This week’s suggestions are all free shows. Check out Chuck Brodsky, Tin Foil Hat, Dana Massive and the Justina Shandler Trio.
Heller’s latest effort, the single “Postcards,” featuring singer Sam Island (an Asheville native, now based in LA), just came out this week.
Words and photos by Adam McMillan During indie-rock outfit Dr. Dog’s recent performance at Pisgah Brewing Co., lead guitarist Scott McMicken asked if anyone in the crowd played lead guitar. He selected from the eagerly raised hands and invited an audience member to come up o stage and jam on a song with them. It […]
Now celebrating its 69th year, the Craft Fair of the Southern Highlands takes place at U.S. Cellular Center Thursday-Saturday, July 21-23, from 10 a.m., t0 6 p.m., and Sunday, July 24, from 10 a.m., to 5 p.m.
A frequent and longtime visitor to Asheville, McMurtry will play The Grey Eagle on Friday, July 22.
The band’s next participatory experience takes place at White Horse Black Mountain on Sunday, July 24.
The Magic, Mirth & Meaning variety show “does act as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair,” co-founder T.J. Shimeld says, “but the main purpose is to give an opportunity for people with disabilities to display their talents.” The next performance is scheduled for Friday, July 22, at 7 p.m.
The “blues-based, melody driven, guitar crushing, hard hitting, dirty and independent,” band plays The Grey Eagle on Saturday, July 23.
Local hip-hop artist C. Shreve the Professor is prolific. He’s constantly turning out new work as well as performing onstage and contributing to efforts like Cypher Univercity. His latest release, Twenty Sixteens is almost a double album, weighing in at 18 tracks.
The Sad & Beautiful World of Sparklehorse screens locally at The Good Stuff on Thursday, July 21and at the Jackson County Library on Thursday, July 28.
In celebration of the 100th anniversary of the National Park Service (of which the Sandburg Home is part), Flat Rock Playhouse created two new original productions — Spink, Skabootch and Swipes in Rootabaga Country and Carl Sandburg’s Rootabaga Express.
“The American blues form is foreign to us,” says Malian master guitarist Mamadou Kelly. That may come as a surprise to American audiences who hear in Kelly’s music a connection between his soulful approach and the American indigenous musical form born in the Mississippi Delta.
The series of fortuitous events that took Jake Ingalls from a fan of The Flaming Lips to playing with them has the makings of a Hollywood movie.
The foursome of friends plays PULP on Sunday, July 17.
Kansas Bible Company plays a free show at Salvage Station on Saturday, July 16.
The Jeff Thompson Giving Trio, which draws on the additional talents of keys player Aaron Price and drummer James Kylen, plays The Grey Eagle on Saturday, Jul 16.
This week’s roundup includes Steve Gunn, Carlene Carter, Mike Dillon and Swans.
The Hendersonville-based duo of Chris Smith and Garry Segal just released a debut EP, Before the Day Breaks.
David Bazan will perform songs from his new album, Blanco — along with other tunes from his back catalog — when he appears onstage at The Grey Eagle Wednesday, July 13.
Americans love to celebrate the iconic “hobo” lifestyle, yet we’re often quick to stereotype or judge the modern-day iteration of the traveler. Despite the risk of legal repercussions and personal injury, contemporary traveling culture continues to attract people from all walks of life to the rails and the road in search of the next horizon.
The rootsy duo brings its twangy tales to 185 King St., in Brevard on Friday, July 8.