In advance of Americana outfit Old 97’s Orange Peel show last week, frontman Rhett Miller talked with us about the group’s 20th anniversary, his solo work, and how his songwriting career has prepared him to become a fiction writer.
The Canadian dream-pop duo played a short but beautiful show at the Orange Peel last weekend. Photo by Last.fm.
Toubab Krewe has no shortage of enthusiasts in Asheville. But fans of exotic pop music have another compelling reason to catch the band’s Jan. 19 show (part of a two-night run) at The Orange Peel.
The surfer-turned-songwriter returns to the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Photo from KPRIfm.
Two Moogfest alumni, Sleigh Bells and araabMUZIK, play The Orange Peel next week. The Tuesday, Oct. 9 show is a co-bill. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., ages 16+. Tickets are $25, but we have a chance for three lucky winners to grab a pair of tickets each. The first giveaway is TODAY at NOON on Facebook.
If you’ve not had a chance to catch the iconic indie rock band, this is it.
The Brooklyn-based “Middle Eastern-psych-snap-gospel” group plays the Orange Peel on Wednesday, June 20, in advance of new album Fragrant World.
The musician/producer/actor seemingly abandoned his quest for the world record of most metaphors used during a concert, in favor of searing, scorching, brilliantly-performed rock. Good choice. Photos by Sandlin Gaither.
Jack White attempts to set a Guinness World Record for most metaphors in a single concert at Saturday’s Orange Peel show.
A better live band would be hard to find. Lucky you can find them again at Bele Chere this summer. Photos by Rich Orris.
The Athens-based band put on a lavish, over-the-top production. Kishi Bashi and Loney Dear opened.
That performance (with opener Alabama Shakes) is on May 19. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 23, at noon.
Three bands. Two-and-one-half sets. There was spilled beer, broken glass and blood. The fans loved it.
A surprising number of tributes play Asheville this week, offering local music lovers a second crack at The Grateful Dead, The Talking Heads, Sublime and Led Zeppelin.
Couldn’t make it out to this year’s Best of WNC Bash at the Orange Peel? Here’s a glimpse of what you missed.
Gillian Welch started the show off by joking, “So you are the thousand fastest people in Asheville, huh?”
We’re taking to the streets, forests and shops of Asheville to highlight the brightest in local music. And the best part? There’s no cover and you don’t have to leave the house!
Bootsy Collins’ Wednesday night Orange Peel show was more of a funk showcase than a “we’ve got another album” tour: Collins played everything from the absolute classics, like the star’s own anthem, “Ahh… The Name Is Bootsy, Baby,” to several covers, including Sly & the Family Stone’s defining “I Want to Take you Higher.”
Bauhaus front man Peter Murphy performed (with his touring band) at the Orange Peel on Tuesday, March 29. Rich Orris photographed the singer, as well as opening act Livan.
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 little woman with the big voice took the Orange Peel stage last night and played a polished, passionate and extremely fun show. Photos by Rich Orris.