Rouse’s newest album, The Embers of Time (the tour for which brings him to New Mountain on Friday, June 19) contains plenty of contenders to add to his hits list. Lead track “Some days I’m Golden All Night” captures both tropical breeze and pragmatic angst. The Neil Young-flavored “New Young” aches with harmonica and thoughts of trading ambition for a slower pace of life.
Girls Rock Asheville is a six-day camp for girls ages 8 to 16. With no previous experience required, campers learn about making music, and working as a team. The camp culminates in a pair of showcase concerts at The Mothlight on Saturday, June 27.
The quirky musicians release their new album A Message for the Yogi during a set at Tiger Mountain on Saturday, June 20, at 9 p.m.
Nashville-based singer-songwriter spoke to Mountain Xpress while driving through the recent storms in Oklahoma — not idea travel conditions, but somehow fitting for his tour in support of solo album, Traveller. The journey brings him to The Orange Peel on Thursday, June 18.
Ready your studded belts for a nostalgic rock set with support from White Laces and Absolute Fantasy at the Mothlight on Thursday, June 18, at 9:30 p.m.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a local entrepreneur’s quest to make crickets a day-to-day food ingredient, Girls Rock Asheville’s second musical summer camp and a world-class jazz album led by WCU educator Pavel Wlosok.
Xenography, the new album by composer and musician Chris Stack is intensely observant and deeply peaceful. It’s not an album that commands you to listen, that stage dives and struts and makes a spectacle of itself. But to really pay attention to these songs is to go into a deeper, quieter, slower-paced place; a place welling with its own life forms and pulses and magic.
The latest installment of Acoustic Asheville catches Town Mountain live in concert on a bright sunny day at Pisgah Brewing Co. Among the batch of videos is a new tune, “Tick on a Dog,” which will be featured on the band’s forthcoming record. “Tick on a Dog” “I’m on Fire” “Up the Ladder”
UNC Asheville’s free Concerts on the Quad series returns on Monday, June 15, with Sirius.B. Future installments include performances by stephaniesĭd, The Malpass Brothers, Chatham County Line and The Ulali Project featuring Pura Fé.
This week-long rhythmic event runs from Monday, June 15 to Sunday, June 21, with the bulk of activity taking place at the Odyssey Community School.
For the past few years, J. Roddy Walston & the Business, who play The Grey Eagle on Friday, June 12, have been slowly emerging as the next great rock ‘n’ roll saviors.
Rising Appalachia’s eighth album, Wider Circles, has just been released, and the group (also featuring percussionist Biko Cassini and bassist/guitarist David Brown) will appear onstage in its current hometown, at New Mountain’s amphitheatre on Saturday, June 13.
Singer/songwriter Matthew Frantz stops in Asheville for a matinee performance at Altamont Brewing Co. on Sunday, June 14, at 4 p.m.
Local country musician Jody Medford, known for his song “Moonshine,” is in the process of making a new video. Filmed by CMT, the shoot — which promises a few surprises — will take place at Cowboy’s Lounge (439 Old Mars Hill Hwy., Weaverville) on Friday, June 19.
The two play their album release set at Dobra Tea in Black Mountain on Saturday, June 13, from 3-5 p.m.
The new album from local pop-noir band stephaniesid officially releases on Tuesday, June 9. The 11 tracks delve into themes of hope, fear, aspiration, ambitions, failure, acceptance and what it truly means to be an artist.
In advance of last week’s show at Tiger Mountain, Crushed Out performed a new song, “Cool Clear Water,” for Xpress.
In this roundup, there are two touring acts — one of that writes and plays classic guitar pop, another creating modern psych-folk — and two local acts, one serving up glam rock, the other featuring a woman who plays the spoons. Who says Asheville doesn’t have it all?
The Downtown Marshall Association and the Tourism Development Authority of Madison County are calling all to sport their best pirate, mermaid or sea creature costumes and attend the eighth annual Mermaids in Marshall festival today, June 5.
Each month concert photographer David Simchock of music news and reviews blog Front Row Focus shares some of his favorite images, captured on stages in and around Asheville.
The three players of Haas Kowert Tice met at various music festivals as college students and found they liked jamming and hanging out. The friendship endured even as they moved in various directions careerwise. Bassist Paul Kowert now plays with The Punch Brothers, fiddler Brittany Haas with Crooked Still and guitarist Jordan Tice with Tony Trischka. Reconvening in Nashville, and sharing equally in the creation of new material, “everything comes off of our individual instruments more,” says Tice.