There’s typically a time limit for each presenter, and some open mics have a theme or a host to usher the evening along, but what happens in front of the microphone is, truly, wide open to possibility.
Americana, Indian music and icons of indie-rock and funk are all showcased in this edition.
Grandfather Mountain Highland Games rock headliner Seven Nations and the Piper Jones Band play Jack of the Wood on April 20.
This edition wraps up the fourth year of “30 Days Out,” taking a look at a beloved local act; a highly regarded regional musician; an alt-country troubadour who got his start in Western North Carolina; and one of pop culture’s most outspoken, iconoclastic and articulate spokespeople.
Founders Joan and Joe Eckert reflect on the pub’s history, including being the original home of Asheville’s second brewery.
AVL Beer Week 2017 presents a full roster of special releases, tap takeovers, festivals, dinners, parties and even some opportunities for yoga and bhangra dancing.
This time around, all four featured acts are nationally touring artists. Funk, pop, rock and rockabilly are on the musical menu.
Post-rock, Americana-flavored rock ‘n’ roll, primal rock and hip-hop are on the menu this time around.
**UPDATED JAN. 13** Hi-Wire releases bottles of its new Foeder Brett Saison, Burial features Holy Mountain saisons and more.
For those of us who want to kick this year to the curb and see in — albeit with some trepidation — 2017, here’s where to sip some bubbly, wear a wacky hat, dance like no one’s watching and party like it’s 1999 (there’s no shame if you secretly wish it was).
Ride a bike, cut a rug, revisit Neil Young, tour a haunted house or celebrate the spookiest season with poetry and pie. There are as many ways to commemorate All Hallows Eve as there are sexy zombie costume possibilities.
**Updated June 4** A rundown of AVL Beer Week events.
Paleface, the singer-songwriter who fronts a duo of the same name, has been working on a followup to the band’s 2011 release, One Big Party. The band will play some of that new material at Jack of the Wood on Friday, May 27.
Jack of the Wood hosts Celtic bagpiper E.J. Jones and two collaborators on Friday, April 15.
From Asheville on Bikes annual Bike of the Irish to a DJ dance party at Lexington Avenue Brewery, Mountain Xpress has a roadmap so you can snake across the long St. Patrick’s Day weekend.
The band was touring its new album, Homemade Vision, mixing old favorites with new songs like “White Doves,” the album’s lead track.
Asheville restaurants, breweries and bars offer plenty of food- and drink-focused ways to experience the flavor of Great Britain without straying from home.
The all-star bluegrass side project released its third album, Traveling Show, in April. On Friday, Dec. 19, at Jack of the Wood, that band will perform the its new record in order.
The Christmas Jam is sold out but the Jam by Day and Kevn Kinney Jam are both open to listeners.
Swedish singer-songwriter Sofia Talvik and her husband, Jonas Westin — a videographer who quit his day job in TV for the trip — traveled through 37 states in an RV. Footage of the journey, filmed and edited by Westin, is featured in Talvik’s music videos. The musician performs at Jack of the Wood Friday, Sept. 25.
Singer-songwriter Shane Cooley is from Northern Neck, Va., but recently made his home in Austin, Texas. He’s about to embark on a tour that takes him from Texas to New York and back south to Louisiana. Cooley and his band, The Lucky Kings, play Jack of the Wood on Sunday, Aug. 9