The first night of DIG festival looked to be a success, with eight downtown Asheville venues hosting music and a couple dozen bands performing. The way the ticketing works — full weekend passes, passes to all venues on one day, or passes to all bands at a single venue, meant that festival-goers could design their […]
We’ve got new local releases on our minds, from Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros’ recent project, Rolling Towards the Moon, to Alarm Clock Conspiracy’s Harlequin, which drops later this week. Also in the mix, new material from Hello Hugo, an excellent cover from RBTS WIN, a blast from the past by Hector’s Nectar, and […]
In my twice-monthly blog 30 Days Out, I spotlight upcoming music shows and events of note. While the most well-known venues in town (The Orange Peel, The Grey Eagle, and whatever they’re calling the Civic Center) consistently book popular and worthwhile acts, I’ll shine a light into some less well-lit corners, where some equally fascinating […]
Tapping time-management skills and Don Quixote, Los Gatos Negros releases a record
With all that local musician Jeff Santiago has going on in his life, it’s a minor miracle that his new album, Rolling Towards the Moon, exists. On Saturday, April 12, the singer/guitarist and his indie rock band Los Gatos Negros celebrate that achievement with a record-release party at Asheville Music Hall.
All events (Paper Tiger, Jeff Santiago y Los Gatos Negros and Juniper Bends Reading Series) are on Friday, March 1. Time it right, and you can hit all three.
This weekend is all about the music, and whether you’re looking for soothing folk, Motown soul or metal that will melt your face, we’ve got it covered. While you’re here, share your own budget-friendly events in the comments section below.