WONDROUS TEMPLE OF BOOM and Area 51 Presents
♪ VIBESQUAD :: Colorado BassLove
♪ GALAXC GIRL :: Audio Visual Experience
♪ QUETZATL :: Live PA
♪ SUGAR KAYNE :: Live Performance
♪ D:RAF :: special DJ set
♪ STEREOSPREAD :: Dreamy Synthpop Duo
♪ SERAPHIM ARKISTRA :: Live Band
♪ CIRCUIT SURGEON moogfest finalist circuit bent demo
★ WICKED GEISHA ritual performance
☯ DAVID MCDERMOTT live painting
☯ JOSHUA SPICELAND live painting
CRYSTAL ALTAR display by W3ndy
Circle Flow Arts vending
Third Eye Galaxies vending
➪ more TBA
☼ ☽ 2 Burner Theme Camps Unite to bring you ☾ ☼
an evolving series of fantastical events leading up to the next Visionary Arts Fair with Alex Grey in October!
2 Combined Venues of Awwwwesome!
➨ Main room + Lounge for a full array of partylicious flava.
Full Sound, Projected Visuals, Live Art, Ritual Performance, Visionary Burner Attire Encouraged!
⌘ SATURDAY MAY 31! ⌘ SATURDAY MAY 31! ⌘
Since 2006 and long before America’s insatiable appetite for all things dubstep was born, the musician, producer and DJ known as VibeSquaD (aka Aaron Holstein) has been dropping ill beats and stomach-tearing basslines on the decks as a DJ. In the mid to late-‘90’s, Holstein toured with the Chicago band Boogie Shoes, and he studied jazz guitar for a few years in the late-‘80’s with the saxophonist/composer Yusef Lateef. To say that VibeSquaD’s musical heritage is rich is an understatement. Said VibeSquad, “I listen to mostly electronic music these days; I haven’t picked up my guitar in quite a while! I love making music with a computer.”
Bassnectar (aka Lorin Ashton) recently selected VibeSquaD as exclusive direct support for the entire 2012 Vava Voom Spring Tour, saying, “VibeSquaD has that perfect sound in between full-on meltdown and deep, ultra-grinding groove. I’ve seen him slaughter dancefloors and then change it up within seconds, beaming out the purest, sweetest frequencies. It’s an all-around diversity that is magnetic because it’s all custom crafted and ultra heavy.”
Today playing, in his own words, “100% my own music,” VibeSquaD has built a steady cult following of die-hard, bass-loving fans. Combining a blistering fusion of glitchy EDM, hip-hop and loads of funk, VibeSquaD’s brand of dubstep can best be described as American bass music. All of the vocals on VibeSquaD’s tracks are his own. Fans will know VibeSquaD’s biggest hits: “Bass Travel,” “Flipping Acrobats,” “Shine,” “This Afternoon,” and “The Fireman,” the latter featuring ill.Gates.
Even though the visual imagery and sonic reverberations of glitch-hop and American bass music may feel dark and heavy, VibeSquaD’s ethos radiates nothing by optimism and clarity. Said VibeSquaD, “I am dedicated to making music that vibrates positivity, love and light…with ridiculous amounts of bass and a nasty-ass beat, of course!” For VibeSquaD, the time to shine has truly arrived.
Pioneering Audio/Visual performance, GalaxC Girl is known for performing unique, 1 of a kind, themed-out-just-for-the-particular-event AV sets making every show a new adventure layered in jaw dropping, eye popping thought provoking samples, music and video; totally live mixing and effecting of up to 6 multimedia sources at a time -accomplishing an incredible feat of sounds you can see and visuals you can hear- weaved into a rhythmic, raw barrage of humorous infotainment to inspire expansion for the mind and sweaty meltdown for the dancefloor.
On special occasions, on top of ALL that, GalaxC Girl might add her live flute, plug n play video games, circuit bent speak-n-spells, or perhaps just some completely random craziness only for the theme of that show.
Besides Live AV performance, headlining clubs to festivals and supporting international acts, GalaxC Girl is a core member of the Wondrous Temple of Boom burner crew, has released original production and remixes on labels Waveform Modulations and Boom One Records and is set to soon release a highly anticipated original flute LP with original visuals.
GalaxC Girl has shared the stage with Quetzatl, Umphrey’s McGee, The Glitch Mob, Alex Grey, The Egg, Toubab Krewe, Datsik, Benga, Skream,Brad Bitt and many more.
“GalaxC Girl wins the gold medal for stage presence and showmanship”. -Michael Gebelein, Mountain Xpress
Voted # 2 “Best of WNC” 2010 visual artist by Mountain Xpress readers.
Best Experimental – Asheville Music Video 2010 awards
Audience Choice, Best Screenplay, Best Costumes – 48 Hour Film Project 2008
What people are saying about GalaxC Girl Audio/Visual Experience:
“Words can’t describe”.
“It touched me so deeply, I cried”.
“Most entertaining thing I’ve ever experienced”.
“Next best thing to an acid trip”.
“It changed my life”.
Quetzatl is an American electronic musician and record producer. His music has charted extensively on College Radio Top Tens and is featured in Award-Winning Independent Films, Documentaries, and Television Programs. Inspired heavily by improvisation and taking an avant-garde approach, his music has been described as “an alien blend of disrupted electro” and “something like coming face-to-face with a futuristic robot and having a chat with him while he bombards your ears with sound waves that seem like they’d be impossible to produce”. His early drum and bass recordings have been cited as “original and authentic” as well as “otherworldy”. For Quetzatl releases such as “Meta Tek”, visual counterparts have been produced.
