Breaking: Artist additions announced for Moogfest and LEAF

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Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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Moogfesters, big news. The first of the events’ later-breaking additions was just announced:

Ladies and gentlemen, your line up additions! First up is hip hop icon NAS, performing with his Moog-ed out nine-piece band. Moogfest alums Tim Hecker and Daniel Lopatin (aka Oneohtrix Point Never) join us for their debut U.S. collaborative performance. New York’s Buke and Gase will bring their art-rock wild thing while representing Asheville are garage proggers Ahleuchatistas. Finally, electronic music pioneer Morton Subotnick presents “From Silver Apples to a Sky of Cloudless Sulfur.” A hearty welcome to all and get ready to be blown away!

Congrats to local band AhleuchatistasLink to Moogfest announcement.

The Lake Edan Arts Festival (LEAF) adds the Dirty Dozen Brass Band and more:

LEAF is excited to announce the addition of the Dirty Dozen Brass Band as this Fall’s Sunday festival closer. Born and bred in New Orleans’ social and pleasure club scene, DDBB’s storied 35-year career embodies the cultural mélange of The Big Easy, melding elements of jazz, R&B, funk, soul, and tried-&-true NOLA second line.

Beyond the Dirty Dozen, there are several other additions to the Performing Arts lineup for Fall LEAF 2012. Surprising fans at festivals and music rooms across the country as one of music’s most recognized “Artists at Large,” the Lee Boys’ Roosevelt Collierwill bring the sacred steel tradition to LEAF for sit-ins to span every genre. Rosie Ledet & the Zydeco Playboys will add zydeco to Brookside’s hoppin’ dance lineup of contra, salsa, waltz, and swing. LEAF also welcomes The Bob Moog Foundation back to The Barn for Dr. Bob’s Interactive Sonic Experience, allowing LEAFers of all ages a hands-on opportunity to explore theremins, synthesizers, effect pedals, oscilloscopes and more.
Link to LEAF announcement here.
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Larry Halstead is a tech nerd with an affinity for arts & sports. Reppin' the hard streets of South Asheville for almost 15 years. He's made this city home and has vowed to never stop fighting to keep it as weird & unique as possible.

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