Post-rock, Americana-flavored rock ‘n’ roll, primal rock and hip-hop are on the menu this time around.
This week’s roundup includes the California Guitar Trio, TAUK, Howard Jones and The O’Connor Band.
Recording sessions for the as-yet-untitled album will take the form of a pair of shows at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Sept. 16.
Derek Hoke opens for the seasoned performer at the Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 13.
Though U.S. tour stops are rare for the musicians, they open for Reed Turchi & The Caterwauls at The Altamont Theatre on Thursday, June 2.
The release party for Billy Jonas Band’s new Jewish-themed album will benefit Kids4Peace, an interfaith community of youths who attend camps and other events to promote harmony among different cultures. The performance is at Altamont Theatre on Sunday, Nov. 22, at 7 p.m.
Ozric Tentacles is that rare group that appeals to fans of trance/rave, techno, jam, psychedelic, and space/progressive rock. Founded in Somerset, England — and currently based in Colorado — the festival favorite brings its music indoors to The Altamont Theatre Thursday, Oct. 8.
Justin Ray performs a diverse two-set offering Friday, Sept. 18 at The Altamont Theatre. The evening begins with Ray’s half-hour-long ensemble jazz composition, “Casanova and Cleopatra,” which hasn’t been performed live in nearly three years. The show also serves as a release of the album Evil Man Blues, Ray’s first foray into vocals.
Pugwash’s melodic power-pop makes it to the U.S. largely on the strength of self-booking. The Dublin-based band boasts winning melodies, sharp hooks and winsome lyrics. The group makes its Southeastern debut at The Altamont Theatre on Friday, Sept. 4.
Despite churning out a steady stream of upbeat piano anthems, Mikey Wax turns the diva pop star stereotype on its head.
The Vespers were recently at the Altamont Theatre to play their blend of roots/bluegrass/folk music. Ahead of the show, they played two songs exclusively for Xpress. “Signs” “Brothers and Sisters”
Local Flavor AVL co-founder Flori Pate recently launched a new project aimed at community progress through collaboration. Food Connection, which consolidates hunger and food waste by redirecting surplus edibles, will hold a kickoff fundraiser at the Altamont Theatre on Friday, March 13.
The Altamont Theatre recently revealed that it will re-open. One of the current owners, Sam Katz , filled Xpress in on plans for the revamped venue, what changes to expect, and how the new Altamont Theatre will work with neighboring venue Asheville Music Hall
“I gotta get my Asheville fix!” writes Shimshai on his own concert’s Facebook page, where several giddy fans have already responded with victorious tales of acquiring admission tickets. The California-based mantra musician, a self-described “seeker of truth,” sends lyrics into the crowd on gentle waves of finger-picked guitar, leaving plenty of inspired devotees in the […]
Knoxville-based singer-songwriter Erick Baker is no stranger to Asheville. He’s played most venues in town, it seems, from an opening slot for James Blunt at the Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, to The Orange Peel stage, to the more intimate Altamont Theatre — where he performed last weekend. In advance of that show, Baker and Americana musician […]
Where to wear your green in Asheville (including AoB’s annual Bike of the Irish and concerts both traditional and otherwise).
In a new web feature, we invite touring bands to answer a quick, five question interview. Get to know a little bit more about N.C.-based folk-pop quartet Bombadil, back on tour after nearly three years. They play Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 16 with Last Bison. Photo by Harry Taylor.
The indie-folk group from Virginia, led by musician/songwriter Ben Hardesty, plays Asheville’s Altamont Theatre on Saturday, Feb. 16. The show is advance of the band’s full-length album release, but they’ll be playing new songs and an array of unique instruments (harpaphone, melodica, Bolivian goat toenails) along with their trademark rootsy-mystical catalog.
The local bluegrass quintet announces the Jan. 22 release of a collaboration with John Driskell Hopkins (Zac Brown Band) and two upcoming show (Jan. 18 and 19 at the Altamont Theatre) to record their own live album.
Two local singer-songwriters teamed up for a gorgeously-realized collection of cover songs, “Bring It On Home.” The album releases today.
She talks to Xpress about life on the road (she and husband Jason Sharp bought a tour van, thanks to a successful Kickstarter) and her upcoming performances at The Altamont Theatre and RiverFest.