Asheville native Elliot Heller (aka DJ Equal) is based in New York City but returns to WNC on Friday, May 24 for a show at Club Tetrus. RBTS WIN also performs a DJ set as Brutal Wizards. In advance, Heller talks to us about his career, the New York scene, how he finds new music, and his travel tips.
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Honor in August comes through Asheville on spring tour
The D.C.-based rock band plays as part of a four-act lineup at Emerald Lounge on Wednesday, May 1.
Sound Track web extra: Tift Merritt
The N.C.-raised, N.Y.-based singer-songwriter is touring in support of her latest album, “Traveling Alone.” She plays The Grey Eagle on Thursday, Feb. 21. Photos from Merritt’s Facebook page.
Smart bets web extra: Eric Sommer
The Athens, Ohio-based musician-composer-author-poet-bandleader returns to WNC this week, playing Black Mountain Ale House on Friday, Dec. 28 and Root Bar on Saturday, Dec. 29.
Woody Pines plays retro-tinged viper jazz, ragtime and country blues at Jack of the Wood this Saturday. Xpress will give away a pair of tickets. Photo by Sarah Warda.
Smart Bets web extra: Lee Fields & the Expressions
Soul artist Lee Fields (RIYL Sharon Jones, The Legendary JC’s, Fitz & the Tantrums) plays Asheville Music Hall on Thursday, Dec. 6. Sidney Barnes, backed by The Secret B-Sides, opens. 9 p.m., $12 in advance or $15 day of show.
Sonmi’s last show of 2012
The local electronic/experimental band headlines Asheville Music Hall on Friday, Nov. 30.
Smart bet web extra: Donavon Frankenreiter
The surfer-turned-songwriter returns to the Orange Peel on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Photo from KPRIfm.
Making a dent
Mississippi-born pop artist Dent May plays Emerald Lounge on Monday, Oct. 22. Alligator Indian and Sin Kitty share the bill.
Xavier Rudd returns to the Orange Peel
The Australian singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist beings his one-man band (complete with multiple didgeridoos) back to Asheville (Saturday, Oct. 20) in support of new album, “Spirit Bird.”
Smart bets web extra: Orgone at Asheville Music Hall
The L.A.-based funk/soul/Afro-beat collective headlines a local show on Monday, Oct. 15.
Win tickets to see Sleigh Bells and araabMUZIK
Two Moogfest alumni, Sleigh Bells and araabMUZIK, play The Orange Peel next week. The Tuesday, Oct. 9 show is a co-bill. Doors at 8 p.m., show at 9 p.m., ages 16+. Tickets are $25, but we have a chance for three lucky winners to grab a pair of tickets each. The first giveaway is TODAY at NOON on Facebook.
The Chris Robinson Brotherhood returns to The Orange Peel on Sunday, Sept. 30. Photo by Alissa Anderson.
SoundTrack web extra: “Getchya Hip Thrust”
Austin’s Ghost Wolves swing back through Asheville with a searing new single (and a collaboration with BP Fallon; the trio is pictured here). Check out a preview here; the show is Thursday, Sept. 27 at The Get Down.
Mic Harrison (of the V-Roys) returns to Asheville
The guitarist and singer-songwriter performs with his own band, The High Score, at Emerald Lounge tomorrow (Saturday). Sons of Bill headlines. Photo by Annie Clark-Rankin.
“I might die. But that’s okay.”
A review of Daniel Ellsworth & The Great Lakes’ energetic, enthusiastic and super-tight show at Emerald Lounge last weekend.
SoundTrack web extra: Woody Pines
Local country jazz/swing/rockabilly artist Woody Pines and his band pay tribute to influences like Leadbelly and Dock Bogg on their EP, “You Gotta Roll.” Pines will play a Saturday, Sept. 1 show at the Grey Eagle.
Langhorne Slim records a live album at Grey Eagle this week
Slim, with his band The Law, plays two Asheville shows (tonight and tomorrow). Echo Mountain will record the concerts.
Surprise! Fine Peduncle and Future Islands show
OK, it’s not so much of a surprise now that we’ve told you. But it is today, July 17, at Toy Boat Community Art Space. Photos by Rich Orris.
File under ‘moms who rock’
Singer-songwriter Eleni Mandell’s new record is a concept album about becoming a single mom to twins. But don’t expect lullabies and Seussian rhymes: this is a cool collection of vintage tones, girl band vocals, and soulful flourishes. Mandell plays The Grey Eagle with Benji Hughes on Tuesday, July 24. Photo from Mandell’s Facebook page.
Smart bets web extra: The Kernal
The “imaginary country music” artist plays Jack of the Wood on Monday, June 25 (with Andrew Coombs and Mechanical River ).