It’s finally here. It was like Christmas morning seeing that line up spread out on the website. Sure. The same old schtick of The Flaming Lips adorned the topspot that is so coveted. Soundtribe was a given. Ghostland Observatory and Battles has passed their prime and don’t get me started on the aural raping of Passion Pit and Chromeo. But what stands out is a trio of names that even I am impressed with in my old age. Tangerine Dream, Hans-Joachim Roedelins, and Suicide (performing their 1st album in its entirety) among a backdrop of a “who’s who” of the current electronic scene.
The city of Asheville is just an amazing place for this to happen in. Spread out over 4 venues across downtown over Halloween weekend the festival and provide ass shakin till wee hours of the morning and wonderful hotels to sleep in till early afternoon.
The initial lineup:
The Flaming Lips
Suicide (performing their album Suicide)
Mayer Hawthorne & the Country
Adrian Belew Power Trio
Toro Y Moi
Oneohtrix Point Never
The Naked And Famous
Ford & Lopatin
Brandt Brauer Frick
Causing a Tiger
I can’t wait to see whats instore.
Coming soon to Biscuit Shooter is a closer look into the artist playing Moog.
Tickets on sale Saturday at Noon via Ticketmaster