OpenDoors celebrates and supports local students through its work, and the goal for this year’s fundraiser is $210,000.
Andromeda has a big and beautiful sound that begs to be played at high volume.
The character of Gold Rose’s Dust is rooted in outlaw and alt-country styles; Fuller calls it “Americana deluxe.” And while the music itself is warmly inviting, the songs have a haunted, slightly unsettled ambiance.
‘Basic Glitches’ is packed full of insistent electroclash anthems like “Skip,” tunes seemingly designed as much for singalongs as to drive listeners onto the dance floor.
“Really digging into the collaborative process, I learned how a song touched by different hands becomes this really cool thing,” AJ Haynes says. “It doesn’t detract from its uniqueness.”
Gaither presents a spoken-word-plus jazz performance at The Crow & Quill on Tuesday, Feb. 4.
Vvitchgang Coven has a local show scheduled for Friday, Feb. 7, at The Odditorium. The all-hip-hop bill also features sets by Flatline Squad, Allii Wayy, Sinker, DirtyBoys, Lil Connie, and Young Fly Mafia.
Though he clearly has an array of instruments at his disposal, often as not on ‘self-titled lp,’ Andrew Larson adopts a less-is-more approach.
“I wanted to make swinging big band music, but I didn’t want it to be a ’20s/’30s tribute,” Ray says. “This is a style that can be vibrant and communicative now.”
‘Brassterpiece Theatre’ is a fully realized effort that demonstrates the facility of this powerful musical outfit.
The globe-spanning vibe of ‘I Am Listening’ will be captured at the Grey Eagle album release show with the help of guest musicians River Guerguerian (percussion) and flautist Scott Sheerin.
“We’ve got a few new arrangements that we’re bringing in, but we’re going to play all the old favorites,” Wilson says. “Wendy [Jones] has a big band arrangement of ‘White Christmas.’ And last year we started doing ‘Silent Night.’”
Shulman notes that a perennial favorite at the holiday shows is James Brown’s “Santa Claus Go Straight to the Ghetto.”
The five-song collection is primarily a gift to the band’s existing fans, but will likely be a treat for new listeners, as well.
New album ‘Without Further Ado’ demonstrates that Hit Dogs can elicit laughs while maintaining a serious commitment to serving up melodic, rocking tunes.
Taken as a whole, Bask’s ‘III’ can be thought of as heavy music for listeners who might not even like the style.
‘True False’ deftly combines sardonic humor with its concern over weighty topics.
Free Planet Radio’s latest album still carries forth the sounds and textures that won the trio its dedicated following.
The song titles on White Moon telegraph the demeanor of the album: “Song of Peace,” “Rhythm of Surrender,” “Child’s Prayer.” A spoken-word introduction to the subtly funky “Drink Deeply” quotes from the Persian poet and mystic Rumi.
Both artists have played in Asheville multiple times in the past, and they’re excited about returning. “I love playing in Asheville because people are not afraid to get their hair messed up,” says Adam Weiner.
Combining dance, speaking and singing (to pre-recorded music), the one-woman show is “designed to push the edge of personal and collective freedom,” performer Elle Swan explains.