Electro-soul group RBTS WIN commemorates the release of its fourth album, Sensitivity Kit, with a performance at The Grey Eagle on Friday, Aug. 25. Hip-hop artist Foul Mouth Jerk drops his latest effort, Scofflaw, with a Saturday, Aug. 26, show at Isis Music Hall.
RiverLink’s annual day of food, music and fun takes place Saturday, Aug. 26, at 1 p.m.
The Austin-based guitarist/vocalist plays Isis Music Hall on Friday, Aug. 25, at 9 p.m.
Over the past year, that unique sound has led Durand Jones & The Indications to tour the country and perform gigs at festivals including South by Southwest and Voodoo Music + Arts Experience. The group now brings its funky grooves to The Mothlight on Wednesday, Aug. 23.
The Nashville power-punk duo return to The Odditorium on Thursday, Aug. 24, at 9 p.m.
Proceeds from Deep River’s 10th Asheville anniversary show on Aug. 26 at The Grey Eagle benefit the Asheville Humane Society.
This time around, it’s an all-locals edition (well, three actual local artists and one honorary local).
There’s a sort of rag-tag, vagabond sound to Jamil Apostol & the Goodwills. Maybe it’s from the time Apostol spent on the road, playing music and finding influences everywhere he went.
Verbeck — a local composer, ethereal vocalist and Girls Rock AVL band coach — has been steadily at work on her second album, a follow up to her dreamy, electro-pop-flavored self-titled debut.
Xpress rounds up educational programs and viewing parties.
The pianist plays a concert at Brevard First United Methodist Church on Sunday, August 20, at 4 p.m. — his last local performance before moving to Mexico in September.
Event organizer Zuzu Welsh says that this year’s festival will feature seven local acts in addition to Magness (Saturday’s headliner) and Champion (Sunday’s festival closer).
One of WRES’ earliest goals was to serve “not just the black community, but the community, period, aimed at people of low wealth,” says cofounder John Hayes. The station celebrates 16 years on air, with a banquet celebrating Hayes and his many contributions to the community, on Saturday, Aug. 19.
TEDxAsheville takes place on Sunday, Sept. 10. at Isis Music Hall. Tickets are on sale now and are likely to sell out in advance of the event.
The Asheville band plays a free show and launches a Kickstarter campaign to fund its new album on Friday, Aug. 18, at 10 p.m. at Asheville Music Hall.
Catch him and his band, the Soul Symphony, at RiverFest on Saturday, Aug. 26.
It’s been a busy summer for Boone-based hip-hop collective Free the Optimus. The group recently released two tracks, back-to-back.
The open-ended collective has featured at least 50 different artists from Asheville and around the globe.
A multi-instrumentalist — he sang and played mandolin, electric and acoustic guitars, baritone guitar and fiddle — Ralph Lewis never forsook his mountain music roots; he simply bent the form to his own purposes.
Mariachi music was not initially Acencion Inestroza’s strong suit. He grew up listening to traditional country music from Nicaragua, and played the piano in a salsa band. But it didn’t take him long before he was playing violin and trumpet, mariachi style. Today, he leads the Hendersonville-based Mariachi Fiesta Tapatia.
The “Love is a Rose” performance is both the beginning of a new show and the first in a much larger, more ambitious project for Paula Hanke and Peggy Ratusz. And they aim to get every detail just right, Paula Hanke says. “The arrangements, the harmonies, the costumes…”