Quetzatl has performed, toured and shared the stage/bill with acts such as STS9, LTJ Bukem, DJ Spooky, Richard Devine, Eliot Lipp, Makoto, UFO!, Living Legends, Black Rebels, GalaxC Girl, Freddy Todd, Mochipet, Fresh2Death, Stephan Jacobs, Androcell, Bluetech,, Hive, Ming & FS, Larry Keel, Phantom 45, Acoustic Syndicate, Random Rab, Burning Spear and many more.
Quetzatl’s full length releases include; “where eternities meet”, “Chilam Balam”, “Movement and Measure”, “Telepathy”, “Meta Tek”, “Reporting From Earth”, “On the Edge of Dopeness”, “Gamutumag” and “Legend of The Skunk Ape”. Many of the transitions between these albums can be heard on EPs such as “Stellar Mathematique”, “Secret Knobs and Numbers”, “Purple Pilot” or singles on compilations like “WereWoLF LuRCH”, “Bassage Therapy”, “East Coast Bass” & “Drumstep Command Force”. With releases on Waveform Modulations, Heterodox Records, Vermin Street and other labels.
“Sugar Kayne embodies the exotic bohemian, subverting the main stream while she emerges as a cutting edge, innovator in Dance Music.” Her roots stem from Rock, Reggae, Blues, Trip-hop and Symphonic music. Organic Soul meets EDM.
Singer/songwriter/producer/creator of events that are “Outta this World!” Co-creator of Area51presents.com
One of Asheville’s longest standing, most respected DJ’s. Everyone loves Rafrica aka d:raf!
STEREOSPREAD is an electropop band and production team based out of Western North Carolina. Their music might be described as intoxicating electronic pop music that evokes the full spectrum of human emotion.
The band’s members are James Hopkins and Sara Snyder. Sara and James were introduced via a mutual production friend’s post on Facebook. Their connection was instantaneous and one month later, they pooled together enough money between them to buy James a one-way ticket from Florida to NC. A return ticket was never needed… James and Sara worked side by side writing music that reflects the ups and downs of falling in love and beginning a life together, coining the name STEREOSPREAD along the way.
James has produced music for many projects including Between the Now, The Velvet Conspiracy, Le Deux, Voiceless, etc. He has been a member of the Chicago-based industrial-electro group Eight and One Half. He has also worked with members of The Unquiet Void, The Mirror Reveals, Deadly Nightshade Botanical Society, Ophelia Burning, Rivel, Catholic Gun, LoveSpirals, and more. He has also created music for films, most notably Young Man Kang’s The Last Eve. James’s productions are creatively idiosyncratic, spanning many genres and styles. His range of influences extend from Peter Gabriel to Massive Attack to Halou to Bel Canto.
Sara has extensive songwriting and performance experience with local jazz, blues, and pop groups, as well as a salsa band and a ska band. She sings as well as plays piano, guitar, and trumpet. Sara admires the great singers of the past such as Sarah Vaughan and Ella Fitzgerald and also enjoys the work of contemporary singers such as Florence Welch, Imogen Heap, and Janelle Monae.
Seraphim established Seraphim Arkistra in 2012 and has since brought on several angels including Michael John Jazz on Trumpet, Jason Lemon on Electric Guitar, Michael Forney on Drums, Anthony Labelle on Bass, and Derek Graves on Conga.
Seraphim Arkistra plays galactic inspired ambient trans music. Our timeless sounds and illuminating gifts will transcend any scene into rhythm and space. We offer a groovy vibe and we will bring light and love to any occassion.
The Circuit Surgeon LLC
Moogfest circuit bent finalist! You don’t want to miss the Circuit Surgeon demoing his incredible circuit bending wizardry.
Wicked Geisha Entertainment
Opening Portals to Understanding & Unification through Ritual Theatre.
The Artistry of the Wicked Geisha is Unusual, always a Suprise & Curiosity. We Dance in unexpected Forms & cause Dreamscapes, make Music with unusual Instruments & our own Beings; Vocalize, Play Drums, Gongs, other Bizarre & Beautiful Sounds. We Move, Utilize & Become the Elements, representing both Chaos & Order, depending upon our Focus. We are fond of Exotic Props & Traditional Ones, to tell Stories & Cause Magick; via our Energetic & Potent Portals. These are just examples, for the Universe is our Infinite Playground & we are free to use many types of Inspiration; Ancient Rituals or Ceremonies, old Stories Reinvented, Original & Exquisite Environments & Fantasies.
The Visionary Artwork of David McDermott
David McDermott began painting in 2005. He was inspired by spiritual visions, personal experiences, and the recognition that art can be a powerful means of communication. His early works may have been called “primitive” as they began as a raw expression of his experiences in the exploration of consciousness and spiritual realms. Over the past several years, Dave has dedicated his time to refining his skills and learning different techniques. He has taken workshops with such visionary artists as Allyson Grey, Alex Grey, Robert Venosa and Martina Hoffman. He paints in his home studio near Asheville, NC and live paints at events throughout the Southeast.
Stoked to have W3ndy of R3mix3d and Evolver Asheville doing a Cystal Altar with her giant magical collection! 😀
***UPDATE*** Unbelievabley, the building Wendy’s shop was in burned to the ground this month and Wendy lost everything – except the crystals.
Her crystal alter will include crystals for sale and she’ll keep 100% of proceeds to help during this difficult time, so come get a crystal!
Full Circle Flow Arts
vending your flow art needs
Third Eye Galaxies
⌘ SATURDAY MAY 31! ⌘ SATURDAY MAY 31! ⌘
38 N. French Broad
$10 limited presale, $15 @door
LIMITED $10 PRESALES HERE: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/684396