The DJ talks new projects and the city’s music scene.
The local instrumentalist/producer/DJ opens for Little People on April 18 at Asheville Music Hall.
The past year has brought forth a bumper crop of superb albums in every genre from artists local (or with strong connections) to Asheville and the surrounding region.
The computerized origin of Carroll’s music is offset to a large degree by the organic feel of the songs on Flight Patterns. “I feel connected to Western North Carolina as a region and environment,” he says.
Here are some suggested philosophical states in which to dwell (with appropriately corresponding entertainment) when the clock strikes midnight.
“On Wednesday, April 29, Diana Wortham Theatre will roll out the red carpet — literally — for local musicians and videographers. Those artists will pull up in stylish cars on loan from Harmony Motors and step out, dressed to the nines, to a swarm of waiting photographers (“paparazzi”) whose pictures soon end up as Facebook profile shots for many participants.”
Asheville on Bikes is on a roll. Since its birth in 2006, the organization has been a key advocate for a more bicycle-friendly city. And it seems poised for growth as it prepares to celebrate Bike Love — a fundraiser and membership drive featuring a range of speakers and musical acts.
Although we just reviewed “Sings,” the new album by local producer/musician Marley Carroll (officially out today), we couldn’t resist posting the just-released video for his song, “Speed Reader.” It’s a stunning visual, tapping lots of local talent.
Marley Carroll’s new 12-track album is out on Tuesday, Dec. 3. Release show at The Millroom on Friday, Dec. 13. Photo by Nicole McConville.
The local multi-instrumentalist/DJ/producer just released (as a pay-what-you-will download) “R&S/Cedars.” Make your weekend better and listen to it now. (Also, check out this great snowy photo. Remember snow?)
Legendary composer Terry Riley, his son Gyan Riley, local producer Marley Carroll and Swedish artist Axel Willner (The Field) are the acts recently added to Moogfest’s 2011 roster.
No shame in starting the weekend early. You just finished off a weekend, and it was nice, right? So take a cue from your relaxed state and kick off this coming weekend on Thursday. July 21 has a number of entertainment options (a hip-hop show, The Devil Makes Three and Angela Faye Martin — seen here) worthy of your careful consideration.
A host of local and visiting musicians — including Ben Sollee, Jay Sanders, Casey Driessen and River Guerguerian — spent the afternoon rehearsing and recording a collaborative song at Echo Mountain as part of the HATCH Festival. Xpress was there to bring you this preview.