An evening of hip-hop, straight-ahead rock with a songwriter’s skill, live music soundtrack to a horror film and locally-sourced soul jazz: Those are among the highlights of local concerts over the next 30 days.
There will be many local artists, including Asheville-based illustrators Gregory Dickens, Wayne Bernstein, Elizabeth Albright and Jarrett Rutland.
Before playing a date at iconic Shea Stadium, Martin Bisi will perform at Asheville’s Static Age Records. If you aren’t familiar with Bisi’s music, you’ve definitely heard the Brooklyn-based engineer-producer’s work. He’s collaborated with rock royalty and hip hop legends with music credits from the likes of Dresden Dolls, Sonic Youth, Swans, Helmet, Herbie Hancock, Afrika Bambaataa, Fab 5 Freddy and more.
This year, on Saturday, April 18, record stores around the world will take part in the hallowed event. That mainly entails promotions, but there are also in-store events and a list of titles released only at record stores.
This weekend it’s all about the arts: visual, theater, film, music and more. As always, Xpress brings you the best in budget-friendly entertainment.
Static Age and Harvest Records both have marathon days planned. Image from AM New York.
The experiemntal rock duo (and Vincent’s Ear alumni) return for two shows: one at The Get Down on Friday in support of Jovontaes, and one at Static Age on Saturday as part of Record Store Day.
Static Age Records is more than just a collection of underground punk, metal and other noisy CDs and vinyl. It’s a monolith of Asheville’s experimental rock scene. On Tuesday night, come toast to Static Age at Broadway’s. The Spits, Nobunny and A Burning Bus (with the legendary Don Howland ) share the bill.
Show support for Joel Hutcheson, owner of Static Age Records on Lexington Avenue, a bastion of local culture. He’s got to have back surgery; an all-day event Saturday dubbed Joel Fest will raise money for his medical bills. A ton of great bands are playing and there’s a bunchof awesome prizes to win in the raffle.
Celebrate Record Store Day in Asheville on Saturday! Independent record stores around the nation plan special vinyl and CD releases, promotions, in-stores and more. Harvest Records in West Asheville and Static Age downtown have some rad stuff going on.
“Fans of sweet, harmonizing, destructo garage TAKE NOTE!” say the folks at Static Age Records. The Atlanta-based band (and recent POPAsheville alums) will make an in-store appearance at Static Age on Lexington Avenue before bringing their mighty fine rock ‘n roll to the New French Bar tonight.