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Sound Check: Erick Baker

Erick Baker headlines The Grey Eagle with Jill Andrews (of The Everybodyfields) this Saturday, June 30. The Knoxville-based musician talks to Xpress about his forthcoming album, why such a happy guy can write such anguished songs, and why he keeps coming back to Asheville. Click through for the video.

Asheville’­s ‘60s Garage Rock Scene: An Oral History (Part 1)

In Part 1 of our weeklong series digging deeper into Asheville’s nearly-forgotten teenage rock ‘n’ roll scene in the ‘60s, the Satyrs reminisce about their local garage rock rivals (e.g. the Fabulous Wunz, Bee Bumble and the Stingers, the Centurions, etc.), the “lost recordings,” and the inspiration behind those beloved screams and moans in “Don’t Be Surprised.”

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Dog days

Dr. Dog’s Toby Leaman talks to Xpress about figuring out what kind of band Dr. Dog really is, recording lo-fi and having fun in everything the group does. The band plays the Orange Peel on Thursday, March 15. Click through for the podcast interview. Photo from