DJ/producer Chief Xcel discusses the Sacramento hip-hop duo’s Imani trilogy and the heightened sense of urgency stemming from lyricist Gift of Gab’s health issues.
New Wave performance artist Daniel Ouellette will open the show at N.C. Stage Company on Sunday, March 19.
Roedelius makes a rare North American appearance at The Mothlight on March 18 before heading to Knoxville for this year’s Big Ears Festival.
Black Robin Hero and David Earl will celebrate their achievements with a dual record-release party.
The band will perform in Highland Brewing Co.’s tasting room on Friday, March 17.
Local singer-songwriter/musician David Earl, who has fronted a number of bands over the years, is set to release his new album at Isis Music Hall on Saturday, March 18.
Deja Fuze opens the St. Patrick’s Day show and DJ Shake1 will play dancing tunes late into the night.
Each month during the warm season, Garage TRS hosts an outdoor fundraiser with live rock music, food, free beer and bike-themed entertainment. The first iteration of 2017 takes place on Thursday, March 30 and benefits Brother Wolf Animal Rescue.
Each week, Xpress highlights notable WNC crowdsourcing initiatives that may inspire readers to become new faces in the crowd. This week features a new release by Orison Books, Pierce Edens’ forthcoming album and an invention by local pin enthusiast Chris Evans.
You can catch Lattimore, an Asheville native now based in LA, in a rare concert at The Asheville Mason Temple on Friday, March 17.
“In the heat of political frustration and anger, Window Cat expresses its rawest emotions in ‘Agent Orange,’” bassist Brennan Dugan says of the song.
A couple of traveling, storytelling troubadours, a regional jazz collective and some Irish music just in time for St. Patrick’s Day — those are the topics of this installment.
The Nile Project will visit Western Carolina University and the area on Monday, March 13, for a day of education, discourse and performance.
Asheville Amadeus — held Friday, March 10-Sunday, March 19 — is about music, of course, but it also includes art, wine, comedy, sing-alongs, theatrical productions and a symphony-meets-hip-hop EP.
SeepeopleS opens for ’80s rockers Dan Baird and Homemade Sin at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, March 12.
“One thing we really try to do is honor the fundamentals that are so important to old-time and bluegrass music: the timing, the tones, the hard-driving rhythms,” says Stickley. Despite the adventurousness of the trio’s arrangements, Stickley says that he still often feels the he’s “playing music that could be done around the campfire with a couple of other people who know the songs.”
Evans will take his turn on the Town Pump stage on Saturday, March 11, at 9 p.m. and the group will play an encore performance at French Broad Brewery on Saturday, March 18, at 6 p.m.
Since its inception in 2010, The Grand Ole Uproar has toured all over the Southeast in support of a wide variety of well-known artists.
Often and unfairly pigeonholed as a Mexican-American rock band, Los Lonely Boys draw from many styles of music to create their original songs. The band comes to plays Diana Wortham Theatre in Asheville on Wednesday, March 8.
Australian duo Oh Pep! opens June’s show at The Orange Peel on Monday, March 6.
Recent Asheville transplant Mike Savino discusses his new album and plans to integrate himself into the local music scene.