An evening of hip-hop, straight-ahead rock with a songwriter’s skill, live music soundtrack to a horror film and locally-sourced soul jazz: Those are among the highlights of local concerts over the next 30 days.
Listeners whose musical appetites are strictly limited to a diet of Americana may find Navigate the Madness too eclectic and adventurous; those with even a slightly open mind will likely embrace the album and hope for more along the same lines from Underhill in the future.
The first Descent drew a crowd — regulars and newcomers alike — packing The Black Cloud. “My regulars are into heavy metal, but there’s some overlap between the metal and electronic communities,” says bartender Laura Beach.
Girlpool plays The Grey Eagle Sunday, Nov. 4.
An outspoken alt-country legend, local rock heroes paying tribute to the progenitors of heavy metal, intriguing not-quite-hip-hop and confessional indie rock: those are among the prime music options available to Asheville concertgoers in the next 30 days.
In the end it’s best to forget about summing up Daydream Creatures’ music into a few words. The music and the harmonies will tell us everything we need to know.
Held monthly at The Mothlight, The Moth StorySLAMs in Asheville were an immediate sensation.
Discover Americana, hip-hop and an epic battle of sorts between tributes to two of the greatest bands of the rock era.
At first listen, Jawbone might seem less political, but dive more deeply and you’ll discover that George Terry McDonald remains a reliable composer of songs that are, so to speak, “about stuff.”
At that Oct. 13 show, attendees will vote upon and crown a non-gender-specific prom king and queen, and festive, space-age-themed attire is encouraged.
That balance between soothing and energetic, acoustic and electric, will characterize the Stillness album premiere show. With a hearty laugh, Eliot Wadopian poses a not-at-all rhetorical question: “How do you do a CD release for a meditation record in a nightclub?”
Arena rock, engaging and tuneful pop, heartfelt blues and deep funk are just some of the sounds explored by live acts playing in Asheville over the next 30 days.
Unlike some EPs, Space and Time doesn’t feel like a quick compilation of leftovers designed to buy time while the next full-length is developed. Each of its four cuts is the equal in quality and nuance to the best of what has come before.
A frequent visitor to Asheville since his days with Drive-By Truckers, the guitarist always looks forward to meeting up with old friends here. “Asheville is like the brunch capital of the South,” he says.
Pillar features a number of high-profile guest players including bassists Wooten, MonoNeon and Oteil Burbridge, Béla Fleck on banjo, saxophonist Jeff Coffin and percussionist Weedie Braimah.
A blues legend, an unpredictable force of nature, and two local acts — one long established, the other part of the current hard rock resurgence — are spotlighted in this roundup.
Stylish, sophisticated and subtle, Jazzville’s Blue Skies shows that in the right hands, musical standards can feel new.
Throughout the first decade of this century, Jamie McLean played guitar in beloved New Orleans institution Dirty Dozen Brass Band. For the last several years, he has served as guitarist for another Crescent City legend, Aaron Neville. But alongside those duties, McLean has long since established himself as a singer and songwriter in his own right.
Featuring 10 bands, the metal festival takes place Saturday, Sept. 1, at the Mothlight and Sunday, Sept. 2, at The Orange Peel.
Flawlessly recorded at East Asheville’s Seclusion Hill Music, Turned Into Lemonade is a sweet and gentle jazz collection, featuring crystalline performances by all involved.
A power pop legend, a rocking modern-day troubadour, clever re-inventors of pop and a collective of local rockers who don’t dig the Dead are just some of the local music offerings in the next 30 days.