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.
Let’s see what Asheville would be like if Public Interest Projects never existed. Start on Haywood Street, where there would not be the Asheville Hotel, which has some of the lowest-rent apartments in downtown. That little hometown bookstore (Malaprop’s) on the first floor would also not be there. How about the first large condo project […]
Please join us for the third annual Best of Bash at the Orange Peel, Wednesday Nov. 17! The benefit party for Manna FoodBank will celebrate our Best Of WNC winners and feature performances by Josh Phillips Folk Festival, Sons of Ralph, Asheville Vaudeville and Secret Agent 23 Skidoo, as well as a wide variety of tasty treats from participating Best of WNC restaurants. We’ll also be raffling off another Apple iPad. This post includes a video of our first Best Of 2010 iPad winner, Beth Yager Eckstein. Congrats!
The TEDxAsheville multimedia conference happens today, Sat. Aug. 29. This post contains a live video stream of the event, which is being held at the Orange Peel in downtown Asheville starting at 5 p.m.
British indie-pop quartet One eskimO opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead’s sold-out show on Monday, May 24. **Updated with MP3.**
Asheville Brewing Company and the Asheville-based Bob Moog Foundation are launching a beer named for synthesizer pioneer, Bob Moog.
The trio of brothers who broke into pop music, during the 1990s, with “MMMBop” and other hits, return to The Orange Peel on Friday, July 30.
The Orange Peel Social Aid and Pleasure Club, Asheville’s premiere downtown music venue with a national reputation as a top music destination, is expanding.
Bruisin’ Ales, the Orange Peel, Mountain Xpress and the Asheville Brewers Alliance have joined forces for the Beer City Bash, a celebration of our fair town’s recent Beer City victory. The party will feature beers from eight local breweries and three primo local bands. Read on for all the deets!
How historic was last night’s Beastie Boys show at the Orange Peel? It was historic enough for Mike D to note its significance, and pepper the audience with lots of Asheville love and some hammy remarks: “I wanna know if Ashe-land is ready to dance!” Read on for the review and photo galleries.