Though the Emerald Lounge remains in financial trouble and risk of closure, owner Christina Brunell-Fortini told Asheville Scene that she plans to keep the establishment, even though she has listed the venue for sale as a fallback option. Two benefit shows will take place this weekend to help support the continuance of the iconic downtown […]
The drummer from Ween sits in with a newly-minted local group including Andre Cholmondeley (Project Object, Wham Bam Bowie Band) Brett Spivey (Wham Bam Bowie Band) Dave Gilbert (Amandla) and Josh Rosenstein (Delicious). The show takes place tomorrow (Thursday, Feb. 27.) at Emerald Lounge. Photo from Claude Coleman Jr.‘s Facebook page.
The Columbia, S.C.-based record label is friends with the likes of Toro y Moi and Washed Out, and its owners also perform in solo projects The Lavender Whales and Pussy Wizard. Those bands will be at Emerald Lounge on Tuesday, Feb. 25.
With the new year, Emerald Lounge quietly rolled out the first of its many changes. A new bookings and promotions partnership is one part of the evolution. The music room plans to deepen its support of local artists of all genres, among other initiatives.
The local electronic duo plays a Sunday, Sept. 29 show at The Emerald Lounge. Splynter also performs; Chrome Sparks headlines. Photo by Ben Mason.
The New Orleans-based quintet will perform at the Emerald Lounge Friday, Sept. 20, at 9 p.m.
Local singer-songwriter Angi West returns to the stage (with her band) after a longish hiatus. She plays Emerald Lounge on Saturday, Aug. 31 with Ryan Sheffield & the Highhills and Company. Photo by Sandlin Gaither.
This week’s edition is dominated by local entertainers: musicians, comedians, filmmakers and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend events.
The madness of Bele Chere descends on downtown Friday morning, but don’t fear. We’ve highlighted a host of low-cost events for those who prefer to avoid the massive street festival.
Chicago’s Train Company plays Emerald Lounge on Friday, July 19. In advance, guitarist/vocalist John Zozzaro talks about recreating the album for the live show, tour favorites and how Chicago molds the group’s sound.
The local electro-pop group is only playing one local show this summer. It’s Monday, July 15 with Ponderosa and Yip Deceiver. Photo Ben Mason Photography.
This weekend brings a host of outdoor celebrations, fireworks, local music and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost weekend entertainment.
The local quartet plays Emerald Lounge as part of a June 1 hard rock showcase.
This weekend brings outdoor festivals, farm tours, gardening, music and more. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend events.
The D.C.-based rock band plays as part of a four-act lineup at Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, May 1.
The local band, led by George Terry, holds an album release party for “Open Season” on Friday, March 15 at The Emerald Lounge. Aaron Woody Wood and The David Earl Band share the bill. 9 p.m., $5.
The Detroit-based band leader talks about fashion, lucid dreaming and Nick Cave in advance of her band’s March 6 performance at Emerald Lounge.
Much-buzzed-about Philly rockers Low Cut Connie play The Emerald Lounge on Friday, Nov. 16. Here, they talk about an Asheville-based hero (Greg Cartwright of Reigning Sound), how they weathered Hurricane Sandy and how they took Jack White’s Third Man Records by storm. Photo by Ben Morse.
Floating Action’s had a busy year, which hasn’t left much time for local shows. Luckily, the band’s taking a breather from the road this weekend and treating local fans to the soulful, lo-fi surf rock it’s been blasting up and down the East Coast all summer and fall.
Mississippi-born pop artist Dent May plays Emerald Lounge on Monday, Oct. 22. Alligator Indian and Sin Kitty share the bill.
The guitarist and singer-songwriter performs with his own band, The High Score, at Emerald Lounge tomorrow (Saturday). Sons of Bill headlines. Photo by Annie Clark-Rankin.