This week’s roundup includes Tim Lee 3, the Marcus King Band, Reed Turchi & the Caterwauls and Jerry Joseph and the Jackmormons.
When The Honeycutters booked their upcoming Isis dates, they scheduled a seated show (at press time, that performance, on Friday, is sold out) and a standing one.
Max Hatt and Edda Glass decided to enter the annual NewSong Contest. They won the grand prize, which included a recording session at Echo Mountain Studios.
This week’s roundup includes Buckethead, Susto, Cha Wa and Shantih Shantih.
New Orleans-based group The Deslondes effortlessly mixes up genres. The music has clear antecedents in country, zydeco, jazz, soul and even rock ‘n’ roll. They’re currently in pre-production on a follow-up to their self-titled 2015 debut. The Deslondes return to Asheville for a May 12 show at The Grey Eagle.
A local group of musicians has focused on the nexus where music and technology intersect, creating the Asheville Electro Music Festival to showcase local and international music. The event takes place Friday and Saturday, May 6 and 7, in Black Mountain.
Through use of a wide array of supremely challenging and/or obscure vocal techniques, the group creates a sound like nothing else. The modern classical Roomful of Teeth comes to the Masonic Temple on Thursday, April 28, as this month’s marquee event in Free Range Asheville’s inaugural season.
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 you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to the […]
Western North Carolina is home to a number of Earth Day-related festivities and programs. Here’s a rundown of some of the most notable events.
As organizer Kelly Denson explained near the end of the evening’s program, Music Video Asheville began nine years ago and has grown steadily every year. This year’s award ceremony (held Wednesday, April 14) once again made clear the bounty of local talent that exists in and around Asheville. Twenty-five videos competed in several categories, and […]
The fundraiser at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall supports those goals and also provides financing for scholarships and an outreach program. “Since 2012, Asheville Music School and the Paul Thorpe Music Education Fund have awarded over 400 full or partial scholarships, totaling over $30,000,” says Melissa Reardon.
This week’s roundup includes Hot Tuna, Orgone, Jazz is Chamber Music! and Karen Lovely.
Solivan will combine his bluegrass with menu selections from his upcoming cook book when he and his band Dirty Kitchen play at Isis Music Hall & Restaurant on Thursday, March 31.
Experienced includes an impressive, all-star list of guest players (Del McCoury, Sam Bush, Peter Rowan, Keller Williams and many others) who augment and complement the core trio. “I like to showcase their talents while creating something unique and very special for the combo,” Keel says.
Four touring acts coming to Asheville include wide-eyed acoustic-pop, Texas dream-gaze, folk history with a pop sensibility and stand-up comedy.
“We’re into the pirate thing; we’re into the carnival and circus thing. But we’re not defining ourselves by those genres,” says songwriter and keyboardist Danny Tetrault. “There’s a kind of carnival scene in Asheville, and we love being part of that. But you can tell by our music: We’re a rock band.”
Nonprofit Girls Rock Asheville organization has been putting on its annual summer camp since 2014. As a means of raising funds — and also letting adult women in on the fun — the organization created Ladies Rock Camp, which runs Friday through Sunday, March 11-13.
With a totally new approach and new collaborators, Trixie Whitley re-entered the studio and created Porta Bohemica, released in January. Her current tour brings her to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 12.
This week’s roundup includes Supersuckers, a tribute to Herbie Hancock, Don Dixon & Marti Jones and They Might Be Giants.
“A lot of people make a blues connection to that music, but what I’m attracted to in all of that is the groove,” says Reed Turchi. Hooks and melody are qualities that he “definitely focused on. I’m always interested in chasing new musical ideas, and I am also interested in trying to make the best music possible.”
This week’s roundup includes Marbin, BJ Leiderman, the Zuzu Welsh Band and MacSabbath.