Ozric Tentacles is that rare group that appeals to fans of trance/rave, techno, jam, psychedelic, and space/progressive rock. Founded in Somerset, England — and currently based in Colorado — the festival favorite brings its music indoors to The Altamont Theatre Thursday, Oct. 8.
Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to […]
Less genre-specific than the bands out of which it rose, The Revelers fold healthy amounts of country, rock ‘n’ roll, blues, and Western swing into their Cajun musical stew. The band hopes that people will move tables out of the way and dance show off their moves at the Isis Restaurant and Music Hall Friday, Sept. 11.
This week’s roundup includes Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe, Appalatin, CAVE and the Mike Dillon Band.
Pugwash’s melodic power-pop makes it to the U.S. largely on the strength of self-booking. The Dublin-based band boasts winning melodies, sharp hooks and winsome lyrics. The group makes its Southeastern debut at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Sept. 4.
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.
For only $36 bucks — assuming you take advantage of presale discounts — you can take in all four of these fine shows. Two feature touring acts from out of town; two spotlight locally based artists whose renown extends far beyond Western North Carolina.
The free LEAF Downtown AVL festival, held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 1 and 2, features high-profile performers like Bootsy Collins’ Rubber Band and Red Baraat. There are also many local acts and a focus on area communities and initiatives.
Two of these shows feature free admission, and two will set you back a non-trivial sum. But they’re all very much worthwhile, and represent ongoing proof that the Asheville area draws talent from all over on a level that belies our relatively small population.
Ashes & Dust, out July 24, is widely being described as Warren Haynes’ “Americana album.” But attempting to pin the record down to a single genre — however stylistically inclusive that genre might be — does it and Haynes a disservice. The music on Ashes & Dust invites all listeners.
There’s a simple and straightforward theme around this edition’s picks. All four shows are worth paying to see and hear, but all four shows are FREE. And they all start and end at a family-friendly hour.
Since debuting in the mid 1980s, Atlanta-based Drivin’ N’ Cryin’ has crafted its own take on Southern rock. Led by guitarist/songwriter Kevn Kinney, the group has distilled its many influences into a sound all its own. A recent series of EPs set out to explore those various styles, and selections from those albums have been compiled on the new vinyl-only release, Best of Songs.
Two locally based acts and two artists who came to fame providing musical support for others are the focus of this edition’s roundup.
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.
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.
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?
In this issue, I take a look at some truly remarkable artists coming to town, in styles ranging from rock to avant-garde (but accessible) minimalism, from R&B/soul to a hybrid of jazz and trance/jam.
That production incorporates projected visuals, live music and vocal impressions. He takes content from a variety of disparate sources and reprocesses it through his own sensibility, creating something new and unique, yet oddly familiar in the process.
Daniels is fully engaged as a television and film actor, playwright and as a touring and recording musician-songwriter. His latest album, Days Like These, is his sixth.
Psychobilly, folk-pop, top-flight acoustic acts and ambient: there’s something for nearly all tastes in this edition of 30 Days Out. Your modest monetary investment will yield musical riches in return.
Born and raised in Virginia Beach, Va., White grew up with pop music. The result of his talent filtered through those influences is music that’s tough to describe. “If I have to say one thing, I say ‘soul’ or maybe ‘R&B.’ But I know that’s not quite right.