Ben’s Tune-Up hosts the free beach bash with a headlining set by surf rock act La Luz on Sunday, Aug. 23, from noon until 10 p.m.
During the gear-raiser on Saturday, Aug. 22, supporters can tour Experience Music’s Merrimon Avenue studio and enjoy refreshments and live music.
Daniel Merrill and Mike Folk, aka electronica duo Aligning Minds, headline The Orange Peel on Friday, Aug. 21. The band blends rural roots with synths and effects-processing. They’re also launching an eponymous label.
The concert to benefit the Appalachian Barn Alliance kicks off at the Ebbs Chapel Performing Arts Center in Mars Hill on Sunday, Aug. 23, at 3 p.m.
The duo’s CD release celebration takes place at the Paintbox’ new stage on Thursday, Aug. 20, at 6 p.m.
Funk-rockers The Get Right Band and folk-rockers Lovestruck Suckers share a stage at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall and 185 King Street in Brevard.
Each song on the Alex Krug Combo’s new EP, Gentle Spotted Giants, is delivered with absolute care, even as its wrung from the singer’s guts. The album is launched at a release party at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall on Saturday, Aug. 22, at 8:30 p.m.
There’s something for most every musical taste in this edition of 30 Days Out. Unpredictable, experimental jazz; high-energy musical hijinks; indie sounds from Nashville and some of the newest songwriting talent WNC has to offer. Check ’em out.
The latest episode of Acoustic Asheville features blues/roots/soul duo Roots and Dore. Shot at the French Broad River Park, they covered songs from Cab Calloway and Elmore James.
Local rock groups Shallows and Isaacson open for Ne-Hi, which is currently touring the country in support of Drag, at the Mothlight on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m.
Days before heading to Atlanta for surgery and a month of isolation to combat an aggressive form of bone marrow cancer, Black Mountain resident Kenny Capps will be the guest of honor at a benefit concert organized by his friends. White Horse Black Mountain hosts the show on Thursday, Aug. 13.
The singer-songwriter, now based in Brooklyn, shares a video for his song “Dance with Me.”
The young pianist brings his talents to Haywood County Arts Council’s Young Artist Series, performing at Waynesville’s First United Methodist Church on Friday, Aug. 14, at 7:30 p.m.
Three or four times a year Mark and Michael Holland — offstage twins and an onstage old-time, country and blues duo — make the trip up the mountain from Carrboro to play a weekends worth of shows at Ben’s Tune Up. Upcoming dates are Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15, from 8-10 p.m., and Sunday, Aug. 16, from 2-4 p.m.
Reed Turchi performed three songs from a bench at Warren Wilson College for the latest edition of Acoustic Asheville.
While the debut, self-titled album by keyboard and drum duo Rad Lou is certainly not meant as background music — and its songs might prove challenging to fit onto a playlist — its exuberance, energy and undeniable sense of delight in creating art makes it right at home among local releases.
Former Ashevilleans SeepeopleS returned to Asheville in March with new album The Dead Souls Sessions. Since the release of that project — the band’s first effort since Apocalypse Cow, Vol. II in 2009 — SeepeopleS has also been working on videos. Seen here, “Used,” created by Victoria Karol.
Relive concerts by Jim Lauderdale, World Party, JJ Grey & Mofro, Toubab Krewe, Acoustic Syndicate, Robert Earl Keen, Downtown After 5, Transputer, Slayer and more.
Slip-and-slides, water balloon games, crazy sprinklers, food trucks and live music take over Hall Fletcher’s activity field on Saturday, Aug. 8.
Local experimental-rock band Fashion Bath launches new LP, Give It, with a free show at The Mothlight on Monday, Aug. 10.
Our first round of Best of WNC results were released in this week’s print issue. The results are now posted online — in a highly visible and easily accessible format.