Music booker Jeff Whitworth says that he often hears positive comments. “People will tell me, ‘Thank you for hosting metal shows at The Grey Eagle,’ or, ‘I’m glad somebody’s booking real hip hop shows.’”
The Maine-based folk/pop siblings play Isis on June 27.
The 8th annual Asheville Percussion Festival runs through Monday, July 1, with workshops, demos and concerts.
The band just released its debut EP, The Morning. It includes five original songs .
The Nashville-based Americana artist plays the Isis lounge on June 26.
Alexa Rose, Hannah Kaminer and The Old Chevrolette Set play classic country tunes at Isis on June 23.
Each group celebrates its new music with a live show at The Grey Eagle: Amanda Anne Platt & The Honeycutters on Friday, June 21; and The Moon and You play Sunday, June 23.
The dance party fundraiser for local LGBTQ nonprofits takes place June 21 at Eleven on Grove.
Superb local musicians give touring artists some healthy competition, and the out-of-town acts both bring something new to the local music conversation.
The Smoking Flowers will release their first acoustic record, Snowball Out of Hell, on Friday, June 21.
“What makes Lesley’s music so interesting is that it perfectly straddles the lines between North Carolina Piedmont blues and country music,” Dom Flemons says.
The Asheville-based guitarist/producer plays an album release show June 15 at The Block Off Biltmore.
The inaugural event and fundraiser for Sweet Bear Rescue Farm takes place June 15 at Sanctuary Brewing Co.
“It would be really nice,” Parlamento says, “if somebody fell asleep at the show. I feel like that would be more appropriate to me than somebody talking during the show.”
The afternoon show at The Grey Eagle also includes the debut screening of of VIA’s short film Firefly. Girls Rock supporters are also invited to the camp’s showcase on June 22 at Salvage Station.
The star-studded local Steely Dan tribute band plays Ambrose West on June 14.
The band just released its third record, Fossilillies, and has been touring extensively behind it.
Caleb Johnson doesn’t get to spend a lot of time in Asheville these days, but keeps up with the local music scene as best as he can. “And for the most part, the musicians I use out on the road are Asheville-based,” he says.
The 12th annual Mermaid Parade & Festival takes place on Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m.-11 p.m. in downtown Marshall. Myriad events are planned in celebration of the mermaid legend.
The local duo of Sarah Louise and Sally Anne Morgan play a record release show June 12 at The Mothlight.
The Shiloh neighborhood’s Friendship Community Center plays host to a night of funk bands on June 8.