No parking on the dance floor: Asheville's go-to band for Motown music, Westsound, is known for packing the dance floor. With a knack for showmanship, the group is always ready to deliver a good time for its crowds. The band’s weekly Revue features surprise musical guests, impressive vocals, and an extensive repertoire of hits (R&B, soul, oldies) performed in Westsound's signature style. Boogie down to the Westsound Revue on Thursday, Sept. 19.
Titan of the Telecaster: Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen’s a career has spanned more than 40 years. He’s played guitar for Nick Lowe, Emmylou Harris, Doug Sahm, Elvis Costello and many more. Kirchen's latest release, Stems and Seeds, came out earlier this year. Enjoy an intimate evening with the man who Guitar Magazine dubbed the "Titan of the Telecaster," at the Cork & Keg on Sunday, Sept. 22.
Three-Chord Mayhem: “Go see a Woggles show. It will change your life,” says Meredith Ochs of NPR All Songs Considered. The Athens-based band has been spreading their riotous music to enthusiastic fans for over two decades. They have built a cult following with memorable live shows, and a sound that draws from the roots of popular American music. As the band's website explains: "Combine a whole lot of 60’s rock ’n’ roll with a fist-full of soul, a hip flask of rhythm & blues and a splash of surf and you’ll have the exciting sound of the Woggles." Rock out with the Woggles at the Double Crown on Tuesday, Sept. 24.