Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Adds Sparks, Ulrich Schnauss, Mount Kimbie, ITAL (Live), Autre Ne Vuet & More

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DAILY TICKETS ON SALE THIS FRIDAY, JUNE 7TH AT NOON EASTERN

 

OCTOBER 25-27, 2013 IN ASHEVILLE, NC

 

June 5, 2013 – Asheville, NC – The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, happening October 25 – 27 in beautiful downtown Asheville, NC, now announces more artists joining it’s already spectacular lineup. Sparks, Ulrich Schnauss, Mount Kimbie, ITAL (live), Autre Ne Vuet, Delorean, Actress, Shlohmo, Sorne, T.Williams, and People Get Ready will join the line up which already includes Nine Inch NailsBassnectar,Pretty LightsNeutral Milk HotelDaniel JohnstonHalf-JapaneseAnimal CollectiveHow To Destroy AngelsGary NumanGodspeed You! Black EmperorTrickyZola Jesus and JG ThirwellJessie WareThe BugSilver Apples, Disclosure, and more. Additional performers will continue to be announced in the coming weeks.

 

In addition to sharing new performers, AC Entertainment is also releasing the festival’s daily lineup, included below. Daily tickets will go on sale this Friday, June 7th at noon eastern exclusively at www.mountainoasisfestival.com. Weekend passes are still available as well.

 

The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is a 3-day music festival staged in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC. Woven around the twin threads of contemporary electronic music and the creative use of technology – old and new – the festival features world-class musical performances by many of the greatest artists in contemporary music, along with talks, seminars, and panels by artists and others; interactive experiences for audiences; art installations and exhibitions and more. The events all take place indoors, within easy walking distance of one another.

 

The mountain oasis that is Asheville provides extraordinary inspiration as a stunningly beautiful and unique setting for the festival. Both its rich cultural history and its current innovative vitality are inseparable from the Mountain Oasis experience.

 

Please visit www.mountainoasisfestival.com for updates and additional information about Mountain Oasis 2013.

 

2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Lineup (So Far):

Friday

Bassnectar

Neutral Milk Hotel

Tricky

Rustie

Sparks **

Bondax

Jacques Greene

Daniel Johnston

Half Japanese

ITAL (Live) **

Silver Apples

People Get Ready **

 

Saturday 

Nine Inch Nails

Animal Collective

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Gary Numan

Chromatics

Zola Jesus & JG Thrillwell

The Bug

Bosnian Rainbows

Actress **

Delorean **

Sorne **

 

Sunday 

Pretty Lights

How To Destroy Angels

Disclosure

Mount Kimbie **

Ulrich Schnauss **

Jessie Ware

Shlohmo **

Autre Ne Vuet **

Robert Delong

T.Williams **

 

** new additions

 

About AC Entertainment, Inc.:

 

AC Entertainment, Inc., is known as one of the foremost concert promoters and festival producers in the United States. Presenting over 700 concerts and events each year, AC is internationally known as founders / producers of the acclaimed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which was cited as “One of the 50 Moments to Change the History of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine. They have gone on to launch the highly respected Big Ears Festival and have recently taken the helm of Louisville, KY’s waterfront Forecastle Festivalas well.

 

AC Entertainment has been the most active music promoter in Asheville, NC for over 25 years, helping to transform the city into a musical mecca for fans from all over the world. They exclusively book the Orange Peel, recognized as one of the top clubs in the world, building on their similar role with the club, Be Here Now, in the 1990s. Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, the Allman Brothers Band, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and Emmylou Harris are just a few of the hundreds of artists AC has presented in Asheville over the years. From 2010 to 2012, AC Entertainment produced and programmed Moogfest in Asheville, presenting such artists as Brian Eno, Terry Riley, Massive Attack, the Flaming Lips, Amon Tobin, Orbital, Primus, MGMT, Big Boi, Jónsi, Passion Pit and numerous others.

