Asheville’s Alien Music Club releases a playful-dark exploration through jazz, pop and lyrics that project whimsy, acrimony, wit and oddity, funhouse-mirror style.
The Philadelphia-based orchestral pop collective discusses sea changes, perfect eras and new album “Golden Age.” They’ll play Apothecary on Monday, June 17, 9 p.m.
Dawes talks about going indie, recording in Asheville and committing to the long haul. The band plays The Orange Peel with Shovels & Rope on Tuesday, June 11.
In a press release this week, The 2013 Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit announced that Sparks, Ulrich Schnauss, Mount Kimbie, ITAL (live), Autre Ne Vuet, Delorean, Actress, Shlohmo, Sorne, T.Williams and People Get Ready have been added to the festival’s lineup. Mountain Oasis takes place October 25-27. The lineup already icludes Nine Inch Nails, Bassnectar, […]
Summer camp is to kids what Vegas is to adults: what happens there (between the canoeing and the s’mores), stays there. Sort of. Campfire-building skills and lifelong friends — those things you take with you. Try-on personas, a penchant for popsicle-stick crafts and first kisses — those things remain in the camp vault. Summer camp […]
While most bands are looking to upsize, working from small stages to full-on arenas, Baltimore, Md.-based Peals is taking a smaller-is-better approach. “We recently played a tea room in Philadelphia,” says guitarist William Cashion. “It was the smallest venue I’ve ever played. I could reach my arm out and touch somebody. But it ended up […]
“I don’t think this is our breakout record,” says Tay Strathairn, keyboardist for Americana/rock band Dawes. He’s talking about the group’s recent release, Stories Don’t End. The record is Dawes’ third, but it was their last album, Nothing Is Wrong, that pushed the band into the national spotlight with critical acclaim, exhaustive touring, radio play […]
Festival organizers are taking fan suggestions for the lineups. Top ranking local musical acts will compete in a battle of the bands for prizes that include slots at LAAFF and DigFest, and a multitrack performance recording.
The local rock quintet releases its debut, self-titled album with two shows: at Emerald Lounge Friday, June 7 and at The Lab on Saturday, June 8. Photo by Carrie Turner.
Mary Frances and The Dirty Classics kicked off this season’s concert series on Friday, May 24. Video by Jesse Hamm.
The Jonathan Scales Fourchestra has hit its stride — as a trio. But the discrepency of the name works itself out in the local steel pan-fusion band’s favor, says Scales. “We’re already a strange collective, so it’s just one more little thing that makes it even stranger.” He adds that the Fourchestra name is a […]
“I feel like I have a rock ‘n’ roll heart, but it comes out as country,” says Salley Williamson, bassist of local Americana trio Underhill Rose. Songs on the band’s new album, Something Real, are true to the group’s roots music foundation, while also subtly drawing on each of the three musicians’ backgrounds. Vocalist and […]
The local quartet plays Emerald Lounge as part of a June 1 hard rock showcase.
The inaugural Siren Mountain Jam is set for Friday and Saturday, June 21 and 22 at High Country Fairgrounds in Boone, N.C. Joan Osborne and Me’Shell Ndegeocello headline a roster than includes local and regional musicians.
Grey Eagle hosts a local noise-rock showcase on Thursday, May 30.
Local author Katie Schultz launches her new collection of short stories on Memorial Day. Author event at Malaprop’s.
The local country/Americana band recently played a standout two-night run at Isis. Photos by Gabe Spencer.
The jam band plays a Memorial Day weekend show in Black Mounatin and Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the event.
The monthly free summer music series kicks off this Friday and to sweeten the deal, free shuttle service is provided from downtown and the River Arts District. Photo of Mary Frances by David Oppenheimer.
It’s hard to talk about Melissa James Gibson’s This, mainly because the title is tricky, and the subject matter is prickly. Not that the play doesn’t deserve buzz — reviews use words like “tart” and phrases such as “melancholy comedy” and “quirky cult appeal.” There’s emotional depth and sparkling dialogue. “There’s one scene in particular […]
Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City but returns to WNC on Friday, May 24 for a show at Club Tetrus. RBTS WIN also performs a DJ set as Brutal Wizards. In advance, Heller talks to us about his career, the New York scene, how he finds new music, and his travel tips.