Just as the temps dip into frosty territory, these Florida boys bring funky, dancey jam-rock sure to warm up the stage.
You know how there are some days in Asheville where everything seems to happen at once, and even if you gave it your very best college try, you couldn’t possibly cram it all in to one 24-hour period of time? Well Saturday, July 16 is one of those days. Here, to make your time management next to impossible, are five events worth shoe-horning into your schedule (including The Black Rabbits, seen here, who’ll play Westville Pub).
On Friday, July 8, the Psychedelic Furs performed the whole of 1981’s Talk Talk Talk along with a set-worth of career hits in a show that felt nostalgic but not dated. Photos by Shaun Hollingsworth.
From retro cool to modern pop, Deep River plays classic country.
Last Thursday Ben Sollee performed a stellar and unforgettable show at the Orange Peel. He’s currently touring in support of his new album Inclusions with his trio. Guests at the show included local musicians Casey Driessen and Jonathan Scales. Photos by Cameron Yeager.
Catch the Asheville-based psychedelic band’s final show on Earth at the Orange Peel’s local electronic showcase this weekend.
If you’re already a fan of Young Couples (currently vying for a Bele Chere slot through the Last Band Standing competition), you should probably check out Run Boy Run, debuting at Mo Daddy’s this Friday.
Former Asheville rappers Fist Family returns for a reunion show (not with each other — they’ve been going strong all along — but with friends and Gurp City South members) and a record release. Friday, June 10 at Emerald Lounge. Click through for video from the band’s new album.
New Orleans-based horn-and-rhythm-driven outfit MyNameIsJohnMichael makes an Asheville stop on May 25.
A round-up of local Rapture after-parties and a list of Rapture-survival tips from poet Barbie Angell.
In a possibly odd, potentially brilliant pairing, blues guitarist Walter Parks and poet James Nave share a bill. They’re perform separately and together.
Looking for someplace to celebrate the luck o’ the Irish? Here’s our St. Patrick’s Day roundup.
Check out Clubland, Weekend on a Shoestring and Smart Bets, but don’t miss these options, either. Bands and book signings (including an event with African Shaman and author Malidoma Some, seen here).
And the band’s guitarist, DJ Afro, has a special Asheville-inspired track (listen here).
Now that you’ve had a moment to peruse Smart Bets and This Weekend on a Shoestring and Clubland and this week’s features, you’re probably ready to plan your weekend. But wait! There’s more! And if you order in the next three minutes we’ll throw in this set of Ginsu knives! (Not really.) But you can check out Heather Luttrell (pictured) plus an art opening, a play and more.
Singer/songwriter Josh Ritter, who returns to the Orange Peel on Tuesday, Feb. 15, talks to Xpress about doing what makes him happy, writing a novel, his thoughts on love songs and what it’s like to be on stage.
The Camper Van Beethoven and Cracker front man puts out a solo album and plays a solo acoustic date at Harvest Records next week.
Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter/rocker Lissie (who plays the Orange Peel on Feb. 2) dishes about her Asheville connections: Truth & Salvage Company’s Scott, Walker and Smitty; Bill Reynolds of Band of Horses and Echo Mountain Recording Studio.
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.
Rock singer Caleb Johnson earned a huge compliment from Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and a golden ticket to Idol‘s Hollywood Week.
Even with the Abigail Washburn show at the Grey Eagle postponed (she was supposed to play Asheville on Saturday, Jan. 15, but landed a Prairie Home Companion gig instead — can’t begrudge her that!), there’s still too much to do on this particular Saturday. Unless you have super powers you’ll never fit it all in. (Still, it’s worth a try…)