The Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit
Asheville, North Carolina (October 25-27)
This festival, from some of the same minds behind North Cackalacka’s long-running Moogfest, is highlighted by a stop on the long-awaited reunion tour of Neutral Milk Hotel, which suggests some kind of disconnect between whoever named the festival an “electronic music summit” and who booked the band that plays singing saws and trombones. Nevertheless, a good lineup is a good lineup, and Mountain Oasis pulled together electronic-tinged rockers from Nine Inch Nails and Animal Collective to Gary Numan, along with more acts that stretch the meaning of the festival’s name like Godspeed You! Black Emperor and Daniel Johnston.