Twice monthly, my blog 30 Days Out spotlights upcoming music shows and events of note, shining a light into some less well-lit corners, where some fascinating artists schedule performances. I do my best to give ample advance notice so that you can adjust your budget and calendar in a way that lets you get to […]
Esperanza Spalding had, in fact, already recorded much of Emily’s D+Evolution before deciding to work with a co-producer. “I didn’t know if this record was valid, or if it was any good to anybody other than me,” Spalding says. She knew she didn’t want to work with someone intent on making her music “sound like a jazz record.”
Coheed and Cambria take the stage with old-school emo favorite Saves the Day and instrumental metal band Polyphia at The Orange Peel on Sunday, Oct. 2.
He hails from Chicago, though, “as a musician,” he said during his performance, “I always wanted to be big in Asheville. I love it here.”
The Stump Mutts will perform new tunes from forthcoming album Dear Silence at The Orange Peel on Friday, Sept. 9. Posh Hammer and The Jellyrox open the show.
New Belgium’s Clips Beer and Film Tour stops at Pack Square Park, Sierra Nevada brings the Wild & Scenic Film Festival to its new outdoor amphitheater and Frank Thompson explores Scorsese’s career.
The foursome of friends plays PULP on Sunday, July 17.
Gregory Alan Isakov will perform at The Orange Peel on Saturday, June 18 with The Ghost Orchestra, his eight-piece band including members of the Colorado Symphony and the Fort Collins Orchestra.
Secret Agent 23 Skidoo returns to The Orange Peel with the stunning new all-ages album, “Infinity Plus One.”
This year, more than 35 performers will take the stage, and workshops are geared toward newcomers and old hats alike. (Aerial art with Sadie Hawkins and beginner ukulele with Mab, Just Mab are just two of the options for those looking to take a class.)
In Asheville, Price tried to fly under the radar as much as possible. But when you contribute nearly $10 million of your personal wealth to help revitalize a long-neglected city, folks are bound to take notice.
Each song was recorded with various configurations of 40 symphony musicians and each song selected for the recording was arranged by a professional composer. The Asheville Symphony Sessions, will be released on Thursday, May 26, with a celebration at The Orange Peel.
Ritter, who returns to The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 18, speaks about writing, recording and HB2.
The Steel Wheels open for Americana artist Josh Ritter at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 18.
Saxophonist, composer and arranger Kamasi Washington has been selling out venues around the country and being praised as the savior of American jazz. At The Orange Peel on Thursday, Washington and his band, The Next Step, proved they were worth the hype.
The recently formed supergroup performs at The Orange Peel on Wednesday, May 11.
Kicking off the band’s spring tour is a hometown show with Fashion Bath and Maddie Shuler at Asheville Music Hall on Friday, April 22.
An international advocate for peace and positivity after experiencing the opposite alongside the Tuareg community, Bombino brings his warm and effortlessly intricate guitar playing to The Orange Peel on Sunday, April 3.
Camp David, Doc Aquatic and Fashion Bath bring a free night of local music to The Orange Peel on Friday, March 25.
He took the stage in a full leather track suit, which probably didn’t help with the sweating under bright stage lights. But he looked the part and he’s a true professional. He is a spectacular performer to the marrow in his bones.
Popular play The Vagina Monoluges covers “all the weird things we have to go through as women,” according to show organizer Allison Taylor. Her cast of local volunteers talks gender and sexuality at The Orange Peel on Saturday, Feb. 27, in support of domestic violence nonprofit Helpmate.