 

Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Announces 2013 Lineup

 

MOUNTAIN OASIS ELECTRONIC MUSIC SUMMIT — OCTOBER 25 – 27, 2013 IN ASHEVILLE, NC — ANNOUNCES INITIAL LINEUP

TRENT REZNOR to perform with both NINE INCH NAILS and HOW TO DESTROY ANGELS

 

BASSNECTAR and PRETTY LIGHTS also headline

 

NEUTRAL MILK HOTEL announce FIRST LIVE PERFOMANCE in 15 years. JEFF MANGUM to curate the evening featuring DANIEL JOHNSTON and HALF JAPANESE

 

ANIMAL COLLECTIVE, GARY NUMAN, GODSPEED YOU! BLACK EMPEROR, TRICKY, DISCLOSURE, JESSIE WARE, THE BUG, RUSTIE, and many more

 

WEEKEND PASSES ON SALE this THURSDAY, MAY 2, at 12 NOON EASTERN

 

April 30, 2013 – Asheville, NC – AC Entertainment is proud to announce the initial line up for the 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit, slated for the weekend of October 25 – 27 in beautiful downtownAsheville, NCNine Inch NailsBassnectar, and Pretty Lights will headline the three-day weekend, which also will feature a performance by Neutral Milk Hotel, who have not played live since 1998. Additionally, Neutral Milk Hotel’s Jeff Mangum is curating the night of music surrounding the band’s performance, including special guests Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese.

 

Other artists confirmed for this year’s initial Mountain Oasis 2013 line up: the avant-rock Animal Collective,Trent Reznor‘s new project How To Destroy Angels, electronic rock legend Gary Numan, Montreal-based post-rock visionaries Godspeed You! Black Emperor, producer/rapper and “trip hop” pioneer Tricky, the powerful collaboration between Zola Jesus and JG Thirwell which debuted last spring at the Guggenheim Museum, electro-pop diva Jessie Ware, legendary electro-producer The Bug, and electronica pioneers Silver Apples along with a vital sampling of who’s who of the new wave in electronica including DisclosureRustie,ChromaticsRobert DeLongJacques Greene, and Bondax.

 

Additional acts will be announced in the coming weeks, with some 50 – 60 artists slated to perform in October.

 

Weekend passes for Mountain Oasis 2013 will go on sale Thursday, May 2, at 12 Noon Eastern Time exclusively at www.mountainoasisfestival.com.

 

The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit is a 3-day music festival staged in the heart of downtown Asheville, NC. The vision and programming philosophy behind Mountain Oasis celebrates the creative spirit of musical exploration, along with the innovative spark that fuels all of the arts. Woven around the twin threads of contemporary electronic music and the creative use of technology – old and new – the festival features world-class musical performances by many of the greatest artists in contemporary music, along with talks, seminars, and panels by artists and others; interactive experiences for audiences; art installations and exhibitions and more.

 

The events all take place indoors, within easy walking distance of one another, in the heart of downtown Asheville – in venues ranging from the ExploreAsheville.com Arena and the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, both housed under one roof at the U.S. Cellular Center, to the world-renown music club, the Orange Peel; the beautiful performing arts space, the Diana Wortham Theatre; and in the intimate, high energyAsheville Music Hall. The mountain oasis that is Asheville provides extraordinary inspiration as a stunningly beautiful and unique setting for the festival. Both its rich cultural history and its current innovative vitality are inseparable from the Mountain Oasis experience.

Please visit www.mountainoasisfestival.com for updates and additional information about Mountain Oasis 2013.

 

2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit Lineup (So Far):

Nine Inch Nails

Bassnectar

Pretty Lights 

An evening with Neutral Milk Hotel and special guests Daniel Johnston and Half Japanese

Animal Collective

How To Destroy Angels

Gary Numan

Godspeed You! Black Emperor

Tricky

Disclosure

Chromatics

Zola Jesus and JG Thirlwell

The Bug

Jessie Ware

Rustie

Robert Delong

Bosnian Rainbows
Jacques Greene Bondax

Silver Apples

About AC Entertainment, Inc.:

 

AC Entertainment, Inc., is known as one of the foremost concert promoters and festival producers in the United States. Presenting over 700 concerts and events each year, AC is internationally known as founders / producers of the acclaimed Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, which was cited as “One of the 50 Moments to Change the History of Rock and Roll” by Rolling Stone magazine. They have gone on to launch the highly respected Big Ears Festival and have recently taken the helm of Louisville, KY’s waterfront Forecastle Festivalas well.

 

AC Entertainment has been the most active music promoter in Asheville, NC for over 25 years, helping to transform the city into a musical mecca for fans from all over the world. They exclusively book the Orange Peel, recognized as one of the top clubs in the world, building on their similar role with the club, Be Here Now, in the 1990s. Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, the Allman Brothers Band, Wilco, the Flaming Lips, and Emmylou Harris are just a few of the hundreds of artists AC has presented in Asheville over the years. From 2010 to 2012, AC Entertainment produced and programmed Moogfest in Asheville, presenting such artists as Brian Eno, Terry Riley, Massive Attack, the Flaming Lips, Amon Tobin, Orbital, Primus, MGMT, Big Boi, Jónsi, Passion Pit and numerous others.

