Town Mountain takes home two IBMA Momentum Awards

Local bluegrass band Town Mountain won two International Bluegrass Music Association Momentum Awards. The winners were announced today in Raleigh. “This honor, which debuted during last year’s convention, is meant to bring attention to artists and business people in the early stages of their career, and more experienced members of the community who are helping […]

Epic concert recollections at Listen to This on Sept. 26

Tom Chalmers hosts “Listen to This: stories in performance.” The series returns to 35 Below at Asheville Community Theatre (35 E. Walnut St.) on Thursday, Sept. 26. The theme, this time, is “Hello Cleveland” – a rockin’ collection of epic concert recollections. According to a press release, expect “an evening of classic concert tales that […]

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Sound Track

More Songs About Animals and TV by Alligator Indian "You guys have an amazingly beautiful and bizarre sound," wrote one commenter about the Alligator Indian song "Corpsing." It's an apt summation for the twitchy-ethereal, other-worldly sonic-scapes crafted by the local surreal-pop band. Electronics and vocals leap and swoop interchangeably, sometimes with aching beauty, sometimes as […]

Acoustic blues musician Roy Book Binder plays White Horse Black Mountain on Saturday, Sept. 28

Blues and ragtime guitarist Roy Book Binder was born in Queens, N.Y., but a tour of duty with the Navy took him through Europe. He bought his first guitar in Italy. By the mid-to-late ’60s he was recording and touring with the likes of Arthur “Big Boy” Crudup and Homesick James. Book Binder first album, […]

The POP Project’s display for National Banned Books Week

National Banned Books Week started on Sunday, Sept. 22 and runs through Saturday, Sept. 28. It’s “the national book community’s annual celebration of the freedom to read,” according to The event was launched in 1982 “in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries.” In […]

Jen Foster, Patrice Pike & Michelle Malone at the Grey Eagle on Oct. 13

Award-winning musicians Jen Foster, Patrice Pike and Michelle Malone are about to embark on a tour through North Carolina, Georgia and Texas. They will stop at The Grey Eagle on Sunday, Oct. 13 for an 8 p.m. show. From a press release: Atlanta native Michelle Malone is “equal parts badass guitarslinger and sweet songstress” (Guitar […]

The Accomplices band from Savannah, Ga. plays to WNC shows

Lowcountry stringband The Accomplices, from Savannah, Ga. “plays a unique sort of rock and groove-based blues-grass with overtones of jazz and bohemian country,” according to their press release. “With an emphasis on song craft and heavy harmonies, it’s easy to see why The Accomplices are fast becoming a staple in the southeastern music scene. The […]