Local rockers Pawtooth performed an exclusive song and spoke to Xpress in advance of two upcoming shows — Tuesday, Feb. 26 at One Stop (as part of the Two for Tuesdays series) and Saturday, March 16 at the Lab, with Polly Panic.
New York-based rock-and-soul octet Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds returns to Asheville this weekend to perform at Grey Eagle. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band headlines. In advance, Sister Sparrow talks about woman-fronted rock bands, dream tour partners and future plans. Photo courtesy of the band.
…To vote for your favorite band. A poll is open until March 1, the top vote-getter wins a performance slot at the April 27 festival.
The view from here: The Get Right Band’s members have decades of friendship and more genres than they can count informing their sound. With new EP, Shake, they’ve polished their party vibe. who: The Get Right Band with Asian Teacher Factory and The Archrivals where: Asheville Music Hall when: Friday, Feb. 22 (9:30 p.m. $8 […]
Now, 35 years since its inception, LA based Fishbone sounds as fresh as ever. The band returns to Asheville this week, playing The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Feb. 20.
In advance of Americana outfit Old 97’s Orange Peel show last week, frontman Rhett Miller talked with us about the group’s 20th anniversary, his solo work, and how his songwriting career has prepared him to become a fiction writer.
Portland-based and Asheville-born Sallie Ford and her band The Sound Outside plays The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, March 19. The show is headlined by Thao and the Get Down Stay Down. 9 p.m., $12 advance / $15 day of show. Sallie Ford & the Sound Outside release their third album, “Untamed Beast,” on Tuesday, Feb. 18. Photos by Melani Brown.
The N.C.-raised, N.Y.-based singer-songwriter is touring in support of her latest album, “Traveling Alone.” She plays The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Feb. 21. Photos from Merritt’s Facebook page.
The Australian indie-psychedelic band’s front man (and mastermind) talks to Xpress about writing songs for the one person who will think it’s the greatest thing ever, and much more. Photos from the band’s website and Facebook.
The Mike Dillon Band will open for Fishbone at The Grey Eagle on Wednesday, Feb. 20. In advance of that show, Dillon spoke to Xpress about his most recent album “Urn,” about constant touring, living in two states, and writing “crazy music for crazy people.” Photo from royalpotatofamily.com.
In case you missed the local band’s show at the Moog Factory, you can catch the highlights in this video, posted by Shuffle Magazine.
Grupo Fantasma’s psychedelic Latin funk alter-ego Brownout plays Asheville Music hall this Friday. Read about the band here and win a pair of tickets on Facebook tomorrow (Thursday) at noon.
In a new web feature, we invite touring bands to answer a quick, five question interview. Get to know a little bit more about N.C.-based folk-pop quartet Bombadil, back on tour after nearly three years. They play Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 16 with Last Bison. Photo by Harry Taylor.
Local indie-pop artist Darwin Deez releases his new album, “Songs for Imaginative People,” today.
Joshe Clarke performing a jump. Photo by David Robbins Hoss Haley with his drawing machine. Photo by Max Cooper Tattoo artist and musician J. Horton. Photo by Max Cooper Some of the greatest love stories are not about star-crossed lovers, but about pursuits of passion. And not romantic passion, but the sort of passion that […]
Chelsea LaBate All events are on Thursday, Feb. 14 unless otherwise noted. For a complete listing, visit Clubland and Calendar. The annual Anti-Valentines Day Pillowfight returns. In case the name doesn’t say it all, there’s a video of the event at http://vimeo.com/20203667. It’s based on one of the same name held in San Francisco, “just […]
The indie-folk group from Virginia, led by musician/songwriter Ben Hardesty, plays Asheville’s Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 16. The show is advance of the band’s full-length album release, but they’ll be playing new songs and an array of unique instruments (harpaphone, melodica, Bolivian goat toenails) along with their trademark rootsy-mystical catalog.
The local bluegrass band won for best bluegrass album. Photo from kansascity.com.
The local vocalist performs a two-night concert at Diana Wortham Theatre on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 15 and 16. Free Planet Radio shares the stage.
The local pop-punk band signs with indie-label Little Heart Records and gears up for the release of its EP, “Late Nights and Long Drives.” The album drops on Feb. 19 with a party at the Boiler Room on Friday, Feb. 15.
The festival, held May 9-12, features headliners Mavis Staples (pictured), Ozomatli, Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band, Oliver Mtukudzi & the Black Spirits and Abigail Washburn.