With a totally new approach and new collaborators, Trixie Whitley re-entered the studio and created Porta Bohemica, released in January. Her current tour brings her to The Grey Eagle on Saturday, March 12.
The Washington D.C.-based, Southern-flavored alt rock band, Melodime, performs at Pigsah Brewing Co., in Black Mountain on Saturday, March 22.
The Asheville Twittersphere exploded with thoughts, observations, photos and other dispatches from the Mountain Oasis Electronic Music Summit live as it unfolded this weekend, Oct. 25-27.
The two local bands (one rocks, one picks) make a triumphant return. They’ll play The Grey Eagle on Tuesday, Aug. 20. All ages show. 9 p.m., $8 at the door.
The local rock quintet releases its debut, self-titled album with two shows: at Emerald Lounge Friday, June 7 and at The Lab on Saturday, June 8. Photo by Carrie Turner.
The Swedish hard rock quartet plays The Orange Peel on Tuesday, Jan. 29, with The Shrine. 8 p.m., $14 in advance or $16 day of show.
Asheville Free Media’s Ben Herring sits down with alt-rock band Lucero to talk about their influences, including Asheville’s own Greg Cartwright. Photos by Rich Orris.
In Part 1 of our weeklong series digging deeper into Asheville’s nearly-forgotten teenage rock ‘n’ roll scene in the ‘60s, the Satyrs reminisce about their local garage rock rivals (e.g. the Fabulous Wunz, Bee Bumble and the Stingers, the Centurions, etc.), the “lost recordings,” and the inspiration behind those beloved screams and moans in “Don’t Be Surprised.”
The Annapolis, Md. rock quartet left it all on the stage.
So you didn’t get tickets to The Black Keys. They swing through Asheville fairly often, and this fall brings a surprising number of rock shows sure to leave your eardrums begging for mercy. Here’s a sampling, from indie and punk to Southern rock and experimental.
From the opening notes, fuzzy and aggressive through Stella Blue's downstairs sound system, Wooden Toothe plants its feet firmly in the fuzzy-and-aggressive territory between country and punk. Yet this is no country-punk outfit. The quartet, fronted by sprightly bass player Pierce Harmon, nods to both Uncle Tupelo and the Sex Pistols with neither a twang […]
There is a lot to recommend singer/songwriter Zach Blew: He plays guitar with a nimble, jazzy fluidity; he sings with the sultry ease of John Mayer (back when Mayer was earnestly "Waiting for the World to Change"). Blew also has the wherewithal to back himself with a stellar band — guitarist Tom Leiner (Kellin Watson's […]
Humble Thumb, the fragmented version of The Brothels from Knoxville and Asheville, recently opened for Buffalo at Fred’s Speakeasy. The small crowd—surprisingly quiet for a Saturday night—finally hit its enthusiastic stride when Buffalo took the stage with a young but mature approach to old-time roots, country, and bluegrass. Buffalo at Fred’s Speakeasy. Photo by Lydia […]