One of the finest record shops in the
great state of North Carolina entire Southeastern US, Asheville, NC's Harvest Records, is celebrating its 10-year anniversary with a pretty gnarly blowout featuring performances by Mudhoney, Endless Boogie, Angel Olsen, Reigning Sound, and dozens of other acts.
Dubbed Transfigurations II (following 2009's Transfigurations I), the three-day music fest unfolds Thurs., and Fri., Aug. 28-29 at the Grey Eagle and Mothlight. On Sat., Aug. 30, the party jumps across the French Broad River to Blannahassett Island where shows will be spread out over two outdoor stages and one indoor stage in the old high school.
The Transfigurations II lineup includes performances by the Clean, Lee Fields & the Expressions, Mudhoney, Michael Hurley, Sonny & the Sunsets, Moon Duo, Angel Olsen, Mount Eerie, Endless Boogie, Reigning Sound, the Sadies, Steve Gunn, Bassholes, Hiss Golden Messenger, Disappears, Kevin Morby, Quilt, Sir Richard Bishop, Pete Swanson, William Tyler, Fountainsun, Wooden Wand, EDJ, Bitchin Bajas, Axxa/Abraxas, Container, Profligate, Dylan Golden Aycock, and Nest Egg.
In a press release issued this morning, Harvest Records' co-owners Mark Capon and Matt Schnable said:
"In all honesty, if we look back on our earliest hopes, dreams and visions of what Harvest Records could become, it would mirror what actually ended up happening. Since our college days together, the idea was consistent: Open a record shop, yes, of course ... But don't let it stop there. Create a space dedicated to the discovery of music, the exchange of ideas, a place for broader discussions about community. Book shows for artists that normally wouldn't come to town; host art on our walls from local artists who haven't shown much before; start a record label and release recordings of sounds that may have not otherwise been produced physically. And it all happened."
A limited number of weekend passes will be available for $125 as of Fri., May 23 at 10 a.m. Weekend passes include a $20 gift certificate to Harvest Records, among other bits of Harvest-related swag. Tickets for the individual shows throughout the weekend will be available in June.
This is the mid-summer road trip to the South to check out some really great music that you've been waiting for.
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