It was a warm, friendly and welcoming atmosphere throughout the night with no shortage of dancing, clapping and smiles during both Kishi Bashi and a great opening performance by Tall Tall Trees.
The satisfyingly weird, wry happiness left lingering in the faces of those standing around as the lights went up speak to the power of Aesop Rock’s verses and message.
The concert was part of a fundraiser event for local nonprofit MountainTrue, benefitting French Broad River conservation.
LEAF festival, held last weekend at Lake Eden in Black Mountain, started chilly but quickly heated up with music, dance, performance and visual art. On Friday, hip-hop artist Chali 2na took the Lakeside stage with jazz-fusion band Naughty Professor and performed two songs with students from Eliada Homes. Electronic/world music collective Beats Antique headlined to […]
It was history in the making. It was an arrival. And it was probably also a departure because, as much as River Whyless is cut from and contributes to the fabric of Asheville’s music scene, this is a band that is no longer just local, just ours. The group has made its leap to the next level and it was a joy to watch them take flight.
“When the right combination of people come together and the right groove is played, there’s an energy that can be felt by each and every person in the audience,” band leader Allen Stone said from the stage.
Relive September concert highlights with photos of Chris Casper, G Love & Special Sauce, Sturgill Simpson, stephaniesid, American Babies and Greensky Bluegrass.
Photos from August include ZZ Top, Counting Crows, Perpetual Groove, Hard Working Americans, HELLYEAH, Bruce Hornsby, Four Tops, Marcus King Band, The Mantras and more.
“This ain’t your granny’s chamber music,” claim husband and wife, Jonathan and Jennifer Adams, on their band’s website. The couple’s sound is constructed of guitar and cello pairings, delivered with more spunk than you’d expect from any instrumental family band and packaged under the name Montana Skies. The duo’s knack for extracting spiced-up grooves from […]
The Saturday, Aug. 13 show also includes local bands Two Planes and Graviton Project.
It’s a big weekend for art in Asheville, so dust off your monocle and pretend like you might actually buy something. As always, though, these events are budget-friendly, so you won’t have to break the bank. **Updated with Saturday benefit at Mike’s Side Pocket**
Halloween is over and and the crowds have subsided, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to end. As always, we’re here with a host of budget-friendly offerings, so shake off those November blues and get out on the town!
Photo by Jonathan Welch