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.
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!