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Moog Fest 2012, North CarolinaTHE MOOG FEST LINE UP HAS ARRIVED!

Promoter AC Entertainment has announced the line up for the third annual Moogfest, the festival of electronic and visionary music that celebrates the innovative spirit of Bob Moog. Taking place on Friday, October 26 and Saturday, October 27, 2012 in the city Bob Moog called home, Moogfest 2012 continues building on its exciting reinvention of the Moogfest concept and features its most distinctly invigorating lineup to date.

Comprised of a diverse yet synergistic group of inspired performers, the 2012 Moogfest lineup includes Primus 3D, a stop on the first ever traveling 3D-enhanced live musical tour, Swedish electro-pop wonders Miike Snow, the electrifying Santigold as well as rare U.S. performances from some of electronic music’s most forward thinking artists including: Orbital, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Carl Craig and Pantha du Prince. Hip-hop is showcased by GZA, presenting his classic, Liquid Swords, El-P and Killer Mike. Notables also confirmed are: the legendary Thomas Dolby, Explosions In The Sky, Divine Fits, Four Tet, the Magnetic Fields, Prefuse 73 with Teebs as well as some of the hottest newcomers to electronic music such as Actress, Disclosure, Juila Holter and Blondes. A full lineup is below.

Here is the complete line up announced so far!
Primus 3D, Orbital, Miike Snow, Santigold, Richie Hawtin, Squarepusher, Explosions in the Sky, The Magnetic Fields, Four Tet, Divine Fits, GZA presents Liquid Swords, Carl Craig, Pantha Du Prince, Shpongle presents The Masquerade, Thomas Dolby, Black Moth Super Rainbow, Actress, Cold Cave, EL-P, Mouse on Mars, Prefuse 73 with Teebs, Ana Sia, Bear in Heaven, Killer Mike, Blondes, Julia Holter, Disclosure, Exitmusic, Trust, Wick-It the Instigator

Weekend passes, daily GA tickets and VIP packages for Moogfest 2012 will go on sale Friday, August 10 at Noon EST exclusively at http://www.moogfest.com.

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Hopscotch Festival, North CarolinaFOUR CANCELLATIONS AND KILLER MIKE AND AZURE RAY JOIN THE LINE UP!

Four artists have canceled their Hopscotch appearances for various reasons: Death Grips (who canceled all 2012 tour dates), Duchess Says, Strand of Oaks, and High Wolf will not be performing at the festival in September

Three major additions join the more than 170 bands still playing Hopscotch: Atlanta rapper KILLER MIKE—a Grammy-winning hard hitter as comfortable with political raps as he is party jams—has recently confirmed his slot at this year’s festival

After several years of solo projects, side-projects and collaborations, Maria Taylor and Orenda Fink returned to work as AZURE RAY in 2009. In spite of an excellent 2010 full-length, Drawing Down the Moon, tours have been infrequent, but Hopscotch will welcome the Saddle Creek Records veterans for an intimate and rare date during September

Great young Durham duo BAOBAB also joins Hopscotch 2012. Creating hypnotic folk music buoyed by intricate beats and textures, Baobab uses its songs as a springboard for a multimedia stage show, not as an endpoint.

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Hopscotch Festival, North CarolinaHOPSCOTCH FESTIVAL LINE UP ANNOUNCED!

The Independent Weekly proudly announces its third annual Hopscotch, North Carolina’s largest and most diverse music festival that has, once again, gotten just a touch grander. Scheduled for Sept. 6–8, 2012, in downtown Raleigh, with 175 bands in 15 venues, Hopscotch has grown to offer fans more local, national and international choices in just about every genre imaginable—from classic indie rock and emerging hip-hop to experimental heavy metal and gospel-blues orchestras. This year, three new venues—the majestic Memorial Auditorium, Raleigh’s beautiful Contemporary Art Museum and the historic Long View Center—add another exciting dimension to the festival and its lineup.

Hopscotch will be highlighted by two nights in Raleigh City Plaza, the city’s most captivating downtown space. On Friday, Sept. 7, two rock legends, The Jesus and Mary Chain and Built to Spill, will be joined by dynamic opener Zammuto. And on Saturday, Sept. 8, possibly the best live crew not only in hip-hop but all of music, The Roots, headline with New York disco force Escort and local soul project Shirlette and the Dynamite Brothers supporting. Roughly 165 other bands perform in 14 clubs during the festival’s three days. A sampling of these acts includes: Yo La Tengo, Liars, Sunn O))), Danny Brown, Thee Oh Sees, Baroness, Death Grips, Deerhoof, Damien Jurado, Flosstradamus, Zola Jesus, Laurel Halo, Pallbearer, Young Magic, Lambchop, Cities Aviv, Oneida, Wye Oak, Samantha Crain, Glenn Jones, The Spits and Colin Stetson.

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Vans Warped Tour 2012VANS WARPED TOUR ANNOUNCES 7 MORE BANDS FOR 2012

It’s Wednesday again and here come more acts for this this Vans Warped Tour – Breathe Carolina, Fireworks, Hostage Calm, I Call Fives, Mod Sun, Matt Toka and You Me At Six

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Rapids Jam Festival North DakotaNO RAPIDS JAM FESTIVAL IN 2012

We have been informed by the event organizers that there will be no Rapids Jam Music Festival this year!