The three guys in Nashville-based Judah & the Lion (Judah Akers, Brian MacDonald and Nate Zuercher) look like a pop band (albeit a scruffy-ish one) and play with roots chops. They call their sound “folk-hop,” infusing soulful lyrics with harmonies, acoustic instrumentation and plenty of hooks. The band recently performed at New Mountain and played […]
Boone-based psyche-rockers The Nude Party just released their first video, “Wild Coyote.” The song is the first single from the band’s forthcoming album, Forbidden Fruits. Interested in helping The Nude Party print that record? Donate here. Note: The video contains some images that may be objectionable to some viewers and, as the band’s name suggests, […]
Battlefield is Los Angeles-based Americana band made up of singer-songwriters Matt Ducey, Jenny Weaver and James Addison. According to a press release, “Their tight vocal harmonies, contemplative lyrics and stirring melodies reflect the famous folk and gospel artists of America’s past.” The trio recently passed through Asheville: “We played at Jack of the Wood this […]
Somewhere between The Beatles and The Beach Boys, between doo-wop and early surf rock you’ll find local indie-folk duo The Sun Cans. The band is brothers Ethan and Micaiah Liner, Asheville natives who’ve been writing songs together for six years. “Since we were young, we’ve listened to The Beatles, The Monkees, The Grass Roots and […]
“By the time every 30-something punk dude and their mom had picked up an acoustic guitar and started singing ‘This Land is Your Land,’ Brian had found his way back up to the East Coast, this time to Asbury Park, N.J.,” says the bio of songwriter/multi-instrumentalist and former Ashevillean Brian McGee. The Philadelphia native moved […]
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Paper Tiger, Jaime Lauren Webb, Total war and Free Radio.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Agent 23 Skidoo, Hunter Bennett and Alpha Lee.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Red Honey, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band and Letters to Abigail.
In advance of the local event, which celebrates music and film making (red carpet style!), check out some of the finalist submissions from Pam Jones, Steep Canyon Rangers and Futur Primitif.
In true Feral Chihuahuas style, the local sketch-comedy troupe (in collaboration with exploreasheville.com) manages to both roast and pay tribute to Asheville’s “Beer City” accolade in this not-to-be-missed music video.
Donavon Frankenreiter talks to Xpress about being on the road, translating a two-person record to a full-band live show and discovering new opening acts. Click through for the video interview and two exclusive acoustic performances.
Local filmmaker Melika Bass was recently commissioned by the Icelandic band Sigur Ros to create a video for the group’s new album, “Valtari.” Bass’ film for the song “Varðeldur” was released online yesterday.
Videographer Jesse Hamm captures the action of Bele Chere — from air dogs to line dancing — as set to stephaniesid’s cover of The Magnetic Fields’ “Strange Eyes.” Click through for the video.
Cole Murphy, a.k.a. Fine Peduncle from Knoxville, Tenn., performs as part of Moogfest in Asheville, N.C.
Among the many musical acts at this season’s Lake Eden Arts Festival, The David Wax Museum (from Boston) played a soulful set on Sunday afternoon. Here’s a video clip from that performance.
Jason Krekel and Ami Worthen sing a tribute to the wolfman at the new gallery on Battery Park Ave.
What do you get when you put local indie rock band The Critters, a hamper full of T-shirts from locally-based rockstar-outfitter Skippy Haha Vintage, and an Asheville landmark? This Asheville Streetstyle video captures it all. (Want to see more of The Critters? They play the Drone Valley Music Festival this Friday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m. at Altamont Brewing.)
It’s time to say goodbye to Brian McGee. After 11 years, the singer is parting with his adopted home to pursue other avenues, but not before he plays one last show. We caught up with McGee at his house, piled high with moving boxes, for an acoustic rendition of Plow United’s “The World According to Me” in advance of his performance Saturday at The Grey Eagle.
Catch the Asheville-based psychedelic band’s final show on Earth at the Orange Peel’s local electronic showcase this weekend.
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.
In advance of the band’s May 18 Orange Peel show, watch the band’s video, “Now You See Her, Now You Don’t,” featuring a local cast.