The Nashville-based roots-rockers spoke to Xpress about playing festivals, adding acoustic instruments and the song that best represents them. They return to Asheville on Thursday, March 28, playing The Grey Eagle. Photo by Melissa Madison Fuller.
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.
The Dex Romweber Duo’s show has come and gone, but you can relive the scorching set with three videos filmed by Jesse Hamm.
Asheville’s Decent Lovers release a new video from their most recent Grey Eagle performance. Photo from the band’s Facebook page.
Not many show openers (especially solo singer-songwriters) get standing ovations and come back on stage for encores. Ramseur recording artist Samantha Crain did earlier this week. Here’s why.
Two California bands played a memorable show to a crowd of possibly over-adoring fans at the Grey Eagle last night. Click through for the review.
The San Francisco duo plays Grey Eagle on Thursday, Sept. 13. They’re on tour in support of just-released album “The Bloom and the Blight.” Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson.
Local fiddler Rayna Gellert has performed with Uncle Earl, Abigail Washburn and Toubab Krewe; she’s recorded with Sara Watkins, Loudon Wainwright III and John Paul Jones among others. Now she’s set to drop her solo debut album, “Old Light,” with a special pre-release party (including advance copies of the CD) at the Grey Eagle on Sept. 4. Photo by Jon Estes.
Last week’s two-night run of shows at the Grey Eagle turned up excellent images, and we’ve saved some of the best for last, along with one more exclusive performance video.
Half way through a two night run at The Grey Eagle (recorded by Echo Mountain for a live album), Langhorne Slim played a private show for Xpress.
Local country jazz/swing/rockabilly artist Woody Pines and his band pay tribute to influences like Leadbelly and Dock Bogg on their EP, “You Gotta Roll.” Pines will play a Saturday, Sept. 1 show at the Grey Eagle.
Slim, with his band The Law, plays two Asheville shows (tonight and tomorrow). Echo Mountain will record the concerts.
The Brooklyn-based psychedelic indie-rock duo performed a headliner-worthy opening slot on Tuesday night.
After more than three years the orchestral-pop group from Chapel Hill returned to Asheville, playing a complex, gorgeous and emotive show to a good-sized crowd. LITT has been reviewed by NPR and Rolling Stone and has, since its last Asheville appearance, made the transition from virtual unknowns to a nationally-recognized act.
I met Tristen at The Grey Eagle on a Wednesday afternoon. As Justin Townes Earl and his band soundchecked in the next room, we chatted about common friends in Nashville, the pitfalls of long tours (Tristen has been on and off the road for almost two years) and the increasingly unpredictable weather. After nearly an hour of waiting, we capitalized on a short window of quiet and set up in the foyer.
Former glam rocker Jesse Malin opens the June 1 show. Photo by M. Chavez.
The North African songwriter and guitarist has already lived through war, played in bands for half of his life, worked with Keith Richards and Angelina Jolie, and achieved fame in his homeland. He plays Grey Eagle on Thursday.
The formerly-Asheville-based indie rockers plays an 8 p.m. show.
Whether she’s cracking jokes with Jon Stewart or talking politics with Rachel Maddow, political satirist Lizz Winstead has plenty to say. Catch her live at the Grey Eagle on Saturday.
A little background for those unfamiliar with Benji Hughes: The Charlotte-based singer resembles a husky Duane Allman, sporting huge sunglasses, wavy hair that hangs halfway down his back and a beard that’s nearly as long. He sings in a deep baritone, reminiscent of The Magnetic Fields’ Stephin Merritt, writes pop-friendly rock songs with an emphasis on partying and has a habit of shedding his clothes during live shows.
The San Francisco-based (but soon to be local again) hip-hop group plays The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Dec. 29.