The artist formerly known as Moogfest has returned, seemingly bigger and better, as Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit for a late October fling in Asheville, North Carolina. The name may have changed, but with AC Entertainment still pulling the triggers behind the scenes and the gorgeous mountain town as the backdrop, the experience looks to remain one of the best music festivals in the Southeast. This year’s installment returns with newly reunited Nine Inch Nails, Bassnectar, and Pretty Lights at the top of the bill, with eye-opening acts such as Neutral Milk Hotel (who will be performing for the first time in fifteen years on their Southeast stint surrounding Mountain Oasis, Silver Apples, and Disclosure rounding out the deep lineup.
Rumors have been swirling about the details of a Dylan/MMJ/Wilco trifecta tour for several days – ever since Jim James told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel about a tour with Dylan and a secret third “beloved band.” Over the weekend, Wilco revealed themselves to be that third band and then posters immediately began appearing on the artists’ websites (the one pictured above).
For the first real glimpse into Black Sabbath’s forthcoming album, 13, the band will cameo in the season finale of the television drama, CSI. They will perform a single from 13, “End of the Beginning,” and appear as themselves in a plot that involves characters from the CSI crew attending a Black Sabbath concert. According to CSI executive producers, the appearance and song release being done on the show was the band’s idea – an idea that the folks at CSI were quick to jump on. The CSI season finale is May 15th on CBS.