Rosco Bandana Announces December Tour

Tour Dates

12.01 – Bottom Lounge – Chicago IL*
12.02 – The Magic Bag – Ferndale, MI*
12.05 – The 8X10 – Baltimore, MD*
12.06 – Appalachian Brewing Company – Harrisburg, PA*
12.08 – Cafe 939 – Boston, MA*
12.09 – Mercury Lounge – New York, NY*

*with Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band

The Mississippi septet Rosco Bandana are the product of teenage rebellion and its consequences; of lost love, false starts and, above all, lasting friendship. They’re what happens when a group of kids take a chance on a long shot and – against all odds – it pays off. There’s also a Blur cover thrown in for good measure.

Click here to watch exclusive MTV interview

The group began – spiritually, if not specifically – when principle songwriter Jason Sanford, at that time acting in open and active defiance to his strict Christian upbringing, wandered into a tobacco store in a Gulfport mall to buy smokes and struck up a conversation with the kid working behind the counter. “He was like this real cool, hip, indie sorta character,” Sanford explains, “and he ended up turning me on to people like Elliott Smith, Bright Eyes, Iron and Wine, Neutral Milk Hotel. That’s kind of how it all started.” His parents were wary of encouraging their son’s budding interest. “They wanted to keep me in this tiny bubble,” Sanford explains.

Sanford would stay up late at night, teaching himself how to play the guitar his father had given him. He certainly had plenty to write about. Just a few months earlier, Sanford’s relationship with Emily Sholes had come to an end, and the heartbreak of that separation powered most of his early songs. At the same time, a childhood friend of Sanford’s, Barry Pribyl Jr., had just moved back to Mississippi from Michigan, and his mother suggested he get in touch with his old friend soon after their return.

“At the time, I was into metal,” Pribyl says. “So I went to this open mic night, and Jason was playing this honky-tonk stuff. I remember thinking, ‘What the hell is this?'”

But the best friendships are built on compromise and the more Pribyl and Sanford started playing together, the more a specific sound started to emerge – one that blended a ragged bar-rock attitude of bands like Uncle Tupelo with a few mild nods toward the iconoclastic end of contemporary country, like Jamey Johnson. Their core in place, Pribyl and Sanford soon began looking to expand their lineup. “Jason started an open mic night at a wine bar,” Pribyl said. “From there, we’d invite 10 or 15 people to come with us out to this abandoned house and we’d just jam. We sort of hand-picked the band from there.” In the kind of romantic twist all great rock stories require, one of them was Jason’s old flame Emily Sholes. Another was Jennifer Flint, whose fiery vocals serve as a scorching counterbalance to Sanford’s down-home croon. “I first met Jason in 2006,” says Flint. “He was in one of his first bands, and I honestly just fell in love with the way he wrote.” Local attention inspired the band to enroll in a Battle of the Bands contest sponsored by Hard Rock, which they handily won, and they soon flew out to Los Angeles to work on their debut with acclaimed producer Greg Collins (U2, Red Hot Chili Peppers, No Doubt) at The Nook Studio.

The results are spellbinding. They turn Blur’s “Tender” into a rousing, gospel-informed hymn, and work similar magic on their own compositions: “Time to Begin,” the first song Sanford, Pribyl and Flint wrote together, hip-swivels like something off Exile on Main Street; the trembling, minor-key vocal melody of “El Luna” recalls both Elliott Smith and Abbey Road-era Beatles and “Woe is Me” is a rollicking country stomp in the vein of Steve Earle. “I was trying to write a real Depression Era-style country song,” Sanford explains, “and so I tried to put myself in the mindset of what people back then were going through.” Though it began as an attempt to channel the loose rootsiness of Old Crow Medicine Show, the result is a barnburner – a big, raucous number with a booming backbeat and deep-fried electric guitar. Whether loud and rowdy or quiet and contemplative, Rosco Bandana balance both extremes perfectly.

“It might sound cliché,” Pribyl says, “but we’re just these humble, good ol’, down-to-earth Mississippi people. And when we play live, you can just see in our faces the joy of music.”

“I want people to feel like they know us,” says Flint. “I want them to feel like they can relate.”

“I hope people get something honest out of our music,” says Sanford. “I hope they’re able to feel something, and to empathize with it when they hear the lyrics.” He pauses, becoming momentarily philosophical. “You know, life and death is in the power of the tongue. And I want to put out music that’s going to heal people.”