The Asheville Music Video awards will have an audience for the first time since 2019. Plus, a local authors looks back at his time with John Lennon, ColorFest returns to Dillsboro and Tyger Tyger Gallery highlights the sun in new show.
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Modern Strangers celebrates debut album with a livestreamed show
The Asheville jangle-pop quartet leverages its success as poll-winners and high-profile opening acts on its up-tempo, irrepressibly catchy debut album, “Dangerous Fiction.”
A&E roundup: Bostic celebrates new book, Flood Gallery show
The Fairview-based artist examines women’s roles in society; plus information on upcoming works, contests and the return of movie theater popcorn.
VIDEO PREMIERE: “Brighter Than One” by Travers Brothership
The Asheville-based soul/rock quartet believe that the song’s “message of togetherness and love” is especially relevant in 2020.
Smart Bets: Lyric and April B. & The Cool
Downtown After 5 goes digital to kick off its 2020 concert series with a pair of local bands.
IamAVL amps up its live streaming services to aid local musicians
In addition to the online concerts produced by IamAVL, and its “Echo Sessions” series, which is broadcast on UNCTV and at PBS.org, the web-based music platform also provides streaming service from a number of venues around Asheville. In this era of coronavirus-induced social distancing, such digital capabilities are playing new roles.
Josh Blake releases a new acoustic album
In his downtime, Blake has been messing around on acoustic guitar, writing new songs that don’t fit neatly into the funk format or the more rock ‘n’ roll format he’s chosen for previous “solo” albums.
Asheville-based ‘Echo Sessions’ join UNC-TV programming
“We’re really proud of this series,” says Marisa Blake, IamAVL’s marketing manager. “The main purpose of it is to provide a unique musical experience by blending the magic of a live performance with the comfort of a studio session.”
Smart bets: The Nth Power
The Nth Power takes the stage at The Asheville Music Hall, along with Dynamo, on Thursday, Dec. 29.
VIDEO: Echo Sessions presents Leftover Salmon
The band invited in a number of friends including local musicians Aaron Woody Wood, Jon Stickley and Billy Cardine.
Echo Sessions: The Broadcast performs “On the Edge”
See the full show and more episodes of Echo Sessions at www.iamavl.com.
Stage sights: Local concert highlights from December
The roundup includes John Scofield and Jon Cleary, the Warren Haynes Christmas Jam, The Nth Power, dopapod, Jon Stickley and Travis Book
Stage sights: Local concert highlights from November
The slideshow from November includes photos of the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Lettuce, Slightly Stoopid, Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Galactic, Infamous Stringdusters, the Jon Stickley Trio, Driftwood, The Dave Rawlings Machine and others.
IamAVL debuts new Echo Sessions video featuring Jon Stickley Trio
For the 14th installment of the IamAVL original series, Echo Sessions, local act the Jon Stickley Trio performed an intimate in-studio, live-streamed show.
IamAVL debuts new Echo Sessions video featuring Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Madrid Express
For the 13th installment of the IamAVL original series, Echo Sessions, Colonel Bruce Hampton and the Madrid Express performed an intimate in-studio, live-streamed show. Watch the video here.
Stage sights: Local concert highlights from October 2015
From October: Dr. Dog, Trampled By Turtles, Drive-by Truckers, Rayland Baxter, Grace Potter, LEAF Festival, Colonel Bruce, Unspoken Tradition, Widespread Panic and more.
stephaniesǐd performs “Shawshank” on new Echo Session video
In advance of a show at Isis Restaurant & Music Hall Wednesday, Oct. 14, stephaniesǐd shares an Echo Session, produced by Independent Arts and Music Asheville.
Stage sights: Local concert highlights from September 2015
Relive September concert highlights with photos of Chris Casper, G Love & Special Sauce, Sturgill Simpson, stephaniesid, American Babies and Greensky Bluegrass.
Evolution of the album: WNC recording professionals discuss industry trends and what’s to come
Western North Carolina’s recording professionals speak up about the climate of their industry, from the proliferation of full-fledged, home-based studios to musicians’ piecemeal assembly of modern albums.
Bele Chere preview
Local bands will talk about their sets at this weekend’s street festival. Tune in to iamavl on Thursday afternoon for interviews.