Festival Coverage

Moogfest Day 2 Preview

So you survived day 1 of Moogfest 2016?! So did we and we can’t be more ecstatic for Day, which is sure to bring as many joyous experiences as day 1.

Today is arguably the most chock filled day with cool programs throughout the duration of the day and then when evening hits, artist after artist of immense talent will be taking the stages of many of Durham’s top venues.

Be sure to start your morning out right with a good breakfast at many of the local Durham eateries, such as Dame’s Chicken and Waffles, because what’s a better way to start out any day than chicken and waffles. After filling your belly, you should probably check out the Neil Harbisson led panel “The Future of Our Species”, a discussion in which Harbisson, a government recognized cyborg, explores questions pertaining to how the human species can mold with technology. This event takes place at 10 AM in the Carolina Theater, Cinema 1.

Going on all weekend, is Realiti- Inside the Music of Grimes, an installation that allows for fans to remix Grimes’ track “Realiti” throughout the weekend. This event will be held at the DCC Plaza, room 301.

At 1:00 PM, in Cinema 1 of the Carolina Theater, be sure to check out the live recording of the Song Exploder Podcast with festival headliner ODESZA. Here the audience can watch ODEZSA take apart their song bit by bit for host,  Hrishikesh Hirway.

As part of the Afrofuturism program, Wu-Tang Clan co-founder GZA and Duke professor Mark Anthony Neal will be giving a talk in the Fletcher Hall of the Carolina Theater at 4:30 PM. The talk, entitled “Time Travelling with Hip-Hop” focuses on Hip-hop’s role in challenging our ideas of the future.

After this speech be sure to find yourself another good Durham meal at either Bull City Burger or Toast for a good quick bite.

Once the delightful supper is over, it’ll be time to get your evening started out with some good music. Local hip-hop artist Professor Toon will be taking the Motorco Music Hall stage at 7:00 PM and he’s definitely not an act to miss after his stellar Double Barrel Benefit show this past February. Stick around afterwards for another NC hip-hop mainstay, Well$, who is sure to keep the energy going with an electrifying set. Might as well stick around for experimental Atlanta hip-hop artist Daye Jack at 8:30, but then make your way over to the Motorco Park stage to see festival highlight Grimes, taking the stage at 8:50. Afterwards is another festival highlight in ODESZA, the electronic act who is sure to make the Motorco Park stage one big dance affair. If hip-hop is more your thing, just stay in Motorco all night as Denzel Curry will perform at 9:15, bringing his hard-hitting street anthems to Durham. Then Lunice, half of Hudson Mohawke, will bring just as dance-y of a set as ODEZSA outside, preparing your ears for the Canadian hip-hop artist Tory Lanez who performs at  11:45 in the Motorco Hall. Last, but definitely not least, is the hip-hop legend GZA, who will be performing his most intimate set of the weekend (as the other one will be held outside at the Motorco Park Stage, Saturday night) in the 430 cap venue. For fans of hip-hop, this is a can’t miss.

No matter what your schedule, Moogfest is sure to be quite the splendid time. Safe travels to all and have a great time!

-Jamie Halla, Social Media Director (aka English Soccer)