Trick or Treats

Sleigh Bells may have the highest power-to-personnel ratio out there. The Brooklyn-based duo of musician/songwriter Derek Miller and vocalist Alexis Krauss has been pummeling the sonic plane since 2008. Miller’s beats are massive circular saws; repeating guitar lines fly off like sparks. With equal ferocity and finesse, Krauss’ vocal melodies trickle over the teeth of […]

Eighty-eight keys, many hands

This year marks a number of milestones for several Asheville music institutions. The Asheville Symphony Orchestra began its 50th season last week, and this week, the Asheville Area Piano Forum performs its 10th Fall Benefit concert at the Diana Wortham Theater. The latter celebrates the performance of music, while benefiting further generations of musicians. In […]