Dawes talks about going indie, recording in Asheville and committing to the long haul. The band plays The Orange Peel with Shovels & Rope on Tuesday, June 11.
The local rock quintet releases its debut, self-titled album with two shows: at Emerald Lounge Friday, June 7 and at The Lab on Saturday, June 8. Photo by Carrie Turner.
The local quartet plays Emerald Lounge as part of a June 1 hard rock showcase.
The local country/Americana band recently played a standout two-night run at Isis. Photos by Gabe Spencer.
The jam band plays a Memorial Day weekend show in Black Mounatin and Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the event.
Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City but returns to WNC on Friday, May 24 for a show at Club Tetrus. RBTS WIN also performs a DJ set as Brutal Wizards. In advance, Heller talks to us about his career, the New York scene, how he finds new music, and his travel tips.
The Nashville-based roots trio played The Grey Eagle last weekend. They performed a version of “My Dog Can’t Bark” for Xpress.
Ritter and The Royal City Band played a 20-song set in Asheville this week. It was the group’s first performance in two-and-a-half years. Photos by Rich Orris.
The local Americana band will perform at Isis on Friday and Saturday, May 17 and 18. Click through for information on how to win tickets.
Zimbabwean musician Oliver “Tuku” Mtukudzi and his band have been on tour in the U.S., playing dates from California to Quebec, including a stop at Lake Eden Arts Festival last weekend.
The Nashville-based gospel-soul outfit opened for The Wallflowers as part of an excellent show that also included an appearance from Gary Jules. Photos by Rich Orris.
The Illinois-based contra dance, folk and swing band plays for three dances (with caller Diane Silver) at Lake Eden Arts Festival next weekend. Photo from the Mean Lids’ Facebook page.
Mountain Oasis announces its first round of bands, including Nine Inch Nails and Neutral Milk Hotel. Weekend passes go on sale this Thursday, May 2. Silver Apples photo by Sasha Stamatovski.
Swedish folk singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson (aka the Tallest Man On Earth) performs “There’s No Leaving Now” at Moog Music.
Local indie-rock band Total War talks about making the video which won both best song and the audience choice award at this year’s Music Video Asheville. Video still by Brave Sir Media.
Abigail Washburn is a claw hammer banjo player, singer/songwriter, world traveler and, most recently, theatrical writer. She’s a former member of The Sparrow Quartet and a LEAF favorite.
The D.C.-based rock band plays as part of a four-act lineup at Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, May 1.
The New York-by-way-of-Asheville band plays the White Horse this week. Here, a bit about their show, and front man Walter Parks’ memories of the recently departed Richie Havens.
Josh Rouse explores the art of contentment with “Happiness Waltz.” He plays The Grey Eagle tomorrow (Tuesday, April 23). Photo by Allen Clark.
The avant-drone duo performs at Apothecary on Friday, April 26; vocalist Hanna Olivegren flies over from Sweden to play the show.
The Rochester, N.Y.-based roots reggae quintet plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, April 18. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets to the show.