Former Sonmi members make up this electronic duo. They play One Stop on Friday, Aug. 2. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets.
The local hip-hop act opened the festival in style, with a set of songs that celebrated the South (and specifically, Asheville) with plenty of swagger. And lots of guests.
The former front man of Jack’s Mannequin and Something Corporate is currently on tour in support of his solo debut. He played a high energy show last Friday. Photo by Sara Hobbs.
The singer-songwriter-bandleader brought his self-coined riverboat soul to Asheville last weekend. LaFarge and his band will perform on David Letterman tonight. Photos by John Zara.
Chicago’s Train Company plays Emerald Lounge on Friday, July 19. In advance, guitarist/vocalist John Zozzaro talks about recreating the album for the live show, tour favorites and how Chicago molds the group’s sound.
The local electro-pop group is only playing one local show this summer. It’s Monday, July 15 with Ponderosa and Yip Deceiver. Photo Ben Mason Photography.
The former front man of Jack’s Mannequin recently released his solo debut, “The Pop Underground,” full of the kind of catchy melodies and thoughtful lyrics that McMahon is known for and (as he discusses in a Q+A with Xpress) a project he feels especially proud of. McMahon plays The Orange Peel tonight at 8 p.m. Allen Stone opens. $25.
Asheville-based exotic music duo AfterMyth plays two shows this weekend.
Reed Turchi just moved back to Asheville. His band, Turchi, plays a homecoming and album launch show at The Lab on Saturday, July 6. In advance, Reed talked to Xpress about kudzu, the slide guitar, and local inspiration. Click through for the video by Jesse Hamm.
Shonna Tucker, formerly of Drive-By Truckers, headlined last week’s Downtown After 5 with her new band, Eye Candy. Click through for the video where she performs “The Pie Song” from the band’s forthcoming album.
The Knoxville-based synth-rockers play Two For Tuesdays at One Stop on July 2.
A better-late-than-never video shot at the superfer-singer-songwriter’s Orange Peel stop last November.
The Southern roots trio, led by Asheville-native Reed Turchi, plays The Lab on Saturday, July 6.
The Oakland-based trio played an opening set as if they were headlining. Photo from the band’s Facebook page.
Foster the People played a thrilling if baffling show at the U.S. Cellular Center last week. It was one of the band’s few dates in advance of their forthcoming sophomore album. Local indie-pop artist Elijah Wyman opened with a solo set that may well have stolen the show. Photos by Halima Flynt.
The local indie-rock band plays The Lab on Thursday, June 27 with The Beast of Riverdale.
Click through for the recap and slide show from last week’s performance. Photos by John Zara.
Even the Animals talks songwriting, band names and creative evolution in advance of their Thursday, June 20 show at Isis. The lineup includes Ryan Sheffield & the High Hills and Waller. Click through for the video interview and exclusive performance, filmed by Jesse Hamm.
The L.A.-based Americana band returned to Asheville earlier this week. Photos by Rich Orris.
The Brooklyn-based garage-rock duo opened for Darwin Deez at The Grey Eagle last weekend, performing a high-energy set covering ‘60s influences from girl groups and dance crazes to surf guitar and garage rock. Photo from the band’s website.
The Philadelphia-based orchestral pop collective discusses sea changes, perfect eras and new album “Golden Age.” They’ll play Apothecary on Monday, June 17, 9 p.m.