP3: “Fall” – M83
7:15 – 8:30 Childish Gambino
MP3: “Verse on DJ Sosupersam’s ‘This Way Up’ Mixtape” – Childish Gambino
8:30 – 9:00 The Gambino show is over. Lose your shit. You can die peacefully now. Now, run over to the Asheville Civic Center to catch some of the James Murphy show!
9:00 – 10:30 Passion Pit
MP3: “Little Secrets” – Passion Pit
10:30 – 11:15 Ghostland Observatory (The show goes ‘til 11:45, but I wanna see Gold Panda!)
11:15 – 11:30 Drive to The Orange Peel, blasting Gold Panda.
11:30 – 12:30 Gold Panda

Check out the Moogfest website for the full schedule, ticket information, and much much more.



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