At a kickoff party at The Orange Peel, the Asheville Downtown Association announced the summer 2014 lineup for the Downtown After 5 music series, followed by an electrifying performance from Empire Strikes Brass.
The NYC-based rock fusion band brings its eclectic blend of funk, jazz, pop and rock to the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Feb. 19.
Get ready to learn a friendly lesson or two when Denton the Dragon and David LaMotte come to The Hop Ice Cream Cafe on Tuesday, Jan. 28, from 6-7 p.m. Then head to the Orange Peel on Sunday, Feb. 2, for a Groundhog’s Day Jamboree with Secret Agent 23 Skidoo and The Moodees, a.k.a Mad Tea.
Rock hunger away this holiday with Michael Barnes & Friends, Marc Keller Band, Sons of Ralph, Ryan Perry-Band, Mother Soul, Joe Lasher Jr., Rory Kelly’s Triple Threat and Slick Willie for the 13th annual Hometown Holiday Jam, presented by Asheville Musicians Coalition and Mountain Xpress.
Rap superstar Big Boi’s new video for “Thom Pettie” features footage from his sold-out spring show at the Orange Peel in Asheville.
It was only a few months ago that Atlanta hip-hop heavyweight, Killer Mike, celebrated his birthday with an exhilarating performance on The Orange Peel stage while opening for mentor and fellow Atlantan, Big Boi. Last Thursday, the southern fried soul man returned to Asheville alongside rapper, producer and Def Jux founder, El-P, in the midst of their Run the Jewels tour. Photos by Rich Orris.
Wilmington’s heavy rockers will flaunt a matured sound at the Orange Peel, opening for heavyweights Mastodon and U.S. Christmas.
The former front man of Jack’s Mannequin recently released his solo debut, “The Pop Underground,” full of the kind of catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics that McMahon is known for and (as he discusses in a Q+A with Xpress) a project he feels especially proud of. McMahon plays The Orange Peel tonight at 8 p.m. Allen Stone opens. $25.
A better-late-than-never video shot at the superfer-singer-songwriter’s Orange Peel stop last November.
Click through for a video interview with and exclusive performance by The Felice Brothers.
Indie-rock fans face a tough choice this weekend as two cult favorites, Akron/Family and Yo La Tengo, go head to head at The Grey Eagle and Orange Peel, respectively.
Backed by a monster live band and tireless hype-man BlackOwned C-Bone, Big Boi gave us a whale of a show that barely left a barely left room for a breath, much less a break. (Photos by John Zara)
This weekend offers something for everyone: science, beer, urban homesteading, theater and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost entertainment events.
The psychedelic-indie-rock band from Perth, Australia played The Orange Peel as part of their current tour. Photos by Rich Orris.
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.