Vertigo Jazz Project pushes the limits of jazz to the breaking point, creating a synthesis of stylized music while still staying within the limits of the most adapted music to come out of the 20th century.
Reviews of new music from Joshua Carpenter, America Jane and Ian Moore. Each artist puts a different spin on folk: Carpenter’s is jangly folk rock, America Jane does folk noir and Moore uses steampunk as inspiration.
Chatham County Line’s new album, Wildwood packs much more than bluegrass and Americana. Lush strings, piano and thoughtful, narrative lyrics are highlights.
The band’s new album, One For The Salamanders goes a long way toward reproducing the excitement and energy of a live show.
Last night indie-rockers The Enemy Lovers played a private party in the back room of the LAB, hosted by Music Allies.
Asheville-based recording artist Danny Peck (a.k.a. dep) releases his fourth album, Start Loving the Robots, a collection of electronica soundscapes and esoteric explorations.
It’s a weekend of EPs: Rockers tHE POLES release a four-song, self-titled EP. If you missed their Friday night show at the LAB, get a taste here.
Country rocker John Brannen’s Bravado is immaculately-produced, sometimes-predictable and full of swagger.
The Death Vine by this new-to-Asheville trio is both wildly experimental and pleasantly pretty.
Usually novelty albums quickly lose their appeal — this is not the case with the Archrivals’ self-titled debut effort.
If the World is Listening… by local singer/songwriter Chad Mackey is a buoyant, summery take on indie-pop.
This band’s newly released album, Before I Go aptly represents all the energy and charisma of the live show.
British indie-pop quartet One eskimO opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead’s sold-out show on Monday, May 24. **Updated with MP3.**
New to Asheville, Archer vs. Gunman brings with them The Last Days of Winter, a rocking album that reveals, upon closer inspection, beautifully-written lyrics.
This newly formed rock band with Rudy Columbo, Stacy Moore, Jeff Baucom and Will Chatham performs its debut show at Lexington Avenue Brewery.
New England-born, Black Mountain-based singer/songwriter Paul Cataldo evokes a strong sense of place with Rivers, Roads & Mountains.
The Discordian Society’s Primordial Soup is a heady brew of styles, influences, serious musicianship and sometimes downright silly lyrics.
If Galen Kipar’s The Scenic Route — a name which at first seems vague, but, on closer examination, proves apt — is not a work of mastery, it’s damned close.
Boo Ray’s Bad News Travels Fast plays like a guilty pleasure, all boozy and rough-edged and filled with promises of trouble and ruined reputations. But the thing about Bad News is there’s nothing bad about it.
Singer/songwriter Tom Fisch turns out a seamless ode to nostalgia and the bittersweet progress of time on October Boy.
Ahleuchatistas’ Shane Perlowin releases his solo debut, The Vacancy in Every Verse. With video from a recent show.