The gifted guitarist with a soulful, haunting voice has an early Album of the Year candidate in “Cautionary Tale,” produced by John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars) and Ben Tanner (Alabama Shakes).
Opening for Nashville rockers Bully, Palehound plays the Mothlight Sunday, Jan. 24, at 9:30 p.m.
The Durham folk rocker’s “Southland Mission” was written and recorded entirely in-state with fellow North Carolina musicians.
The Few opens for HOMME at The Mothlight Sunday, Jan. 17, at 9 p.m.
The Cannonball Jars, Ancient Whales and The Blots open The Nude Party’s vinyl and tape release show at The Mothlight Wednesday, Dec. 30, at 9 p.m. Free.
Laura Blackley and the Darnell Boys open for Resonant Rogues, whose homecoming set will include drums by Mattick Frick, at the Mothlight Friday, Dec. 4, at 9 p.m.
Asheville-set satirical web comedy “Transplanting” holds a free holiday party at The Mothlight and the new sci-fi/horror series “Monster of the Week” seeks area writers.
Wand performs at The Mothlight Monday, Nov. 16, as part of the venue’s “Free Monday!” series. Local acts Bulgogi and Sarah Louise/Thom Nguyen Duo share the bill.
Local musician Erica Russo released her new album, In Between Dreams, over the summer. And at the end of September, she put out a video for the otherworldly track, “Dreams.” Xpress checks out the album before Russo’s Nov. 11 performance at The Mothlight.
“I like to put a song on repeat in headphones and fall asleep, Dalí-style, in a chair, with a spoon in my hand.” Bassist Jack O’Brien talks about the Austin-based band’s approach to videos, open communication and creating innovation music.
The Southern-bred travelers play a set at the Mothlight on Tuesday, Oct. 13, at 9:30 p.m., with support from Susto.
New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling released his most recent album, Labor Against Waste, earlier this year. His tour brought him to The Mothlight Sept. 3. Before that show, he performed two songs with Julia Christgau for Xpress.
Eric D. Johnson was last in Asheville just about a year ago — performing as EDJ, in support of his solo album of the same name — as part of Harvest Records’ Transfigurations II festival lineup. He and the regrouped Fruit Bats take the stage at The Mothlight on Friday, Sept. 11, as part of a mini-Southeast tour shoehorned in between an appearance at Savannah, Ga.’s Revival Fest and a string of West Coast dates opening for My Morning Jacket.
Drum and guitar duo Ahleuchatistas perform a song from their forthcoming album Arrebato.
New York-based singer-songwriter Christopher Paul Stelling has been having a pretty great year. His new album, Labor Against Waste, was released to much acclaim. He’ll perform at The Mothlight on Thursday, Sept. 3.
Local rock groups Shallows and Isaacson open for Ne-Hi, which is currently touring the country in support of Drag, at the Mothlight on Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 9 p.m.
Local experimental-rock band Fashion Bath launches new LP, Give It, with a free show at The Mothlight on Monday, Aug. 10.
Skylar Gudasz and Luke Norton open for the orchestral pop outfit at the Mothlight on Tuesday, Aug. 4, at 9:30 p.m.
Ahead of a recent show at The Mothlight, local rock/soul/garage band Pleasure Chest played “Blood Runs Cold” exclusively for Mountain Xpress.
Bask is celebrating the first anniversary of debut LP American Hollow with a bespoke beer created by Burial Beer Co., and a set at the Mothlight on Friday, July 25, at 9 p.m.
Color Collage opens for Ellenberger, who will be joined by many guest musicians during her set at the Mothlight on Thursday, July 16, at 9 p.m.