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.
Chances are, you’ve never heard of Sam Roberts. But that’s because, chances are, you’re not Canadian. If you were, catching him at a club like The Grey Eagle would be a big deal.
Traffic was steady throughout the day at the fifth-annual record sale, with most of the serious buyers pursuing a niche interest. One woman was looking for 12” disco singles. Another man was only looking for jazz from the ‘50s. Neal Richardson, who lives in downtown Asheville, sported a beanie propeller cap with the slogan “I don’t wanna grow up.”
For some, going back to the time when records were the way music was delivered, it is an apt slogan.
Miss your high school prom? Too nerdy to notice when it happened? Or too cool to go then? Or was it the best time of your life and you want to keep the magic alive? In what has become an Asheville tradition, you now get a second chance to wear polyester clothes, even leisure suits, […]
Pittsbugh’s experimental collective is back from hiatus, has a Halloween-themed album in the works and is playing the Grey Eagle this Friday.
Mississippi legend T-Model Ford heated up the Grey Eagle this Sunday night with his special brand of blues.
The third annual Freedom Ball and fundraiser for N.C. death row exoneree Edward Chapman features an impressive lineup of local performers including David LaMotte (songwriter and acoustic guitarist), Skinny Legs & All (a soul, blues and funk ensemble fronted by talented teens, pictured), The Krektones (surf rock) and Kinjah (reggae).
Jesse Hamm caught the Asheville-based bluegrass mavericks at their CD-release show last week.
It was touch-and-go there for clawhammer banjo player/world music songwriter Abigail Washburn. She had to postpone one show date. But her Feb. 5 performance at Grey Eagle is good to go.
Sub-zero wind chills and ice covered streets made the Grey Eagle seem even cozier Tuesday as classic country revivalist Justin Townes Earle captivated the full house with his dark ballads and twangy tales of heartbreak, betrayal and self-destruction.
The guy in practically every local band-turned-Band of Horses guitarist/contributor returns to the Grey Eagle tomorrow night to play his own songs.
Known for their “slightly punk perspective on vintage American blues,” the Santa Cruz-based trio The Devil Makes Three performs this Friday, June 11, at the Grey Eagle before heading out to Bonnaroo.
Hint: No. 2 is the White Rabbits. No. 5 is health-care reform.
On the heels of Sixto Rodriguez’ packed show at the Grey Eagle, check out pictures and video of his performance