Most touring artists gather stories and experiences to fuel their writing while on tour, but Fred Eaglesmith also collects used deep fryer oil to power his converted 1990 tour bus. This feisty mentality pervades other aspects of Eaglesmith’s persona, making him the type to hand-draw his concert posters, hook audiences with a comical tale or […]
Drive-By Truckers frontman Patterson Hood was just mastering the art of walking upright when his hometown, Muscle Shoals, Ala., became a mecca for ’60s soul music, and he nearly lost his footing once again when he separated from his band and wife in the same year. “I reinvented myself artistically and experienced a sort of […]
“With a new album, a new label, new management and a new outlook on life, Justin Townes Earle is completely and totally reinvigorated,” reads a press release for the Americana artist’s winter tour. “You might even call this a rebirth.” On the heels of his fifth studio album, Single Mothers, the alt-country musician will release […]
If you enjoy three-part harmonies, talented violinists, drum kits with kitchen pots, a bass player who occasionally plays the harmonium and the kind of lead guitarist who weaves a feather between between his frets, I sincerely hope you were at the River Whyless show at The Grey Eagle on Saturday. (If not, the next best […]
Sure, vocal tracks often have an intelligible rhythm, but frontman Damian Kulash nearly drives the drum set to obsolescence with his staccato vocals in OK Go‘s latest tune, “Turn Up the Radio.” The pop number, from the band’s 2014 EP Upside Out, drifts into a stripped-down interlude only fleetingly before the Los Angeles rockers steer […]
The retro-influenced quartet has already sold out most of its current tour, but there are still tickets available for the Feb. 25 show at The Grey Eagle. Photo by Jarrod McCabe.
Part rap, part satire, part raunch and part pure joy the band (which describes itself as “Existing Musical Beings”) is already a YouTube sensation. They perform at The Grey Eagle, on Saturday, Feb. 8.
Self-described road dog Fred Eaglesmith is on a never-ending tour in his bio-fueled bus. His next stop? The Grey Eagle.
This weekend, enjoy a scenic hike, outdoor festivals, a float down the French Broad and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in low-cost entertainment.
Click through for the recap and slide show from last week’s performance. Photos by John Zara.
This weekend brings art, science and an assortment of local music. As always, Xpress highlights the best in low-cost weekend events.
Grey Eagle hosts a local noise-rock showcase on Thursday, May 30.
The Nashville-based roots trio played The Grey Eagle last weekend. They performed a version of “My Dog Can’t Bark” for Xpress.
Indie-rock fans face a tough choice this weekend as two cult favorites, Akron/Family and Yo La Tengo, go head to head at The Grey Eagle and Orange Peel, respectively.
The Nashville-based roots-rockers spoke to Xpress about playing festivals, adding acoustic instruments and the song that best represents them. They return to Asheville on Thursday, March 28, playing The Grey Eagle. Photo by Melissa Madison Fuller.
New York-based rock-and-soul octet Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds returns to Asheville this weekend to perform at Grey Eagle. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band headlines. In advance, Sister Sparrow talks about woman-fronted rock bands, dream tour partners and future plans. Photo courtesy of the band.
The Dex Romweber Duo’s show has come and gone, but you can relive the scorching set with three videos filmed by Jesse Hamm.
Asheville’s Decent Lovers release a new video from their most recent Grey Eagle performance. Photo from the band’s Facebook page.
Not many show openers (especially solo singer-songwriters) get standing ovations and come back on stage for encores. Ramseur recording artist Samantha Crain did earlier this week. Here’s why.
Two California bands played a memorable show to a crowd of possibly over-adoring fans at the Grey Eagle last night. Click through for the review.
The San Francisco duo plays Grey Eagle on Thursday, Sept. 13. They’re on tour in support of just-released album “The Bloom and the Blight.” Photo by Eric Ryan Anderson.