You though you were going to pace yourself for Bele Chere, but there are plenty of interesting music events between now and Friday (like r&b artist JaQuise, pictured here). Consider it a warmup.
“We’re like dubstep meets bluegrass”: Weird-yet-surprisingly-listenable surrealist pop trio Eleven & the Falcons recently played Firestorm Cafe. Singer/songwriter Amy White opened.
A review of the local band’s recent show at French Broad Brewery.
From Black Mountain: A surprisingly sweet electro-pop confection.
Morgan Geer, formerly of Asheville and known for playing in The Merle and The Unholy Trio, currently lives in Portland. He’ll make the trip back east next month, playing a series of WNC shows throughout July.
Lost in the Trees re-releases 2008’s All Alone in an Empty House on L.A.-based Anti Records.
The Friday, June 4 show at The Rocket Club also features other Chuck Lichenberger and Stephanie Morgan projects, wigs, capes, personas and musical expressions.
British indie-pop quartet One eskimO opened for Michael Franti & Spearhead’s sold-out show on Monday, May 24. **Updated with MP3.**
Eight months since their last Asheville stop, three of Truth & Salvage Co.‘s members (and former Asheville residents) talk about what’s new for T&S Co., what’s next, why they’re celebrating their CD release in Asheville and how they got to film a video for GAP’s 1969 jeans.
The New York singer/songwriter stops through Asheville on May 18.
Despite rumors of closure, the downtown club is back in business following damage from a city bus crash. Mother Soul plays the grand reopening of the upstairs room.
Companion albums Patient Notes and Absinthe Mourning will be available for free download beginning May 2.
Song of Water’s new album, The Sea Has Spoken, seamlessly melds Appalachian string instruments, classical elements, complex percussion and elegant composition. The band performs Saturday, May 1, at The White Horse.
And Brushfire Stankgrass joins them. So should you.
The trio of brothers who broke into pop music, during the 1990s, with “MMMBop” and other hits, return to The Orange Peel on Friday, July 30.
Kovacs & the Polar Bear and Jonathan Ammons & the Electric Ghost both have highly anticipated shows, one Friday and one Saturday.
Relentlessly poppy, polished and fun, Vampire Weekend lives up to the hype.
From start to finish, Big Daddy Love’s To The Mountain is a captivating album that alludes to a dynamic live show.
The Discordian Society’s Primordial Soup is a heady brew of styles, influences, serious musicianship and sometimes downright silly lyrics.